Rafael Herrera v Rodolfo Martinez II

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  1. scartissue

    scartissue Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Never knew this was out there. The highlights of the '73 Hererra - Martinez fight. Shows all 5 knockdowns and the stoppage in 2 minutes. There is also a longer 6 minute version out there but this was so cool between two awesome bantamweights. Enjoy.

     
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  2. AlFrancis

    AlFrancis Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    I watched this the other week, gave me even more appreciation of both fighters. Oh and that uppercut from Herrera.
     
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  3. scartissue

    scartissue Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Oh, I saw it that too. So short and so sweet. The type of punch that makes you want to applaud.
     
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  4. Russell

    Russell Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Fantastic stuff scartissue, thanks for the link.
     
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  5. red cobra

    red cobra Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Sweet revenge for Rodolfo!
    Edit: Actually, this was the first bout...so my bad...their second bout was in '74...and that's when Rodolfo got his revenge!!
     
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  6. red cobra

    red cobra Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Much appreciated scartissue!!
     
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    Skins Well-Known Member Full Member

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    You Tube put that in my recommended video's a couple of days ago. They know me well. Great stuff
     
  8. scartissue

    scartissue Boxing Addict Full Member

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    RC, actually, not to nitpick, but this was indeed their second fight. They engaged in a 12 rounder prior to this one, which was also won by Herrera but by decision. They fought 3 times in all.
     
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  9. red cobra

    red cobra Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Indeed my bad scartissue...a real blind spot on my part!
     
  10. red cobra

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    Nevertheless, I enjoyed it...I've always been a "Herrera-ite"...hated seeing him lose...
     
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  11. jowcol

    jowcol Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Herrera! What a bolt of lightning! As with many fighters, they had their ebb and flow moments.
    Told Red Cobra that I thought Herrera could beat Oliverez after seeing him against Martinez.
    Picked the paper up and, on page 4 was a write up on Herrera's stoppage: Oliverez on the canvass spitting blood with Herrera being hoisted on the shoulders of the crowd wearing a sombrero and blowing kisses to the crowd.
    Herrera: perhaps the only fighter I've ever seen with a 'triple left hook'! OMG!
     
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  12. Tin_Ribs

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    Well called brother. It was a brave man who picked against the undefeated Olivares
     
  13. Tin_Ribs

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    Cheers scar, awesome stuff. Herrera really was an excellent fighter, a lovely punch-threader at his best. Like Al said, his uppercut was something else. He actually reminds me quite a bit of Macias in style, although a shade better and more durable. He just couldn't establish a a dominant run because of similarly excellent fighters around him with similar ability. Pinder, Chucho, Martinez etc. He was unlucky too in the rubber match with the stoppage, especially as it was the same ref as here who let both of them take real punishment without calling things off.

    Martinez likewise was a fine fighter at his best, very underrated. Amongst others he has the supposedly legitimate points win over Borkhorsor, who was a monster and had given Herrera a real pasting only to be robbed on the cards. A brilliant win for Zarate later on.
     
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  14. bladerunner

    bladerunner El Intocable Full Member

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    Does anyone know if the full fight exists and if so where can i get a copy.

    Cheers.
     


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