Survey #2 - MUST WATCH BOXING (Deadline Nov 8, 2020)

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  1. AJ Pope

    AJ Pope New Member Full Member

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    I picked Zale vs. Graziano II for a few reasons. It was a brutal back and forth battle between two warriors who symbolized that era of middleweight boxing. Rocky overcoming the extreme heat and deep cut on his eye to stop Zale with a relentless onslaught to finally win it all is one of my favorite boxing stories. Admittedly I also included this bout for personal reasons, as it was one of the first fights my uncle showed me when I was a kid. Rocky was a hero in our Italian-American family.
     
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  2. Jel

    Jel Reserving the right to be inconsistent Full Member

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    It wasn't a criticism of choosing that fight as it is a legendary, just that based on the first guiding principle (must be available on YouTube and at least 50% of the fight), it's doesn't meet that criteria, that's all...
     
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    AJ Pope New Member Full Member

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    I did not realize the fight was not on Youtube, I assumed that such a fight would be. My mistake. Thanks for letting me know.
     
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  4. Jel

    Jel Reserving the right to be inconsistent Full Member

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    Well there's only an amateur recording of it which is barely warchable and jumps all over the place and that's the only known footage of the fight in existence. There's no footage of the first fight at all, unfortunately.
     
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    AJ Pope New Member Full Member

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    Yeah how I saw it was on an old tape projector, it was very jumpy and hard to follow. Was still enamored with it.
     
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  6. Bevan97

    Bevan97 New Member Full Member

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    1.Ali vs Frazier 3
    2. Ali vs Forman
    3.Benn vs McClellan
    4. Ward vs Gatti 1
    5.Ali vs Williams
    6.Patterson vs Johansson 2
    7.Tyson vs Spinks
    8.Naz vs Kelly
    9. Inoue vs Donaire
    10.Hagler vs Hearns
    11. McClellan vs Jackson 1
    12. Leonard vs Hearns 1
    13. Bowe vs Holyfield
    14.Tarver vs Jones jr 2
    15.Groves vs Eubank jr
    16.Fury vs Wilder 2
    17. Eubank vs Benn
    18. Joshua vs Klitschko
    19. Spinks vs Homes 1
    20. Honeyghan vs Vaca 2
    21. GGG vs Canelo 1
    22. McGuigan vs Cabrera
    23. Mercer vs Morrison
    24. Joshua vs whyte
    25. Pacquiao vs De la hoya
     
  7. salsanchezfan

    salsanchezfan Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Honeyghan-Vaca is an interesting choice. Not likely to see that one on many lists.
     
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  8. George Crowcroft

    George Crowcroft 'Snarky Little Gobshite' - IntentionalButt Full Member

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    Good list man, but do you not prefer the first Chisora fight?
     
  9. Bevan97

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    Yeah this is one that I can't really explain ahah I just love this fight, I think maybe because its one of the first fights that my father showed me to get me into boxing so I have to admit about of bias on this one.
     
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  10. Bevan97

    Bevan97 New Member Full Member

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    It was a toss up between these 2 when I picked it. I chose this one for the build of and history of the fight, they way aj dominated but then getting hurt out of no where and then the beautiful uppercut to finish
     
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  11. CharlieFirpo85

    CharlieFirpo85 New Member Full Member

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    Man...creating this list has caused me a lot of headaches.
    I do have to admit I’m a little biased to HW, explosive peek a boo / left hook guys and big punchers… that’s just my preferences. So I tried to suppress that a little bit and be more objective. I questioned myself what makes fights “must watch”?

    Is it excitement, big turnarounds, good techniques or nonstop action? Entertainment, drama, momentum shifts, awesome knockouts, upsets, all-time records and historical significance?

    So that’s the reason why I categorically excluded many too one-sided HW fights with first round knockouts like Tyson – Spinks (even they are a must watch in my personal opinion). I also tried to limit myself to 3-4 fights per boxer even the ones with splitted careers like Big George or Ali. I mean: there is a valid point for about 5-6 Holyfield or Golota fights in this list. ACTION & EXCITEMENT!!!! (and I’m not even a fan of them).
    Anyway, I try to make a list which represents a little bit of every attribute.


    1. Muhammad Ali – George Foreman
    2. Max Schmeling – Joe Louis 1
    3. Floyd Patterson – Ingemar Johanson 2
    4. Marvin Hagler - Thomas Hearns
    5. Mike Tyson – Trevor Berbick
    6. Micky Ward – Arturo Gatti 1
    7. Riddick Bowe – Evander Holyfield
    8. Larry Holmes – Ken Norton
    9. Joe Frazier – Muhammad Ali 1*
    10. George Foreman – Ron Lyle
    11. Sugar Ray Leonard – Marvin Hagler
    12. Archie Moore – Yvon Durelle 1
    13. Rocky Marciano - Jersey Joe Walcott 1
    14. Nigel Benn - Gerald McClellan
    15. Joe Louis – Jersey Joe Walcott 2
    16. Sugar Ray Robinson - Jake LaMotta 6
    17. Thomas Hearns – Roberto Duran
    18. Anthony Joshua – Wladimir Klitschko
    19. Ike Ibeabuchi – David Tua
    20. George Foreman – Joe Frazier 1
    21. Evander Holyfield - George Foreman
    22. Mike Weaver – John Tate
    23. Mike Tyson – Razor Ruddock 2
    24. Michael Spinks – Larry Holmes 1
    25. Riddick Bowe - Andrew Golota 2


    26. Pernell Whitaker – Roger Mayweather*

    i (re)added Frazier - Ali 1. because it disappeared...guess i accientally overwrote it. Now PW - Roger Mayweather is out
     
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  12. George Crowcroft

    George Crowcroft 'Snarky Little Gobshite' - IntentionalButt Full Member

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    Good **** man. Love Golota fights.

    Shame I've seen all of the fights mentioned so far, I wanted something new. :lol:
     
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  13. CharlieFirpo85

    CharlieFirpo85 New Member Full Member

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    Haha yes! :)
    You know what for some reason Frazier - Ali 1 is missing...it's gone. i guess it's accidentally erased
     
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  14. The Malibu Mauler

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    Hi Rummy, quick question. A fight I'm planning to include is Raul Macias vs Chamroen Songkitrat. Macias would go on to become a bantamweight champion, but Songkitrat was never a champion, although both were fighting for the vacant NBA bantamweight belt, and Songkitrat had challenged for the belt twice in his career. Would this fight count?
    Also here's the fight for reference
     
  15. The Malibu Mauler

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    I just realized that ring magazine had both ranked in the top 10 in the 50's, guess I answered my question lmao
     
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