Survey #2 - MUST WATCH BOXING (NEW Deadline is January 20, 2021)

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  1. salsanchezfan

    salsanchezfan Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    I thought about this and decided NOT to list mine in any specific order. I do this because the rules stipulate that the lists be numbered (as opposed to grouped) which blows away my initial plan of dividing these fights into ones that are historically significant, others that involve two ATG's at their peak, and those I simply enjoy watching as a fan. I decided just to list 25 fights I would put into a time capsule for fans a century from now when boxing has finally finished devolving and there's nothing left to see, though Bukkake's great-grandson will insist those are great times reflecting a true apex of technique and competitive parity.

    That said, here you go:

    1. Bobby Chacon - Bazooka Limon 4
    2. Bobby Chacon - Cornelius Boza-Edwards 2
    3. Israel Vasquez-Rafael Marquez 3
    4. Erik Morales - Marco Antonio Barrera 1
    5. Salvador Sanchez- Wilfredo Gomez
    6. Salvador Sanchez- Azumah Nelson
    7. Joe Louis - Max Schmeling 2
    8. Joe Frazier - Muhammad Ali 1
    9. Ray Robinson - Jake Lamotta 6
    10. Matthew Saad Muhammad- Yaqui Lopez 2
    11. Michael Spinks - Larry Holmes 1
    12. Kid Gavilan - Gil Turner
    13. Michael Spinks - Dwight Qawi
    14. Tony Canzoneri - Kid Chocolate 1
    15. Ray Leonard - Thomas Hearns 1
    16. Lionel Rose - Fighting Harada
    17. Marvin Hagler - Thomas Hearns
    18. Eder Jofre - Jose Medel 1
    19. Michael Carbajal - Chiquita Gonzalez 1
    20. Muhammad Ali - George Foreman
    21. Carmen Basilio - Tony DeMarco 2
    22. Archie Moore - Yvon Durelle - 1
    23. Gaspar Ortega - Benny Paret
    24. Rocky Marciano - Jersey Joe Walcott 1
    25. Alexis Arguello - Ray Mancini
     
  2. Saintpat

    Saintpat Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    @Rumsfeld better not sleep on counting these ballots like Nevada is in the presidential race.

    We demand results!!!
     
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  3. Justinsane

    Justinsane New Member Full Member

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    1. Danny Lopez vs Mike Ayala
    2. Matthew Franklin vs Marvin Johnson I
    3. Evander Holyfield vs Michael Dokes
    4. Paul Banke vs Daniel Zaragoza II
    5. Mando Ramos vs Sugar Ramos
    6. Muhammad Ali vs Joe Frazier III
    7. Larry Holmes vs Ken Norton
    8. Bob Foster vs Chris Finnegan
    9. Mike Rossman vs Victor Galindez I
    10. Orlando Canizales vs Seabrooks I
    11. Micky Ward vs Arturo Gatti I
    12. Ray Leonard vs Tommy Hearns I
    13. Erik Morales vs Marco Antonio Barrera I
    14. Bobby Chacon vs Rafael Limon IV
    15. Fidel Bassa vs Dave McAuley I
    16. Jung Koo Chang vs Katsuo Tokashiki
    17. Jose Luis Ramirez vs Edwin Rosario II
    18. Koichi Wajima vs Oscar Albarado I
    19. Kusuo Eguchi vs Katsuaki Eguchi
    20. Riddick Bowe vs Evander Holyfield I
    21. Salvador Sanchez vs Wilfredo Gomez
    22. Jeff Fenech vs Azumah Nelson I
    23. Roberto Duran vs Esteban De Jesus II
    24. Alexis Arguello vs Alfredo Escalera II
    25. Evander Holyfield vs Dwight Qawi I
     
  4. Rumsfeld

    Rumsfeld Moderator Staff Member

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    HA HA! I'm worse than NC, which as I understand stopped counting like 48 hours ago.

    But I assure you, every vote will be counted, double-checked, and triple-checked when I do get around to it.

    I suppose I should first settle on an official deadline.
     
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  5. Rumsfeld

    Rumsfeld Moderator Staff Member

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    NEW DEADLINE is January 20, 2021 at 11:59pm EST.
     
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  6. Jel

    Jel Reserving the right to be inconsistent Full Member

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    Top quality list!
     
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  7. The Slaps

    The Slaps Win or lose, as long as you get the decision Full Member

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    Love it, very interesting, some great lists here already, will get on this straight away. Must see fights, I have my list of spectacular fights that I usually recommend to newbies to boxing or casuals for historic, war etc reasons. But I also recommend fights to showcase a boxers ability in general Dempsey's positioning, Ray Leonard's footwork, Holyfield's defence for causing shots to glance, Lamotta's toughness, Tyson's KO's , Wayne McCullough's reilience. Will try to incorporate this to make a 25 must watch fight list.
     
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  8. The Slaps

    The Slaps Win or lose, as long as you get the decision Full Member

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    A few on your list you have the losers in the winners place. Just at a glance these three anyways. Winners first
     
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    Chuck Norris Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Thanks!
     
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  10. TheLegSnatcher

    TheLegSnatcher New Member Full Member

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    1. Bobby Chacon Vs Rafael Limon IV
    2. Bobby Chacon Vs Cornelius Boza-Edwards II
    3. Matthew Franklin Vs Marvin Johnson I
    4. Larry Holmes Vs Ken Norton
    5. Roberto Duran Vs Sugar Ray Leonard I
    6. Roberto Duran Vs Iran Barkley
    7. Rafael Limon Vs Rolando Navarette I
    8. Riddick Bowe Vs Evander Holyfield I
    9. Aaron Pryor Vs Alexis Arguello I
    10. Evander Holyfield Vs Dwight Muhammad Qawi I
    11. George Foreman Vs Ron Lyle
    12. Marvin Hagler Vs Thomas Hearns
    13. Jose Luis Ramirez Vs Edwin Rosario II
    14. Tony Lopez Vs Rocky Lockridge I
    15. Sung-Kil Moon Vs Nana Yaw Konadu I
    16. Salvador Sanchez Vs Azumah Nelson
    17. Srisaket Sor Rungvisai Vs Roman Gonzalez I
    18. Charley Scott Vs Gaspar Ortega I
    19. Hideyuki Ohashi Vs Jum Hwan Choi
    20. Jung-Koo Chang Vs Katsuo Tokashiki
    21. Archie Moore Vs Yvon Durelle I
    22. Sugar Ray Robinson Vs Jake LaMotta VI
    23. Muhammad Ali Vs Joe Frazier III
    24. James Toney Vs Vassiliy Jirov
    25. Ray Mancini Vs Arturo Frias
     
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  11. The Slaps

    The Slaps Win or lose, as long as you get the decision Full Member

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    I thought this was gonna be easier than it was, tough work, wife and kids nearly left me over the amount of boxing I've been watching. Sorry it's heavyweight top heavy but I was going for must watch fights that I'd recommend as much watch fights to casuals, newbies and boxing elites, rather than greatest fights. So about half great, half historical or a display of skills. All entertaining fights though as every boxing match is entertaining.
    A few that didn't make the cut
    Michael Gomez (Michael Armstrong) vs Alex Arthur, back from the brink underdog victory and great fight. Don't think Gomez was ever top 10 even though he beat top 10 Arthur? Boxing organisations can't beat them.
    Micky Ward vs Shea Neary two warriors go to war till one gets hurt, don't think Neary was ever top 10.
    Mike Tyson vs Julius Francis, historical/comical confidence must of been sky high with a sponsor on the sole of his boots.
    Last but not least the technical war between Tony Mosco vs Jimmy Smith.
     
  12. The Slaps

    The Slaps Win or lose, as long as you get the decision Full Member

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    The Slaps
    1. Micky Ward vs Arturo Gatti I
    2. Jack Dempsey vs Jess Willard
    3. Riddick Bowe vs Evander Holyfield I
    4. Max Schmeling vs Joe Louis I
    5. Ray Robinson vs Jake Lamotta VI
    6. Roberto Duran vs Ray Leonard I
    7. Joe Frazier vs Muhammad Ali I
    8. Erik Morales vs Marco Antonio Barrera I
    9. Shane Mosley vs Oscar de la Hoya I
    10. James Douglas vs Mike Tyson
    11. Ray Leonard vs Roberto Duran II
    12. Muhammad Ali vs Joe Frazier III
    13. Evander Holyfield vs Mike Tyson I
    14. Bernard Dunne vs Ricardo Cordoba
    15. Mike Tyson vs Trevor Berbick
    16. Andrew Golota vs Chris Byrd
    17. Bernard Hopkins vs Felix Trinidad
    18. Wayne McCullough vs Yasuei Yakushiji
    19. Gene Tunney vs Jack Dempsey II
    20. Joe Frazier vs Joe Bugner
    21. Manny Pacquiao vs Erik Morales II
    22. Julio Cesar Chavez vs Meldrick Taylor
    23. Jack Dempsey vs Luis Angel Firpo
    24. Sean O'Grady vs Hilmer Kenty
    25. Roy Jones Jr vs Vinny Pazienza
     
  13. The Slaps

    The Slaps Win or lose, as long as you get the decision Full Member

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    I probably left out a few but it's tough trying to slog through them. I'll write up short explanations for my choices later on when I get a chance. Although some don't need any explaning.
     
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  14. salsanchezfan

    salsanchezfan Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    I like the Schmeling-Louis 1 shout out. That was a highly entertaining and instructive fight to watch. Absorbing on a few levels.
     
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  15. The Slaps

    The Slaps Win or lose, as long as you get the decision Full Member

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    Yeah an epic tactical technical battle with very different styles. Two best heavyweight boxers of this era imo, pity Schmeling's career got railroaded by politics, we might of had a few more battles between these two. I think the 2nd fight as important as it was for Louis to win, I think it was more of a circus act and I have my doubts whether Schmeling even wanted to be there. Went from the people's champion to number 1 villain on the planet.