"The Best I Faced" Edition - RING MAGAZINE

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  1. The Real Lance

    The Real Lance Boxing Addict Full Member

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    What fans always claim to know FOR FACT (Especially here) could fill a thimble and leave plenty of room for my thumb :thumbsup: (See? :lol: )
     
  2. The Real Lance

    The Real Lance Boxing Addict Full Member

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    damn you for being mostly right :lol:
     
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  3. chacal

    chacal F*** the new normal Full Member

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    LOL

    So stupid. The best guys I have faced are the guys I've won to. The ones I lost to? no, those were izi pizi.

    What a joke.
     
  4. turbotime

    turbotime Future Hall Of Famer Full Member

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    It was a big coming out party in Texas for boxing in a new stadium - I'm really not one for conspiracies but Clottey was obviously not trying to win to make sure Manny could use him as a punching bag to look good for the cameras and Arum could keep screwing him over.

    People act like I don't like Manny - I don't blame Clottey for trying to protect the Golden Goose. Like I said, Golden Goose is even better for the Gander.
     
  5. turbotime

    turbotime Future Hall Of Famer Full Member

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    :lol:
     
  6. turbotime

    turbotime Future Hall Of Famer Full Member

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    EDITION 4 - MARVIN HAGLER (he hates Sugar Ray Leonard)
    BEST JAB

    Thomas Hearns: He was a person who was trying to stick and move, he used his jab a lot. He had a great jab.

    BEST DEFENSE
    Sugar Ray Leonard: He didn’t come to fight, he came to last. He came to go the distance, he didn’t come to knock me out. He just wanted to survive, so I would have to say he used his best defense to survive.

    FASTEST HANDS
    Roberto Duran: He caught me for three rounds at the start of the fight, which I didn’t understand. He caught me with an overhand right. As soon as I would jab, he’d throw the right hand. It didn’t hurt me too much, but it was annoying, aggravating. I really didn’t know what was happening, so I went back to the corner and asked my cornerman. I said, “What’s happening?” He said, “Marv, what he’s doing is that he’s timing you. Every time you shoot that jab out, he’ll go over with a right hand.” After [that], I started faking instead of just throwing it, and I started getting a better offense going.

    FASTEST FEET
    Leonard: You would have to say Leonard because he didn’t [just] move, he ran. It was hard to catch him. I wanted to fight because that’s what I am, I’m a champion. I’m a fighter and came to fight. I believe in that fight, I came in as an underdog. This guy didn’t want to take away my title, he wanted to survive, and it’s hard to beat a guy who just wants to survive.

    BEST CHIN
    Alan Minter: Believe it or not, I have to give it to Alan Minter because he was champion and he didn’t want to lose. I hit this guy with a lot of punches and he took a couple on the chin. I was amazed. I knew this was what I wanted, and I wasn’t going to stop. Unfortunately he bled early. I was still trying to knock him out with every shot. He took a lot of punishment.

    SMARTEST
    All of them (laughs): Because when they stepped in the ring with me, they already knew the deal: It was going to be a tough fight. They had to use their skills, their brain, their physical and mental attitude against me because I was very unorthodox. I could fight on the left-hand side and right-hand side. So they had to probably train harder to adapt to my style. But every fighter I fought, I never fought the same way. Each fight I had I was always in better condition than I was before.

    STRONGEST
    Mugabi and Tony Sibson: I remember seeing Tony Sibson at the weigh-in. This guy was strong. I remember when he hit me on the chest, he looked much stronger and bigger than me, and he’s supposed to be a middleweight. Mugabi, I believe he put on more weight before the fight. I could feel his body against me. He felt like a light heavyweight, he didn’t feel like a middleweight. When he threw punches, they were all deadly, very hard punches. This guy felt like a light heavyweight to me, so I had to wear him down, to take away some of that strength.

    BEST PUNCHER
    John Mugabi and Hearns: Because they came to fight. They came to take my title from me. Mugabi hit me with an uppercut. It didn’t hurt, but it was a hard punch, and I learned something from that. I had to regroup and come up with a different strategy. Also, with Tommy Hearns, he hit me with one good right hand, a good shot. I knew then that was his hardest punch, and I wanted more. I got more aggressive. I realized I had to keep the pressure on him, make him move and make him throw that right hand so he would leave an opening for me.

    BOXING SKILLS
    Duran: I would still say Roberto Duran. I loved that fight the most because between the both of us it brought out our skill, our talent. For me wanting to defend my title, for him wanting the fourth title, I mean it became a cat and mouse game. I enjoyed that fight, it was exciting.

    BEST OVERALL
    Duran: I would say Roberto Duran was very experienced, plus he was a three-time world champion when I fought him. I gave him the opportunity to win a fourth, which didn’t happen (laughs)
     
  7. The Real Lance

    The Real Lance Boxing Addict Full Member

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    I can see why some might think that. But WHAT is the purpose of taking a dive when a win sets a much larger net worth?

    Pac threw a thousand punches. Clottey guarded up because he had no room to breath. How hard is that to see if you don't have some angle you want to push??
     
  8. turbotime

    turbotime Future Hall Of Famer Full Member

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    It isn't about a win. Maybe trying? It was embarrassing but Clottey sucks anyways so who cares haha
     
  9. Liquorice

    Liquorice Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Mayweather joy boys creaming their pants because Manny isn't blowing smoke up their heroes stove pipe :lol:
     
  10. Liquorice

    Liquorice Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Go back to check hook boxing you sad *******
     
  11. AdamT

    AdamT Active Member Full Member

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    Floyd haters tears are beautiful

    Who cares what Manny thinks? Floyd beat him comfortably and also some of the guys on the list

    Even Freddie Roach once said Floyd is the best in the era lol
     
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  12. Jackman65

    Jackman65 Oh yeah, FJB! Full Member

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    God I miss watching Marvin Hagler fight. The anticipation before his fights, watching replays on my VCR decades before YouTube. His comments were those of a real man, not a cherry picker or runner. SRL may have won that fight but I really wanted to see Hagler get the decision because it sucks to see a true champion, warrior, lose to a guy who ran from him all night like a scared rabbit. I love technical boxing but SRL ran for much of that fight. Yes I’m a massive Hagler fan and am more than a little biased. He is the gold standard of an ATG boxing champion in my book. RIP champ.
     
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  13. JOKER

    JOKER I rock the llama's ass. Full Member

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    Jeff Mayweather slipped and said Pac had a case for being the GOAT, but then caught himself. You ain't ever gonna bring this up, though.

    Just like when you slipped up and admitted Pac is greater, but you couldn't come back from that because it's been posted and quoted.

    :D

    Fact is you're just as anti-Pac as any of the haters, but for some reason it scares you to acknowledge this.
     
  14. mark ant

    mark ant Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    lol! Best overall DLH, he was completely shot when he got dominated by Manny.
     
  15. mark ant

    mark ant Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    All Clottey did v Manny was defend, he hardly threw any shots and just covered his head for the whole fight.