The greatest card of all time (not fantasy)

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  1. redrooster

    redrooster Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    If memory serves me right two others were Berbick v. Page (won by Berbick) and Murray Sutherland - Eddie Davis won by Davis round 6 tko
     
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  2. natonic

    natonic Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Thanks. You're correct on that. Menawhile, I found that you can do a search by date on BoxRec. That's a great feature. Here's the whole card:
    Holmes - Cooney
    Wilfredo Gomez TKO10 Juan Antonio Lopez (this was the fight I was struggling to recall)
    Eddie Davis TKO6 Murray Sutherland
    James Tillis W10 Ernie Shavers
    Tony Santana W10 Danny Cruz
    Trevor Berbick W10 Greg Page
    Willie Edwards W10 Jeff Lampkin
    Mark Holmes TKO3 William Page
    Mitch Green W6 Walter Santemore
    Jeff Stoudemire W4 Harry "A-Bomb" Truman (I made that nickname up)
    Vinnie Costello W4 Saul Mayren


    That's a damn good card!
     
  3. JohnThomas1

    JohnThomas1 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    I was just about to add the Shavers and Gomez fights. It was a damn good card.

    Page was RED hot and strongly favoured over Berbick but broke his thumb early and was outhustled as well. Shavers dropped Tillis FACEFIRST late in the fight but he survived. 9th or 10th.
     
  4. OLD FOGEY

    OLD FOGEY Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Here are some good ones.
    7-2-1925 Polo Grounds, New York

    Harry Greb vs Mickey Walker
    Harry Wills vs Charley Weinert
    Dave Shade vs Jimmy Slattery
    Joe Lynch vs Little Jack Sharkey

    All time greats in main event. Uncrowned heavyweight champion against a top contender. Up and coming Slattery, considered the best prospect in years, against a strong contender.

    6-26-1924 Yankee Stadium, New York

    Harry Greb vs Ted Moore
    Gene Tunney vs Erminio Spalla
    Young Stribling vs Tommy Loughran

    Quite a third feature.

    9-23-1948 Yankee Stadium, New York

    Ike Williams vs Jesse Flores
    Sugar Ray Robinson vs Kid Gavilan
    Dan Bucceroni vs **** Wagner
    Roland LaStarza vs Don Mogard

    Got to be the best semi-final in boxing history. Two future heavyweight contenders in prelims.
     
  5. Bill1234

    Bill1234 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Wow, that was a good card. This is a dumb question, but was William Page in anyway related to Greg?
     
  6. natonic

    natonic Boxing Addict Full Member

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    I'm pretty sure he wasn't related to Greg, However, his opponent Mark Holmes is Larry's brother. Vinnie Costello (also on the card), is Billy Costello's brother, so there was definitely some nepotism on the card :D

    I remember shavers knocking down Tillis now. Thanks JT1 for unlocking that memory from the far reaches of my brain!!
     
  7. natonic

    natonic Boxing Addict Full Member

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    p.s. A cool sidenote about Holmes-Cooney is where I watched it. That was back before pay-per-view. It was shown closed circuit in theatres and arenas. I watched that card in the arena where the famous hockey movie 'Slapshot' was filmed (War Memorial Arena, Johnstown,PA).
     
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  8. Bill1234

    Bill1234 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Mark is very skilled. Even now he just walks into the gym, stretches, and fights anyone who feels like it and he makes them miss about 85 to 90% of their punches. I have yet to see someone give him any sort of trouble. He barely tries and he makes people look like fools. When he is in the gym, only Larry can take him.
     
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  9. markedwardscott

    markedwardscott Active Member Full Member

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    The Hearns-Benitez fight had Gomez vs Pintor and several other good fights. It was called the Carnival of Champions in New Orleans.
     
  10. JohnThomas1

    JohnThomas1 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Fine card for sure.
     
  11. JohnThomas1

    JohnThomas1 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Cheers mate, enjoyable thread this one.
     
  12. OLD FOGEY

    OLD FOGEY Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    A couple more:

    2-20-1993 Estadio Azteca, Mexico City

    1. Azumah Nelson vs Gabriel Ruelas
    2. Michael Nunn vs Dan Morgan
    3. Terry Norris vs Maurice Blocker
    4. Julio Cesar Chavez vs Greg Haugen
    5. Gerald McClellan vs Tyrone Moore
    6. Leroy Owens vs Humberto Rodriguez
    7. Terrence Ali vs Juan Carlos Nunez
    8. Felix Trinidad vs Pedro Aguirre
    9. Jose Badillo vs Adam Vargas

    That one drew 135,000

    10-14-1967 Estadia Azteca, Mexico City

    1. Vicente Saldivar vs Howard Winstone
    2. Ruben Olivares vs Ushiwakamaha Harada
    3. Manuel Ramos vs Ernie Terrell
    4. Chucho Castillo vs Bernardo Carabello

    This one drew an immense throng also. If I remember, about 100,000
     
  13. ChrisPontius

    ChrisPontius March 8th, 1971 Full Member

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    I read about that before. ****, that's almost as many people living in my entire city. Would that be the largest live croud during a boxing event, ever? Those Mexicans just come from everywhere to support their man.
     
  14. Bill1234

    Bill1234 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    The amazing part was there were only 9 cars in the parking lot.:huh
     
  15. ChrisPontius

    ChrisPontius March 8th, 1971 Full Member

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    The gardens must have never been cleaner.
     


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