THE WAR ZONE II: Revisiting Classics, Revisited (It's Just Like Déjà Vu All Over Again!)

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What should kick off WZII?

Poll closed Jul 3, 2019.
  1. Hasim "The Rock" Sharif Rahman vs. Ross "The Boss" Puritty, 3/26/1996

    30.8%
  2. Álvaro "Yaqui" López vs. Michael Albert "The Kosher Butcher" DePiano (Rossman) 3/2/1978

    15.4%
  3. José "Bolivita" Uzcátegui vs. David "The Destroyer" López, 3/8/2014

    7.7%
  4. Atuiz "King Arthur" Grigorjan vs. Eduardo Antonio Ospino "Noquero" Pitalúa, 11/25/2000

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. Floyd Joy "Pretty Boy" Mayweather Jr. vs Gustavo Fabian "Demolición" Cuello, 4/18/1998

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  6. McWilliams "El Gemelo" Arroyo Acevedo vs. Takashi "Mighty" Okada, 6/12/2010

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. Leonard M. "The Rage" LaPaglia vs. John "Irish Jackie" Collins, 3/20/1983

    30.8%
  8. Miguel "Aguacerito" Acosta vs Artyom "Lionheart" Hovhannisyan, 7/20/2012

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  9. Masahiko "Fighting" Harada vs. José "El Huitlacoche" Medel I, 9/26/63

    15.4%
  10. Virgil Eugene "Quicksilver" Hill vs. Donald Drew "Golden Boy" Lalonde", 5/7/2003

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. IntentionalButt

    IntentionalButt Tyler went away. Tyler's gone. Staff Member

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    That's right, six years later, I am reviving/rebooting the series.

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    I'll probably make the first one around, if not smack dab on, the 6-year anniversary of the first installment of the original WZ - so, Independence Day weekend (USA).

    Between now and then I'll leave a poll up and let folks have input on which is going to be the inaugural edition of the sequel. A few of these nominations were actually originally planned for WZ1 and got left on the shelf, a few I'm just thinking up now. Some or all of these may end up making the WZ2 list when all is said and done, but the maiden voyage at least will be selected by you, the "fans". :thumbsup:

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    - 01/24/1997

     
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  2. IntentionalButt

    IntentionalButt Tyler went away. Tyler's gone. Staff Member

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    I know, some people's immediate reaction might be "wtf are Mayweather and Hill of all people doing on a list of War Zone nominations?!?!" - but, trust me. These particular match-ups belong, not the usual boring fare associated with either man, and both fights that have been all but completely forgotten about since they happened. :thumbsup:

    I tried for, like the original WZ, a good deal of diversity - in eras, weight classes, and global representation - as well as ferreting out fights that are 1) entertaining, b) on YT or DailyMotion, somewhere free to watch online, and c) never get talked about or thought of, except by the occasional super-fan of a fighter involved or somebody with a scholarly interests hyper-specialized on a given era/division. :thumbsup:
     
  3. Drew101

    Drew101 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    LaPaglia vs Collins was a very fun club fight in a decade that featured a bunch of 'em. That's my choice for your inaugural fight in this series.
     
  4. IntentionalButt

    IntentionalButt Tyler went away. Tyler's gone. Staff Member

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    Well, this may well end up winning by default if you remain the only voter. :lol:
     
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    IntentionalButt Tyler went away. Tyler's gone. Staff Member

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    ...@BoboFett has voted for Masahiko "Fighting" Harada vs. José "El Huitlacoche" Medel I, 9/26/63 !!

    Well, now we at the very least need a tiebreaker..
     
  6. Russell

    Russell Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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  7. FloatingGhost

    FloatingGhost Some guy Full Member

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    I’d vote but I’m terribly confused by the title.
     
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  8. IntentionalButt

    IntentionalButt Tyler went away. Tyler's gone. Staff Member

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    This was part 1:

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    ...and now I'm doing part 2. Seems pretty straightforward to me. :sisi1
     
  9. OvidsExile

    OvidsExile Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    So you want to do RBRs for old fights? I have a few I've been meaning to watch
    Rolando Navarette vs Chung Il Choi,
    Efren Torres vs Chartchai Chionoi,
    Jose Napoles vs Curtis Cokes,
    Kid Gavilan vs Gil Turner,
    Alan Rudkin vs Walter McGowan 2,
    Pipino Cuevas vs Angel Espada 2,
    Rafael Herrera vs Venice Borkhorsor,
    Kid Chocolate vs Tony Canzoneri I,
    Carlos Santos vs Mark Medal,
    Alexis Arguello vs Andrew Ganigan,
    Veraphol Sahaprom vs Hozumi Hasagawa,
    Tommy Langford vs Jason Welborn
     
  10. IntentionalButt

    IntentionalButt Tyler went away. Tyler's gone. Staff Member

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    Nope, literally not something I've said, whatsoever.
     
  11. OvidsExile

    OvidsExile Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Then I have no idea what this is.
     
  12. FloatingGhost

    FloatingGhost Some guy Full Member

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    It was a joke. Kind of a nod to what I thought was a witty title. But I appreciate the slightly condescending explanation.
     
  13. IntentionalButt

    IntentionalButt Tyler went away. Tyler's gone. Staff Member

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    ...ah. :oops:


    Well as much as I'd love to be able to dole out heaping scoops of 'benefit of the doubt', you can see what I'm ordinarily dealing with around here:

    :sisi1

    ...and OE is nowhere even near the lowest common denominator in these parts.
     
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    FloatingGhost Some guy Full Member

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    I haven’t seen any of these fights. I vaguely remember the outcome of the hill vs lalonde fight but I don’t recall actually watching it.
     
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  15. IntentionalButt

    IntentionalButt Tyler went away. Tyler's gone. Staff Member

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    Going to kick this can into Classic for a week or two before the poll closes..increase the chances of exposure in lower-traffic environs, and diversify the voting body a bit..