Underrated fights that no one talks about.

Discussion in 'World Boxing Forum' started by Conteh'sLeft, Aug 12, 2021.

  1. Ph33rknot

    Ph33rknot El gran campeĆ³n Mexicano Full Member

    Mar 5, 2012
  2. ShovelHook

    ShovelHook Boxing Addict Full Member

    Jul 22, 2019
    You could watch any of Cooper's big fights in the 90s and you're getting a banger.
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  3. ShovelHook

    ShovelHook Boxing Addict Full Member

    Jul 22, 2019
    Katsidis Vs Graham Earl was a great one too. Katsidis had some absolute wars in the ring.
  4. Conteh'sLeft

    Conteh'sLeft Active Member Full Member

    May 23, 2021
    Wasn't it the fight where the ref refused to accept the thrown towel by the corner?
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  5. ShovelHook

    ShovelHook Boxing Addict Full Member

    Jul 22, 2019
    Man I really thought Echols was done for in the second, what a comeback.
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  6. ShovelHook

    ShovelHook Boxing Addict Full Member

    Jul 22, 2019
    Yes indeed, such a memorable moment.
  7. The Phenom

    The Phenom Pretty Handsome Full Member

    Aug 30, 2008
    Joe Calzaghe vs Charles brewer
    Joel Casamayor vs Diego corrales 1
    Glen Johnson vs Clinton Woods trilogy
    Oscar Larios vs Israel Vazquez 2
    Floyd Mayweather vs Jesus Chavez
    James Toney vs Michael Nunn
    Marvin Hagler vs Roberto Duran
    Miguel Cotto vs Zab Judah
    John Mugabi vs Frank Fletcher
    Juan Manuel Marquez vs Mike Alvarado
    Jean Pascal vs Marcus Browne
    Ray Mancini vs Art Frias
    Evander Holyfield vs Michael Dokes
    Vasyl Lomachenko vs Jorge Linares
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  8. J Jones

    J Jones Well-Known Member Full Member

    Jul 19, 2017
    Thanks for posting this!

    Charles Brewer is the picture of a snake-bitten fighter. This would've been a fair stoppage under normal circumstances. However, after a 3-knockdown second round, Brewer deserved a chance to fight through the fog of war. That said, I think Brewer's sturdier chin worked against him. Echols went down from one-two combinations, whereas Brewer stood up, Bobblehead style, to 5, 6, 7, punches at at a time. Barring a big punch that Echols didn't see, I think Brewer was on his way to being KO'd.

    Echols's post-fight interview was VERY interesting.

    1. No rematch for a fight he was lucky to win.
    2. He thought he deserved a big money fight with Trinidad.
    3. He mentioned a fight with a PRIME Roy Jones.
    4. He called Calzaghe the best fighter at 168. This was a few years before Calzaghe validated his standing in the sport with victories over Lacy, Kessler, Jones, and Hopkins.
    5. He came over to shake hands with the referee.

    A few more observations:
    1. Michael Ortega hasn't aged.
    2. I miss Bobby Czyz.
    3. Dan Birmingham is severely underrated. His instructions to Echols "you need to punch with him" was spot on.
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  9. IsaL

    IsaL Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Oct 7, 2006
    I also felt Brewers deserved more time, but understand why Ortega stopped it, Brewers had just taken three or four huge bombs, and then 15 seconds later a barrage of unanswered punches.

    I love this short fight, it had everything compacted into seven minutes.
  10. Heavy_Hitter

    Heavy_Hitter Boxing Addict Full Member

    Jul 7, 2018
    Valuev Ruiz trilogy. There's even an urban legend that they fought only once, but the fight was so exciting that it feels like a trilogy.