What fights were talked about in the 80's...

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  1. Brixton Bomber

    Brixton Bomber Obsessed with Boxing banned Full Member

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    And I mean mouthwatering clashes, but for some reason never materialised?
     
  2. salsanchezfan

    salsanchezfan Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Holmes-Coetzee was massively discussed after Coetzee stopped Dokes.

    Sanchez-Arguello at lightweight, but Arguello was moving up to 140, so not sure how that would have happened.

    Also Pryor-Mancini was talked about a lot.
     
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    Pedroza-Nelson
    Nunn-Leonard
    Mugabi-McCallum/Hearns
    McCallum-Hearns
    Tyson-Holyfield
     
  6. George Crowcroft

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    I can guarantee that South Koreans wanted to see Yuh vs Chang.
     
  7. Flo_Raiden

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    There was also talks of Sugar Ray Leonard against Aaron Pryor as well but it never happened.
     
  8. Bulldog24

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    I recall an unbeaten Don Curry telling John Mugabi he’ll fight him and knock him out (if he dethrones Hagler)
     
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  9. JohnThomas1

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    I would have liked to see a few unification's at various and tightened up the titles. There's some nice matches in that lot and the odd mouth watering one. Some titles at 175 turned quick and ended up in other unifications but some champs co-incided for ages.

    Mostly early 80's stuff -

    Holmes - Weaver II
    Holmes - Thomas
    Mustafa - Saad
    Spinks - Saad
    Rosario - Mancini
    Sanchez - Pedroza
    Chandler - Pintor

    Some good fights in those even if all aren't mouthwatering as such.

    Setting unification's aside -

    Leonard - Pryor (Talked up)
    Leonard - Hearns II at 154
    Hearns - McCallum/Mugabi
    Duran - McCallum
    Pryor - Mancini (Talked up)
    Gomez - Chandler
    Benitez - Hagler (Talked about a lot when Benitez hit his straps at 154)
    Mancini - Davis (Talked a bit)
    Arguello - Sanchez (A Sanchez goal)

    @Saad54 - Right in your sweetspot mate.
     
  10. willcross

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    Camacho called out Larry Holmes, but it never got worked out. Competing networks or something maybe.
     
  11. Lenny

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    According to Mancini everyone in boxing wanted to fight him.....Holmes - Coetzee was discussed at length. I know world politics were involved but is there any other reason? Call me naïve but I don't understand why Holmes would not want to crush Coetzee . It would be a PR meltdown for apartheid. SRL vs. Pryor would have been great to watch
     
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  12. JohnThomas1

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    And at the time they did. Mancini and his oft told story was where the money was in the lighter divisions. They all wanted a piece of him.
     
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    Just scratching my head thinking of what big time fighters at those weights he could beat..... OK starting a new thread
     
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  14. JohnThomas1

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    Well among those chasing were Pryor, Davis, Boza, Camacho and every lesser fighter anywhere near the division. Chacon jumped up to fight him.
     
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    History will not be kind to Ray. Nor should it.