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

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  1. vast

    vast Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    There was also talk of Duran - Pryor.
     
  2. Richard M Murrieta

    Richard M Murrieta Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    I would have loved to see those two fight.
     
  3. vast

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    From what I recall -and yes my memory isn't perfect- Duran had signed a contract for the fight but Pryor did not. It would have been a very interesting fight.
     
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  4. Richard M Murrieta

    Richard M Murrieta Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    I think Duran would have been a very good 140 lb fighter.
     
  5. Bulldog24

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    Duran was up for whatever. He’d of been smiling during the fight.
     
  6. vast

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    I agree. A terror with the added weight. His power would most likely transfer to 140 from 135.
     
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  7. Richard M Murrieta

    Richard M Murrieta Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Look at the way that Duran dismantled Monroe Brooks, who was a natural 140lbs after he left 135 lbs.
     
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  8. JohnThomas1

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    "Some substance".

    Yes he was an exciting fighter to watch and had that heartfelt story behind him. The press were all over and hoping he would last, absolutely. This is why all the little guys were lusting after him and plenty also believed him quite beatable of course.

    Blake and Crawley would have been solid challenges. Those two and a host of other fought some extremely exciting bouts all around the same time. "Choo Choo", White Lightning" etc. Personally i think Mancini would have got by them as i think he was a step up from that lot but could still find them very difficult.
     
  9. Sangria

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    Roberto Duran - vs. - Tony Ayala

    Larry Holmes - vs. - Frank Bruno ( Could be wrong but if Bruno had beaten Bonecrusher he'd get the shot at Holmes).
     
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  10. TBooze

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    Nothing concrete, but yes, talk of it happening even before Smith, who going in, was considered more fodder for the Bomber.
     
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  11. 22JM

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    Pryor vs SRL and the one he beat the **** out of him Hearns but both moved up...
     
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    Chavez vs Taylor, Camacho.
     
  13. Bulldog24

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    Tony Ayala! He was supposed to beat Duran, then beat the **** out of Leonard, Hagler and Hearns.

    Like Dean Francis, jail got him.
     
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    Bobby Chacon -vs- Bazooka Limon part 5: The Final Final Chapter
     
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  15. Fergy

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    I can definitely remember reading sometime around the Foreman v Cooney fight, that if Cooney won, he'd get a shot at Tyson.
    Luckily for him that Old George put him out, Tyson puts him in hospital.!
     
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