What's the best boxing match you ever saw?

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  1. JackSilver

    JackSilver Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Tua vs Ibeabuchi
    Tyson vs Ruddock II
    Holyfield vs Bowe I
    Benn vs McClellan
    Hagler vs Mugabi
     
  2. Clinton

    Clinton Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    All great choices from the contributors. Great thread, Mark!!
     
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  3. West of Hollywood

    West of Hollywood Member Full Member

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    The best fight of all time in my humble opinion.
     
  4. mark ant

    mark ant Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Tyson v Ruddock two was awful both fighters looked half asleep and Tyson said he didn`t bother training much because he was bored with boxing at that point.
     
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    blackbolt396 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    I concur, and I really don’t like slugfest but it was something special .
     
  6. JackSilver

    JackSilver Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Only one half asleep was you, antman. It’s was a brutal 12 round fight and both took some thunderous shots especially Ruddock who looked like a blooded and battered mugging victim at the end. Both of them took such heavy punishment that it must have taken something out of both of them.
     
  7. Reinhardt

    Reinhardt Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Greatest fight in history,,Ali Frazier I ,,nothing else close
     
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  8. 88Chris05

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    As a pure boxing match, the second Winstone-Saldivar fight (the one in Cardiff, 1967) takes some beating, in my opinion. Just stunning.

    Much like Marquez and Pacquiao, Winstone and Saldivar just had those styles which mesh perfectly with each other, to the point where no matter what stage they were at in their careers, no matter how big a favourite either one of them might be, no matter how they were performing against other guys, you felt that they'd always bring the best out of each other and produce a brilliant contest.

    That second fight just had a bit of everything. Winstone boxed absolutely beautifully for the first eight or nine rounds. I actually think it was Saldivar's greatest win and performance, too, considering what he was up against.

    What a fight.

    For blood and guts action, the usual suspects have been mentioned. The first Dave McAuley versus Fidel Bassa fight was insane, as was Chacon-Limon IV.

    For a ridiculous, scarcely-believable comeback from the jaws of defeat, though...Soo-Hwan Hong's miracle recovery against Hector Carrasquilla in the WBA's inaugural Super-Bantamweight title fight in 1977. I'm sure plenty have seen it, but for those who haven't, take a look. Phenomenal.
     
  9. mark ant

    mark ant Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Tyson took more of a beatring from Douglas who was far better than the limited Ruddock, Tyson was so static v Ruddock, Holy would have toyed with him at that stage.
     
  10. Jel

    Jel Well-Known Member Full Member

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    I think you're right. My favourite fight ever.
     
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  11. steve21

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    First thought was Holmes-Cooney; never saw a championship bout in person, but this was live on closed-circuit and as good as I was going to get. Larry never looked sharper and put on a clinic; Gerry was just game and strong enough to make it a competitive bout. And the ninth round nut shot was a bit of added entertainment (easy for me to say, Holmes was none too pleased) -

    Just my .02 ...
     
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  12. Clinton

    Clinton Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Great ****ing post Chris. Thanks
     
  13. Saad54

    Saad54 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Cornelius Boza-Edwards v. Bobby Chacon II

    It could be because I was an adolescent, but the excitement I got from watching that fight is almost indescribable.

    And no jokes please: not that kind of excitement. LOL.
     
  14. Saad54

    Saad54 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    I am sure he is talking about the second fight.

    Saad boxed in a safety first manner for much of the first fight, although it was exciting in spurts.
     
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  15. Saad54

    Saad54 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Those fights were very exciting - but they looked like glorified club fighters.
     
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