Which kind of fight do you prefer: knock-down, drag-out brawls or tactical, craft-filled fights?

Discussion in 'World Boxing Forum' started by Marcus S., Oct 10, 2022.

  1. Boxing2019

    Boxing2019 If you want peace, prepare war. Full Member

    Jul 22, 2019
    Ike v Tua

    Foreman v Lyle

    Joshua v Ruiz I

    Wider v Fury III
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  2. Serge

    Serge Ginger Dracula Staff Member

    Jul 21, 2009
    I like watching magicians like Loma force their opponents to quit through nothing but the application of otherworldly skill and technical wizardly whilst somehow simultaneously fighting with a very aggressive style and being able to be pull off being one of the best offensive and best defensive fighters in the sport. And I mean actual slickness and defensive greatness to avoid getting hit not risk averse running, octopus grabbing, boxing at range behind a long jab, ducking below waist level, and the use of various other illegal or cowardly tactics ''great defence''

    I also like watching elite slow-fast speed maestros like Big Joe Joyce defy the laws of physics whilst simultaneously baffle all the DKSAB and DKSASFS brigades with his next level slow-fast speed magic
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  3. JOKER

    JOKER Raiden's Big Papi Full Member

    Dec 18, 2019
    I prefer ultra violence carried out at the elite level —
    • Pacquiao-Marquez IV
    • Inoue fights
    • Beterbiev-Gvozdyk
    • Duran-Hearns
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  4. BCS8

    BCS8 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Aug 21, 2012

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  5. The Professor

    The Professor Socialist Ring Leader Staff Member

    Sep 29, 2008
    Brawl. All day every day. Sorry purists but watching the "sweet science " of boxing, while often more impressive, it is also usually far less entertaining than an old fashioned donnybrook!
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  6. Fogger

    Fogger Boxing Addict Full Member

    Aug 9, 2021
    One of the factors that made watching the Four Kings fight so enjoyable is that all four of them were skilled at both styles of fighting. I prefer a fight that has both but forced to pick one I will go with an educated brawl.
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  7. Rollin

    Rollin Active Member Full Member

    Nov 17, 2021
    Inoue vs Donaire I is my kind of fight.
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  8. Flo_Raiden

    Flo_Raiden Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Oct 12, 2010
    Depends on the fighters involved. Many of us would like to see a good brawl but we also want to see the technical side of it. You can have the best of the both worlds where we see a violent chess match that's grueling and beautiful. The Barrera vs Morales fights are a shining example of fights being a brawl and also highly technical as well.
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  9. One more round

    One more round Member Full Member

    Sep 13, 2022
    The one that finishes and I am gutted it cannot go on for another 12 rounds. For me it is either, but the best fights are where the momentum keeps switching between the fighters, making it harder to know what is going to happen. Whether that is a tactical affair or a shootout I am not fussed.
  10. Flo_Raiden

    Flo_Raiden Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Oct 12, 2010
    Just so we have this defined correctly:

    Knock-Down filled fights:
    Jose Zepeda vs Ivan Baranchyk
    Naseem Hamed vs Kevin Kelley

    Drag-Out Brawls:
    Arturo Gatti vs Micky Ward
    Bobby Chacon vs Rafael Limon

    Craft-Filled Fights:
    James Toney vs Mike McCallum
    Pernell Whitaker vs Buddy McGirt
    Last edited: Oct 12, 2022
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  11. Marcus S.

    Marcus S. Member Full Member

    Aug 24, 2022
    Exactly. That's a perfect summation.
  12. Grinder

    Grinder Dude, don't call me Dude Full Member

    Mar 24, 2005
    Tony v McCallum is a much higher level fight than Gatti v Ward. I liked Corales v Castillo 1, two great fighters just throwing down. Also Marquez v Vazquez fights, just amazing skill, power, durability and brutality. They're the ones who deserve the big bucks, not phloyd.
  13. UniversalPart

    UniversalPart Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Jul 1, 2010
    I like eye pleasing styles where I can sit back and say "wow" and really show apprciation.

    I don't really like scrappy fights where people just swing away because to me it shows the fighter is not putting a lot of work in the gym to learn their craft and develop a high ring IQ.

    Someone like Chocolatito I can watch all day long.

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  14. BenUndertheradar

    BenUndertheradar New Member Full Member

    Sep 25, 2022
    What the Joyce/Parker fight was, which category is that? Two guys taking hits in order to throw punches, not holding back.
  15. reckless

    reckless Active Member Full Member

    Mar 18, 2018
    Holyfield vs Bowe style technical brawls.

    Also fights where a dominant champion is given a good beating like Tyson vs Douglas.