Who was your fathers favorite fighter?

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  1. tinman

    tinman Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Got into boxing because my dad liked it. As a kid my fathers favorite fighter was Marco Antonio Barrera, he had taped the Barrera Hamed fight and I remember him watching it at least 10 times.

    His all time favorite fighter is Alexis Arguello. His brother and my Uncle told me that my dad was in tears (literally crying) when Arguello was brutally stopped by Pryor. Thought that was odd because my dad has never been an emotional guy and I've never seen him cry.
     
  2. Bulldog24

    Bulldog24 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    KernowWarrior Bob Fitzsimmons much bigger brother. Full Member

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    Serge CEO of Wasserman Boxing Staff Member

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  7. AwardedSteak863

    AwardedSteak863 Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Duran. He also really liked Lamotta when he was a kid growing up in New York.
     
  8. AdamT

    AdamT Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Ali and Marvin Hagler
     
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  10. Fogger

    Fogger Well-Known Member Full Member

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    I also got into boxing because of my dad. His two favorite fighters were Benny Leonard as a kid and Rocky Marciano as an adult.
     
  11. TFP

    TFP Member Full Member

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    My dad was really into boxing as a young man, before becoming a parent, in the 1970s. A Brit, he was quite a big fan [in the sense of liking rather than rating him as an outstanding talent] of then-'local hero' Richard Dunn. But of course he appreciated the very best fighters of his day such as Ali [obviously] and Duran.
     
  12. Mitch87

    Mitch87 Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Ali, Lewis and Bruno.
     
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  13. gneall

    gneall Member Full Member

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    Pretty sure it was Hagler + Tyson
     
  14. DaRealJT

    DaRealJT 32–0–1 Full Member

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    Not a boxer, but Bruce Lee.
     
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  15. Furey

    Furey EST & REG 2009 Full Member

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    Ray Leonard
     
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