Your fav Lou Saverese fight or Frans Botha

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  1. Big Boy Battersby

    Big Boy Battersby New Member banned Full Member

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    Both of em are my favourites especially Savarese

    Shoot .. then i will tell you mine
     
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  2. Devon

    Devon Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Why are they your favourite fighters?
     
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  3. Fergy

    Fergy Boxing Junkie banned Full Member

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    I don't know, so many to choose??
     
  4. Stiches Yarn

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    When both fighters got sparked by a washed up tyson
     
  5. AwardedSteak863

    AwardedSteak863 Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Kind of hard to believe that of all of the truly great fighters out there that these two would be the OP's favorites.

    I definitely believe Botha was superior to Savarese. He was easily beating a shop worn Tyson when he got caught with one of the best right hands I have seen. He was always game but was definitely not a championship level fighter. With that said, he gave every ounce of himself in his title fight loss to Michale Moorer. Moorer landed some downright bombs on him before he finally stopped him in the 12th.
     
  6. Bronze Tiger

    Bronze Tiger Well-Known Member Full Member

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    That right hand sounded like a car crash
     
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  7. Bronze Tiger

    Bronze Tiger Well-Known Member Full Member

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    If memory serves me correct ...wasn’t Lou Savarese vs Lance Whitaker a good fight ?
     
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  8. Bronze Tiger

    Bronze Tiger Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Which one was the fight on HBO ...when Steve Smoger coached him to beat the count
     
  9. Saintpat

    Saintpat Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    My favorite Botha fight has nothing to do with the actual fight, but I like the fight that the White Buffalo fought the Black Rhino (Clifford Etienne).
     
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  10. KidDynamite

    KidDynamite Boxing Addict Full Member

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    The Tyson fights

    Tyson lunging and dropping Savarese with a brutal shot to the corner of the head ... Was his first punch of the fight iirc

    And the titanic right hand he hit Botha with
     
  11. Moggy94

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    Yeah that's a very good forgotten fight
     
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  12. Fergy

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    And knocking down the ref in the Savarese fight Lol..
     
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  13. fists of fury

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    I saw a lot more of Botha than Savarese.

    The last one I watched was when he faced Holyfield. By then both were very shopworn.
    Botha did what he always did, giving Holyfield something to think about before inevitably losing. Botha went in there with quite a few big names.
     
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  14. Big Boy Battersby

    Big Boy Battersby New Member banned Full Member

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    Thanks for all of the posts guys but if we exclude Tyson from the equation then what are your favourite fights of these two warriors
     
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  15. young griffo

    young griffo Boxing Addict Full Member

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    I always respected the White Buffalo. What he lacked in talent he made up for with guts. He’d step in with anyone despite lacking size, power, skills and speed. He’d always do his best though. Hats off to him.
     
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