Your unpopular boxing opinions

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  1. PhillyPhan69

    PhillyPhan69 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Watched it last year for the first time. Very good documentary
     
  2. Gatekeeper

    Gatekeeper Active Member Full Member

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    Don't think that's an unpopular opinion, thought it was common knowledge that Collins fought Benn and Eubank when they were faded, Benn had just lost to Malinga and had been damaged by the war with McClellan and all the other tough fights he had been in. Eubank was never the same fighter after Watson fights and even then he arguably won the first fight with Collins.
     
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  3. NoNeck

    NoNeck Pugilist Specialist Full Member

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    He was white though.
     
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  4. Humean

    Humean New Member Full Member

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    Those were probably not even my most unpopular opinions. I have maybe half a dozen more than might alienate everyone.
     
  5. Drew101

    Drew101 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Last time I scored Leonard-Duran 1 143-142...for Leonard.

    Gave SRL 1, 5, 6, 10, 11, 13, 14, 15 for those looking for a RBR scorecard.
     
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  6. escudo

    escudo Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Middle 3 are legit enough for me two ignore the first and last.
     
  7. escudo

    escudo Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Hearns @147 was a weight bully.
     
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  8. escudo

    escudo Well-Known Member Full Member

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    If that is Dempsey looking like crap, hate to hear what you say about big Jess.
     
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  9. KuRuPT

    KuRuPT Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Bravo!! You figured out a way to give SRL a fight I can never see giving him.
     
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  10. George Crowcroft

    George Crowcroft Youngest Ezzard Charles Fan Ever Full Member

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    I quite like the idea of Mayweather fighting like Robinson or Charles. He was a very accurate puncher and with good hand speed and Excellent timing. However his lack of power could be a problem
     
  11. Drew101

    Drew101 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    There are a ton of swing rounds, so I'm not gonna claim robbery...But honestly, in the rounds I gave him, Leonard did enough in my opinion to take those particular frames.
     
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  12. mrkoolkevin

    mrkoolkevin Not here for the fairy tales Full Member

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    Very close, competitive fight indeed.
     
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  13. KuRuPT

    KuRuPT Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    I was a competitive fight, but with a decisive winner in Duran.
     
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  14. KuRuPT

    KuRuPT Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    We could go over those rounds, and discuss them in more depth, but I'm not sure where we'd get with that. I have no issue with somebody saying it was a competitive fight, because it was just that, but it was more competitive than it was close. Duran dominated the rounds he won, and clearly so, SRL squeaked by the rounds you likely gave him. That makes a huge difference when looking at the fight as a whole. Ask yourself, would you have rather been SRL after that fight or Duran. Sometimes that can give a decent indication about who was landing the more telling blows and being more dominant in the ring. To me that was unquestionably Duran.
     
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  15. Drew101

    Drew101 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Ultimately, we'd get to a standoff. For the record, I thought Duran won most of his rounds more clearly (2-4 and 9, and I feel pretty confident giving him 12). But I also feel confident giving Leonard round 1, 6 and 13-15. That leaves five rounds up for grabs, and yeah...I think you can easily give SRL three of those that remain. Sometimes a fighter can win the narrative, but lose the rounds....and this was one of those times, imo.
     
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