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3 hours ago, Gastineau Lives said:

Just off the top of my head McLellan vs Benn, Arguello vs Pryor, Corrales vs Castillo, Mancini vs Kim, Gatti vs Ward I were better fights.

You sir are a true boxing fan. Corrales vs Castillo was epic. I'll throw in Ali vs Frazier III (Manila) and Bobby Chacon vs Bazooka Limon IV (1982)

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8 minutes ago, CTJetsFan said:

You sir are a true boxing fan. Corrales vs Castillo was epic. I'll throw in Ali vs Frazier III (Manila) and Bobby Chacon vs Bazooka Limon IV (1982)

YES. I was going to talk about Bobby Chacon. His fight with Cornelius Boza Edwards was epic as well. So many great fights between the great Mexican fighters of that era, lots of those fights in the Inglewood Forum. Danny Little Red Lopez, Albert Davila, Alfonso Zamora, Carlos Zarate, Chacon.

 

Edit: Of course I forgot the greatest of them all, Salvador Sanchez

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3 hours ago, Gastineau Lives said:

Just off the top of my head McLellan vs Benn, Arguello vs Pryor, Corrales vs Castillo, Mancini vs Kim, Gatti vs Ward I were better fights.

Most people know about the Mancini vs Kim fight because of the tragic outcome but don't realize what a great fight it was up until the end.

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44 minutes ago, CTJetsFan said:

Most people know about the Mancini vs Kim fight because of the tragic outcome but don't realize what a great fight it was up until the end.

That was the impetus for dropping from 15 rounds to 12.  I remember watching it live on broadcast TV

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1 hour ago, CTJetsFan said:

Most people know about the Mancini vs Kim fight because of the tragic outcome but don't realize what a great fight it was up until the end.

I was watching the fight at my grandmother's house. I always felt guilty (I was eleven), because I thought for a second "kill this guy".  Thoughtcrime is every Catholic boy's companion.

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1 hour ago, CTJetsFan said:

Most people know about the Mancini vs Kim fight because of the tragic outcome but don't realize what a great fight it was up until the end.

That fight was absolutely brutal . It was one of those fights I can remember exactly where I was and I remember it vividly. I was at my grandmothers house helping her with some stuff and we had the fight on a 13 inch black and white TV  because we were working in the kitchen. She was a big boxing fan and we both stopped what we were doing to watch the fight I believe it was a Sunday afternoon. I'm not 100 % sure if the fight was live or taped but I'm pretty sure it was live. I think it was one of those wide world of sports broadcasts

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2 minutes ago, Warfish said:

People still follow Boxing? 

Huh, who knew.

Was a great sport back in the day. Very well promoted, boxers doubling as memorable characters with their exceptional ability and charisma, excellent TV production and announcing. Unequalled as a spectacle, you'd always look forward to a fight.

UFC has pretty much replaced boxing now. All the stuff i mentioned above is what you're getting in UFC, and no longer seen in boxing.

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27 minutes ago, Gastineau Lives said:

I was watching the fight at my grandmother's house. I always felt guilty (I was eleven), because I thought for a second "kill this guy".  Thoughtcrime is every Catholic boy's companion.

 

6 minutes ago, Smashmouth said:

That fight was absolutely brutal . It was one of those fights I can remember exactly where I was and I remember it vividly. I was at my grandmothers house helping her with some stuff and we had the fight on a 13 inch black and white TV  because we were working in the kitchen. She was a big boxing fan and we both stopped what we were doing to watch the fight I believe it was a Sunday afternoon. I'm not 100 % sure if the fight was live or taped but I'm pretty sure it was live. I think it was one of those wide world of sports broadcasts

God, we are all old and we all watched it at our grandparents.  :)  My grandfather was a fighter. He fought at the old Garden twice.  He loved America, but was rabidly pro Italian-American.  I remember it being in the afternoon too, though I just read it was on CBS and a Saturday.  Maybe they set it up early to get the Korean audience which is probably fairly substantial.  I think it was in the parking lot of the casino.

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28 minutes ago, #27TheDominator said:

 

God, we are all old and we all watched it at our grandparents.  :)  My grandfather was a fighter. He fought at the old Garden twice.  He loved America, but was rabidly pro Italian-American.  I remember it being in the afternoon too, though I just read it was on CBS and a Saturday.  Maybe they set it up early to get the Korean audience which is probably fairly substantial.  I think it was in the parking lot of the casino.

yeah I was thinking Saturday as well and I'm sure it was around 3pm or so. I can see us sitting there watching the fight very vividly. Funny I didn't see gastineau say his grandmas house funny how all 3 of us were in the same situation . 15th ave in Brooklyn let me guess you guys are from Brooklyn as well LOL

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2 minutes ago, Smashmouth said:

yeah I was thinking Saturday as well and I'm sure it was around 3pm or so. I can see us sitting there watching the fight very vividly. Funny I didn't see gastineau say his grandmas house funny how all 3 of us were in the same situation . 15th ave in Brooklyn let me guess you guys are from Brooklyn as well LOL

16th Ave, but my grandparents had already sold the house to my parents and retired to Long Island.  We were out there, so I assumed it was summer, but just read it was November.  My parents are still there - both houses.

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1 hour ago, #27TheDominator said:

 

God, we are all old and we all watched it at our grandparents.  :)  My grandfather was a fighter. He fought at the old Garden twice.  He loved America, but was rabidly pro Italian-American.  I remember it being in the afternoon too, though I just read it was on CBS and a Saturday.  Maybe they set it up early to get the Korean audience which is probably fairly substantial.  I think it was in the parking lot of the casino.

Yes, it was CBS. Gil Clancy and Tim Ryan were the announcers.

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57 minutes ago, #27TheDominator said:

16th Ave, but my grandparents had already sold the house to my parents and retired to Long Island.  We were out there, so I assumed it was summer, but just read it was November.  My parents are still there - both houses.

wow I live in Texas now out in the country but Bensonhurst was a great place to grow up spent most of my time in the school yard playing just about every sport imaginable. 

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Made a tidy bit of money on Usyk beating Joshua.

Never can be sure how the size/power advantage would play out but Usyk’s just such a better operator. That left hand was working all night and Joshua had no answer. Usyk was relentless and probably finishes him if the fight goes another minute, Joshua was on empty.

AJ will always be dangerous but I can’t see him taking the rematch. Usyk is no Ruiz - He’s putting together a legitimately great resume. This has completely shaken up the division and while it’s a disgrace that Fury-Joshua didn’t happen when they were both on top there’s still plenty of great fights to he had.

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7 hours ago, Irish Jet said:

Made a tidy bit of money on Usyk beating Joshua.

Never can be sure how the size/power advantage would play out but Usyk’s just such a better operator. That left hand was working all night and Joshua had no answer. Usyk was relentless and probably finishes him if the fight goes another minute, Joshua was on empty.

AJ will always be dangerous but I can’t see him taking the rematch. Usyk is no Ruiz - He’s putting together a legitimately great resume. This has completely shaken up the division and while it’s a disgrace that Fury-Joshua didn’t happen when they were both on top there’s still plenty of great fights to he had.

Same. Usyk is an all-time great and has been a P4P top 2-3 fighter in the world for years already, and Joshua had already been beaten by a smaller guy. Thought the fight was easy money and my wallet is happy I was right. Also made a nice little bundle on Volkanovski later on.

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8 hours ago, Irish Jet said:

Made a tidy bit of money on Usyk beating Joshua.

Never can be sure how the size/power advantage would play out but Usyk’s just such a better operator. That left hand was working all night and Joshua had no answer. Usyk was relentless and probably finishes him if the fight goes another minute, Joshua was on empty.

AJ will always be dangerous but I can’t see him taking the rematch. Usyk is no Ruiz - He’s putting together a legitimately great resume. This has completely shaken up the division and while it’s a disgrace that Fury-Joshua didn’t happen when they were both on top there’s still plenty of great fights to he had.

Joshua has always been a bit overhyped as are most guys from the UK...I mean he has power and skills for a big man but he's extremely chiny.  I have a lot more respect then you do for Ruiz I would like to see a third fight.

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2 minutes ago, undertow said:

Joshua has always been a bit overhyped as are most guys from the UK...I mean he has power and skills for a big man but he's extremely chiny.  I have a lot more respect then you do for Ruiz I would like to see a third fight.

It’s not a knock on Ruiz to say he isn’t Usyk. Ruiz is a good fighter, Usyk is an all-time great. Joshua beat Ruiz in their rematch for reasons that won’t be there  with Usyk. Just different levels between the two really. Legit case to be made for Usyk being the best in the world at this point. I’m not sure I’d give him that distinction but the argument is there.

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31 minutes ago, RutgersJetFan said:

It’s not a knock on Ruiz to say he isn’t Usyk. Ruiz is a good fighter, Usyk is an all-time great. Joshua beat Ruiz in their rematch for reasons that won’t be there  with Usyk. Just different levels between the two really. Legit case to be made for Usyk being the best in the world at this point. I’m not sure I’d give him that distinction but the argument is there.

Yeah Usyk is impressive.  Ruiz only lost a few fights the Joshua rematch when he didn't seem to train and got fat and Joseph Parker which I actually thought he won.  I think Ruiz vs Usyk would be a war they are similar height and Ruiz has the hand speed and power to make it a classic.  Like I said I just think more of Ruiz I guess.

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