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JR 137
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 02, 2015 7:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

An old thread, but I had to dig it up because I miss boxing soooo much. I grew up watching Hagler, Hearnes, Leonard, and Duran. Whenever they fought, it was like the Super Bowl. Everyone got together. I started losing interest around the time De La Hoya retired. There was a dip in talent, PPV had a monopoly on good fights, HBO basically threw in the towel, and I think regular boxing like Tuesday Night Fights on USA Network went off the air. My 2 favorites to watch, which are a tie...

Julio Cesar Chavez - The knockout artist who didn't have a typical knockout punch. He wore his opponents down using angles and a solid mix of body shots and head shots. It seemed like he knocked out everyone in the 7th round. He could box and stand toe to toe. Always looked like he got stronger as the fight wore on. Always looked like he was in control. Never looked beat up after a fight until he fought De La Hoya the first time.

Mike Tyson - If he could have kept his head on straight, I think he'd have been the best of all time. After D'Amato and Abrams's death, he fired anyone around him who wasn't a yes man. Surrounded himself with people who only told him what he wanted to hear, not what he had to hear. He forgot that his movement was what made him such a hard target and explosive puncher/counter puncher. He figured he could knock anyone out with 1 punch. He was right, but he didn't remember that anyone else could do the same. He only trained for 3 days for Buster Douglas. And it showed. After Douglas, he stood up straight and threw haymakers. He became a punching bag for anyone who knew how to keep him on the outside and move. Holyfield and Lennox Lewis exploited this.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 12, 2016 10:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a few favorites. Marvin Hagler, Julio Cesar Chavez, & Mickey Ward.

As for women's boxers: Chris Kruez & Bridgett Riley. Holly Holm sure has talent as well.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2018 4:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mike Tyson!
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