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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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PostPosted: Wed Mar 24, 2021 3:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kuma wrote:
Jack Dempsey.
Muhammad Ali is one of my Favorite boxer
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SLK59
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 24, 2021 10:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another enthusiastic vote for Muhammad Ali, “the Greatest!”
https://youtu.be/C_fEIVwjrew

Even more impressive when one remembers that he was not allowed to fight during his prime fighting years (1967-1970, when he was aged 25-29), for his refusal to serve in the US Armed Forces during the Vietnam War.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 13, 2021 1:49 pm    Post subject: Boxing Reply with quote

For me I would say Muhummad Ali. Then Holmes, then Holyfield, then Hagler, Lennox Lewis.
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