Anyone notice the last few BIG fights have not dissapointed

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  1. BR

    BR Purple Belt

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    I remember last July when we all saw the schedule from august until the end of the year and we were all excited. Then August came around and all the fights scheduled for agust seemed to get canceled. The starting in November there have been great fights.

    Pavlik v Taylor II
    Rafael Marquez v Israel Vasquez II
    Calzaghe v Kessler
    Pacquio v Barrera- was dissapointing.
    Cotto v Mosley
    Mayweather v Hatton
    Trinidad v Jones- suprisingly entertaining
    Pavlik v Taylor II
    JMM v Pacquaio

    All very good to great fights. None of them were one sided beatdowns or boring fights. Lets hope Calzaghe v Hopkins continues the trend.
     
  2. Bonos

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    Klitschko vs. Ibragimov was garbage, no one anticipated that it would be that bad, even with the lowering standards of the heavyweight division.
     
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    Calzaghe v Hopkins will not be entertaining for the average fan , but the fight is massive and i'll enjoy it either way
     
  4. TX911

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    notice how none of those guys are heavyweights? Boxing is doing great, but Americans have always equated boxing with the heavyweights. Someone really needs to show up and save that division
     
  5. BR

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    Well if you notice I mentioned big fights. I dont think too many people equate BIG fights with the heavies anymore or at least not annyone that I know.
     
  6. TX911

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    i know, it's really fucking sad. We need another phenom like Tyson to show up and fast. I don't even care if he's a goddamn loonie like Tyson either. Just a polarizing character that knocks people out
     
  7. INS

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    I don't think so.

    Look at the De La Hoya or Mayweather ppv numbers.
     
  8. JuanLeche

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    word, we still have more to come too!!
     
  9. BR

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    To be honest I have never founf the heavies to be that entertaining. Dont know why.
     
  10. TX911

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    those guys are the 2 exceptions.
     
  11. thethirddiaz

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    The Klitschko fight was bad, but I thought the Peter fight was pretty good. Still heavies aren't good.

    About the OP, I am actually getting back into boxing thanks to some of these great fights recently.
     
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    last year and this year have been great for boxing,
    i'd say the past 3 years have really taken off.
     
  13. Cold_Sun

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    The Peter fight was good, but it wasn't great. The Diaz-Campbell fight is a hard act to follow though.
     
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    With most Hopkins fights I think this.
    Typically, if there's a big fight coming up with Hopkins I don't invite my other friends that are border-line boxing fans. Because I don't want to hear them bitch about how boring a fight they believe it to be, ruins the experience for me.
    But Calzaghe is that type of fighter that, regardless of who he is fighting, he'll bring the fight to them. The times I thought he would fight more passive, against B. Mitchell and Lacy, he seemed to fight even more active than when fighting another boxer with less power (less than Mitchell and Lacy).
    I think Joe's a safe bet to always give an exciting show. Even against a guy like Hopkins.
     
  15. Necrocide

    Necrocide Hot! Spicy! Tastes Great!

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    If David Haye moves up and has success at heavyweight, he'll get some buzz going. I'll be pulling for him.
     
  16. Tam-Tam

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    Taylor v Pavlik II was a huge letdown, IMO. Taylor did not come with any kind of gameplan to win the fight.

    Trinidad and Jones wasn't any kind of fight either.

    But boxing HAS been ona serious upswing for the past two years or so. The big fights are being made and the results are positive for the sport in most cases. More please.
     

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