the classics

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  1. sh1tehawke

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    i have always had a passing interest in boxing but living in the uk, and not having satellite tv don't have much opportunity to watch it. i have recently though discovered the joys of youtube (i am behind the times i know!) so have decided to educate myself on the classic fights.

    like most sports fans i have seen the rumble in the jungle and the thriller in manilla and after some research am planning on watching ali's fights, the sugar ray leonard vs hearns/hagler/duran fights, sugar ray robinson vs jake la motta st valentines day massacre and joe louis vs schmelling (coz i read a good book about this a few years ago and always want to see it) to get me started.

    so gentlemen, my question is: what are the all time classic fights to add to my list that any discerning boxing fan should watch??
     
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    Hearns/Hagler
     
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    In 1996, The Ring published their list of the 100 greatest title fights. Here's the link.

    1 Muhammad Ali KO15 Joe Frazier, September 30, 1975
    2 Rocky Graziano KO6 Tony Zale, July 16, 1947
    3 Jack Dempsey KO2 Luis Firpo, September 14, 1923
    4 Joe Frazier W15 Muhammad Ali, March 8, 1971
    5 Tony Zale KO6 Rocky Graziano, September 27, 1946
    6 Joe Louis KO13 Billy Conn, June 18, 1941
    7 Marvin Hagler KO3 Thomas Hearns, April 15, 1985
    8 Aaron Pryor KO14 Alexis Arguello, November 12, 1982
    9 Sugar Ray Leonard KO14 Thomas Hearns, September 16, 1981
    10 Joe Gans DQ42 Battling Nelson , September 3, 1906

    As far as recent fights go; Israel Vazquez vs. Rafael Marquez III, Jose Luis Castillo vs. Diego Corrales I, Poonsawat Kratingdaenggym vs. Somsak Sithchatchawal, and Micky Ward vs. Arturo Gatti I are all worth the half hour.
     
  4. sh1tehawke

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    cheers man, just what i was after, should fill in a few weekends watching them! :icon_chee
     
  5. sh1tehawke

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    just watched this fight, 8 minutes of sheer intensity. i am exhausted just watching it!!
     
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    Any of the Gatti/Ward fights
     
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    Morales/Barrera

    There are two fights I remember that had everything but unfortunately had tragic outcomes, not deaths but terrible injuries so I'm not sure it would be in good taste to mention them.
     
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    i love the boxing forum.....everyone is cool... no smartass tapout kids....... may i suggest holyfield vs bowe 1.....
     
  9. Forgottoduck

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    I don't think it would be in bad taste, these guys put everything on the line and deserve and would appreciate the acknowledgement imo.
     
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    Cheers mate I'll go then.

    Nigel Benn vs Gerald McClellan, Gerald knocked Benn out of the ring in the first round and backed up his P4P hardest puncher moniker, Benn came back and a war of attrition started sadly resulting in Gerald losing and ending up with brain damage.

    Chris Eubank vs Michael Watson, Watson was well on his way to handing Chris his first defeat he had tooled him for practically the whole fight and Eubank knew he had to knock him out or that was it. Chris came out in the 12th like a man possessed and threw everything at him and most of it landed. Michael ended up in a coma and suffered brain damage and lost a lot of motor functions, he ended up learning to talk again and he finished the London marathon some years back, Chris Eubank crossed the finish line with him.

    They were brutal fights and had terrible consequences but at the time I was cheering and jumping about because they were great to watch. I always feel conflicted about this.
     
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  12. sh1tehawke

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    cheers for all the suggestions. it'll take me a while to watch them all but i will plough through...

    just been watching the last few rounds of sugar ray robinson vs jake la motta 6 and my next question is:

    is jake la motta the toughest motherfucker to ever walk the earth??? i can't remember seeing anyone take that much punishment. sugar ray was landing at will and he just wouldn't go down, just before the referee stops it he hits him with a right that i swear would kill most normal humans but he still stays up.

    incredible. men were men back then huh?
     
  13. sh1tehawke

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    yeah i can remember watching the eubank watson fight when i was a kid and all the fall out from it afterwards, awful to see someone end up like that.
     
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    Jake LaMotta's craziest fight was against a guy named Laurent Dauthuille. The fight immediately before the St. Valentine's Day Massacre, LaMotta took a hellacious beating while trying to rope-a-doping Dauthuille and wear him out. Planning to fight back with 2 minutes to go in the 15th, LaMotta lost track of time and didn't start his assault until there were only 30 seconds left. There's no (good) youtube for this fight, but there's a high quality newsreal of the end here.
     
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    Like Jake said, 'Ray hit me so many times he gave me diabetes'. Proper fucking men, not like half of these pansy arse layabout's walking the street today. Bring back National Service, that'll sort the little bastards out!!
     
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    Arturo Gatti vs. Mickey Ward 1
    Evander Holyfield vs. Dwight Muhammad Qawi 1
    Danny Lopez vs. Mike Ayala
    Lupe Pintor vs. Wilfredo Gomez
    Marco Antonio Barrera vs. Erik Morales 1 and 3
    Roberto Duran vs. Iran Barkley
    Michael Carbajal vs. Humberto Gonzales 1
    Robert Quiroga vs. Akeen Anifowoshi
    Alexis Arguello vs. Alfredo Escalera 1 and 2
    Bobby Chacon vs. Rafael Limon 4
    Bobby Chacon vs. Cornelius Booza Edwards 1 and 2
    Edwin Rosario vs. Jos
     
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    That was an immense moment.
     
  18. sh1tehawke

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    yeah good video thanks, excellent 1950's queens english commentry too :icon_lol:

    you can't really cut it much finer that he did in that fight.
     
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    Yeah man, I had a lump in my throat watching it.
     

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