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  1. MickC

    Boxing At The Weekend...

    At end of the day Fury went in and did what he had to. He looked good and got the win and a bonus early stoppage,now onto the next fight. I know there are better fighters in the division than Schwarz but nice to see Fury sitting down on his punches and he does seem more effective when he fights as a southpaw.
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    Boxing At The Weekend...

    Did anybody expect anything different ? Arum said when he signed Fury that he would get Fury known to the wider American audience with a couple of fights and then look to go back in for the Wilder rematch. That fight just shows the state of the current Heavyweight division tbh,Shwarz was the no2 ranked WBO fighter !
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    Old boxing matches

    For Burley to get the fight with Robinson he had to take a dive in the seventh iirc,he refused and never got the shot .The other stuff Burley had to put up with in his career as well was unreal.Cus D;mato was probabaly the most instrumental In getting the mob out of boxing and he paid a heavy price for it sometimes at the expense of the amateur Tyson at the time.Its in one of the Tyson books all about it and that's also a good read how Cus went about dealing with it all and kept his life tbh .
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    Old boxing matches

    The Charley burley book is a very good read and an eye opener,how corrupt the game was back then and how the blacks struggled to get fights unless with each other,especially if they where good. Probs the best book ive read about boxing tbh.Its called Charley Burley and the Black Murderers Row. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murderers'_Row_(boxing)
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    Old boxing matches

    The Foreman v Cooney fight was decent while it lasted,clinical finish as well.I always wonder why Foreman and Holmes never fought when they where both on the comeback trail ? That would have been a good fight to watch .
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    Old boxing matches

    I watched a documentary on Jones a few year back and he did indeed take notes from studying his birds.In the documentary he had a load of birds out on tie outs in a big field. Before the Hopkins rematch they where having a bit of back and forth and Hopkins threatened to call round and neck his birds. lol
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    Old boxing matches

    Mayweathers the biggest draw in America and nobody fills Las Vegas out like him but to get the fight with him you have to concede to everything.Mayweathers money making power has got him away with all sorts over the years from multiple failed tests to illegal use of iv drips,Ive said it before but he is the next Lance Armstrong ! He also avoided fights with these fighters In there prime to name a few Tszyu Williams Pacquiao Mosley Cotto . He clearly lost to Castillo but got the nod,he would only fight Hatton at welter and still dipped testing, he retired to get out of the ODH rematch,yet he still calls himself the GOAT ! There are plenty of fighters fitting of the title GOAT and we could argue all day but at least two fighters in recent memory are easy up there with Mayweather,one was the great Julio Cesar Chavez who did not lose until his 91st fight at 33 years old iirc and the other the brilliant Roy Jones . https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/syndication.bleacherreport.com/amp/2564052-floyd-a-farce-ped-report-further-clouds-mayweathers-legacy.amp.html
  8. MickC

    Old boxing matches

    Exactly Gnash its all just our own opinions at the end of the day .
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    Old boxing matches

    I would have to watch it again Gnash, (been a good while now)but it was Hagler who pressed the fight, was never backed up and was punching with more authority. Obviously the judge that had it 118/110 bought into Leonards plan of stealing rounds by looking good in last 30 seconds of the round.We could go back and forth all night Gnash, even all the experts are still split over the decision all these years later . This a decent link about the fight which is also split over who won. https://www.ringtv.com/491719-hagler-leonard-debate-rages/
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    Old boxing matches

    Leonard refused the immediate rematch with Hagler so Hagler got sick of waiting and playing Leonards tune like he had done for years and retired.The loss took a heavy toll on Hagler and not long after the fight he moved to Italy where he still lives. Arum came in at a later date to try and persuade him to do the rematch but Hagler refused and insisted he was staying retired and done with boxing. The loss still affects him today .
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    Old boxing matches

    Yes Gnash I watched it back then and a few times since lol.Leonard had not fought for just under 3 years but had fought 4/5 fights behind closed doors in the build up to the Hagler fight,had Hagler known this I doubt he would have conceded everything to Leonard to get the fight made. Leonard was a smart clever man who used his popularity to get a lot of things in his favour for fights.Hagler did give away the first 3/4 rounds of the fight but Leonard knew this as he had even hired Compubox to get him the data from Haglers previous 5 fights which showed him to be a slow starter hence why Leonard started fast and insisted the fight was 12 rounds and not 15.Anyway two greats went at it and the decision still causes a heated debate over 30 years later. For me Leonard was all about looking flash in bursts to catch the judges eyes and then hanging onto Hagler to prevent him working,had the ref done his job and taken even one point that was Leonards game plan done,I still had Hagler by 2 rounds though.Anyway Leonard got the nod but his popularity took a hit after the Hagler fight and for his next fight with Lalonde they had to give over 5000 tickets away for free to fill Caesars Palace.In the fight Lalonde came in light at 168 instead of 175 as not only was Lalondes WBC light heavyweight belt on the line but also the new WBC super middle weight belt so Leonard had insisted that Lalonde come in at the super middleweight limit.Leonard won by stoppage to win both belts but that is another debate, if he is truly a 5 weight world champion or not ? as he got two belts for different weight classes in only one fight (he also had a weight clause in the Hearn rematch).Like I say Leonard was a very smart man and he knew how to sell himself as well as get as much as he could in his favour before the fight,a blue print which is still being used in Las Vegas today by both Mayweather and Canelo .
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    Old boxing matches

    Or Leonard arguably lost to all three, the Hearn rematch decision was a bad one ad was the Hagler decision imo. But hey its boxing and everybody see it differently .
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    Old boxing matches

    Heres a link about that fight and what happened between the late Ingle and Hamed . https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/amp.theguardian.com/sport/2006/may/14/boxing.comment
  14. MickC

    Old boxing matches

    Jones had some A+ god given talent,speed,reflexes,ability and boxing iq he really was top drawer . Toney Hopkins Griffin Malinga Mcallum Grant Hill Tate Gonzalez he beat them with ease.Ruiz may not have been the best of Heavyweights but it still was an achievement considering Jones started out at Middleweight.
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    Old boxing matches

    Out of them all Hagler Leonard Hearns Duran it was Hagler who had the best record and only lost to one of them controversially. When debating/comparing these four fighters you realise how poor todays boxing really is.
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