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I'll open this one up with a classic... (was fortunate to be there for this).



05-Feb-2014 08:53 AM
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RE: The Boxing Thread
Who's your favourite fighters past and present? and favourite fights?
05-Feb-2014 08:57 AM
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Hi mate looking forward to George Groves knocking Froch's block off in the rematch.Can name many favourite fighters from past in the UK,but SRL was amazing in his prime.

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11-Mar-2014 06:16 AM
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RE: The Boxing Thread
Hi Sid,

I'm eagerly anticipating the rematch too. I thought the stoppage in the first fight was ridiculously premature. Big arena to fill though... I'll be interested to hear how many tickets they sell. Eddie Hearn thinks 50,000-60,000 minimum.

SRL was a legend. His book is a good read too. Marvin Hagler was my favourite fighter - I thought he was a bit unlucky with the SRL decision but it wasn't a travesty in boxing terms - could have gone either way.

Other faves included JC Chavez, Tyson, Lennox Lewis, Barrera, Benn, Eubank, Calzaghe. Plenty more also.
11-Mar-2014 06:27 AM
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60,000 were sold in under a hour for GG & Froch more tickets will be sold.Marvin Hagler was great who can forget that night he won v Alan Minter.Saying that the crowd was bad after the fight,no wonder Hagler never came back to the UK.I've many faves from Benn, Eubank, Calzaghe,Tony Sibson,Lennox Lewis,Lloyd Honeyghan,Azumah Nelson,Salvador Sanchez.I could name many more.

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11-Mar-2014 03:30 PM
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Wow, that's pretty amazing on the ticket sales front. Hearn said if he sold 60,000 then they'd take it upto 80,000 capacity for the fight.

Who are you picking?
12-Mar-2014 02:57 AM
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I fancy Froch for that. I think he was going to win the first fight with a KO, if not when the ref stopped it, then soon after.

SRL's autobiography is one of the best I've read. Especially on the Duran fights, and Duran's animalistic approach to "mind games." It kinda got under Sugar's skin and he fought the first fight in a wholly different way to the rematch. I think he sort of went against his principles in the first fight, in order to beat Duran at his own game. He lost. Interestingly, he says in the book that had the fight been the day before, or the day after, he thinks he'd have won, but he more or less woke up that day on the wrong side of the bed...

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12-Mar-2014 11:42 AM
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RE: The Boxing Thread
The single most incredible fight I recall witnessing was Pryor-Arguello in what was likely 1982 or thereabouts. It was just an insane battle. Very old memories of Ali-Frazier and Ali-Norton, but plenty of memories of Holmes and Tyson. Roberto Duran was an animal and just tough as nails. Boxing went away for awhile in the States, but over the last decade has returned on HBO. With the rise of MMA and other things, I question if boxing will ever return to what it was in the Seventies and Eighties.

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12-Mar-2014 11:55 AM
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Pryor-Arguello was a great fight. I didn't watch live but it's in my boxing collection. The old adage where a good "big un" beats a good "little un" bears fruit. Arguello is a better boxer historically though.
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No boxing thread would be complete without Hagler/Hearns...



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(12-Mar-2014 02:57 AM)britbox Wrote:  Wow, that's pretty amazing on the ticket sales front. Hearn said if he sold 60,000 then they'd take it upto 80,000 capacity for the fight.

Who are you picking?

Groves by KO or wide points.

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13-Mar-2014 01:58 PM
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(13-Mar-2014 10:17 AM)britbox Wrote:  No boxing thread would be complete without Hagler/Hearns...




3 of the best rounds your ever see that Big Smile One of my all time fav fights was SRL & Hearns (first fight)

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George Groves completed a Rubik's cube on stage while Carl Froch was being interviewed.

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I'm going to go with Groves too. I think Froch's past his best and wasn't hard to hit anyway. Andre Ward's the best guy at the weight by a stretch, but I like Grove's mentality... I watched his fights against DeGale and Paul Smith. He packs a decent shot. I'm going Groves.
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RE: The Boxing Thread
Anyone saw Floyd's last fight? Getting old or just a shaky night? Granted, he still won, of course.
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