Best Old Man performances vs a younger opponent?

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Just reading interviews where Golovkin is saying 'he feels 25' ...

It sounds like he's concerned he's 36 and Canlo is still yet to peak, age wise.

But regardless of that what are the best old man performances?

In recent years Klitschko - the same age as me - putting Joshua on the floor and almost finishing him was pretty incredible. Hopkins, in his 50s, ending the KO run of Kovalev and going in as a betting favourite in some places was off the scale.

Sergio Martinez had some big wins at nearly 40 too, I think?

What's the best old man win?

And best old man performance?
 
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Herol graham vs Charles Brewer
Mike McCallum vs James Toney 1 and 2
Archie Moore vs Yvon Durelle
Hopkins vs Pavlik
Hopkins vs Jean Pascal 1 and 2
Erik Morales vs Marco Madiana
Sugar Ray Robinson vs Gene Fullmer 2
Shane Mosley vs Antonio Margarito
Daniel Zaragoza vs Wayne McCullough
Roberto Duran vs Iran Barkley
Jersey Joe Walcott vs Ezzard Charles 3
 
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Morales maidana stands out from recent memory. Had a tear in my watching that legend give us one last stand
This. It doesn't matter if he lost. I genuinely expected the worst was going to happen in that fight. I remember going mental when Morales wobbled him in the 8th. Someone posted here before that in a way it was more poetic Morales lost and I agree with that.

Pavlik-Hopkins deserves a shout here too. Another fight where I felt the older man would take a massive beating despite Pavlik moving up 10 pounds. Hopkins made a fucking mockery of the odds. People forget that Pavlik was the true champ at 160 and at the time he was a feared puncher. Popkins took him to school and his bravado in front of press row was fucking class. Another of the Hopkins fights where I thought it was the perfect time for him to retire. Who fuckin knew he'd be around for near another decade after that.

I'm not entirely sure of Davey Moore's standing at the time but Roberto Duran dishing out one of boxing's famous beatings is always mentioned in these type of threads. Fuck me Duran battered him.
 

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This. It doesn't matter if he lost. I genuinely expected the worst was going to happen in that fight. I remember going mental when Morales wobbled him in the 8th. Someone posted here before that in a way it was more poetic Morales lost and I agree with that.

Pavlik-Hopkins deserves a shout here too. Another fight where I felt the older man would take a massive beating despite Pavlik moving up 10 pounds. Hopkins made a fucking mockery of the odds. People forget that Pavlik was the true champ at 160 and at the time he was a feared puncher. Popkins took him to school and his bravado in front of press row was fucking class. Another of the Hopkins fights where I thought it was the perfect time for him to retire. Who fuckin knew he'd be around for near another decade after that.

I'm not entirely sure of Davey Moore's standing at the time but Roberto Duran dishing out one of boxing's famous beatings is always mentioned in these type of threads. Fuck me Duran battered him.
I remember the rbr. It was utterly mental. First time everyone on the forum came together in unison and lost their shit at that performance. Especially when he rocked maidana! Chills
 

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I always enjoyed Morales performance against Maidana. Everyone including myself feared for his life. He injured his eye in the first to only too turn back the clock and put on a great performance, even had Maidana realing at one point with a peach of a left hook if I remember correctly. I scored it a draw, Maidana got the MD, Morales won the event.

My mate was in Vegas at the time with his missus outside the MGM when one of the staff approached him and said if he was interested in watching the boxing card for nothing and he said no as he didnt know who Guererro or Katsidis were :lol: ......fucking casual.
 
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40 year old Carl Thompson stopping a young David Haye
That's a great shout.

I was there that evening and it still remains one of he best memories I have from attending fights.

Even though we all knew what Carl Thompson could do we thought it was over during the second, o ye of little faith!

Even the revelations in the authorised Haye biography about his lack of Haye's disgraceful lack of training leading up to it cannot take anything away from Thompson's win.

However, unlike some of those who will be mentioned elsewhere (and I'm thinking about Pavlik primarily) Haye learnt the lessons taught that evening to his benefit and became everything he could have been.
 
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He didn't win but a recent one would be Wlad's performance against AJ. Considering his age and inactivity he fought his bollocks off.
I'm not sure if I would put that in the category of an old man schooling a youngster to be honest. More of a great fighter having one last great fight in them.
 
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I'm not entirely sure of Davey Moore's standing at the time but Roberto Duran dishing out one of boxing's famous beatings is always mentioned in these type of threads. Fuck me Duran battered him.
If I remember correctly, Moore wasn't being touted as someone who could be something very special.

The shock came from those who had wrote Duran off post no mas and thought he was finished at that level.

A story I'll never tire of telling about the aftermath of that fight...

Duran was invited back to the Presidential Palace in Panama City and was addressing the large crowd which had gathered outside from the balcony. At one point he pointed to the WBA belt he was wearing and said "This is for you"...

Unfortunately, his waist was hidden behind the balcony and to the thousands of people watching from below it looked like he was pointing to his dick!
 
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Tony Thompson must have been getting on a bit when he beat Price. I remember he was riciculous odds to win the rematch. Caused Frank to turn into Kellie after his post fight breakdown
 
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Tony Thompson must have been getting on a bit when he beat Price. I remember he was riciculous odds to win the rematch. Caused Frank to turn into Kellie after his post fight breakdown
How old was his wife post Price win, that is concerning ;-)
 
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If I remember correctly, Moore wasn't being touted as someone who could be something very special.

The shock came from those who had wrote Duran off post no mas and thought he was finished at that level.

A story I'll never tire of telling about the aftermath of that fight...

Duran was invited back to the Presidential Palace in Panama City and was addressing the large crowd which had gathered outside from the balcony. At one point he pointed to the WBA belt he was wearing and said "This is for you"...

Unfortunately, his waist was hidden behind the balcony and to the thousands of people watching from below it looked like he was pointing to his dick!
:lol: Duran was the man.
 
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