The Historic Forum's 'what fights did you watch today' thread

Jun 8, 2012
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Well lads, thought this thread would be a good addition to have here:good

I watched Miguel 'Happy' Lora vs Daniel Zaragoza today for the bantamweight title. This is my first time watching the Colombian Lora and I was impressed, it was a excellent performance against a good fighter. Lora dominated the first half of the fight, using very good head and lateral movement to evade almost all of the taller, rangier punching Zaragozas work. Lora timed the right hand to perfection in the first half of the fight, nailing the Mexican with it in every round, with the uppercut and hook working very well as counter punch. Zarazgoza was knocked down and badly hurt in the 4th and 5th rounds, once with an uppercut to the jaw and again with a left hook to the body. Zarazgoza seemed to come back into as the rounds wore on and Lora slowed down though, landing some decent shots and taking three or four rounds of the second half. I didnt score it but it was a comfortable victory in the end for Lora, who looked top class in his prime.
 
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(highlights) mclarnin v leonard, not much to see really, mclarnin ross 3, ross was the shit. mclarnin canzoneri 1, love how relxed canzoneri is
armstrong v garcia 2 maybe garcia deserved the decision. Armstrongs style shouldn't work like that against bigger men, especially 3 weights up.
 

Yiddle

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I have seen this fight quite a few times and always score it very closely to chang 6-5-1 the last few times but I cant recall scoring it to chang by more than a couple of rounds .

am I missing something here I find the 116-112 a little to wide and the 119-112 just laughable , am I way off with my scoring
 

Lester1583

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McCallum-Skouma is a good fight to watch if you're a fan of Bodysnatcher.

Hard-punching Skouma put up a spirited effort in defeat - he took a serious beating but caught McCallum with some big shots.


Skouma vs always inconsistent Drayton is a fairly good fight too.
 
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Bladerunner

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Rubin Carter-Jimmy Ellis, decent fight with Carter stalking and Ellis boxing , Carter dropped Ellis in the fourth and landed the more telling blows i think the decision in his favor was fair, BTW anyone else think Ellis was better at HW than he was at MW?

Also saw:
Terron Millett-Vince Phillips(past his best Phillips gets demolished here).
Terron Millet-Virgil McClendon(Good action, not much skilled involved, Millet was the just winner).
Victor Cordoba-Christophe Tiozzo(The underrated colombian cordoba's superior punching power and steady pressure wore Tiozzo down and stopped him in the ninth, good exchanges in this fight).
Zolt Erdei-Julio Gonzalez(Typical Erdei fight with him not throwing much but still managing to outland his opponent Gonzalez who came forward the all time without much success, Gonzales was a tough cookie and he never stopped trying but it just wasnt enough to beat the more skilled champion ).
 

Luf

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recently watched canzoneri v chocolate; leonard v tendler and armstrong v ross as i posted them on another thread.

they're a credit to the era and pisses in the face of the modernist argument. they look as good then as anyone does today and against truly great opponents to boot.l
 

Yiddle

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Earlier watched sean o'grady vs hilmer Kenty , Kenty was heavily favoured going into this fight . I remember when I was much younger reading that Kenty was expected to win this and retain his title . I hadn't seen this fight for a few years but it didn't disappoint my memory of the fight its a pretty good fight which I had o'grady clearly winning by 10-5 and with 1 even
 
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Just watched Hearns Barkley 1. Who would of thought that would of happened at the time? Just before the knockout, Hearns corner are shouting to him, "keep them downstairs". Bad advice! I think it was Gil Clancy who said afterwards "just goes to show,anything can happen in boxing! Barkley "I didn't have time to bleed".
 
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Earlier watched sean o'grady vs hilmer Kenty , Kenty was heavily favoured going into this fight . I remember when I was much younger reading that Kenty was expected to win this and retain his title . I hadn't seen this fight for a few years but it didn't disappoint my memory of the fight its a pretty good fight which I had o'grady clearly winning by 10-5 and with 1 even
I enjoyed that fight, i was surprised at the time, I expected Kenty to win. Some lovely body punching by O'Grady