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

May 24, 2013
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Watched Mosley v Margarito last night...first time I had watched it. Great performance by Mosley, and highlights the difference between a world-class pro and a merely good one.

Also watched Pacquiao v De La Hoya. Pac fought a tactically astute fight and I had forgotten just how once-sided it was. From the 4th round on, it was a whitewash. I don't think Oscar ever looked so bad.
 
May 30, 2013
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Pac-Bradley makes me angry. BAD robbery, one that has never made any sense to me. Pac-Marquez III I'm up for, though.
 

Luf

Jun 6, 2012
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pac-jmm

1: p
2: m
3: p
4: m*
5: m
6: p
7: m
8: m
9: m*
10: p
11: m
12: p

113-115

could see 4&9 going to pac, very very close fight imo. when i watched it live i had it a draw and today i still think it could have gone either way. would have loved marquez to get the decision as the underdog but i don't see a robbery.
 

tommygun711

You don't have the capability for mayhem
Jun 4, 2013
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Rewatched Bradley vs Provodnikov, such a great fight man. Bradley resembles Holyfield in every way imaginable. The only thing that he doesn't have that Holyfield had was power, Holyfield managed to stun alot of durable opponents and Bradley really has none of that.
 
May 30, 2013
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We had it the same, but I viewed it a bit clearer with Marquez picking up the 3rd as well. Marquez controlled this fight: He was never in trouble, he was never confused, and he was always in command. He landed the better shots, his defense was nearly flawless, and he had Pacquaio reacting, hardly ever acting. I had it 116-112, and it felt a bit like a robbery to me. Mainly, the guy who won the fight didn't win the fight. He landed only a handful of significant shots, looked uncomfortable all night, and missed in amateurish fashion rather often. The guy making him miss, maneuvering him around the ring, and landing all the hard, clean shots walked away the loser, and that doesn't sit right with me.

I just don't see Pacquiao deserving to win this fight. I thought Marquez won all 4, truth be told, but Manny DEFINITELY had arguments in the first two. Those were close, and were nowhere near robberies or gifts. This fight, though, he came up short in literally every category but punch count, and that punch count was couple with aggression that was laughably uneffective.

He didn't win. Plain and simple.
 
May 30, 2013
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I loved how delightfully easy it was to score, too. Each round was absolutely crystal clear, and usually one-sided. I actually haven't seen that often, a fight with 12 one-sided frames that ends up being scored fairly close.

Bradley won easily, btw. Can't believe people found a way to give Prov 6 rounds.
 

Luf

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We had it the same, but I viewed it a bit clearer with Marquez picking up the 3rd as well. Marquez controlled this fight: He was never in trouble, he was never confused, and he was always in command. He landed the better shots, his defense was nearly flawless, and he had Pacquaio reacting, hardly ever acting. I had it 116-112, and it felt a bit like a robbery to me. Mainly, the guy who won the fight didn't win the fight. He landed only a handful of significant shots, looked uncomfortable all night, and missed in amateurish fashion rather often. The guy making him miss, maneuvering him around the ring, and landing all the hard, clean shots walked away the loser, and that doesn't sit right with me.

I just don't see Pacquiao deserving to win this fight. I thought Marquez won all 4, truth be told, but Manny DEFINITELY had arguments in the first two. Those were close, and were nowhere near robberies or gifts. This fight, though, he came up short in literally every category but punch count, and that punch count was couple with aggression that was laughably uneffective.

He didn't win. Plain and simple.
the punchstats (just like floyd-castillo) were way off imo.

i thought pac did confuse marquez with his footwork on a few occassions.

like i say though, i score it for jmm but i don't begrudge anyone thinking pac edged it.
 

Luf

Jun 6, 2012
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pac - bradley

1: b
2: p
3: p
4: p
5: p
6: p
7: p
8: b
9: p*
10: b
11: p*
12:b

I personally scored it 116--12 to pacquiao. but i reckon rounds 1, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12 could feasibly be scored for bradley if you're to give him every doubt. i don't see a possible 7th round to score for bradley thus i see no way in which he could be given the decision.

i say robbery.
 

turbotime

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May 12, 2013
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at Greb vs Walker
Finally got to see the Basilio/Saxtion rematch thanks to [MENTION=931]Bladerunner[/MENTION]. Had the first a close fight for Saxton and this time Saxton tried to really take it to Carmen and couldn't handle Carmen's inside stuff. Once Carmen started to touch the body more by the 5th Saxton was fighting to survive. Fight of the year in '56. Great fight, both guys landed bombs, and the stoppage for Carmen was perfect. :bbb Had Carmen up 6-2 at the stoppage
 
Sep 14, 2012
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the punchstats (just like floyd-castillo) were way off imo.

i thought pac did confuse marquez with his footwork on a few occassions.

like i say though, i score it for jmm but i don't begrudge anyone thinking pac edged it.
punchstats are fucking ridiculous sometimes...mayweather-DLH credited floyd with landing about 50 more punches than he even threw
 

Bladerunner

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Oct 22, 2012
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The Bada Bing.
Finally got to see the Basilio/Saxtion rematch thanks to [MENTION=931]Bladerunner[/MENTION]. Had the first a close fight for Saxton and this time Saxton tried to really take it to Carmen and couldn't handle Carmen's inside stuff. Once Carmen started to touch the body more by the 5th Saxton was fighting to survive. Fight of the year in '56. Great fight, both guys landed bombs, and the stoppage for Carmen was perfect. :bbb Had Carmen up 6-2 at the stoppage
Good to know you figured that torrent stuff out and that now you can see the fights :good
 

O59

Jul 8, 2012
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[video=youtube;7Ciq-Zc8qKk]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Ciq-Zc8qKk[/video]

Minelli was fuckin' underrated, man. Tasty little boxer-puncher, gave Williams some trouble.
 

Yiddle

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Jul 10, 2012
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in a land of pictures and wonder
just watched brian Mitchell in a non-title fight against danilo Cabrera over ten rounds

Mitchell was always in command looked good defensively slipping punches well with good upper body movement and parried and caught punches well . offensively Mitchell threw a good jab with speed and accuracy and also threw good right hands to the body and to the head although at times looked a bit tense and certainly frustrated at times later in the fight due to Cabrera's movement and unwillingness to get involved in a fight. Cabrera may of been past his best at this stage of his career but if Mitchell had taken him for granted and not been prepared and in shape he may of proved a more difficult opponent . Cabrera started quickly in quite a few rounds but never kept this up and he was out punched by Mitchell and chose to be more defensive and was easily outscored and out boxed in nearly every round.

I scored every round to Mitchell the judges had it 100-90 , 100-91 and 100-92
 
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