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

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".
I like Barkley, but he really never excelled with others. It just seems like he had Hearns number and no one else. He was exciting, but sort of a open fighter. The fact is had Tommy stayed focused in the first fight, he was going to stop Barkley on cuts between rounds.
 

tommygun711

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The fact is had Tommy stayed focused in the first fight, he was going to stop Barkley on cuts between rounds.
That's a ridiculous statement. And it's not much of a fact. You can do this with any fight. "Had Foreman paced himself vs Ali better he wouldn't have been knocked out." You don't afford Duran the same kind of excuses for some reason, maybe because Tommy Hearns is your favorite fighter.