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

One Man

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Gatti-Ward II.

hell of a fight,round 3 was epic.

Not many people know but Gatti broke his hand in this fight aswell.
 
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REDC

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I watched a couple amateur fights (he never turned pro) of Cuban Enrique Carrion. Interesting is that Casamayor replaced him at the Olympics because he injured himself.

8-time Cuban champion, 1 gold 2 silver at the WC's.

Look. at. the. skills!
 
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I watched a couple amateur fights (he never turned pro) of Cuban Enrique Carrion. Interesting is that Casamayor replaced him at the Olympics because he injured himself.

8-time Cuban champion, 1 gold 2 silver at the WC's.

Look. at. the. skills!
He's good at bouncing around on his toes, I'll give him that.
 

REDC

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Yeah? That's about all I noticed, apart from the size and age difference between he and his opponent.
Bummer for you man that that's all you noticed. If only you knew. Pure boxing does not get any better than that. What you see there is the cream of the crop Cuban boxing has produced. No true boxing fan would not love it and feast their eyes on it..

You're just blinded by butt-hurt. Or you DKSAB.

Was he older with more experience? Yes.
Is someone with more experience necessarily better? Of course not.
Does the age difference makes him less skillful? Hell no.
He was just infinitely more talented. A 5-year younger version would've beat him just as handily.

Good luck sourpuss. :hi:
 
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Why would I be butt-hurt? I watched expecting to be impressed by a fighter I've never heard of and pretty much immediately realized why I'd never heard of him. I just saw a guy dancing around rather crudely and pot shotting against a smaller, far less experienced opponent.

That's about as rudimentary as "pure boxing" gets. Shows what you know about technique if you're impressed by that. There were probably hundreds of better Cuban amateurs.
 
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REDC

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Why would I be butt-hurt? I watched expecting to be impressed by a fighter I've never heard of and pretty much immediately realized why I'd never heard of him. I just saw a guy dancing around rather crudely and pot shotting against a smaller, far less experienced opponent.

That's about as rudimentary as "pure boxing" gets. Shows what you know about technique if you're impressed by that. There were probably hundreds of better Cuban amateurs.
:lol:
 

kf3

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joshua kiltshcko
joshua ruiz
fury wilder
fury wilder 2
wilder ortiz
wilder ortiz 2

classic might be the wrong definition, but classic is def the right definition, what a period for hw boxing we got to watch.
 
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Now I rewatched Holmes come out of retirement to attempt to reclaim the heavyweight championship of the world but at this stage and against Iron Mike that was a suicidal mission. So much heavier and out of shape here compared to when he beat Ali, I think it was 6-7 years between the two fights. I shall be continuing with the Holmes reruns later with Holmes vs Spinks I or if anyone wants to recommend a Holmes fight I'll be happy to watch
 

kf3

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foreman frazier - george had a really good plan for nullifying frazier, pushing off with (often) both hands aint really what you supposed to do, but boy did it work.

ggg canelo 1 - i'm in the tenth so no score, but canelo showed some elite skills and toughness already. i didn't give him enough credit for this performance when it happened.

toney jirov - what fucking fight, nutshits aside jirov showed some real skill too.

toney nunn - y'all know
 
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ggg canelo 1 - i'm in the tenth so no score, but canelo showed some elite skills and toughness already. i didn't give him enough credit for this performance when it happened.
I had it 116-112 for Canelo when I watched it live, that was one of his finest displays, tremendous defence and counter punching, I've watched it back too after all the moaning from the GGG lot but I didn't see anything different than I saw the first time.