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

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golota bowe :lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol: frikin lunatic.

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.
scoring is subjective but 4 rds seems wide. no way was it a def win for gg tho
 

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golota bowe 2

bowe did better, but not by nearly enough.

dq was a bit early, but was a race between golota winning or losing so whatever. lewis fight goes the same regardless.
 
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hagler sibson. i watched every hagler fight before but tbh didn't remember this at all. sibson strong and brave but outclassed by a mile.

hagler-minter. almost prime hagler v faded never as good minter. great performance by hagler. fucking saaker fans were a disgrace. both men were gentlemen in the post fight interviews.
 
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Just watched Roy Jones outclass James Toney to claim the 168lb world title, Roy was cream of the crop in his time, no one could stop him :bbb.
toney did a shit job training for that fight. not unusual but vs roy it was the nail in the coffin. i feel both men got their respect a decade ago and don't today, but i suppose time moves quick in boxing. it'll come back around and in a decade they'll both be overrated.
 
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toney did a shit job training for that fight. not unusual but vs roy it was the nail in the coffin. i feel both men got their respect a decade ago and don't today, but i suppose time moves quick in boxing. it'll come back around and in a decade they'll both be overrated.
I dunno, can Roy ever be overrated? Number 1 P4P, pure dominance in the 90's, athleticism that was unrivalled I myself haven't seen anyone match it up until today even. People are definitely not giving him or Toney the respect today I agree, but some of that's got to do with them not knowing when they're past it and accepting that father time has caught them, when you go on too long it starts undoing what was done before. If I tell a youngster that Roy was P4P #1 and then they look him up and see him getting chinned by Danny Green and Enzo Mac they'll wonder if I had a bump on the head, because now they have to go so far back into his boxrec to see what I'm on about as all his wins in the past decade were against journeymen.
 
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hagler sibson. i watched every hagler fight before but tbh didn't remember this at all. sibson strong and brave but outclassed by a mile.

hagler-minter. almost prime hagler v faded never as good minter. great performance by hagler. fucking saaker fans were a disgrace. both men were gentlemen in the post fight interviews.
RIP Minter, I haven't seen Hagler-Minter for years, that's certainly going on the schedule
 

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I dunno, can Roy ever be overrated? Number 1 P4P, pure dominance in the 90's, athleticism that was unrivalled I myself haven't seen anyone match it up until today even. People are definitely not giving him or Toney the respect today I agree, but some of that's got to do with them not knowing when they're past it and accepting that father time has caught them, when you go on too long it starts undoing what was done before. If I tell a youngster that Roy was P4P #1 and then they look him up and see him getting chinned by Danny Green and Enzo Mac they'll wonder if I had a bump on the head, because now they have to go so far back into his boxrec to see what I'm on about as all his wins in the past decade were against journeymen.
jones toney is one of the fights that didn't need but should have had a rematch.

jones speed advantage was always gonna be big, but a 100% toney does a lot better imo.
 
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tbh is pretty one sided, minter was cut by one of the first punches and never in it. the sibson fight is a better hagler and much better fight in general.
I just watched them both, he cut up Sibson too, how about that triple jab in the 5th? Tremendous, I thought that was gonna break his cheekbone, I hadn't seen that fight before. The Minter fight I always remember for the crowd trouble afterwards but rewatching it now I noticed how the referee called time to have Minter's own corner check on his cut, that wouldn't happen now of course but on seeing that previously I would have just assumed that was the doctor but it was his cornerman, I know doctors were ringside I'm just not sure why they weren't called to check in in the neutral?

But Minter's tactics were all wrong from the first bell, it's great to see his heart and bravado, if I was undisputed and at home I'd probably be the same, Calzaghe vs Lacy type with Calzaghe taking it to the challenger but Minter must have known Hagler was better than him, I would have told Minter to jab, grab and move and try to make it to the end and pray for some hometown cooking. Did they have a rematch?
 
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Also rewatched a more recent fight earlier today, Golovkin vs Macklin, that was a prime GGG, Macklin went down like someone shot him, the commentators were talking about Macklin's previous performance against Maravilla and how he should replicate that if possible but GGG never gives you a minute to think, he was all over the Irishman
 
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The rematch between SRL and the Hitman 8 years after their first fight. I managed to to watch an extended/special broadcast where the judges were interviewed after and they talked about their socrecards which were very controversial as most viewers including myself had Hearns comfortably winning the fight. When 2 of them explained that they gave SRL two 10-8 rounds without him ever having had dropped Hearns, you understood what you didn't before if you never saw this interview the first time you watched the fight. Not good.

Good fight though, worth a rewatch if you haven't seen it in a while, even at that stage in their careers you knew you were watching two of the best.