The Most Destructive Performances Against Great Boxers

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Iran Barkley vs Tommy Hearns (1)

Vince Philips vs Kostya Tszu

Simon Brown vs Terry Norris.

Barkley Hearns was not a destructive performance, Barkley was getting lit up before he caught Hearns with a big bomb out of nowhere, I think barkley had his head down and eyes closed when he threw the punch it was pure instinct!
 
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Not physically destructive, but Floyd - JMM, and Floyd - Canelo, probably count as mentally and technically destructive.

Both looked toothless and ready to quit at times, something that no one else has managed to get close to doing.
 
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Tiger looked like a midget against the 7 inches taller Foster.

Tiger died of liver cancer at only 42.
Yep. Yet it's important to note Tiger was the champion going into the fight; it's not like he was brought up in weight as an easy name for Foster to add to his record. Although it does display how Tiger's frame was better suited for middleweight.
 
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Barkley Hearns was not a destructive performance, Barkley was getting lit up before he caught Hearns with a big bomb out of nowhere, I think barkley had his head down and eyes closed when he threw the punch it was pure instinct!
So 'destruction' is determined by whether you had your eyes open as you threw?
 
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Terry Norris vs Sugar Ray Leonard

Antonio Tarver vs Roy Jones jr.

Mike Mccallum vs Julian Jackson.

Aaron Pryor vs Alexis Arguello.
 
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Pryor - Arguello 2? A very good shout, as are your other suggestions
Yes! Tarver vs Jones (2) as well.

Although this thread is subjective in some ways.

Julian Jackson had not become a great fighter when he fought Mike Mccallum. The fight it self was exciting and competitive. And the stoppage looked slightly premature. Terry Norris's loss to Julian Jackson comes under the same category. Norris was still a young contender.

Then there is great fighters getting annihilated but being way past prime. Sugar Ray Leonard vs Hector Camacho. And Roy Jones vs Danny Green.

We also have great fighters who are fighting outside their natural weight divisions. And getting destroyed would that count ?Spinks vs Tyson or Foster vs Frazier for example.

On the other hand if the fighter is competitive like Trinidad vs Hopkins would that be counted as a destructive loss.?

Mind You Pacquaios humiliation of De La Hoya deserves a mention. There were many pundits who were against that fight called it a Circus and a dangerous mismatch. And accused De La Hoya of cherry picking a fighter from a lower weight division.
 
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