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Old 09-29-2013, 08:16 PM
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Default Greatest Boxing Match of All Time!

Just search the net54 , and didn't come up with much.
Just off the top of my head I want to say the Hagler Hearns firght in 85....whew! What a brutal first round. I have never seen two boxers who wanted to win so bad....a blazing pace.
Ali had some great ones too!
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Old 09-29-2013, 08:26 PM
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Any of these would work for me:

Ali-Frazier III [Thrilla in Manila]

Leonard-Hagler

Norton-Holmes
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Old 09-29-2013, 08:28 PM
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Before I clicked on the thread I was going to say Hearns v. Hagler. The best I saw.

Also, Chavez v. Taylor, Duran v. Barkley, etc. I'll think of more later.

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Old 09-29-2013, 09:09 PM
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Castillo vs. Corrales I, Pryor vs. Arguello I, Barrera vs. Morales I, Simon Brown vs, Vince Pettwat, and Saad-Muhammad vs. Lopez I think I is the better 1? but could be 2? These are a few more that instantly came to mind.
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Pryor v. Arguello 1 was a great one. I used to play a computer video game of this match-up in college in the late 80's. I always took Pryor.


Some more good ones that I saw...

Foreman v. Qawi, Ali v. Spinks, more recently, Ward v. Gotti trilogy
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Old 09-29-2013, 09:24 PM
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Most of the obvious choices have already been named. The glaring omission so far is Dempsey-Firpo -- 11 knockdowns in 3:57 and Dempsey comes back from getting knocked out of the ring to win. I don't remember anymore if Burt Sugar always put that fight at number one on his list of greatest heavyweight title fights of all time or greatest fights overall of all time.

Another fight that is always named on lists such as this is Foreman-Ron Lyle -- just an absolute slugfest.

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Old 09-29-2013, 09:27 PM
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Cool , All these great fights. No wonder it's called "the sweet science" poetry, pure poetry.
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Old 10-01-2013, 12:04 AM
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Castillo vs. Corrales I is probably my favorite of modern times.

Israel Vazquez vs. Raffy Marquez I,II, III is one of the great under-rated modern rivalries of all-time. All fantastic fights fought at the level of Castillo-Corrales.

I was at the first two Gatti vs. Ward fights, which were pretty special but fought at a lower skill level then the above two examples.

Ali vs. Frazier I may be one of the greatest "events" of boxing history, where the fight actually lived up to the hype.

From an action standpoint, you can't lose with any Matthew Saad Muhammad or Bobby Chacon fight from the prime of their careers.

Hagler vs. Hearns may be the greatest 2+ rounds of all-time.



Really too many to count. Don't think I can absolutely name just one fight.
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Old 10-01-2013, 05:28 AM
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Another vote for Hagler - Hearns.

Also:

Joe Louis - Billy Conn
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Old 10-01-2013, 06:22 AM
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Pryor/Arguio was the best fight I ever saw. Had to watch it a 2`nd and third time because it was hard to believe both fighters could take sooo many big shots right on the button and still stand. Didn`t Pryor get accused of being on a "controlled " substance during that fight?
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holmes-norton, leonard-hagler and those barrera-morales fights were great.
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Old 10-02-2013, 11:31 AM
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Ken Norton vs Duane Bobick.

About twenty of us were huddled around a television after the huge build-up for the fight. I stepped outside right before it started. I was gone about two minutes, which was about a minute too long.

Fortunately, they replayed the entire fight for me.
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Shear brutality.....Lamotta v. Sugar Ray Robinson.
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Don't forget to watch "No Mas" tomorrow night on ESPN.
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Don't forget to watch "No Mas" tomorrow night on ESPN.
I caught it by accident while flipping the channel in between the baseball game's commercials and ended up watching quite a bit of it.
Was very well done, seemed both Leonard & Duran needed closure.
Duran for quitting & Leonard for getting no credit for beating him.
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My Top 10:

1. Ali-Frazier III (Thrilla in Manila)
2. Louis-Conn I
3. Ali-Frazier I
4. Graziano-Zale II
5. Hagler-Hearns
6. Moore-Durelle I
7. Foreman-Lyle
8. Arguello-Pryor I
9. Duran-Barkley
10. Patterson-Chuvalo
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Old 10-18-2013, 09:25 PM
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Maybe not in the top 10 but I saw Ali vs Norton in person at Yankee stadium in 1976. It was a decision for Ali 8-7 but at that time no current champ had lost a decision in about 50 years but many including myself felt Norton won the fight. Ali lost to Leon Spinks about a year later and the Greatest was finished!
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The Barrera v Morales fights made an entertaining trilogy.
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Hard to beat the System vs. Wilcox match:

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The Gatti vs Ward trilogy is hard to beat...I just watched the first fight again on youtube a few days ago.
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