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Post Number: 1290
|Posted on Tuesday, October 14, 2008 - 07:33 pm: |
Oooooh, I see you are a true fight fan.
I don't know if Leonard and "The Hands Of Stone" ducked Aaron Pryor. He wasn't in their weight-class and he wasn't a superstar, money called that shot.
I have to agree that Taylor-Chavez was a great fight. Imo, the fight was stopped too soon and his life did change forever. I saw him fight after that one and it was sad. But I still have to go with Pryor-Arguelle(sp) or even Gotti-Ward. As of late I might cast my vote for Corrales-Luis Castillo or even Casameyor. Please excuse my spelling, it's always been a problem of mine and these names are coming off the top of my head.
I will agree with your take on Mike Tyson although Razor Ruddick stepped to him.
We can't down play Mayorga. He got dropped by some good fighters. He even put his hands by his side and let several fighter take shots at his head. He did that against Forrest, Spinks and Trinidad.
You mentioned Yory Boy Campus, I believe he was something like 1,000 - 0 coming into that fight. He was the man... or some thought he was...my hand is not raised. Yory Boy became the poster child for bobble-head dolls. Trinidad nearly broke his neck.
I have to comment on Jullian Jackson. He had great skills but after McCallum blasted him out in the 1st round he was never the same. That was a great itme for boxing in that class. I believe Nigel Benn was in that group?
Norton-Frazier...nope. Norton never really showed me anything. I can't think of what he might have brought to the table.
De La Hoya did get a gift in his fight with Strum. Tuneup fights seldom go the way the fighter plan and this was no exception.
I wouldn't call the shots he took from Quartey as hard shots. I think they were more of the sit down variety. Not the button shots that leave no doubt about it's destruction. That was a good fight, I think Quartey dropped him in a early round but even though De La Hoya needed something big in the last round, I'd have to watch that again to say who won the fight.
It's funny you mentioned Lejia, was he ever anything other than a stepping stone. Didn't I see him fight Camacho...THE SON!?
Last, we've seen many fighters get robbed in the ring but one that sticks in my mind is Antafurmo-Hagler. Hagler beat the boy bloody. I would have given Hagler all but maybe...MAYBE 2 rounds.
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