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There was a Ward-Gatti classic, there was Hagler/Hearn 3 rounds of sheer brutality. And on Wed. night, 10 pm ET, HBO will be doing a retrospective on the fight many consider the greatest 3 rounds in boxing history.



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I remember watching that when I was much younger. Just brutal and exciting. What happened to boxing?



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#3 Posted on

    Originally posted by mountinman44
    I remember watching that when I was much younger. Just brutal and exciting. What happened to boxing?


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As good as that fight was, it was only three rounds. I'd still say that Gatti-Ward is the best fight(s) I've ever seen.



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#5 Posted on

    Originally posted by Big Bad
    As good as that fight was, it was only three rounds. I'd still say that Gatti-Ward is the best fight(s) I've ever seen.







Not to take anything away from Gatti-Ward I, which was a classic fight, but Hagler/Hearns was superior because it was 2 of the best guys in all of boxing at their peak who let it all fly that night. Gatti and Ward aren't even the best guys in their division. Hopefully, Gatti-Ward III is just around the corner though.



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I do miss Marvellous Marvin Hagler. There were some great mid-weight fighters during that time frame. Hagler, Hearns(tho he was all over the place in weight class), Leonard, Donald Curry, Aaron Pryor, Arguello..maybe Comacho on a good day. I know I'm missing some.

There's always exceptions to the rule, but it seems like the talent isnt there as much these days. I'm not taking anything away from Hopkins, Roy Jones etc.


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Middleweights? Oh yeah that was prime time...

Tony Sibson
Dwight Davison
James Hard Rock Green
Frank The Animal Fletcher
Fulgenico Obelmejias
Mustafa Hamsho
Juan Roldan
Wilford Scypion
Tony Braxton
Clint Jackson (The Sheriff)
Caveman Lee
Murray Sutherland
Chong-Pal Park
Marcos Geraldo
Vito Antuofermo
Robbie Epps

Youngsters:
Bobby Czyz
John Collins
Lenny LaPaglia
Carlos Tite
Mickey Goodwin
Tony Ayala
Donald Curry

And some workhorses:
Irish Teddy Mann (my favorite)
Bob Coolidge
Vampire Johnson
Bruce The Mouse Strauss

Looming in the Jr. Mids:
John The Beast Mugabi

What a great division and time for boxing...





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Antuofermo just had a face that loved to be punched and I still remember the Arguello-Pryor battles of the early 80's on ABC's Wide World of Sports - sheer brutality

As for Hagler-Hearns - that was just one of many brawls that we used to tape off of PPV and then race to our local bar to throw it on their TV in exchange for free cocktails

and what list of fighters in any weight class is complete without the legend himself - Mitch "Blood" Green.....



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