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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Originally posted by Big BadAs 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.
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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AHH! Don't mention the preview for next week! I never watch those spoileriffic things. Awesome episode last night. I genuinely felt bad when Yusef died. He was the Middle Eastern Jack, sort of. Way to go, Action Doctor!