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longford 6:35 Thu Mar 1
Your Top individual boxing performances of all time ....
Bernard Hopkins v Felix Trinidad

Tito was a certified Killer when he took on Hopkins for the his middleweight crown , and for the No1 spot of the mythical p4p list.
Hopkins schooled him , Tito although dangerous as fuck was primarily a left hook guy and hopkins took him apart with my fave ever performance in the ring.
The fight was a week after 9/11 in madison sqare garden so it was extra poignant .

Cassius clay v Sonny liston

My best ever Ali fight, Sonny was a massive favourite and there were fears for Ali's life , but he danced around the ring , and liston quit on his stool rather than being knocked out , and a star was Born.

Oscar De la hoya v Fernando Vargas

Oscar had mayweather senior in his corner and put on a great clinic against the shit talking tough nut vargas.

Vargas tested positive for steroids after the fight, but no matter oscar knocked him out late in the fight for my fave perfomqnce of the golden boy ...

Whats yours???

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BubblesCyprus 8:34 Sat Mar 3
Re: Your Top individual boxing performances of all time ....
Clay /Ali v Liston for me

SilverSurfer 2:31 Sat Mar 3
Re: Your Top individual boxing performances of all time ....
any of the Benn vs Eubank bouts.

Iron Duke 1:59 Sat Mar 3
Re: Your Top individual boxing performances of all time ....
A special mention to Froch v Bute. Bute was unbeaten in 30 matches but Froch beat him so badly he was never the same again.

tanman 2:02 Fri Mar 2
Re: Your Top individual boxing performances of all time ....
Calzaghe v Lacy as someone mentioned is a great call. Unbeaten Yank who was supposed to be the next great, totally dismantled over the full distance of the fight. Calzaghe could have probably knocked him out but the Yank showed bravery to just take the punishment but it was a landslide win.

Northern Sold 11:23 Fri Mar 2
Re: Your Top individual boxing performances of all time ....
I've said my top individual performance was teh Ali v Cleveland Williams destruction...

Best three rounds of boxing you will ever see... Hagler v Hearns

Most dramatic.... Ali v Foreman

Most Brutal.... Benn v McClellan followed by Ali v Frasier (manila)... both as near to manslaughter as you will see....

Russ of the BML 10:43 Fri Mar 2
Re: Your Top individual boxing performances of all time ....
I also remember watching some great McGuigan fights down the years and his sheer will to win and his utter determination to win is always something that stuck with me.

Russ of the BML 10:42 Fri Mar 2
Re: Your Top individual boxing performances of all time ....
My two favourite boxers are Hagler and Sugar Ray. Both just majestic in their prime.

Most people have already named the great fights I have ever seen.

My input would be one that most people don't talk about too often. But I still believe what AJ did to come back to beat Klitschko was the stuff of legend.

He was gone, out and beaten. But he composed himself over a few rounds, got his senses and focus back and then took him out. Was like a Rocky film. Loved it. Won't ever forget that night.

neilalex 9:59 Fri Mar 2
Re: Your Top individual boxing performances of all time ....
The coming of Gary. I agree that Foreman would have won a rematch. But he was a 25 year old monster at his peak, and Ali was 32 and in decline. Would he have beaten a 25 year old Ali? I doubt it. Watch the first couple of rounds were Ali catches George at will, and lets him know he isn't frightened or intimidated. He could have kept that up for 15 rounds at 25, and George would have been gone long before that. A question of styles really; I rate Foreman very highly and he's always going to obliterate people like Frazier who come on to him, but the hand speed and footwork of a prime Ali would have done for him.

Mirkwood 9:23 Fri Mar 2
Re: Your Top individual boxing performances of all time ....
Some greats already listed.

Mine are:

Erik Morales vs Barrera number 1

Azuma Nelson vs Jeff Fenech number 1

Mark Kaylor vs Errol Cristie

Hasans Fish Bar RIP 4:17 Fri Mar 2
Re: Your Top individual boxing performances of all time ....
Same as lowermarshammer

I have e no knowledge of any real interest in boxing. But that Eubank Watson match really piqued my interest that night. Back and forth all night.

Don't watch boxing regularly but have never seen one like it since. One of those you remember where you were type events.

Salmon & Ball E2, btw

arsegrapes 3:36 Fri Mar 2
Re: Your Top individual boxing performances of all time ....
Sugar Ray v Marvin

HairyHammer 3:21 Fri Mar 2
Re: Your Top individual boxing performances of all time ....
zebthecat 11.27

Yea when he did his walk to the ring he looked like he was going to the Electric Chair and when the fight began he looked like he had never boxed before in his life.

the coming of gary 1:34 Fri Mar 2
Re: Your Top individual boxing performances of all time ....
i still think Foreman would have destroyed Ali in a rematch ; its telling that both Ali and his management point - blank refused the most obvious re-match in boxing history
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Takashi Miike 1:16 Fri Mar 2
Re: Your Top individual boxing performances of all time ....
*Marvin's 66th*

Takashi Miike 1:15 Fri Mar 2
Re: Your Top individual boxing performances of all time ....
Hagler, Benn & Hearns are my three favourite fighters of all time, Marvin the number one. it'd be easy picking the Hearns fight as my pick but I'll instead go for his penultimate contest against John 'The Beast' Mugabi. it was Mahler's 66th contest and followed almost a year after the Hearns fight. Mugabi went in to the Hagler fight with a perfect 25-0 record with every decision coming by KO or TKO. the fight itself maybe wasn't for the purists but for someone who loves front foot fighters, it was two warriors going to war four ten and a half rounds. for Hagler to still be fighting with that much commitment at such a late stage of his career made him my no1, but Mugabi that night proved what a brave fighter he was, standing toe to toe and trading with the toughest bloke to step in a ring. Mugabi was never the same after that night but what a contest


https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ttRrZZAwAZ0

longford 12:50 Fri Mar 2
Re: Your Top individual boxing performances of all time ....
ali was awesome against clevland williams , but the liston 1 is the better performance (for me) for a couple of reason..

williams was litterally shot when ali fought him, he was shot in the leg six months before the fight , liston beat williams twice in his pomp.

also because of the fighter Liston was ,aand because it was for the championship it was for me a better performance...

, 12:49 Fri Mar 2
Re: Your Top individual boxing performances of all time ....
Joe Louis against Max Schmelling.......second fight.

Northern Sold 12:44 Fri Mar 2
Re: Your Top individual boxing performances of all time ....
neilalex 11:46 Thu Mar 1

Still say that fight is the biggest thing that has ever happened in sport.... literally stopped the whole planet... my biggest hero along with Mooro

Northern Sold 12:42 Fri Mar 2
Re: Your Top individual boxing performances of all time ....
Ali v Cleveland Williams

The greatest bit of pugilism I have and ever will see... just pure poetic brutality


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oJUzl0aFHZw

http://www.boxingnewsonline.net/was-this-muhammad-ali-at-his-greatest/

“He’s a real good puncher,” said Ali about Williams afterwards. “But he had nothin’ to punch at.”

Ali danced from the start, picking Williams off with strong snapping jabs. Occasionally, the champion would halt his groove, stand in front of Williams, and shower bombs all over his rival. Williams tried to fire back, but Ali, perfecting his famous shuffle, bounced on his feet, appearing to float and punch simultaneously. It was intoxicating cruelty.

There were three knockdowns in the second, and another in the third. Williams could not see the punishment coming and hopelessness was etched all over his face each time he collapsed. After a minute had passed in the third round the referee, Harry Kessler, rescued a groggy Williams from further harm.

At the age of 24, and with his record at 27-0 (22), the champion looked unbeatable.

“The greatest Ali ever was as a fighter was against Williams,” said broadcaster Howard Cosell. “That night, he was the most devastating fighter who ever lived.”

neilalex 11:46 Thu Mar 1
Re: Your Top individual boxing performances of all time ....
Though the Thrilla in Manila in its way was an even more extraordinary fight Ali Foreman tops everything for me. Ali coming off the ropes and stopping Foreman is personally for me my single most memorable moment in sport. Foreman had obliterated everyone, including Frazier and Norton. Not just beaten them, but smashed and humiliated them. I watched it as a kid with nothing but fear for a man who was already my absolute hero.

Then this;

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EAXTvi2W6JA

I cannot to this day watch Ali come off the ropes in round 8 and stop Foreman without a wild exultation or a real lump in my throat, despite having watched it literally hundreds of times.

Boxing genius, extraordinary force of will and the most indomitable, unflinching courage. Godlike.

zebthecat 11:27 Thu Mar 1
Re: Your Top individual boxing performances of all time ....
Remember watching Tyson/Spinks and thinking Spinks was a beaten man before the fight even started. Tyson at his best was just too fast and too strong for anyone let alone a natural light heavyweight.

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