To quote Lewis Hamilton when asked why he felt the race was still on, Hamilton replied: "Cash is king."
With respect to your friend, I hope that’s someone else’s list, because fights like Tyson-Holyfield and Lewis-Schmeling don’t belong anywhere near Pacquiao-Morales or Vazquez-Marquez.A friend of mine who is a boxing and baseball historian decided to do a Joe Posnanski-esque set of writeups on the 50 greatest fights of all time (I think he is using someone else's list). He is doing it on his personal Facebook account but it may morph into a book at some point and I got him to put them on a blog as he goes, if anyone here is interested.
Yeah, he says in the first writeup:With respect to your friend, I hope that’s someone else’s list, because fights like Tyson-Holyfield and Lewis-Schmeling don’t belong anywhere near Pacquiao-Morales or Vazquez-Marquez.
Thanks for the perspective. I caught a round and a half or so. Chavez obviously showed up out of shape, but Silva clearly belonged and used both his length and head movement very well.Seems like a great accomplishment for Silva. I'm not really sure what to think of Chavez Jr. It seems like he has (had) real talent, but not a lot of sustained effort or professionalism over the course of his career.
Yeah it worked out for Pac too. Spence would've wrecked this flat footed version of himSpence will kill this guy though.
He might think he can’t sell a rematchThis can’t be real. Woodley had him, but like always wouldn’t let his hands go. Oh well. Fury would murk him and he looked like shit today. Wonder how much Jake will want to keep fighting now that he got hit in the mouth. He didn’t seem too enthused to get back in there.
Pac Marq 4 recently. Two old foes who showed up to end it in death. Everything about the preparation and the fight was done with the intent for finality and it's what we got. They could have boxed another 12 round decision but both decided to try and end the other. I fucking love that fight.So.my wife is out of town, I can watch whatever I want without anyone looking...so of course I dial up...
Old Marvelous Marvin Hagler fights (what, you were expecting something else?)
In this case, maybe my favorite (except for Hearns, I suppose), the Tony Sibson fight.
God, he was good! Twice in the first two rounds, he threw right hand uppercuts as a lead from a southpaw stance. Who does that? Then he started slipping back and forth between orthodox and southpaw; then when Sibson got desperate, he stepped in, tagged him and finished the fight.
What do you watch, when nobody's around to steer your choices? (boxing only, natch...)
My goodness what a list! Love all of these. Hagler Hearns I'd add too. Cotto Margarito, Ali Frazier 2 and 3 as wellCastillo Coralles
Ali Frazier 1
Holyfield Bowe (any really)
Wilder Fury 2
Martinez Chavez Jr
Gatti Ward trilogy
so many more!