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Offline IncantatioN

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Boxing
« on: May 04, 2015, 03:52:10 PM »
Lets talk boxing in here, good suggestion Joe Chip. We were beginning to hijack the weekend thread! My fault. Continuing out chat from -http://www.skullknight.net/forum/index.php?topic=11760.msg234551#msg234551

Mayweather may be an asshole, but he must be one of the most talented people to ever walk in the ring.
Tyson is my favorite fighter. I liked him way more when he was working with Kevin Rooney together. He said in an interview that getting older had a serious effect on his style, he couldn't keep up with the speed + head movement he once had (not that all the parties really helped =) )

Can we start a Boxing thread? I didn't know that you guys enjoyed it.

Definitely, gotta give credit where it's due and Mayweather, whatever his style may be, has come this far successfully and 48-0 is a massive record. His ability to deliver those point-punches consistently is commendable. His stamina got him outta his fight with Maidana and he had a hard time with Castillo back in 2002. I think those 2 have been his toughest opponents, close fights. He controlled the Pacquiao fight, coming back with more jabs whenever he needed to stay ahead in the points. Honestly, I don't like Floyd's style of boxing. Complete opposite of Tyson's.

Tyson's a favorite of mine too. What're your favorite Tyson fights? A few to list but his two fights with Ruddock were close as hell! I love watching Tyson because he's so ... menacing - powerful boxer, small but his style overcame the reach-height barrier and you always got the sense of a reeeeeeeeaaaal fight being fought. All he cared for was knocking the other guy out. No points.

I haven't seen a lot of fights from the old days from the likes of Ray Leonard or Ali or Marciano or Dempsey.
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Offline Joe Chip

Re: Boxing
« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2015, 07:25:43 AM »
Tyson's a favorite of mine too. What're your favorite Tyson fights? A few to list but his two fights with Ruddock were close as hell! I love watching Tyson because he's so ... menacing - powerful boxer, small but his style overcame the reach-height barrier and you always got the sense of a reeeeeeeeaaaal fight being fought. All he cared for was knocking the other guy out. No points.
Tyson played his cards very well. That's why i like him so much as a boxer before he split up with Kevin and his old crew. Extremely fast, with effective counter punching and on top of that brutal strength. He even knocked out guys with his left jab lol.
I like all the fights just before he lost to Douglas, after that he just wasn't the same. If you look how he dealt with guys like Holmes or Spinks  you'd think that they were average boxers, but they were anything but that. Oh and the fight with Frazier, i am still wondering how the hell he stood up from those punches.


I haven't seen a lot of fights from the old days from the likes of Ray Leonard or Ali or Marciano or Dempsey.
If you want to check out Ali, here is he at his finest. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W5UW0wfAYbM I don't like his style much, but boy oh boy was he talented. I can see why people say he was the greatest of all time. After his forced retirement, he just wasn't the same. If you watch his earlier fights he was extremely fast for a heavyweight. I am more of a fan of Frazier, his approach was much simpler, i am here let's throw some punches at each other lol.
 I haven't seen may of the fights of the older guys, the quality of the videos that are available is really bad.

Do you guys also watch MMA ? A friend of mine introduced me a few months back and i am starting to watch more and more as time goes by.

Offline Wadabut

Re: Boxing
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2015, 12:38:55 AM »
Hi, I'm only just starting to get into sports in general and I've found boxing very entertaining. I can't offer the commentary you real fighting fans have so I'm just gonna leave this classic Tyson gem. The man is hilarious outside the ring and deadly in it.

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