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WVPacman
06-20-2005, 12:17 AM
Mine is no doubt Arturo Gatti b/c everyone of his fights are amazing to watch.He is little but he has alot of HEART and these days you can't find a boxer like Gatti.Every fight he fights his butt off and he is determand to give 110% and put his life on the line.


He has a very tough fight againist Mayweather friday and I honestly have my doubts about him winning the fight but win or lose Gatti will forever be my favorite boxer.

Jaycint
06-20-2005, 12:31 AM
http://www.princenaseem.com/


...because of his ring entrances. :)

SirFelixCat
06-20-2005, 03:32 AM
Jermaine Taylor, w/o question. He's humble, well spoken, and has the best jab in boxing. Been watching him for a couple of years and can NOT wait for the Hopkins fight. While I'm not saying Taylor will beat him, but it should be a helluva lot of fun to watch :beerme:

jmcclain19
06-20-2005, 04:28 AM
http://www.princenaseem.com/


...because of his ring entrances. :)

:laugh:

I saw Naseem fight once and I wanted to hit him w/ a 2x4.

So incredibly obnoxious

RFS62
06-20-2005, 08:46 AM
:laugh:

I saw Naseem fight once and I wanted to hit him w/ a 2x4.

So incredibly obnoxious


Same here.

creek14
06-20-2005, 08:54 AM
http://www.chinacabinetonline.com/barkers/images/boxer-puppy.gif

Dom Heffner
06-20-2005, 09:03 AM
Winky - he's from Tampa Bay area and he's awesome.

Also like Zab Judah.

GAC
06-20-2005, 10:22 AM
Smokin Joe Frazier. I still remember staying up late to listen to that first fight with Ali on the radio. I never seen anyone take blows to the head like he did, and shake them off. When he fought, he came at you.

Dom Heffner
06-20-2005, 02:23 PM
Wow, GAC, thanks for broadening the scope. :)

In that case I like Joe Louis or Sugar Ray Leonard.

westofyou
06-20-2005, 02:25 PM
Sugar Ray Leonard, Aaron Pryor and Tommy Hearns were fun to watch as was Hagler... but Ali is the one that was bigger than life.

RFS62
06-20-2005, 02:41 PM
http://www.louisville.com/voice/ali.jpg

Roy Tucker
06-20-2005, 02:58 PM
Sugar Ray Leonard, Aaron Pryor and Tommy Hearns were fun to watch as was Hagler... but Ali is the one that was bigger than life.
Agree with Ali bigger than life. Also Pryor and Hearns. The self-aggrandizing Leonard did gave me a pain in the neck.

Have to add Smokin' Joe Frazier. The Ali/Frazier fights were classic. I was so caught up in Ali, I didn't appreciate Joe till he gone from the sport.

A pre-Buster Douglas Mike Tyson was truly frightening.

Been watching 40's-50's era fights on ESPN Classic. I have to say, fighters were better back then.

westofyou
06-20-2005, 03:12 PM
The self-aggrandizing Leonard did gave me a pain in the neck

I loved him, I was his demographic.. to young to care about "marketing" completely caught up in the Olympics and all that stuff... 76 Olympics boxing was the best ever IMO.

The Duran - Leonard fights were classics.

Jeremy Piergallini
06-20-2005, 03:46 PM
When We Were Kings is awesome and a great watch. Ali was most definitely larger than life.

Before the dumb arse messed around and got AIDS, I liked watching Tommy Morrison fight. I haven't been watching as much boxing lately, but I watched the Contender and it kind of got my boxing juices flowing again.

Big Donkey
06-20-2005, 03:54 PM
I am a pretty avid follower of boxing; Ali is definitely my favorite of all-time.

As far as currents... well, my favorite heavyweight is.... Kevin McBride. Am I on the bandwagon? Nah, I've always liked him... Irish Pride, baby. ;) Needless to say, the heavyweights have been a disappointment for the better part of 15-20 years.

Otherwise there is some good boxing going on now in some of the lighter-than-heavyweight divisions. I do like Bernard Hopkins, because he's crazy. I remember he threatened to kill Roy Jones Jr.'s chickens if he didn't accept his challenge. I also like Winky Wright.

GAC
06-20-2005, 10:22 PM
Wow, GAC, thanks for broadening the scope. :)

In that case I like Joe Louis or Sugar Ray Leonard.

I quit following boxing years ago. :lol:

Guys like Don King ruined it as far as I'm concerned.

Same with the NBA also. If you asked me who is my favorite NBA player I'd go back to the late 60's early 70's... guys like Walt Frazier, Earl "the pearl" Monroe, Rick Barry, Willis Reed, and this kid named Lew Alcindor. :lol:

GAC
06-20-2005, 10:24 PM
I didn't care for Ali in his later years for the "rope a dope" tactic. That may have been seen by some as "strategy", but it wasn't seen by me as fighting.

RedsBaron
06-20-2005, 10:50 PM
I never cared for some of the taunting and demeaning comments Ali made about Frazier, but I did want to share a recent local story. Earlier this month 89 year old Jim Tweel died. Tweel was a Huntington, WV icon, a guy who had operated Jim's Restaurant downtown for several decades, a family place which always featured Jim greeting his numerous customers, including John F. Kennedy during the 1960 WV presidential primary campaign (a photo of JFK hangs on the wall over the booth he sat in).
Anyway, Jim Tweel had a couple of sons who became lawyers-one son practices in Huntington and is a classy guy. What I didn't know is the other son practices in Virginia and has done legal work for Ali.
On the Monday of Jim Tweel's funeral, Ali quietly slipped into Huntington, attended the funeral, and then quietly left. Coming all the way to Huntington for the funeral of a friend's father, and doing it quietly, was a very classy act in my opinion, and I rspect Ali for doing it.

Smokin Joe
06-21-2005, 02:21 AM
Sugar Ray Leonard, Marvin Hagler, and Alexis Arguello. The Arguello/Pryor fight was one I will never forget.

BoydsOfSummer
06-21-2005, 04:26 AM
Hagler vs. Hearns...best 3 rounds ever.

Jeremy Piergallini
06-21-2005, 09:23 AM
GAC,
Don't feel bad. I'm 27, 28 soon, and I can't follow the NBA. I try and try, but it doesn't seem to work. I like Golden State and they are starting to turn the corner, but I don't know if I will continue to watch. When I talk about the NBA, I talk about RUN TMC (Hardaway, Mullin, Richmond), Jordan/Pippen/Grant, Magic/Worthy, Isiah/Dumars/Rodman/Laimbeer, David RObinson, 'Nique. I love basketball from the 80's and early 90's. Lately it's watered down, one-on-one, no defense, no fundamentals, god-awful shooting, but man can I dunk type of basketball which I am not fond of.

Ironically, I got back into Hockey because Calgary almost won the cup and then they strike. I'd love to see the NBA strike and get it together. THey most certainly need an age limit.

westofyou
06-21-2005, 10:50 AM
Ironically, I got back into Hockey because Calgary almost won the cup and then they strike.

It will be over in a month... skating in 3 months.... woo hoo!!

Jeremy Piergallini
06-21-2005, 10:55 AM
Cool, I need something in between football and baseball to occupy my time and the NBA aint it.

Dom Heffner
06-21-2005, 12:00 PM
GAC, follow Winky, and I promise you'll like him more than any of the Don King boxers. He's a good kid.

Jaycint
06-21-2005, 09:16 PM
I still say Naseem, nobdy ever "talked" a better fight. :D