Saturday, February 5, 2011

Saturday Night Fights

A few round selections for the boxing history inclined.

Sugar Ray Leonard vs. Donny Lalonde Round 9 (1988)
Scroll to the 4:00 minute mark, sound is a bit off.

Tommy Morrison vs. Razor Ruddock Round 6 (1995)
Wild, insane round.

George Foreman vs. Jerry Cooney Round 2 (1990)
Dubbed "The Geezers at Ceasers", Foreman blows Cooney away in round 2. Scroll to 5:45 mark.

Joe Louis vs Billy Conn Round 13 (1941)
Light heavyweight champ Billy Conn was way ahead on all scorecards but went after Heavyweight champ Joe Louis anyway. Not a great idea. Crappy recap video below.

Gene Tunney vs. Jack Dempsey Round 7 (1927)
The famous "Battle of the Long Count". Dempsey was not aware of the new rule requiring fighters to go to a neutral corner! No matter, Tunney was ok and goes on to win the fight.

Sugar Ray Robinson vs. Gene Fullmer Round 5 (1957)
This may be the greatest left hook ever thrown. Many new age folks have no idea why anyone that knows anything about boxing always says the original Sugar Ray was the best ever. He was the best fighter I have ever seen. Scroll to the 7:38 mark.

Mickey Ward vs. Arturo Gotti Round 9 (2002)
I use to make sandwiches for Mickey Ward at a store I worked at in college, and he regularly sparred with fighters at my gym. I had no idea he would go on to such heights and a film about his life! Round 9 here is just brutal.

End the show with the single greatest round of all time.

Marvin Hagler vs. Thomas Hearns Round 1 (1985)
Just epic.


Have a good night.


Jeff said...

Awesome fights Get

You just brought back a lot of great memories. I totally forgot about DOnny Lalonde.

I thought Leanord was toast when he got hurt early in that fight.

HAgler/Hearns might have been the greatest fight I have ever watched besides Buster Douglas/Tyson.

getyourselfconnected said...

Glad you liked them Jeff!

I thought lalonde was going to KO Leonard in the 9th, but he got clipped instead.

Hagler vs Hearns, just unreal.

GawainsGhost said...

Yeah, those were some great fights. I still say the best fight I ever saw was the first Duran vs. Leonard. Although Ali did have some memorable battles. Strange how the heavy weight division has all but disappeared since Douglas knocked out Tyson. The only really good fighters these days are all in the lighter divisions.

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getyourselfconnected said...

I read a book called "Hands of Stone" by Christian Giudice. It was amazing. The whole story of the Montreal fight vs Leonard was a wonderful read.

I loved Duran, when he beat Barkley for the title it was a special night.

scharfy said...

helluva lineup man