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    Why don't you guys share your favorite boxer with a little backstory and why you think that way. You can also post some exceptional combinations or knockouts of said boxer.

    George Forman - Because of his brutal knockout power and the amazing story of his 2nd career, his comeback to become the heavyweight champ once again at the age of 45. The sheer power of Foreman was out of this world. And he has a chin made of Texas granite. Amazing the punishment he took from Holyfield (something like 17 unawsered punches in a row) and miraculously he stood tall. These punches that forman absorbed would have easily knocked out some of the other heavyweight contenders. Not to mention, the Ron Lyle fight was incredible as well. Forman was floored twice and still came back to win. Heart of a Lion, that's for sure.

    One of my favorite fights is that of Foreman vs Cooney. It only went two rounds, but the KO at the end is wicked. .


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    Re: List Your Favorite Boxer Here

    Quote Originally Posted by Iron_Merc View Post
    Why don't you guys share your favorite boxer with a little backstory and why you think that way. You can also post some exceptional combinations or knockouts of said boxer.

    George Forman - Because of his brutal knockout power and the amazing story of his 2nd career, his comeback to become the heavyweight champ once again at the age of 45. The sheer power of Foreman was out of this world. And he has a chin made of Texas granite. Amazing the punishment he took from Holyfield (something like 17 unawsered punches in a row) and miraculously he stood tall. These punches that forman absorbed would have easily knocked out some of the other heavyweight contenders. Not to mention, the Ron Lyle fight was incredible as well. Forman was floored twice and still came back to win. Heart of a Lion, that's for sure.

    One of my favorite fights is that of Foreman vs Cooney. It only went two rounds, but the KO at the end is wicked. .



    Sugar Ray Leonard

    Maybe because I read his biography: The Big Fight: My Life In and Out of the Ring

    Unlike a lot of boxers, first thing he got a business manager who incorporated him. When his family members wanted jobs he put them on the corporate payroll and wrote it off his taxes.

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    His epic dodging skills.

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    Re: List Your Favorite Boxer Here

    Quote Originally Posted by Iron_Merc View Post
    Why don't you guys share your favorite boxer with a little backstory and why you think that way. You can also post some exceptional combinations or knockouts of said boxer.
    Rocky Marciano.

    Undefeated, could tank a punch like no other in history, and would literally win by deliberately taking blows in order to set up and deliver a decisive KO because he was that tough a bastard, steam rolling his opponent like he didn't give a ****, 88% knockout rate out of 49 total fights. Underrated legend of the sport.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Surrealistik View Post
    Rocky Marciano.

    Undefeated, could tank a punch like no other in history, and would literally win by deliberately taking blows in order to set up and deliver a decisive KO because he was that tough a bastard, 88% knockout rate out of 49 total fights. Underrated legend of the sport.
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    A man more than a great boxer.

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    Morales for me.

    A true warrior, he was in so many great fights, in his prime he was like a boxing machine. Always gave the fans their money's worth. If one round could sum up what kind of boxer he was, here he is switching to lefty against a guy boxing historian Bert Sugar claims is the greatest southpaw of all time:


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    Quote Originally Posted by Surrealistik View Post
    Rocky Marciano.

    Undefeated, could tank a punch like no other in history, and would literally win by deliberately taking blows in order to set up and deliver a decisive KO because he was that tough a bastard, steam rolling his opponent like he didn't give a ****, 88% knockout rate out of 49 total fights. Underrated legend of the sport.
    Can you recommend a good fight of his to watch? Im thinking YouTube probably has some highlight reels

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    I always liked Michael Spinks - he always seemed like the underdog who somehow managed to pull off an big upset (well, until Tyson anyway *L*). I've always thought the Light Heavyweight division was the most underrated in Boxing - it seems to me that's where you get the right balance between speed and power... and Spinks was probably one of the best Light Heavies of all time.

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    Re: List Your Favorite Boxer Here

    Quote Originally Posted by btthegreat View Post
    Is this opposite day or something? I see that you subscribe to the liberal media- dually noted. They've got you (hook line and sinker.)

    Here is an underrated fight between Peter McNeely and Mike Tyson. It was over quickly, but the action was good from both boxers while it lasted.


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