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He had that rare quality of being able to take a beating and keep coming back, often in the same round. Almost always undersized in his fights as well, just so strong mentally. Guy was an absolute warrior.

Of course he was a disaster handling his money, hopefully his son cashes some NFL checks and is able to help take care of his dad in his older years.

 

Yeah, Holyfield was a tough son of a gun.

 

One of my favorite rounds...

 



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Side note:  The Douglas story was great, too.  His mother had died a couple weeks earlier (I think it was)... and that motivated him.  The post-fight interview was very emotional- one of the best.  Great moment.
 
Of course, he lost to Holyfield in his next fight, LOL... but Douglas had his moment on top of the world.  
Man, I love boxing!


Tyson had lost most of his team in the months before the Douglas fight, one of the enduring memories is that idiot in his corner holding that stupid balloon thing to his eye instead of the unswell.

The finishing uppercut in that fight was like something out of a textbook, absolutely perfect.

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Tyson had lost most of his team in the months before the Douglas fight, one of the enduring memories is that idiot in his corner holding that stupid balloon thing to his eye instead of the unswell.

The finishing uppercut in that fight was like something out of a textbook, absolutely perfect.

 

They were so confident they were going to win that they didn't even bring an enswell to the fight.



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Great Friday Night Thread here -KR-.

 

Seven (7) pages and counting on what is usually the slowest forum night of the week.  

 

Props. 



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Thanks, pal.

Your dad like any other boxers?



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Thanks, pal.

Your dad like any other boxers?

 

Holyfield was his favorite for sure.  

 

He loved boxing.  Would watch anything that was on.  Any fighters.  Scrubs on ESPN.  Didn't matter. 

 

He loved "Little Hands of Stone" too.  Since he was from PHX.  Guy kinda turned out to be a turd though. 

 

Told me stories of when he boxed when he was in the Army.  Not sure if that was in Vietnam or when he was stationed elsewhere.  Man of few words.  Chances to pick his brain were few and far between.  Had to catch him in the mood.  



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Holyfield was his favorite for sure.  

 

He loved boxing.  Would watch anything that was on.  Any fighters.  Scrubs on ESPN.  Didn't matter. 

 

He loved "Little Hands of Stone" too.  Since he was from PHX.  Guy kinda turned out to be a turd though. 

 

Told me stories of when he boxed when he was in the Army.  Not sure if that was in Vietnam or when he was stationed elsewhere.  Man of few words.  Chances to pick his brain were few and far between.  Had to catch him in the mood.  

 

:laugh

 

True story:  My mom took my friends and I out to eat (we were around 11-12) and we were outside the restaurant when we saw Carbajal jogging about a block away from us.  I then said, "Don't come over here or I'll knock you out!"  Guy laughed and kept going.

 

His fight against Chiquita Gonzalez is one of my favorites.  I believe it was the first Jr. Flyweight fight with a $1 million purse.  Lived up to the hype.

 

Guy is dumb as a box of rocks, though.  And his brother fucked him over financially.



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Holyfield was his favorite for sure.  

 

He loved boxing.  Would watch anything that was on.  Any fighters.  Scrubs on ESPN.  Didn't matter. 

 

He loved "Little Hands of Stone" too.  Since he was from PHX.  Guy kinda turned out to be a turd though. 

 

Told me stories of when he boxed when he was in the Army.  Not sure if that was in Vietnam or when he was stationed elsewhere.  Man of few words.  Chances to pick his brain were few and far between.  Had to catch him in the mood.  

 

Reminds me of my father.



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:laugh

 

True story:  My mom took my friends and I out to eat (we were around 11-12) and we were outside the restaurant when we saw Carbajal jogging about a block away from us.  I then said, "Don't come over here or I'll knock you out!"  Guy laughed and kept going.

 

His fight against Chiquita Gonzalez is one of my favorites.  I believe it was the first Jr. Flyweight fight with a $1 million purse.  Lived up to the hype.

 

Guy is dumb as a box of rocks, though.  And his brother fucked him over financially.

 

Those fights with Gonzales were so hyped up here in AZ.  Carbajal was just outclassed.  Couldn't beat that little squatty banana.  



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Those fights with Gonzales were so hyped up here in AZ.  Carbajal was just outclassed.  Couldn't beat that little squatty banana.  

 

Yeah, he lost the second and third one, but the first one was the best one, imo.  That's the one Carbajal won.



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Reminds me of my father.

 

We held neighborhood boxing matches when we were kids.  They were fun as shit.  

 

Almost won every one.  Well I did, against kids my age.  Lost to one of my friends older brothers.  He got pissed when I pounded his brother.  Then put the gloves on and took it to me.  He was like 5 years older than me though.

 

Then the other time was when I took it to my little brother.  It was just the two of us.  My dad came out and asked me if I was ready to put the big kid gloves on.  I said lets go.

 

Guy kept jabbing me straight in the face and took it to me.  He took it easy but made his point.   :laugh



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Yeah, he lost the second and third one, but the first one was the best one, imo.  That's the one Carbajal won.

 

He did.  I forgot he won the first one.  I guess it was overshadowed in my mind by the last two. 



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We held neighborhood boxing matches when we were kids.  They were fun as shit.  

 

Almost won every one.  Well I did, against kids my age.  Lost to one of my friends older brothers.  He got pissed when I pounded his brother.  Then put the gloves on and took it to me.  He was like 5 years older than me though.

 

Then the other time was when I took it to my little brother.  It was just the two of us.  My dad came out and asked me if I was ready to put the big kid gloves on.  I said lets go.

 

Guy kept jabbing me straight in the face and took it to me.  He took it easy but made his point.   :laugh

 

:laugh  :laugh  :laugh



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We had Sugar Ray Leonard boxing gloves.  It was great.  Good times.  

 

Just went at it in the yard with a bunch of kids around.  Nobody got hurt too bad.  Was fun. 



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I had Julio Cesar Chavez boxing gloves.  :hurray

 

Could never fight, though.  I was bad.



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Franklin gloves. Sugar Ray Franklin gloves. 



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Genius if all you care about is money.

Maybe not so much if you care about integrity and those sorts of things.

I'm the least judgmental person in the world. Far from perfect. Just would like to see an ounce of some good in Floyd you could cheer for. Just havent ever seen it.


Integrity in boxing? That’s a good one. Controversy sells in this sport.

Good memories by BFO. Olympic boxing in the 70-80’s were great also. Not sure when the sport derailed.

Long live SP Nation!!!


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boxing is great when there are interesting big heavyweights, not boring guys that don't lose like klitschko forever

 

when the economy is good (like the last 9 years) then all we get in this country to fight are scrawny mexicans... times of great pain and suffering are good for combat sports, why get punched in the head 1000 times if you have life's necessities already?

 

hopefully the england fights will be televised here... also legalized gambling should be quite good for boxing and ufc, those have always been fun sports to bet because anything can happen... losing ticket can turn into a winner with 1 punch



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Integrity in boxing? 

 

I'm sure there are plenty of boxers out there that have some integrity.  

 

I was speaking to that.  Not the sport itself.



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LOL. What a horrible video.

Ali would have made Mayweather his bitch.


Yea bro

Let's not compare weight classes

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Signed-up for DAZN.  Everyone here should do it.  It's not just boxing... MMA, too.  

 

Live event tonight.



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Floyd's kids have to read "Him" bedtime stories.

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Just saw an Anthony Joshua doc on Netflix. Interesting fighter...

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Signed-up for DAZN. Everyone here should do it. It's not just boxing... MMA, too.

Live event tonight.

 

Watching the live event. Pretty good. Tevin Farmer just TKOed the Irishman Tennyson.






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