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post Nov 18 2008, 11:35 AM
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Does MMA have anything on this?


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post Nov 18 2008, 01:38 PM
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The only problem is for every Jirov/Toney fight we get we get 3-5 Hopkins/Calzaghe's. I still love boxing, but simply put most fights do not live up to the hype in boxing. If you look at this list that guys are putting up most of the fights are from the late 90's early 00's. I would watch Couture/Lesnar 50 times before I watched Klitschko/Ibragimov again!
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post Nov 18 2008, 04:08 PM
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QUOTE(pcraw @ Nov 18 2008, 01:38 PM) [snapback]411681[/snapback]
The only problem is for every Jirov/Toney fight we get we get 3-5 Hopkins/Calzaghe's. I still love boxing, but simply put most fights do not live up to the hype in boxing. If you look at this list that guys are putting up most of the fights are from the late 90's early 00's. I would watch Couture/Lesnar 50 times before I watched Klitschko/Ibragimov again!

Im sorry man... I watched Lesnar-Coutue and they just didn't do it for me... They spent 60% of the time against the cage!
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post Nov 18 2008, 04:45 PM
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QUOTE(damarvelous1 @ Nov 18 2008, 04:08 PM) [snapback]411694[/snapback]
Im sorry man... I watched Lesnar-Coutue and they just didn't do it for me... They spent 60% of the time against the cage!



Lol! Whatever floats your boat bro, but it's no different than Roy laying on the ropes for 8 rounds or Klitschko slapping someone's jab down an entire fight. I love the scientific fighters in boxing like, James Toney, Mayweather and Hopkins, but the chancing of guys getting submitted or koed in an MMA event is more highly than a highly anticipated boxing match ending in dramatic fashion. It's almost like they make that silent agreement backstage that Teddy Atlas always talk about to just put on a glorified sparring match. What was the last high profile fight you watched where someone was koed? Dawson/Tarver? Jones/Calzaghe? Pavlik/Hopkins? I understand every great fight doesn't end by KO, but every fight I just named turned out to be horrible mis-matches. With the exception of Margarito and Cotto I really can't think of any other fight. I love Paul Williams and his fight anybody mentality and I think that's what boxing is lacking, but unlike MMA everyone will duck him and he'll have a hard time finding fights.
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post Nov 18 2008, 05:14 PM
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QUOTE(pcraw @ Nov 18 2008, 05:45 PM) [snapback]411704[/snapback]
I love Paul Williams and his fight anybody mentality and I think that's what boxing is lacking, but unlike MMA everyone will duck him and he'll have a hard time finding fights.


While I agree, I think that speaks more to the fact that MMA is more structured that boxing. The UFC right now is where are all the best fighters are and they function as the sole promoter for their fights so they can match up whoever they want against each other and nobody can say a word (has benefits and advantages). If boxing was setup the same, you would see everybody fighting each other.

Boxing is so fractured with the belts, promoters, and everything else that its own practices hinder growth.
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- damarvelous1   Seriously...   Nov 18 2008, 11:35 AM
- - The C.E.O.   Bonnar-Griffin I is better.....lol On the real......   Nov 18 2008, 11:43 AM
|- - damarvelous1   QUOTE(The C.E.O. @ Nov 18 2008, 11:43 AM)...   Nov 18 2008, 11:44 AM
- - PUERTOROCKS   Smoger is the best Ref in the Buisness no joke. H...   Nov 18 2008, 12:39 PM
- - Al Hata   Love it.   Nov 18 2008, 12:56 PM
- - biggeorge89   You have to give Jirov almighty props for balls......   Nov 18 2008, 12:56 PM
|- - rusty_trombone   QUOTE(biggeorge89 @ Nov 18 2008, 12:56 PM...   Nov 18 2008, 06:40 PM
|- - STEVENSKI   QUOTE(rusty_trombone @ Nov 18 2008, 11:40...   Nov 18 2008, 06:56 PM
|- - BrutalBodyShots   One thing the commentators don't even mention ...   Nov 18 2008, 07:04 PM
|- - damarvelous1   QUOTE(BrutalBodyShots @ Nov 18 2008, 07:0...   Nov 18 2008, 09:04 PM
- - Big Slim   Awesome fight. Awesome finish. Obviously this is b...   Nov 18 2008, 01:00 PM
- - Big Slim   Also wanted to say, it would have been fascinating...   Nov 18 2008, 01:04 PM
- - pcraw   The only problem is for every Jirov/Toney fight we...   Nov 18 2008, 01:38 PM
|- - damarvelous1   QUOTE(pcraw @ Nov 18 2008, 01:38 PM) 4116...   Nov 18 2008, 04:08 PM
|- - pcraw   QUOTE(damarvelous1 @ Nov 18 2008, 04:08 P...   Nov 18 2008, 04:45 PM
|- - damarvelous1   QUOTEI love the scientific fighters in boxing like...   Nov 18 2008, 05:11 PM
||- - pcraw   QUOTE(damarvelous1 @ Nov 18 2008, 05:11 P...   Nov 18 2008, 05:44 PM
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|- - thisneverworks   QUOTE(pcraw @ Nov 18 2008, 05:45 PM) 4117...   Nov 18 2008, 05:14 PM
- - The Conscience   I just like skilled punching........In MMA you rar...   Nov 18 2008, 05:16 PM
- - pcraw   True, true, true! Lol! Yeah, I just wonder...   Nov 18 2008, 06:19 PM
|- - damarvelous1   QUOTE(pcraw @ Nov 18 2008, 06:19 PM) 4117...   Nov 18 2008, 09:00 PM
- - the ollie reed fan club   I'll admit to some bias here James toney is my...   Nov 18 2008, 08:11 PM
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- - damarvelous1   And to go with that "classic" fight is a...   Nov 18 2008, 09:07 PM
- - the ollie reed fan club   Jim Lampley looked like he was gonna pee his pants...   Nov 18 2008, 09:32 PM
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