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post Mar 16 2012, 07:47 PM
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FOR ME IT WAS June 28, 1997 Tyson vs. Holyfield II, I was 8 at the time when they fought in a rematch and before that time, I never really sat down to watch boxing because i was more into WWF (Attitude Era) & WCW, but i knew Tyson mainly due to his staged fight with my guy at the time (Stone Cold) so i had to take notice. Little did I know when I watched that fight "shit got real" for me. I felt at the time that it had all the makings of what Wrestling Entertainment was about but 10 times more real and that infamous ear biting episode mike delivered made me a fan ever since.


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What fight first had you take notice of your favorite fighter?

My Favorite fighter is "Money" Mayweather for this reason... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xgjjuUo5G4o...feature=related

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post Mar 19 2012, 02:47 PM
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I really started watching boxing again back in late '99..after the HW division started to somewhat slow down. Of course I was still young, so I didn't have much control over which fights to order, and whether or not we kept HBO or not. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/laugh.gif)

Of course with the HW division, I remember Mike Tyson (who didn't?), Holyfield, hearing about Lennox Lewis, McNealey (pops ordered the Tyson fight:lol:), and a few others. When I really started catching HBO fights, I remember a few fighters in particular...

1. A few Dominick "Southern Disaster" Guinn (beating the hell out of this big ass African dude in particular)
2. Shane Mosley (relays of both Winky Wright fights, and replays of both Forrest fights), we actually ordered the De La Hoya rematch
3. A few RJJ fights (I remember him beating somebody with one hand), and I remember the replay of the first Tarver fight, then the "state of emergency" announcement scrolling on ESPN about him getting KO'd in the rematch).
4. For the love of God...I've NEVER forgot the first time I saw JMM/Pacquiao 1 or HBO that night! That shit uuuugly! I remember Marquez getting dropped 3 times, and
I thought he was gonna die. All I can remember was, "damn, that dude in the red never gets tired", while also thinking, "that dude in the white hung in there". (IMG:style_emoticons/default/laugh.gif)
5. For some reason, I remember the first Judah/Spinks fight. Wanna know how I remember? I remember Zab's ass got dropped, then got up and acted like nothing happened. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/laugh.gif)
6. I also remember Jermain Taylor's earlier bouts on HBO.
From 2006 (I remember Gatti/Baldomir and FMJ/Judah) to 2007, I followed boxing as much as I could (nasty school & work schedule), but I kept my eyes peeled after Mayweather/De La Hoya up until now.

I believe Gatti/Baldomir did it for me, along with Mayweather/De La Hoya. I say Gatti/Baldomir because of the action, and Mayweather/De La Hoya because of the hype going around about it. That fight started the summer off for me, and I was actually at a point in life where I could catch fights live and keep up with everything that was going on.
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- Gambit808   The 1st fight you watched that made you want to follow Boxing. (Added Question)   Mar 16 2012, 07:47 PM
- - Hittman25   marco antonio barrera vs naseem hamed was the firs...   Mar 16 2012, 08:00 PM
- - BoxingFan86   I don't know how old I was (maybe 10 or 11, I...   Mar 16 2012, 08:46 PM
- - mgrover   when i was younger few mates decided to go boxing ...   Mar 16 2012, 09:06 PM
- - BoxingStill#1   Ive always had an interest for the sport since i w...   Mar 16 2012, 09:17 PM
- - p4pcrown   Ali made me follow boxing. The attitude, the athle...   Mar 16 2012, 10:08 PM
- - Cheesey1   Like a lot of countries outside of America, footba...   Mar 17 2012, 12:30 PM
|- - Gambit808   QUOTE (Cheesey1 @ Mar 17 2012, 12:30 PM) ...   Mar 19 2012, 01:27 PM
|- - Cheesey1   QUOTE (Gambit808 @ Mar 19 2012, 02:27 PM)...   Mar 19 2012, 03:42 PM
- - Thickback   Tyson vs Trevor Berbick. Also Sugar Ray Leonard. N...   Mar 17 2012, 02:22 PM
- - mrwigi   Robinson vs Fullmer. I dont remember which one, bu...   Mar 19 2012, 08:06 AM
- - BoxingEinstein   Watching Tyson's amateur fights and his traini...   Mar 19 2012, 02:19 PM
- - sduck   No specific fights, but the boxers themselves: Tys...   Mar 19 2012, 02:24 PM
- - Cshel86   I really started watching boxing again back in lat...   Mar 19 2012, 02:47 PM
- - daprofessor   started learning to box at age 5 from family....lo...   Mar 19 2012, 03:19 PM
|- - Cshel86   QUOTE (daprofessor @ Mar 19 2012, 04:19 P...   Mar 19 2012, 04:08 PM
|- - Cheesey1   QUOTE (Cshel86 @ Mar 19 2012, 05:08 PM) O...   Mar 19 2012, 04:24 PM
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||- - Cheesey1   QUOTE (Cshel86 @ Mar 19 2012, 06:24 PM) I...   Mar 19 2012, 07:11 PM
|- - daprofessor   QUOTE (Cshel86 @ Mar 19 2012, 04:08 PM) O...   Mar 19 2012, 08:49 PM
|- - Cshel86   QUOTE (daprofessor @ Mar 19 2012, 09:49 P...   Mar 20 2012, 10:12 AM
- - wolterb   I randomly bought a Rumble in the Jungle VHS tape ...   Mar 19 2012, 10:03 PM
- - checkleft   Been at it since I was 7 but meldrick Taylor is th...   Mar 19 2012, 11:49 PM

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