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mitukczuk
post Jan 17 2013, 01:28 PM
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What's up guys.

About two weeks ago, I had an awesome conversation with few of my friends after our work out and the topic was the same as the title of this thread.

JCC vs Meldrick Taylor is one of the most intense fights I have ever seen. It mixes good with bad so efficiently I still can't make up my mind about the final outcome. Do I agree with Richard "Lexington" Steele? Would I stopped the fight too? Was it fixed? Was Steele just looking for an excuse to stop the fight to preserve JCC's 0 in the loss column ? So many questions. But I have to say...I see reasons for both...Meldrick was BEATEN UP...and I mean...he was FUBAR! On the other hand...2 or so seconds? Rly? I just don't know and that's what makes the fight so great.

I liked Taylor's speed but although Chavez was really connecting 1 to Meldrick's 3, these punches were bombs! Kudos to Meldrick's heart and will for making him upright through almost all 12 rounds. Needless to say though, JCC made him pay in gold and diamonds for any punches landed.
Mexican toughness vs the American (Philadelphian) swagger at its best.
I think Taylor's corner didn't plan the strategy for him too well though. In the first round he threw 96 punches...you just can't do that if you are not built like i don't know..Margarito. Chavez is Chavez and you have to conserve your energy against him because it is highly unlikely that the fight is going to end before the 12th round. I think that was a mistake...given that Taylor was young and inexperienced, it was a recipe for disaster which it ultimately was - 9th round through 12th he was OUT on his feet.

I couldn't breathe during the last minute of the 12th although I had already known how it is going to end. As Steele said, you could see the sand running out Taylor's hourglass. The crowd went balistic after the knockdown..I have never heard anything like that before.
Also, if you look at the face of Chavez right after the fight...where is the punishment ? He looks tired, but other than that..ready to have a party.

For once I truly believe that a fight really stands behind the downfall of a fighter's career.

What are your thoughts about Richard Steele's decision and the fight in general?

I recommend looking at both the fight
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M-Inq5r61ZY

and HBO's "Legendary nights" segment
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pFQ2oJ3asaM

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post Jan 20 2013, 03:17 PM
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^Oliver McCall did that in the Lewis rematch
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post Jan 20 2013, 04:42 PM
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QUOTE (wolterb @ Jan 20 2013, 12:17 PM) *
^Oliver McCall did that in the Lewis rematch


McCall!!!!!!!! That was the weirdest shit I have ever witnessed in any sport! I was like this dude is crying in the ring? Word had it that his wife was divorcing him and all kinds of other shit was going on! The dude would not fight back and his corner was like WTF dude! When he started crying and wouldn't hit back, I said this dude is done.
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post Jan 21 2013, 04:22 AM
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QUOTE (Dolimite @ Jan 20 2013, 05:42 PM) *
McCall!!!!!!!! That was the weirdest shit I have ever witnessed in any sport! I was like this dude is crying in the ring? Word had it that his wife was divorcing him and all kinds of other shit was going on! The dude would not fight back and his corner was like WTF dude! When he started crying and wouldn't hit back, I said this dude is done.


WORD!

Man, I couldn't belive that shit either. It takes a lot to bring an average man to tears or any other expressions of emotion. And seeing that in such a "macho" sport as boxing? That's just totally off. But it only adds to the fact that McCall must have been mentally totally destroyed. It was too one of the saddest moments I have ever witnessed in boxing.
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post Jan 21 2013, 01:01 PM
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QUOTE (mitukczuk @ Jan 21 2013, 04:22 AM) *
WORD!

Man, I couldn't belive that shit either. It takes a lot to bring an average man to tears or any other expressions of emotion. And seeing that in such a "macho" sport as boxing? That's just totally off. But it only adds to the fact that McCall must have been mentally totally destroyed. It was too one of the saddest moments I have ever witnessed in boxing.


I never found out the backstory behind why mccall was such a wreck but it is too bad the ref had to stop the fight. mccall's handlers shouldn't have let their guy expose himself like that on tv. But i'm assuming they knew the state of mccall, maybe they didn't.
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post Jan 21 2013, 04:20 PM
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QUOTE (wolterb @ Jan 21 2013, 10:01 AM) *
I never found out the backstory behind why mccall was such a wreck but it is too bad the ref had to stop the fight. mccall's handlers shouldn't have let their guy expose himself like that on tv. But i'm assuming they knew the state of mccall, maybe they didn't.


I heard he was having financial problems and he and his wife was getting a divorced, plus he had a drug issue at the time if I can recall. His life was just in disarray. What was weird is that when he came out he looked distraught, the first round the way he was fighting his corner should had known that Oliver was mentally gone. Still he could have been a very good boxer.
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- mitukczuk   Julio Cesar Chavez vs Meldrick Taylor revisited.   Jan 17 2013, 01:28 PM
- - daprofessor   i remember that fight like it was yesterday. i abs...   Jan 17 2013, 02:08 PM
- - daprofessor   why is this in the ufc forum?   Jan 17 2013, 02:08 PM
|- - mitukczuk   QUOTE (daprofessor @ Jan 17 2013, 02:08 P...   Jan 17 2013, 02:18 PM
- - mrchitown   Meldrick deserved the benefit of the doubt. He had...   Jan 18 2013, 12:22 AM
- - Southeastpaw   It's sad when a non UFC topic gets more posts ...   Jan 18 2013, 12:54 PM
|- - mitukczuk   QUOTE (Southeastpaw @ Jan 18 2013, 12:54 ...   Jan 18 2013, 01:57 PM
|- - daprofessor   QUOTE (Southeastpaw @ Jan 18 2013, 01:54 ...   Jan 18 2013, 02:17 PM
|- - Southeastpaw   QUOTE (daprofessor @ Jan 18 2013, 02:17 P...   Jan 18 2013, 02:53 PM
|- - daprofessor   QUOTE (Southeastpaw @ Jan 18 2013, 03:53 ...   Jan 18 2013, 04:59 PM
- - Jack 1000   I disagree with the part of the comment that said ...   Jan 18 2013, 04:05 PM
- - checkleft   Meldricks trainer was an idiot. Nonetheless that w...   Jan 18 2013, 04:16 PM
|- - daprofessor   QUOTE (checkleft @ Jan 18 2013, 05:16 PM)...   Jan 18 2013, 04:59 PM
- - mitukczuk   Thanks for putting the thread into the right secti...   Jan 18 2013, 04:59 PM
- - Dolimite   This fight pisses me off until this day! No wa...   Jan 18 2013, 06:29 PM
|- - daprofessor   QUOTE (Dolimite @ Jan 18 2013, 07:29 PM) ...   Jan 18 2013, 07:59 PM
|- - Dolimite   QUOTE (daprofessor @ Jan 18 2013, 05:59 P...   Jan 19 2013, 08:56 PM
- - checkleft   QUOTE (daprofessor @ Jan 18 2013, 04:59 P...   Jan 19 2013, 02:11 AM
- - Jack 1000   Steele said in an interview (or so he claims) that...   Jan 19 2013, 11:56 AM
- - wolterb   I thought the stoppage was suspect - Taylor stood ...   Jan 19 2013, 07:54 PM
|- - Jack 1000   QUOTE (wolterb @ Jan 19 2013, 06:54 PM) I...   Jan 20 2013, 05:14 AM
- - Cshel86   I still tear up in anger after the 12th round of t...   Jan 19 2013, 09:37 PM
- - wolterb   No kidding. It seemed like Ruddock played possum t...   Jan 20 2013, 11:42 AM
- - mitukczuk   It's great to see this fight is still fresh in...   Jan 20 2013, 12:19 PM
|- - Dolimite   QUOTE (mitukczuk @ Jan 20 2013, 09:19 AM)...   Jan 20 2013, 02:46 PM
- - wolterb   ^Oliver McCall did that in the Lewis rematch   Jan 20 2013, 03:17 PM
|- - Dolimite   QUOTE (wolterb @ Jan 20 2013, 12:17 PM) ^...   Jan 20 2013, 04:42 PM
|- - mitukczuk   QUOTE (Dolimite @ Jan 20 2013, 05:42 PM) ...   Jan 21 2013, 04:22 AM
|- - wolterb   QUOTE (mitukczuk @ Jan 21 2013, 04:22 AM)...   Jan 21 2013, 01:01 PM
|- - Dolimite   QUOTE (wolterb @ Jan 21 2013, 10:01 AM) I...   Jan 21 2013, 04:20 PM
- - wolterb   real awkward lol   Jan 20 2013, 03:22 PM


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