QUOTE (Lil-lightsout @ Jan 6 2011, 03:21 AM)
Wlad Klit-Peter I
Wlad obviously was a nervous mental wreck going against the dangerous puncher in Peter. Wlad was dropped many times in previous fights and was even dropped three times against Peter, AND yet he still won. So even though Wlad had little confidence going into this fight, he still managed a win.
This the only one I can think of right now, I will think of more later.
On a side note, you are a fine poster. I enjoy reading your posts man. You write some pretty thorough stuff to back up your thoughts on so many occasions.
I have my days where I can't put the right words together to make a point so I fuck it or sometimes I may over explain things where my point gets lost or weakened
Your a poster who knows his shit..therefore I also enjoy reading your posts.. the fact you've had boxing experience yourself would only strengthen your knowledge of the sport.So thanks for the words man
QUOTE (Fitz @ Jan 6 2011, 05:59 AM)
Nice skills LL, I am similar. I may remember some fights, but haven't been following the sport as long as you, but I know what you are talking about. I have a good long term memory as well. I am sometimes good at knowing a song (obviously I have to like it and know it for me to care, lol) and what year it was as well. Don't know about you, but I think people with good long term memory usually associate a song, fight or something with another memory. I would imagine you associate fights with a time, place or a time you watched it with someone. Sorry to derail, lol.
But nice thread again, I will see if I can come up with any. Also agreed on Hopkins-Jones II surprisingly. Hopkins I felt was nervous and cautious (as funny as it sounds against this Jones). I wouldn't say scared, but wasn't the typical Hopkins, and it showed in that fight. I have said that I felt Hopkins was a little tentative in that fight. He didn't take risks, and just wanted to make sure he wouldn't lose the fight, even if it meant to fight the way he did.
I could be wrong, as I can't have a clear picture of it, but I think Judah may have had the mental edge over Tszyu at the time. I can't recall well if Tszyu did have a lot (or if any fear). But I know leading up to the fight, I remember Judah looking to have that edge.
If anybody remembers the lead up to this well, let me know if this is a good example or not.
I'm not gonna lie..I'm quite impressed with your honest opinion towards Hopkins-Jones II
I also agree that it really did show big time in the fight for me with the manner he fought in.
How bout Mayweather-Mosley?
Mayweather never came across like he really wanted the fight & didn't look so fresh standing that close to Mosley after the Marquez fight. The fight was only made by accident/chances that forced Mayweather to be obligated to take the fight as he was eventually cornered. Turns out a lot of us had more faith in Mayweather than himself