QUOTE (Gambit808 @ Apr 15 2012, 12:43 PM)
Man there's so many that i can name but for 1 that stands out to me, no matter how much time i watch it is Roy Jones vs. Antonio Tarver 2... I don't know whats worst actually seeing 1 of the greatest being knocked out or hearing the joy in larry merchant's quote by saying "Roy is out, and Roy may be out of boxing"...
Truth hurts (smh) and in case your wondering, yup just got done watching that fight.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NHiEI74-lpA
I bet Larry Merchant gets on his knees every night and pray for the opportunity to be around long enough to say that 'bout Floyd. If that ever happened, he'd probably nut all over himself.
QUOTE (Thickback @ Apr 15 2012, 02:28 PM)
Roy/Tarver II and Tyson/Douglas. I refuse to watch those fights.
Tyson-Douglas was a tough pill to swallow.
QUOTE (HaydelHammer @ Apr 15 2012, 04:03 PM)
This was it for me. No other fight (even Roy's other losses) were worse imo.
Yes, I understood this entire muscle mass loss deal in their first fight..I get it...I've been there..but in this fight i felt he had ample time for his body to adjust. I was actually about to bet $500 on him ( I was at a house party and everybody knew he was my guy and this loudmouth drunk was talking shit) Roy was getting his groove on and I was like this will be a complete shutout..............then BOOM....even the Roy haters were like "Did he slip, WTF?".....as soon as I saw him stumble to his feet, I couldn't believe it.
I went from tipsy to complete sober just that quick. My wife told me later she never saw me so sad. LOL. I didn't say a word on the way home.
Had you made that $500 bet, the loud-mouth drunk would've been talkin' a lot more shit after the fight was over. Y'all probably would've come to blows behind that shit
. You know it's bad when the trip home is silent
QUOTE (mrchitown @ Apr 15 2012, 11:39 PM)
All of Tyson's loses were hard for me to watch but the one that is the toughest for me was his loss against Lewis. He was and always will be my favorite fighter. Good or bad I always respected the things he did in and outside of the ring. The people I admired the most coming up was 2pac and Tyson. Given the incident that happened between Lewis and Tyson, and the remarks being made about Mike by some fans and the media, I really wanted him to get the win.
I didn't order the fight, so ESPN was how I found out how it played out. And after I saw his post fight interview, I knew he would never challenge for a title again, I just knew that it was all over for him as far as boxing. I didn't say much that night my girlfriend at that time tried to cheer me up but I didn't want to be bothered. It was a sad moment and a sobering moment as well
Man, it's funny how we get so emotional over our idols' mishaps. I know for a fact Mosley almost made my heart stop (TWICE!!!) in round 2 of his fight against Mayweather.
QUOTE (jvo1800 @ Apr 16 2012, 06:32 PM)
Jones Jr. losing to Tarver was the worst thing in sports history
"You got any excuses tonight, Roy?" Damn! That fight had history/classic written all over it from the get-go.
QUOTE (daprofessor @ Apr 17 2012, 05:22 PM)
there are soo many for me....
duran/leonard 2 (seeing duran quit...and leonard celebrate when he really didn't do shit to make him quit)
douglas/tyson (i had mixed feelings on this one. i idolized tyson back then...but i was happy for buster after watching his story)
duran/hearns (just hard to watch a legend get ko'd like that)
holmes/tyson (passing of the torch...a new era...i grew up watching holmes do his thing)
holmes/ali (same deal...passing of the torch..)
trinidad/hopkins (hard to watch because he just kept doing the same shit over and over and over...)
gatti/mayweather (i knew what was coming...but actually seeing it happen, i felt really bad for arturo.)
mayweather/corrales (did not expect this one sided beat down..and like trinidad...diego just kept doing the same shit)
margarito/cotto (i said before that fight that it would be the kind of fight that neither guy would recover from)
vasquez/marquez (all of them....very little defense...neither guy was ever the same)
gatti/ward (all of them...same as vasquez/marquez)
Man, I'm pro-Mayweather, but even I felt bad for Gatti. That fight was downright brutal.