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BrutUalBK
1. Floyd vs Corrales
2. BHop vs Trinidad
3. Lewis vs Rahman II (that one two KO was the best I've ever seen in the sport)
4. Barrera vs Naz
5. Whitaker vs Chavez


Those are just my top 5 but I can list more.

DISCUSS your's please.
Thanks
mgrover
Garcia vs Khan - Garcias coming out party
Pac vs Marquez I - Both men came to fight, 3 KDs in first round from Pac, and an amazing rally from Marquez, it defined what about men were about.
Naz vs Kevin Kelley - Exciting fight, an era were men came to fight
Tyson vs Berbick - To me this fight looks like David and Goliath
Hopkins vs Pascal II - Oldest man in history
Khan vs Maidana - Proved Khan could hang in there with the best of them, Proved Maidana had a lot of balls
BrutUalBK
QUOTE (mgrover @ Feb 19 2013, 06:26 PM) *
Garcia vs Khan - Garcias coming out party
Pac vs Marquez I - Both men came to fight, 3 KDs in first round from Pac, and an amazing rally from Marquez, it defined what about men were about.
Naz vs Kevin Kelley - Exciting fight, an era were men came to fight
Tyson vs Berbick - To me this fight looks like David and Goliath
Hopkins vs Pascal II - Oldest man in history
Khan vs Maidana - Proved Khan could hang in there with the best of them, Proved Maidana had a lot of balls



Personally I don't look at any of those as "Signature" fights because none of them define the very best performance of either fighter. A "Signature Fight" is one that defines the very best performance a boxer/fighter has put on (A Clinic, if you will).

Hopkins had another Signature Performance vs Kelly Pavlik, some believed it was better than his bout vs Tito.

Winky had his signature bout vs Tito as well. Jones put on a clinic vs Pazienza and Toney.

checkleft
Ortiz berto, Martinez vs chavez, mosley vs margarito, whitaker vs chavez, dlh vs Trinidad (even though he got robbed), Froch vs Bute.
Dolimite
Chavez Sr. vs. Sweet Pea (who got robbed) Sweat Pea put on a clinic!
Mayweather vs. Diego
Marquez vs. Pac IV
Lewis vs. Tyson
Roy Jones vs. James Tony
Sergio vs. Williams
Oscar vs. Vargas
Paris vs. Judah
BrutUalBK
Oscar vs Mayorga
mrchitown
Hopkins dismantling Pavlik immediately springs to mind. The media and most fans thought it would be the burial of Bernard but he proved them all wrong once again... and he did it in dominating fashion. I had picked Hopkins all along to win but I never thought it would be in the manner in which it went down
checkleft
QUOTE (mrchitown @ Feb 20 2013, 12:55 AM) *
Hopkins dismantling Pavlik immediately springs to mind. The media and most fans thought it would be the burial of Bernard but he proved them all wrong once again... and he did it in dominating fashion. I had picked Hopkins all along to win but I never thought it would be in the manner in which it went down

I guess you could do Martinez Pavlic as well, ever since that fight Martinez hasn't slowed down. Hope Pavlic doesn't read this, it definitely won't bring his morale up.
The Original MrFactor
1. Buster Douglas KO of Mike Tyson. Great display of his boxing skill. He was never that great before. He would never again be that great.

2. Shane Mosley vs DLH 1.

3. Winky Wright vs Trinidad. Winky put on a clinic.

4. Hopkins/Trinidad. Hopkins put on a clinic.

5. James Toney vs Michael Nunn. How one punch can change a fight...

6. Toney vs Jirov. Classic fight and classic performance from both guys.

7. Tyson/Spinks. Everybody knows Tyson from this fight. Everybody can tell you how long it lasted... 91 seconds...

8. Louis/Schmelling 2 did much to lift the nation as well as black people's spirits.

9. Ali/Liston both fights. Made Ali a star.

10. Hagler/Hearns. The greatest fight I've ever seen. Haglers signature performance bar none. The sight of his own blood pissed him off. It was all down hill from there for Hearns. *** On a side note, I actually had nightmares that Marvin Hagler was gonna kill me and my parents in our sleep back then.
mgrover
QUOTE (BrutUalBK @ Feb 19 2013, 11:48 PM) *
Personally I don't look at any of those as "Signature" fights because none of them define the very best performance of either fighter. A "Signature Fight" is one that defines the very best performance a boxer/fighter has put on (A Clinic, if you will).

Hopkins had another Signature Performance vs Kelly Pavlik, some believed it was better than his bout vs Tito.

Winky had his signature bout vs Tito as well. Jones put on a clinic vs Pazienza and Toney.


Fair enough, tbh it's probably more of a list when I really took interest in some fighters
The Original MrFactor
Jones/Tarver 2

Foreman/Moorer

Mercer/Morrison

Leonard/Hearns 1 and Leonard/Duran 2

BigFightFan
QUOTE (The Original MrFactor @ Feb 20 2013, 03:10 AM) *
Jones/Tarver 2

Foreman/Moorer

Mercer/Morrison

Leonard/Hearns 1 and Leonard/Duran 2


I was just going to post Foreman/Moorer. This could be the most career defining fight in boxing history.
Foreman was most known for losing to Ali, until he came back and became the oldest HW champ. This opened the door for the Grill and other ventures.
wolterb
Foreman-Moorer is great but I'd raise you frazier-foreman as the better signature performance
The Original MrFactor
QUOTE (wolterb @ Feb 20 2013, 06:51 AM) *
Foreman-Moorer is great but I'd raise you frazier-foreman as the better signature performance



The tale of two Foreman's... The young Foreman was so different from the old Foreman. Kinda depends on who you're asking I guess. Some prefer Young Foreman for his brutality in those Frazier fights. Some prefer the Old Foreman who took punishment all night long until he 2 pieced Moorer.
Cshel86
Cotto/Judah: Cotto was a monster back then, though Judah was coming off a long layoff. That fight had so many twists and turns!

Barrera/Morales: Barrera seemed to have put on his best performance of all 3 fights. I dont mind anybody disputing this, because my recollection of the first two fight are crazy, I just remember them throwing a shitload of punches. Why doesn't HBO replay classic fights like these???

Morales/Pacquiao I: Morales proved himself in this fight, and I truly became a big fan of his, because he had shown signs of wearing down in the Barrera fights, and was still able to keep up a good pace against a younger, stronger, wilder, Pacquiao.

Mayweather/Corley: This is one of Floyd's best performances at the lower weights, in my opinion. Everything before that was super fundamental, and only an experienced viewer could appreciate. In this bout, he put it all out there, and Corley served up some good shots throughout the fight.

Casamayor/Katsidis: That's got to be the worst that I've ever seen Katsidis get handled. Casamayor just did him dirty, and I'm not even the biggest Casamayor fan out there, by any stretch of the imagination. I thought Joel was back to shake up the division...until he ran into Marquez of course.

JMM/Diaz I: Classic performance by an older Marquez, against a younger, stronger, opponent. Diaz may not have had that much power, but he DID hurt Marquez a few times in that one. JMM's victory gave him a breath of new life, as far as his career was concerned.

Morales/Maidana: I gotta give it to Morales for this performance! Dude was older and wasn't there to be denied...swollen eye and all. Even in a close losing effort, dude once again gave me a reason to remain a fan of his. Only veterans can fight a machine like Maidana, with one eye, and shaky legs. Not to mention, I actually got my money's worth when I ordered that one. I took a big chance, but it paid off. laugh.gif

Pacquiao/D. Diaz: Manny showed us all of his weapons in that fight! Though Diaz was slow, hell, who isn't slow against Manny? Lol. We actually saw him use his jab, that newly-found right hook, and his footwork was the best in that fight, that I've ever seen him (please dispute this, if necessary). Though we see what fighters truly have in their arsenal against slower opponents, the point is, at least we know what they have. He landed a right hook in the recent JMM fight, which started A LOT of trouble.
mitukczuk
QUOTE (Cshel86 @ Feb 20 2013, 11:36 AM) *
Casamayor/Katsidis: That's got to be the worst that I've ever seen Katsidis get handled. Casamayor just did him dirty, and I'm not even the biggest Casamayor fan out there, by any stretch of the imagination. I thought Joel was back to shake up the division...until he ran into Marquez of course.


How could I forget that one!!! 2 KDs in the very first minute of the fight if I remember correctly! I used to like Joel a lot. Crafty a had some power. Good one, C'!

Cshel86
QUOTE (mitukczuk @ Feb 20 2013, 12:06 PM) *
How could I forget that one!!! 2 KDs in the very first minute of the fight if I remember correctly! I used to like Joel a lot. Crafty a had some power. Good one, C'!

Thanks!

Where's your list??? I'm sure you have a classic bout that slipped my mind. Lol
mitukczuk
QUOTE (Cshel86 @ Feb 20 2013, 01:07 PM) *
Thanks!

Where's your list??? I'm sure you have a classic bout that slipped my mind. Lol


My list....well. It's hard to find THE performance...but what the hell. I take it more like "Say a name and i'll tell you what pops into my mind"...maybe I hit a signature performance, maybe I' dont...


Mayweather/Gatti - Talking about manhandling?

Bowe/Holyfield - Riddick at his best. Too bad he never showed the same effort again...

Hearns/Duran - I know it came after Hearns's first loss, but that right hand....god DAMN....that one had signature written all over itself !

Tzsyu/Judah - It's time for Clucking bell...

Cotto/Mosley - To me that was MC's coming out party...

Frazier/Ali - Epitomy of what rivalry, brotherhood and revenge is all about...Frazier deserved it and that KD? That was probably one of the sweetest moments in boxing imo.

Foreman/Holyfield - Big George and his comeback. During this fight you could literally see and say "Man, he really means it".
daprofessor
QUOTE (BrutUalBK @ Feb 19 2013, 06:48 PM) *
Personally I don't look at any of those as "Signature" fights because none of them define the very best performance of either fighter. A "Signature Fight" is one that defines the very best performance a boxer/fighter has put on (A Clinic, if you will).

Hopkins had another Signature Performance vs Kelly Pavlik, some believed it was better than his bout vs Tito.

Winky had his signature bout vs Tito as well. Jones put on a clinic vs Pazienza and Toney.


pavlik had the flu and came up to 170.

tito was shot against winky.

pazienza was several weight classes and several years past his prime.

toney had the flu against roy....and really, roy didn't do much in that fight.
The Original MrFactor
QUOTE (mitukczuk @ Feb 20 2013, 01:54 PM) *
My list....well. It's hard to find THE performance...but what the hell. I take it more like "Say a name and i'll tell you what pops into my mind"...maybe I hit a signature performance, maybe I' dont...


Mayweather/Gatti - Talking about manhandling?

Bowe/Holyfield - Riddick at his best. Too bad he never showed the same effort again...

[b]Hearns/Duran - I know it came after Hearns's first loss, but that right hand....god DAMN....that one had signature written all over itself !

Tzsyu/Judah - It's time for Clucking bell...

Cotto/Mosley - To me that was MC's coming out party...

Frazier/Ali - Epitomy of what rivalry, brotherhood and revenge is all about...Frazier deserved it and that KD? That was probably one of the sweetest moments in boxing imo.

Foreman/Holyfield - Big George and his comeback. During this fight you could literally see and say "Man, he really means it".



It left Hearns signature right on Duran's face. That was a one hitter quitter. Duran probably kept that bushy beard to cover up the words Thomas Hearns. Good one mitukczuk!
neophyte7
Hopkins - Trinidad

Hopkins- Tarver

Hopkins -Pascal- both fights

Ward- Dawson

Hearns -Virgil Hill (great win on Hearns resume)

Barkley- Hearns

Duran- barkley- (former light weight Duran beat the shit out of big rugged Middleweight)

mayweather- Corrales

Mayweather- Hatton

Pryor Arguello (both fights put Pryor in perspective)
BrutUalBK
QUOTE (daprofessor @ Feb 20 2013, 01:57 PM) *
1. pavlik had the flu and came up to 170.

2. tito was shot against winky.

3. pazienza was several weight classes and several years past his prime.

4. toney had the flu against roy....and really, roy didn't do much in that fight.


1. Garbage, he made no excuses and even if he was healthy he still would've have lost because he did not have the skills to deal with BHop.
2. BS, that was only the 2nd fight Tito lost, he just didn't have the skills to deal with Winky no more than he did vs BHop.
3. True enough but even if he had been at his prime and in the appropriate weight class he still would've gotten dominated.
4. Toney did not have the flu, he was drained from all the weight fluctuationing and having to lose a vast amount of weight in such a short time.
mrchitown
QUOTE (checkleft @ Feb 20 2013, 12:22 AM) *
I guess you could do Martinez Pavlic as well, ever since that fight Martinez hasn't slowed down. Hope Pavlic doesn't read this, it definitely won't bring his morale up.


Yep, seems like fighters turn in memorable moments when he's across the ring from them
The Original MrFactor
QUOTE (neophyte7 @ Feb 20 2013, 06:11 PM) *
Hopkins - Trinidad

Hopkins- Tarver

Hopkins -Pascal- both fights

Ward- Dawson

Hearns -Virgil Hill (great win on Hearns resume)

Barkley- Hearns

Duran- barkley- (former light weight Duran beat the shit out of big rugged Middleweight)

mayweather- Corrales

Mayweather- Hatton

Pryor Arguello (both fights put Pryor in perspective)



I'd say Ward/Dawson/Froch/Kessler AND Bika. Ward has a string of em under his belt now. Thats a helluva freaking resume. He's the f'n new man...
checkleft
QUOTE (mrchitown @ Feb 20 2013, 09:34 PM) *
Yep, seems like fighters turn in memorable moments when he's across the ring from them

Yea, everyone except jermain lol.
Cshel86
QUOTE (mitukczuk @ Feb 20 2013, 01:54 PM) *
Bowe/Holyfield - Riddick at his best. Too bad he never showed the same effort again...

Cotto/Mosley - To me that was MC's coming out party...

Good list Mit!

Those Bowe/Holyfield wars were CRAZY! Bowe was just too much for Evander, but he still fought like a champ all the way through.

I'm warming up more and more to Cotto/Mosley nowadays. That's when I discovered just how quick Cotto's hands were in that fight...well, how quick they were against a quick fighter. Cotto was punching WITH Shane, which was a surprise to me at the time. Nonetheless, a great bout!
daprofessor
QUOTE (BrutUalBK @ Feb 20 2013, 08:22 PM) *
1. Garbage, he made no excuses and even if he was healthy he still would've have lost because he did not have the skills to deal with BHop.
2. BS, that was only the 2nd fight Tito lost, he just didn't have the skills to deal with Winky no more than he did vs BHop.
3. True enough but even if he had been at his prime and in the appropriate weight class he still would've gotten dominated.
4. Toney did not have the flu, he was drained from all the weight fluctuationing and having to lose a vast amount of weight in such a short time.


1. of course he didn't make excuses. he's not that type of fighter....but it was reported. i'm not making it up. and at 170....the weight hopkins started his career at...and a weight that pavlik never fought at...i can't help but think bhop had the advantage. had that fight been at 160...who knows? for the record, i called this bout. bhop didn't do anything i didn't expect him to do when i considered everything. not exactly a signature performance.

2. it was only his 2nd fight after a 2 yr layoff. he was as flat as an iron. anyone that has ever followed his career could see that. sure, winky looked spectacular, but that wasn't the trinidad of old. he never looked the same after the bhop loss.

3. if pazienza was in his prime...in his prime weight class...he'd still be too small for roy. only a fool would think what he did to pazienza was impressive. it's like a grown man beating up a child. not impressive.

4. again...don't kill the messenger. toney had the flu going into that fight. it was reported. roy didn't do anything spectacular in that fight.
checkleft
QUOTE (Cshel86 @ Feb 21 2013, 02:42 PM) *
Good list Mit!

Those Bowe/Holyfield wars were CRAZY! Bowe was just too much for Evander, but he still fought like a champ all the way through.

I'm warming up more and more to Cotto/Mosley nowadays. That's when I discovered just how quick Cotto's hands were in that fight...well, how quick they were against a quick fighter. Cotto was punching WITH Shane, which was a surprise to me at the time. Nonetheless, a great bout!

cotto mosley is one of my all time favorites, there were some bombs traded on that fight. And your completely correct, what surprised me most was cottos timing. Great fight
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