Favorite Boxer?

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  1. Chum

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    Who is your favorite boxer?

    Here's mine...
    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cs-CfeLNspE[/youtube]
     
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    Mike Tyson!

    Of my generation, though? Manny Pacquiao.
     
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    I always loved big George, even though I only really watched him in the 90's. Growing up it was Tyson and Julio Cesar Chavez. Those were the two that we always had events planned around. I don't think i could ever be as big of a fan as I was of those two during the late 80's and early 90's.
     
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    Even though I missed his prime... it is Ali for me. The combination of speed, skill, and showmanship were second to none. I also really enjoyed Marvin Hagler... those Hagler/Hearns fights were fantastic.

    By the way, does boxing still exist? Can't remember the last time I watched a boxing match. Maybe the Tyson/Holyfield fight where Tyson bit off the dudes ear.
     
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    I'm a big Hagler fan also!

    It still exists but it is a shadow of its former self.
     
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    It exists and there are a lot of good fights still, you just need to stumble upon the right ones. 2013 was a GREAT year for fights. There were a ton of wars. The names aren't as big, but the matches are just as exciting.
     
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    Rocky....

    :lol:
     
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    For me growing up, it was always the Spinks brothers: Leon and Michael. Watching Leon beat Ali was a huge highlight of my youth.

    I liked Forman too. But also liked Sugar Ray Leonard.

    Not much of a boxing fan anymore.
     
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    What? Leon Spinks was a punk ass and convicted felon. But I guess you could say that about many boxers. I just disliked the guy..his brother Michael was OK. I liked Hagler and sugar ray. Mike Tyson was a favorite until he bit off Hollyfields ear. Loved and admired Ali probably most...even though he was old when I remember him.
     
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    You have never been a fan of any felons Madballers? :mrgreen:
     
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    haha, I edited my above post.
     
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    No doubt he was knucklehead, but he beat Ali when I was 10yrs old and was from my hometown. Dude just couldn't get out of his own way.
    The Spinks brothers grew up in one of the most notorious housing projects in St.L. It is noted in many sociology books and studies as exactly what NOT to do when it comes to public housing. Both of them tough as nails. Was always rooting for them to do well. Of the two, Michael had the more grounded personality and therefore the best chance to do well. Leon beat Ali, and that was it.. Just started spending money...
     
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    Ah, I did not know most of the that..makes sense that they are your home town hero's.
     
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    Yeah those Leonard vs Duran fights were great.

    I also liked Tyson, Holyfield.
     
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    Damn near the entire world is going to pause time between 8ish to 9ish tonight. 5 years too late, whatever. It's finally here and I just hope it's a entertaining fight.

    Where will you be and who are you going for?
     
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    I'll be at a party in Eugene. Definitely cheering for Pac Man, but I think Mayweather is more likely to win it. I don't like how Mayweather flaunts his wealth. I guess a little of that is ok, but Mayweather takes it to a ridiculous degree. Plus, I just like saying Pacquiao!
     
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    Gonna be at my brother in laws..catching game 7 and then the fight and drinking large quantities of beer. I guess I root for Manny, but I think Mayweather will win.
     
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    I did not see the fight, so I will Listen to what you guy's have to say about it. But I am watching sports center, and the PAC man news conference and this seems like yet another boxing scam. He doesn't seem to care that he lost, and seems happy to get his $100 million plus. I gave up boxing after Tyson bit off Holyfields ear about 20 years ago. The sport is a joke. This was billed as the fight of the century, but it sure doesn't seem like it was anything close to that. Thoughts from the guy's who saw it live?
     
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    Neither one of these guy's even look like they got punched. It was fixed, no doubt about it.
     
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    Dude. I'm with you. I hate boxing for exactly what we saw last night. So clearly fixed. Boxing is so in need of a legit regulatory organization.
     

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