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    Boxing used to be about the best fighters facing each other,! now it's about the biggest pay day.
    Yep boxing is a money business but we had great fights now it's rare fighters face each other in there prime.
    We only have to look at Floyd v PAC so much hype and the fight turned out to be pretty boring.
    We rarely get classic fights these days, the 80s gave us great match ups to bring back them days, boxing hay daysπŸ˜‰

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dia bando View Post
    Boxing used to be about the best fighters facing each other,! now it's about the biggest pay day.
    Yep boxing is a money business but we had great fights now it's rare fighters face each other in there prime.
    We only have to look at Floyd v PAC so much hype and the fight turned out to be pretty boring.
    We rarely get classic fights these days, the 80s gave us great match ups to bring back them days, boxing hay daysπŸ˜‰

    There has been a real paradigm shift and I hate being so negative. I just find it hard to ignore things like facts. I'm just not sure on the amount of empirical data needed. More disturbing for me is the buying of it. Enablers. How can this talent today at 147 be so F'ing dormant? I've never seen anything even remotely close as the Alvarez saga. And what was it 5 years for Manny/Floyd? This Haye thing. FFS did they pass out togas?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dia bando View Post
    Boxing used to be about the best fighters facing each other,! now it's about the biggest pay day.
    Yep boxing is a money business but we had great fights now it's rare fighters face each other in there prime.
    We only have to look at Floyd v PAC so much hype and the fight turned out to be pretty boring.
    We rarely get classic fights these days, the 80s gave us great match ups to bring back them days, boxing hay daysν ½νΈ‰
    We got a lot of very good matches in the 80s, but I also remember everyone moaning that the champions were not fighting each other and we were missing out on so many matches. And that boxing was not like it was in the 70s....
    Last edited by Britkid; 05-26-2016 at 04:55 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by IamInuit View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Dia bando View Post
    Boxing used to be about the best fighters facing each other,! now it's about the biggest pay day.
    Yep boxing is a money business but we had great fights now it's rare fighters face each other in there prime.
    We only have to look at Floyd v PAC so much hype and the fight turned out to be pretty boring.
    We rarely get classic fights these days, the 80s gave us great match ups to bring back them days, boxing hay daysπŸ˜‰

    There has been a real paradigm shift and I hate being so negative. I just find it hard to ignore things like facts. I'm just not sure on the amount of empirical data needed. More disturbing for me is the buying of it. Enablers. How can this talent today at 147 be so F'ing dormant? I've never seen anything even remotely close as the Alvarez saga. And what was it 5 years for Manny/Floyd? This Haye thing. FFS did they pass out togas?
    I agree with this. I think my favourite Wladimir Klitschko deserves a lot of credit for the way he handled his title reign(this is obviously just fan mail for wladimir btw :S).. He unlike a lot of fellows did make a very big effort to unify the belts and take on all comers, even offering a 50/50 split to haye and ibragimov.. Maybe wladimir was lucky to be in the era he was and is/was exceptionally boring to watch but he did make a lot of effort to make the big fights happen ! well done wladimir!

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    I think every 4-6 years boxing has a stellar year.
    A shame it takes so long.

    2007 for me was a kick ass year. Yeah almost a decade ago. I am sure there has been a great year or two since.

    HBO did a look back at 2007 great stuff.
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    It's totally natural and hindsight to make many of the classics we know. For me to say boxing is exact same for better or worse today as in 86' is to say I watch, enjoy or perceive the same. More time-less time, life happens and again the constant comparisons we make about big name days gone by. It's actually a good thing. Just enjoy a good fight regardless of status

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    Quote Originally Posted by palmerq View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by IamInuit View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Dia bando View Post
    Boxing used to be about the best fighters facing each other,! now it's about the biggest pay day.
    Yep boxing is a money business but we had great fights now it's rare fighters face each other in there prime.
    We only have to look at Floyd v PAC so much hype and the fight turned out to be pretty boring.
    We rarely get classic fights these days, the 80s gave us great match ups to bring back them days, boxing hay daysπŸ˜‰

    There has been a real paradigm shift and I hate being so negative. I just find it hard to ignore things like facts. I'm just not sure on the amount of empirical data needed. More disturbing for me is the buying of it. Enablers. How can this talent today at 147 be so F'ing dormant? I've never seen anything even remotely close as the Alvarez saga. And what was it 5 years for Manny/Floyd? This Haye thing. FFS did they pass out togas?
    I agree with this. I think my favourite Wladimir Klitschko deserves a lot of credit for the way he handled his title reign(this is obviously just fan mail for wladimir btw :S).. He unlike a lot of fellows did make a very big effort to unify the belts and take on all comers, even offering a 50/50 split to haye and ibragimov.. Maybe wladimir was lucky to be in the era he was and is/was exceptionally boring to watch but he did make a lot of effort to make the big fights happen ! well done wladimir!
    That's because wlad had no one to duck. They were all terrible opponents. Mayweather would have never ducked anybody either if his best opponent was somebody on the level of baldomir.

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    Don't get me wrong there have been some very good matches in ever era.
    The 80s were the best I was in my twenty's probably the best time of my life, the fighters were brilliant, the match's boxing was on fire.
    I could make a list of fighters and match ups it would be a long one.
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    "I was in my 20's, it was the best time of my life." That's why everyone says it was better in my day. I've been hearing fossils say that for 40 years.

    It's more a case of we change and evolve. Boxing still has fantastic fighters, matches and events. If you substituted fighters from previous eras into this one nothing would be different.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fenster View Post
    "I was in my 20's, it was the best time of my life." That's why everyone says it was better in my day. I've been hearing fossils say that for 40 years.

    It's more a case of we change and evolve. Boxing still has fantastic fighters, matches and events. If you substituted fighters from previous eras into this one nothing would be different.
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    I think you'll find you're the miserable funker

    I still think boxing is terrific. It's not long ago it was rare to get big American fights on TV let alone from around the world. The access to see fights these days is fantastic.

    Lets bring back the Teletext days.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fenster View Post
    I think you'll find you're the miserable funker

    I still think boxing is terrific. It's not long ago it was rare to get big American fights on TV let alone from around the world. The access to see fights these days is fantastic.

    Lets bring back the Teletext days.
    Far from it mate I am a happy fossil mate, the 80s is regarded as a good era for boxing come on
    Fenster you know I am right of course boxing is still fantastic, there are still some very good fighters out there.

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    When 2007 began i remember thinking WOW! What a way to start off.
    It got better.
    I don't look back and say it was great. The year was explosive..
    Catchweights?? Naw man...
    Haggling? Naw bros....
    Check out this stellar year i am about to drop on Saddo.

    This list is greater than I remember!!!!!!

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    2007-11-10 – Miguel Angel Cotto vs Shane Mosley

    2007-11-03 – Joe Calzaghe vs Mikkel Kessler

    2007-08-04 – Israel Vazquez vs Rafael Marquez 2

    2007-06-09 – Miguel Angel Cotto vs Zab Judah

    2007-05-19 – Kelly Pavlik vs Edison Miranda

    2007-02-17 – Michael Katsidis vs Earl Graham

    2007-11-17 – Joan Guzman vs Humberto Soto

    2007-07-07 – Nonito Donaire vs Vic Darchinyan

    2007-09-29 – Kelly Pavlik vs Jermain Taylor

    2007-03-17 – Juan Manuel Marquez vs Marco Antonio Barrera

    2007-03-03 – Miguel Angel Cotto vs Oktay Urkal

    2007-12-29 – Steve Cunningham vs Marco Huck

    2007-11-10 – David Haye vs Jean Marc Mormeck


    2007-11-03 – Juan Manuel Marquez vs Rocky Juarez

    2007-10-13 – Sultan Ibragimov vs Evander Holyfield

    2007-10-13 – Juan Diaz vs Julio Diaz

    2007-09-29 – Joseph Agbeko vs Luis Alberto Perez

    2007-09-01 – Ricardo Torres vs Kendall Holt 1

    2007-08-04 – David Diaz vs Erik Morales

    2007-07-21 – Jorge Linares vs Oscar Larios

    2007-05-05 – Chad Dawson. Vs. Tomasz Adamek

    Floyd Mayweather Jr vs Oscar De La Hoya

    2007-04-28 – Juan Diaz vs Acelino Freitas

    2007-04-14 – Ruslan Chagaev vs Nikolay Valuev

    2007-04-14 – Manny Pacquiao vs Jorge Solis

    2007-04-14 – Cristian Mijares vs Jorge Arce

    2007-03-24 – Mikkel Kessler vs Librado Andrade

    2007-03-03 – Rafael Marquez vs Israel Vazquez 1

    2007-02-24 – Fernando Montiel vs Z Gorres

    2007-02-10 – Shane Mosley vs Luis Collazo

    2007-02-03 – Chad Dawson vs Tomasz Adamek

    2007-12-08 – Floyd Mayweather Jr vs Ricky Hatton

    2007-10-19 – Lucian Bute vs Alejandro Berrio

    2007-10-06 – Manny Pacquiao vs Marco Antonio Barrera 2

    2007-07-21 – Bernard Hopkins vs Ronald Wright

    2007-07-14 – Paul Williams vs Antonio Margarito

    2007-07-07 – Wladimir Klitschko vs Lamon Brewster

    2007-06-23 – Ricky Hatton vs Jose Luis Castillo

    2007-06-16 – Andre Dirrell vs Curtis Stevens

    2007-06-15 – Lucian Bute vs Sakio Bika

    2007-05-26 – Steve Cunningham vs Krzysztof Wlodarczyk 2

    2007-05-19 – Jermain Taylor vs Cory Spinks

    2007-03-10 – Wladimir Klitschko vs Ray Austin

    2007-01-20 – Ricky Hatton vs Juan Urango

    The fights that i remember looking forward to. And then reminisced as a boxing fan that felt blessed. To see 2007!!!!!!!
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    Huh?
    Was that a KICK. ASS. Year...!!!


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