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    Default Fights we missed in history. YUGE and BIGGLY "What ifs?"

    Pardon my Trumpism in the title, but what fights did we miss in the last years we should have gotten but did NOT for some shitty reason or the other?

    The first and obvious thing that comes to mind is the Lennox Lewis vs Riddick Bowe fight we never got. What a shame. But I believe the fuck up is on the Bowe side because I knew he felt he was not up to taking Lewis to a 12 round decision. lolol... Bowe did not want that rematch with Lewis because he knew he could not beat Lewis. That was my take!

    James Toney vs Nigel Benn. CLEARLY a fight that should have been made but was not.

    James Toney vs Chris Eubank. Not so much as Toney v Benn, but still should have been made. For the history books just to say this happened!

    Shane Mosely vs Felix Trinidad. I know, I know... Trinidad scooted up in weight but so did Oscar and a lot of guys and they still found ways to make fights. We should have gotten this fight. Damnit!

    James Toney (heavyweight Toney) vs Chris Byrd. Would have been a fight worth watching I reckon!? lol...

    Roy Jones vs Dariusz Michelsheki (or some shit like that). lol.... Roy would have probably beaten the shit out of him back then but since the white-Euros felt that Dariusz was worth shit, then who am I to judge? lol...

    Any other fights come to mind?
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    Default Re: Fights we missed in history. YUGE and BIGGLY "What ifs?"

    Tyson v Holyfield (original date)
    Terry Norris v Oscar Dela Hoya
    Tito v Ike Quartey
    Herol Graham v Benn/Eubank/Watson or Marvin Hagler
    Calzaghe v Froch or B Hop
    Froch v De Gale
    Tyson v Mercer/Morrison/Bowe
    Floyd v Pac Man (2009)
    AJ v Wilder (undefeated champs)
    Naz v JMM
    Ricardo Lopez v Carbajal/Gonzales?
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    Default Re: Fights we missed in history. YUGE and BIGGLY "What ifs?"

    Quote Originally Posted by Master View Post
    Tyson v Holyfield (original date)
    Terry Norris v Oscar Dela Hoya
    Tito v Ike Quartey
    Herol Graham v Benn/Eubank/Watson or Marvin Hagler
    Calzaghe v Froch or B Hop
    Froch v De Gale
    Tyson v Mercer/Morrison/Bowe
    Floyd v Pac Man (2009)
    AJ v Wilder (undefeated champs)
    Naz v JMM
    Ricardo Lopez v Carbajal/Gonzales?
    Now that I think of it, Froch vs Calzahe could have been made. Froch vs DeGale too. lol... Froch bitched out more than the second Ward fight. lolol... He took Groves instead of the Olympic medalist in DeGale because he felt Groves was beatable and had less skills.
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    Default Re: Fights we missed in history. YUGE and BIGGLY "What ifs?"

    Now that we are here mentioning Naz....

    Naz vs Money Mayweather at lightweight could have been made. For sure. Back in 2000 or so.
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    Default Re: Fights we missed in history. YUGE and BIGGLY "What ifs?"

    Quote Originally Posted by Master View Post
    Tyson v Holyfield (original date)
    Terry Norris v Oscar Dela Hoya
    Tito v Ike Quartey
    Herol Graham v Benn/Eubank/Watson or Marvin Hagler
    Calzaghe v Froch or B Hop
    Froch v De Gale
    Tyson v Mercer/Morrison/Bowe
    Floyd v Pac Man (2009)
    AJ v Wilder (undefeated champs)
    Naz v JMM
    Ricardo Lopez v Carbajal/Gonzales?





    Calzaghe fought and beat Hopkins

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    Default Re: Fights we missed in history. YUGE and BIGGLY "What ifs?"

    Iron Mike/George Foreman 1991
    Iron Mike/Lennox 1991
    Iron Mike /Hollyfield 1991
    Ruddock Bowe/Lewis 1993
    Hagler/Leonard 1983
    Pryor/Duran 1983
    Jerry Cooney 1986/Iron Mike
    Iron Mike /Tommy MOrrison

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    Default Re: Fights we missed in history. YUGE and BIGGLY "What ifs?"

    Good ones. Two that jump out for me..


    Toney vs Hopkins in the nineties.
    Morales vs JMM speaks for itself, and for each it seems like the only important rival they didn't fight .

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    Default Re: Fights we missed in history. YUGE and BIGGLY "What ifs?"

    Quote Originally Posted by NoSavingByTheBell View Post
    Iron Mike/George Foreman 1991
    Iron Mike/Lennox 1991
    Iron Mike /Hollyfield 1991
    Ruddock Bowe/Lewis 1993
    Hagler/Leonard 1983
    Pryor/Duran 1983
    Jerry Cooney 1986/Iron Mike
    Iron Mike /Tommy MOrrison
    I think Duran has too much for Pryor although that would be a fun fight while it lasted but Arguello/Duran is an intriguing clash of styles. Duran obviously naturally bigger but even at lightweight, it is a hell of a tear up still.
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    Quote Originally Posted by smashup View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Master View Post
    Tyson v Holyfield (original date)
    Terry Norris v Oscar Dela Hoya
    Tito v Ike Quartey
    Herol Graham v Benn/Eubank/Watson or Marvin Hagler
    Calzaghe v Froch or B Hop
    Froch v De Gale
    Tyson v Mercer/Morrison/Bowe
    Floyd v Pac Man (2009)
    AJ v Wilder (undefeated champs)
    Naz v JMM
    Ricardo Lopez v Carbajal/Gonzales?





    Calzaghe fought and beat Hopkins
    Should have added at super middleweight but Hopkins jumped up to light heavyweight and fought Tarver instead.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ykdadamaja View Post
    Now that we are here mentioning Naz....

    Naz vs Money Mayweather at lightweight could have been made. For sure. Back in 2000 or so.
    Floyd v Shane Mosley could have happened earlier.

    Hatton v Cotto
    Tszyu v Cotto
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    Floyd v Pac just after he destroyed hatton

    Bowe v Lewis

    Eubank v Benn III

    Prime eubank v Toney

    Fury v Haye when it was scheduled
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    Junior Jones v Orlando Canizales at 118 when it was prime

    Johnny Tapia v Mark Too Sharp Johnson

    Foreman v Tyson 90's...call me nuts I wanted that circus

    Lewis v Vitali II

    Ricardo Lopez v 112 lbs

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    Jesus fucking christ, that video is depressing, those kids should be shot let alone ever allowed to make videos on boxing. One of the kids is British yet doesn't know the difference between Benn and Eubank? Calzaghe - "he be great and all" - but he ain't got names like McClellan beat?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ykdadamaja View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Master View Post
    Tyson v Holyfield (original date)
    Terry Norris v Oscar Dela Hoya
    Tito v Ike Quartey
    Herol Graham v Benn/Eubank/Watson or Marvin Hagler
    Calzaghe v Froch or B Hop
    Froch v De Gale
    Tyson v Mercer/Morrison/Bowe
    Floyd v Pac Man (2009)
    AJ v Wilder (undefeated champs)
    Naz v JMM
    Ricardo Lopez v Carbajal/Gonzales?
    Now that I think of it, Froch vs Calzahe could have been made. Froch vs DeGale too. lol... Froch bitched out more than the second Ward fight. lolol... He took Groves instead of the Olympic medalist in DeGale because he felt Groves was beatable and had less skills.
    Groves had already defeated DeGale when Froch fought Groves.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dark Lord Al View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by ykdadamaja View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Master View Post
    Tyson v Holyfield (original date)
    Terry Norris v Oscar Dela Hoya
    Tito v Ike Quartey
    Herol Graham v Benn/Eubank/Watson or Marvin Hagler
    Calzaghe v Froch or B Hop
    Froch v De Gale
    Tyson v Mercer/Morrison/Bowe
    Floyd v Pac Man (2009)
    AJ v Wilder (undefeated champs)
    Naz v JMM
    Ricardo Lopez v Carbajal/Gonzales?
    Now that I think of it, Froch vs Calzahe could have been made. Froch vs DeGale too. lol... Froch bitched out more than the second Ward fight. lolol... He took Groves instead of the Olympic medalist in DeGale because he felt Groves was beatable and had less skills.
    Groves had already defeated DeGale when Froch fought Groves.
    Whilst that is true, it was very early on in both their careers and the ironic thing was Froch criticised Calzaghe for not facing him when he was next in line but then did the same to De Gale when he was in that position.
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