View Full Version : Legendry sparring encounters


Joey Giardello
04-28-2009, 04:33 PM
Greg page dropping tyson comes to mind

Southpaw16BF
04-28-2009, 04:58 PM
Tony Ayala Jr/Pipeno Cuevas
Jersey Joe Walcott/Joe Louis
Harry Greb/Jack Dempsey
Jack Johnson/Bob Fitzsimmons
Paul Spadafora/Floyd Mayweather Jr
Dwight Muhhamed Qawi/Bennie Briscoe
Thomas Hearns/Mike McCallum
Ray Leonard/Aaron Pryor
George Foreman/Sonny Liston
Muhhamed Ali/Ron Lyle
Jack Dempsey/Tomy Loughran
Muhhamed Ali/Larry Holmes
Mike Tyson/Lennox Lewis
Mike Tyson/Jimmy Young
Carlos Monzon/Micky Rourke
Mike Tyson/Oliver McCall
Nigel Benn/Roberto Duran
David Tua/Andrew Golata
Billy Conn/Max Bear
Evander Holyfield/David Tua
Floyd Mayweather/Zab Judah
Julio Cesar Chavez/Oscar De La Hoya
These are all considered rather legendary spar's, there are plenty more that have happened over the years.....

Kid McCoy
04-28-2009, 09:03 PM
George Foreman & Sonny Liston.

lexelterrible
04-29-2009, 01:20 AM
Mike Tyson and Lennox Lewis as amatuers.

THRILLA77
04-29-2009, 01:33 AM
Spadafora worked mayweather

Southpaw16BF
06-08-2009, 01:51 PM
Mike Tyson Sparring Oliver McCall
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Muhammad Ali Sparring Encouters
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Evander Holyfield Sparring David Tua
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Roberto Duran sparring Nigel Benn
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#1Assassin
06-08-2009, 01:55 PM
"Gerald McClellan is the most talented fighter I have ever worked with. And he had the ultimate chin... We had him sparring Tommy (Hearns) when he was just 16 because he was so assured.. Tommy caught him with stiff jabs giving him a bloody nose and was speaking into his ear.. the next thing we know Gerald threw off his headgear and was cussing as he charged at Tommy with straight rights and lefts, now Tommy is a survivor with an instinct so he threw his best right hand.. it was an awesome punch, the most awesome punches are unleased under pressure - Gerald walked straight through it!"

- Emmanuel Steward

mickey malone
06-10-2009, 04:00 PM
Going back a bit, when Terry Downes was world middleweight champ he got starched in a sparring session with Peter Heath, who although titleless was a particularly hard punching lightweight!

FreshPrince
06-10-2009, 04:02 PM
De La Hoya and Chavez

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El Jaguar
06-13-2009, 01:12 PM
Nice story abot Gerald and Hearns

Mikhnienko
06-13-2009, 01:21 PM
Tua's ability to take punches didn't always work in his favor. According to Shields, Tua's main problem was he would start slowly and then wait to land a big punch rather than staying busy. His ability to walk through his opponent's shots abetted that tendency. It also led to some interesting sparring sessions in the early days, when both Tua and Golota were promoted by Main Events.

"We were training down in Vero Beach, Florida and we let David and Andrew spar together," Shields remembered. "I was training David and Roger Bloodworth was training Andrew. It was like a real fight, back and forth. And then Andrew started hitting David low. David went back at him, hitting Andrew low.

"They just went back and forth hitting each other low. It was crazy. We had to jump in there and stop them. Andrew was a big, strong guy who could really hit. I think it angered him that he couldn't hurt David even though David was so much smaller than he was. That's why he started hitting him low."

#1Assassin
06-13-2009, 01:27 PM
Tua's ability to take punches didn't always work in his favor. According to Shields, Tua's main problem was he would start slowly and then wait to land a big punch rather than staying busy. His ability to walk through his opponent's shots abetted that tendency. It also led to some interesting sparring sessions in the early days, when both Tua and Golota were promoted by Main Events.

"We were training down in Vero Beach, Florida and we let David and Andrew spar together," Shields remembered. "I was training David and Roger Bloodworth was training Andrew. It was like a real fight, back and forth. And then Andrew started hitting David low. David went back at him, hitting Andrew low.

"They just went back and forth hitting each other low. It was crazy. We had to jump in there and stop them. Andrew was a big, strong guy who could really hit. I think it angered him that he couldn't hurt David even though David was so much smaller than he was. That's why he started hitting him low."

golota is so retarded.. :nonono:

Mikhnienko
06-13-2009, 01:35 PM
Moretti offered some insight into Golota's character with a story about the aftermath of the riot at Madison Square Garden following the first Bowe fight in 1996.
"It's like 3 in the morning, and it's still crazy at the Garden. So the police put all of us in a paddy wagon to take us the one block from the Garden to the Southgate [Hotel] across the street," Moretti said. "We're all sitting on the benches, and Golota is sitting next to one of the cops. When we get out of the van, Golota lifts his sweater. He had stolen the cop's nightstick."
Certo, who trained Golota for four fights, said Golota's character flaws always manifested themselves in the heat of battle in the ring.
"This guy has so much talent; you have no idea," Certo said. "But he's got larceny in his heart. He was a car thief in Poland. He never took boxing serious. It was all about what he could get out of it. I'm convinced that he quit against Tyson because he knew he was going to get his $2 million anyway. If I was the commission, I wouldn't have given him a nickel."

Joey Giardello
06-15-2009, 11:43 AM
Moretti offered some insight into Golota's character with a story about the aftermath of the riot at Madison Square Garden following the first Bowe fight in 1996.
"It's like 3 in the morning, and it's still crazy at the Garden. So the police put all of us in a paddy wagon to take us the one block from the Garden to the Southgate [Hotel] across the street," Moretti said. "We're all sitting on the benches, and Golota is sitting next to one of the cops. When we get out of the van, Golota lifts his sweater. He had stolen the cop's nightstick."
Certo, who trained Golota for four fights, said Golota's character flaws always manifested themselves in the heat of battle in the ring.
"This guy has so much talent; you have no idea," Certo said. "But he's got larceny in his heart. He was a car thief in Poland. He never took boxing serious. It was all about what he could get out of it. I'm convinced that he quit against Tyson because he knew he was going to get his $2 million anyway. If I was the commission, I wouldn't have given him a nickel."

great post very intresting read

Dynamite76
06-15-2009, 11:46 AM
According to Frank Lotierzo, Greg Page and Marvin Frazier had a spirited affair that they had to be kept apart.

oaklandstephen
06-15-2009, 05:12 PM
shane mosley and julio ceasar chavez