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jabsRstiff
02-17-2005, 09:20 AM
I'm thinking about some of the matchups that featured two true bombers going head to head......

Two fights that come to mind right away are Gerald McClellan vs. Julian Jackson, & Carlos Zarate vs. Alfonso Zamora...

Anyone else ?

puppy_dogg
02-17-2005, 09:43 AM
tua- ibeabuchi

Yogi
02-17-2005, 09:43 AM
Here's a few that immediately come to mid;

Tommy Hearns vs. Pipino Cuevas, Sonny Liston vs. Cleveland Williams, Rodrigo Valdez vs. Bennie Briscoe (also Briscoe vs. 'Cyclone' Hart), Edwin Rosario vs. Jose Luis Ramirez, Juan 'Kid' Meza vs. Jaime Garza, Bob Fitzsimmons vs. Tom Sharkey, Alexis Arguello vs. Ruben Olivares, Sam Langford vs. Stanley Ketchel

Ummm? Yeah, that's a few that immediately come to mind and I really should stop, because the matchups keep popping into me ole' head.

puppy_dogg
02-17-2005, 09:52 AM
i dont think arguello was considered a bomber. by the list you made we could include NAZ- kevin kelly but kelly was'nt considered that much of bomber although he could hit.

jabsRstiff
02-17-2005, 09:55 AM
i dont think arguello was considered a bomber. by the list you made we could include NAZ- kevin kelly but kelly was'nt considered that much of bomber although he could hit.


Yoko....

Arguello is one of the best punchers in history.....while Ike Ibebabuchi really wasn't.


Yogi.....AWESOME stuff.

puppy_dogg
02-17-2005, 10:02 AM
i know alexis could throw but was he considered the big hitter when he fought pryor or mancini? i never heard of arguello being called a big hitter like hearns or jackson. ike may not be a big hitter in the history books but he was a big puncher

Yogi
02-17-2005, 10:17 AM
Yoko....

Arguello is one of the best punchers in history.....while Ike Ibebabuchi really wasn't.


Yogi.....AWESOME stuff.

Thanks, buddy! :)

jabsRstiff
02-17-2005, 10:17 AM
He was considered one of the biggest hitters in the sport, when he faced both Pryor & Mancini.....even though he was fighting them past his best weight.
Why do you think he was such a huge favorite to beat Pryor ?
It was because Pryor was considered easy to hit, & most thought Arguello would light him up with his beautiful powershots.
Even though Kevin Rooney was just a journeyman....the way Arguello iced him (Arguello's last fight before Pryor) with one sweet right hand.....showed Arguello was still devastating at 140.

Ike Ibebabuchi was a tremendously well-rounded heavyweight...someone I thought could have been a true great. But, people are overrating him as a PUNCHER these days.
He was good puncher....but it was his all-around game that made him special.

puppy_dogg
02-17-2005, 10:22 AM
http://www.boxingscene.com/media/showphoto.php/photo/6144/sort/1/cat/all/page/1

yep

jabsRstiff
02-17-2005, 10:25 AM
Nice job Yoko !

Isn't that punch an absolute beauty ?

jack_the_rippuh
02-17-2005, 12:01 PM
Razor Ruddock vs. Mike Tyson

Palma
02-17-2005, 04:58 PM
It would have bben great to see Tyson in his prime fight Tua. Two bulls going at it! Big explosion!

Palma
02-17-2005, 04:59 PM
Razor Ruddock vs. Mike Tyson


That was a great fight!

Kid Achilles
02-17-2005, 05:34 PM
So far no one has cited perhaps the most exciting example of this kind of fight, George Foreman versus Ron Lyle.

oldgringo
02-17-2005, 08:09 PM
He was considered one of the biggest hitters in the sport, when he faced both Pryor & Mancini.....even though he was fighting them past his best weight.
Why do you think he was such a huge favorite to beat Pryor ?
It was because Pryor was considered easy to hit, & most thought Arguello would light him up with his beautiful powershots.
Even though Kevin Rooney was just a journeyman....the way Arguello iced him (Arguello's last fight before Pryor) with one sweet right hand.....showed Arguello was still devastating at 140.

Ike Ibebabuchi was a tremendously well-rounded heavyweight...someone I thought could have been a true great. But, people are overrating him as a PUNCHER these days.
He was good puncher....but it was his all-around game that made him special.


I always thought of Arguello as somewhat of a technician or surgeon with his punches. Much like Kostya Tszyu. It's not so much that he had overwhelming power...its just that he threw his punches with stunning accuracy, speed, technique, and dedication.

Ibeabuchi is labeled as having monsterous power by many, but I agree more with what you said here. I think Ike had underrated technique and boxing abilities (or overrated depending on who you speak with). His punching power was certainly nothing to scoff at however...he obliterated Byrd with a pristine uppercut...I think that's what gained him so much noteriety.

gogan
03-02-2005, 10:39 PM
one of the best fights ever is ron lyle and george foreman. Its like a heavy weight fight rocky style. not a single block!

TBear
03-17-2010, 07:35 AM
Tyson-Boncrusher(well they were big punchers!)
Shavers-B.Mercado

DeepSleep
03-17-2010, 09:32 AM
Mugabi - McClellan

#1Assassin
03-17-2010, 09:37 AM
roy jones - james toney
razor ruddock - tommy morrison
julian jackson - terry norris
shannon briggs vs george foreman

just to name a few.. u could throw in lewis with some of those HWs aswell, and have morrison-foreman.

The_Demon
03-17-2010, 09:53 AM
McClellan-benn deserves a mention

#1Assassin
03-17-2010, 10:05 AM
dont think theres been a fight between two bigger punchers since corrales-freitas. maybe abraham-miranda.

The_Demon
03-17-2010, 10:11 AM
maccarinelli-haye

The_Demon
03-17-2010, 10:20 AM
ortiz-maidana

bailey-urango

The Iron Man
03-17-2010, 01:06 PM
Foreman - Frazier
Tyson - Bruno
Morrison - Foreman

1SILVA
03-17-2010, 01:29 PM
I'm thinking about some of the matchups that featured two true bombers going head to head......

Two fights that come to mind right away are Gerald McClellan vs. Julian Jackson, & Carlos Zarate vs. Alfonso Zamora...

Anyone else ?

Zarate-Gomez
McLellan-Jackson
Foreman-Frazier

Boxeo_Boricua
03-17-2010, 04:17 PM
Gomez-Zarate
Hearns-Hagler
Rosario-Chavez
Trinidad-Mayorga
Trinidad-Vargas
Trinidad-Campas
Corrales-Freitas
Cotto-Bailey
Cotto-Torres
Juanma-Ponce de Leon

sonnyboyx2
03-18-2010, 04:15 AM
Shavers vs Quarry
Shavers vs Lyle
Liston vs Williams