View Full Version : Best heavyweight fight of the 80s?


The Smash
06-08-2011, 08:38 AM
Well, gentleman?

fitefanSHO
06-08-2011, 08:39 AM
Holyfield vs Dokes

NChristo
06-08-2011, 08:40 AM
Holmes - Witherspoon or Holyfield - Dokes imo.

Stallone60
06-08-2011, 08:42 AM
Holmes - Witherspoon or Holyfield - Dokes imo.

Tyson vs Holmes great fight!

mrboxer
06-08-2011, 09:28 AM
Well, gentleman?what about all of the female members dont they get a vote or do you just want a male perspective i personally think the era was weak and was filled with lopsided matches:boxing:

Scott9945
06-08-2011, 10:23 AM
Holyfield vs Dokes


That was easily my first choice as well.

fitefanSHO
06-08-2011, 10:30 AM
80's was pretty lean times as far as "great" heavyweight fights.

Nothing "lean" about most of the fighters tho...

The Smash
06-08-2011, 12:32 PM
I think the first time I watched the Dokes fight, it was in between the Qawi and Bowe wars on a Holyfield marathon and it got overshadowed. I watched it just now and yeah, it was a damn good fight.

Ziggy Stardust
06-08-2011, 01:00 PM
As far as buildup and anticipation goes it's Holmes Vs Cooney. Quality of fight, I rather like Tucker Vs Douglas.

Poet

Wild Blue Yonda
06-08-2011, 07:42 PM
Have to nominate Holyfield-Dokes. It was a lean period for entertaining bouts.

cooper5
06-08-2011, 09:32 PM
Larry Holmes vs. Gerry Cooney.

The Surgeon
06-09-2011, 05:42 AM
As a Tyson disciple (lol) my Favourite fight is Mike vs Berbick, the night he won his first title and became the youngest ever HW Champion by smashing Trevor to bits and turning his legs to spahgetti in 2 rounds! :boxing:


In terms of Best action fight tho im probably going to stick with whats been nominated already in that cracking Holyfield vs Dokes scrap

SCtrojansbaby
06-09-2011, 09:31 PM
Any Tommy Morrison fight

Joeyzagz
06-10-2011, 03:01 PM
Lennox Lewis vs Greg Gorell was far and away the most impressive fight of the 1980's. In only Lennox's 6th pro-fight he was up agaist an experienced Southpaw vet with a pretty decent record.
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Lennox toyed with him for 4 rounds before putting him away in the 5th with a stunning uppercut.

Ziggy Stardust
06-10-2011, 03:08 PM
Lennox Lewis vs Greg Gorell was far and away the most impressive fight of the 1980's. In only Lennox's 6th pro-fight he was up agaist an experienced Southpaw vet with a pretty decent record.
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Lennox toyed with him for 4 rounds before putting him away in the 5th with a stunning uppercut.

Stop. Just.....stop :nonono:

Pastrano
06-10-2011, 04:10 PM
Holmes-Witherspoon and Tyson-Bruno, its a tie.