View Full Version : 20 best brawls of the 21st century


Pastrano
10-11-2011, 09:53 AM
1. Morales vs Barrera I
2. Corrales vs Castillo I
3. Gatti vs Ward I
4. Trinidad vs Vargas
5. Vazquez vs Marquez III
6. Cotto vs Torres
7. Dawson vs Johnson I
8. Barrera vs Morales III
9. J. M. Marquez vs Diaz I
10. Casamayor vs Katsidis
11. Barrera vs Juarez I
12. Trinidad vs Mayorga
13. Margarito vs Cintron II
14. Moore vs Macklin
15. Kessler vs Froch
16. Julio vs Bundrage
17. Abraham vs Miranda I
18. Jefferson vs Harris
19. Jones vs Tarver I
20. Lewis vs V. Klitschko

SCtrojansbaby
10-11-2011, 11:49 AM
Your list is missing a ton of great brawls. My top 10 would be

Top 4

1.Corrales vs Castillo 1
2.Toney vs Jirov
3.Gatti vs Ward 1
4.Ward vs Neary

the rest in no order

Barrera Morales 1
Wolak vs Rodriguez
Williams vs Martinez 1
Holt vs Torres 2
Corrales vs Castillo 2
Segura vs Calderon 1
Marquez vs Vasquez 1
Marquez vs Vasquez 2
Marquez vs Vasquez 3
Pacquiao vs Morales 1
Pacquiao vs Marquez 1
Pavlik vs Taylor 1
Mayorga vs Trinidad
Vargas vs Trinidad
Ortiz vs Maidana
Hamed vs Sanchez

New England
10-11-2011, 12:03 PM
Your list is missing a ton of great brawls. My top 10 would be

Top 4

1.Corrales vs Castillo 1
2.Toney vs Jirov
3.Gatti vs Ward 1
4.Ward vs Neary

the rest in no order

Barrera Morales 1
Wolak vs Rodriguez
Williams vs Martinez 1
Holt vs Torres 2
Corrales vs Castillo 2
Segura vs Calderon 1
Marquez vs Vasquez 1
Marquez vs Vasquez 2
Marquez vs Vasquez 3
Pacquiao vs Morales 1
Pacquiao vs Marquez 1
Pavlik vs Miranda
Mayorga vs Trinidad
Vargas vs Trinidad
Ortiz vs Maidana
Hamed vs Sanchez


fixed.





nice to see micky ward getting some love
he was one of the most exciting fighters ever.

he's paying for it now
he can hardly see.

Pastrano
10-11-2011, 01:16 PM
I had to sacrifice some of Vazquez-Marquez trilogy in order to get in more great fights. I only chose the absolute best part. I forgot Moore-Macklin fight, so the Angulo-Julio fight had to go.

SCtrojansbaby
10-11-2011, 01:24 PM
Fights like Jones vs Tarver, Vitali vs Lennox, and Dawson vs Johnson don't belong anywhere near the top 20.

How do you not have Wolak vs Rodriguez, Ward vs Neary or Toney vs Jirov in the top 20?

Pastrano
10-11-2011, 01:33 PM
Fights like Jones vs Tarver, Vitali vs Lennox, and Dawson vs Johnson don't belong anywhere near the top 20.

How do you not have Wolak vs Rodriguez, Ward vs Neary or Toney vs Jirov in the top 20?

To be frank, I 'avent seen Wolak-Rodriguez yet and the other two...well they were good but just not classics imo. They were semi-classics.

chav
10-11-2011, 01:37 PM
Nigel Benn vs Gerald McClelan

That has to be on my top 20 list, just a shame McClellan ended up all but brain dead after the final bell. it was bombs ahoy for 12 rounds

edit: Add Marquez vs Vasquez to the list too. Loved those wars

Pastrano
10-11-2011, 01:43 PM
Nigel Benn vs Gerald McClelan

That has to be on my top 20 list, just a shame McClellan ended up all but brain dead after the final bell. it was bombs ahoy for 12 rounds

edit: Add Marquez vs Vasquez to the list too. Loved those wars

Um, hello?! That was in 1995, this is for the 21st century!

chav
10-11-2011, 02:22 PM
Um, hello?! That was in 1995, this is for the 21st century!


Maths was never my strong point :dunno:

Pastrano
10-11-2011, 02:48 PM
Maths was never my strong point :dunno:

:lol1: Unfortunately, none of the great smw's of the 90's saw any action in the 21st century.:sad:

SCtrojansbaby
10-11-2011, 03:20 PM
To be frank, I 'avent seen Wolak-Rodriguez yet and the other two...well they were good but just not classics imo. They were semi-classics.


Watch Toney vs Jirov and Ward vs Neary again they are the definition of classics

savorduhflavor
10-11-2011, 03:22 PM
Cotto-Margarito wasn't one of the 20 best fights of this decade?

lightsout_finit
10-11-2011, 07:26 PM
Mahyar Monshipour VS Somsak Sithchatchawal

Monshipour is one of the most exciting fighters you will ever see.....
Oh yeah and Carl Thompson has been in loads of all action thrillers.....
:)

New England
10-11-2011, 07:38 PM
Mahyar Monshipour VS Somsak Sithchatchawal

Monshipour is one of the most exciting fighters you will ever see.....
Oh yeah and Carl Thompson has been in loads of all action thrillers.....
:)

terrific fight


and the following year there was another largely forgotten war at 122 between bernard dunne and ricardo cordoba

Scott9945
10-11-2011, 10:07 PM
Watch Toney vs Jirov and Ward vs Neary again they are the definition of classics

You're entitled to think that Ward-Neary was a classic. But the truth is that most people don't. It was an exciting minor fight, but well short of a classic.

SCtrojansbaby
10-11-2011, 11:26 PM
I think if you ignore the names and just base it on the action it is a classic IMO

goblin213
10-12-2011, 01:43 AM
Do any of you remember Miguel Roman vs Antonio Escalante last year? What a brawl that was!

Pastrano
10-12-2011, 09:14 AM
Watch Toney vs Jirov and Ward vs Neary again they are the definition of classics

LOOK NOW! I've HAD IT with morons and jabronis telling me to watch a fight again, I'm no goddamn MORON! I know when I see a fight the first time if its great or not. Those fight you mentioned were good indeed, but not classics. Toney-Jirov, the first 3 rounds were mostly dull really. No fight with a post-1994 Toney was just exciting. Now if youre so damn pissed they didnt make MY list, why dontcha make YOUR list??

SCtrojansbaby
10-12-2011, 09:21 AM
LOOK NOW! I've HAD IT with morons and jabronis telling me to watch a fight again, I'm no goddamn MORON! I know when I see a fight the first time if its great or not. Those fight you mentioned were good indeed, but not classics. Toney-Jirov, the first 3 rounds were mostly dull really. No fight with a post-1994 Toney was just exciting. Now if youre so damn pissed they didnt make MY list, why dontcha make YOUR list??

I did make my own list

lightsout_finit
10-15-2011, 09:23 AM
terrific fight


and the following year there was another largely forgotten war at 122 between bernard dunne and ricardo cordoba

Your right dunne/cordoba was a classic.
And your right about it being a forgotten war......
:)

The Surgeon
10-15-2011, 11:20 AM
Rhodes vs Moore should be in there too

IronDanHamza
10-15-2011, 11:29 AM
Barrera-Morales 1 would be my #1 aswell.

A truley amazing fight one of the best fight's I have ever seen in my entire life.

Pastrano
10-15-2011, 12:11 PM
Rhodes vs Moore should be in there too

It was a sad fight. Jamie was beating his overated ass until the 7th, when he for some reason suddenly stagnated and got beaten up.

Panamaniac
10-15-2011, 01:40 PM
1. Morales vs Barrera I
2. Corrales vs Castillo I
3. Gatti vs Ward I
4. Trinidad vs Vargas
5. Vazquez vs Marquez III
6. Cotto vs Torres
7. Dawson vs Johnson I
8. Barrera vs Morales III
9. J. M. Marquez vs Diaz I
10. Casamayor vs Katsidis
11. Barrera vs Juarez I
12. Trinidad vs Mayorga
13. Margarito vs Cintron II
14. Moore vs Macklin
15. Kessler vs Froch
16. Julio vs Bundrage
17. Abraham vs Miranda I
18. Jefferson vs Harris
19. Jones vs Tarver I

20. Lewis vs V. Klitschko

Ali/Frazier III*
Duran/Leonard I**
Tyson/Ruddock
Griffith/Rodriguez
Robinson/LaMotta
Foreman/Lyle
Gatti/Ward II
Gatti/Ward III

*AKA "The Thrilla in Manila"
** AKA "The Brawl in Montreal"

Disclaimer: After posting, I realized I got my "centuries" mixed-up. Be that as it may, it's already posted and I'm not retracting it.