View Full Version : Best round you've ever seen...


TintaBoricua
10-16-2011, 02:50 PM
As usual, I was browsing youtube and I re-watched the 10th round of Amir Khan/Maidana and was amazed at how dramatic that round was. Sure, it was a 10-8 round but the crowd was up on their feet because they were either cheering for Maidana for the beatdown he put on Khan, and the Khan fans were cheering the fact that Khan never went down despite all those sledgehammer shots he took.

So, I got to thinking, which have been the most exciting rounds you've ever seen?

Keep in mind that we're not doing fights, but instead individual rounds. A fight can be a fight of the year, but not have a particular round worthy of round of the year. Likewise, a boring, predictable fight can sometimes have a shining moment where the crowd comes alive before slipping back into predictability again.

Some obvious ones to get started:

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McGoorty
10-16-2011, 04:02 PM
As usual, I was browsing youtube and I re-watched the 10th round of Amir Khan/Maidana and was amazed at how dramatic that round was. Sure, it was a 10-8 round but the crowd was up on their feet because they were either cheering for Maidana for the beatdown he put on Khan, and the Khan fans were cheering the fact that Khan never went down despite all those sledgehammer shots he took.

So, I got to thinking, which have been the most exciting rounds you've ever seen?

Keep in mind that we're not doing fights, but instead individual rounds. A fight can be a fight of the year, but not have a particular round worthy of round of the year. Likewise, a boring, predictable fight can sometimes have a shining moment where the crowd comes alive before slipping back into predictability again.

Some obvious ones to get started:

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Tony De Marco's BIGGEST Round in two fights with Basilio..... I think it was either the 3rd, 4th, or 5th.................................... just awesome, no knockdowns, but when you see it, that's what makes it incredible.

BKM-2010
10-16-2011, 04:40 PM
Holyfield vs Bowe round 10 in the first fight because Holyfield was starting to come back from that beating.

bojangles1987
10-16-2011, 04:57 PM
Vazquez-Marquez III, round 12. Very close fight, and Vazquez scored the knockdown to seal the victory.

Boxing Bob
10-16-2011, 05:44 PM
the obvious answer is Hagler/Hearns rd 1!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

Sugarj
10-16-2011, 06:09 PM
I don't know if it is one of the best rounds ever but round 11 1971 Frazier vs Ali, was heart in mouth stuff. Easily the closest Ali ever came to being stopped. Frazier seemed one punch off a knockout with Ali jelly legged falling round the ring.

Referees have stopped fights for less.


A strange contrast would be Naseem Hamed vs Jose Badillo. Hamed's showboating and antics were so crazy (his boxing wasn't bad either), that the official mistakenly ended the round one minute early.

Scott9945
10-16-2011, 07:53 PM
Demarco-Linares round 11.

But in full disclosure I have a very short term memory. :D

NChristo
10-16-2011, 08:02 PM
Hagler - Hearns round 1
Vazquez - Avelar round 5
Corrales - Castiloo round 10
Eubank - Watson round 11

SplitSecond
10-16-2011, 08:04 PM
first thing that came to mind
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Terry A
10-17-2011, 05:37 PM
Round 4 of George Foreman vs Ron Lyle.

Round 1 of Gerald McClelland vs Nigel Benn

BKM-2010
10-17-2011, 06:42 PM
Round 1 of Gerald McClelland vs Nigel Benn

That was so frustrating to watch too. There was something wrong with that ref. IMO if all of that was happening in a neutral envirorment Benn would not have made it out of that first round.

SCtrojansbaby
10-18-2011, 01:06 AM
Corrales Castillo I round 10 nothing else even deserves to be mentioned

TBear
10-18-2011, 03:20 AM
Foreman-Lyle, most of them.

JAB5239
10-18-2011, 06:01 AM
Corrales Castillo I round 10 nothing else even deserves to be mentioned

While Corrales-Castillo is the greater fight with the more dramatic ending, I'll take the 9th round of Gatti-Ward over the 10th of this one. Amazing ebb and flow and it wasn't marred by the mouth piece controversy. That's just my opinion though, I don't have any problems with ANYONE choosing this round as it was amazing! I do disagree about nothing else deserving mention as there have been tons of incredible rounds through out history, but hey, If thats your opinion cool by me.

jabsRstiff
10-18-2011, 08:24 AM
I go with the 15th rd of Holmes-Norton.

After 14 grueling rounds this round was the one that would determine who was the winner....and both guys, battered and exhausted, threw (and landed)absolutely everything they had at each other in a back and forth round of the ages.

Two heavyweights doing THAT in the fifteenth round? Incredible.

bojangles1987
10-18-2011, 08:30 AM
I go with the 15th rd of Holmes-Norton.

After 14 grueling rounds this round was the one that would determine who was the winner....and both guys, battered and exhausted, threw (and landed)absolutely everything they had at each other in a back and forth round of the ages.

Two heavyweights doing THAT in the fifteenth round? Incredible.

Can you imagine heavyweights today being able to do that in the 12th round, let alone 3 rounds after that? Truly great stuff.

rocky_balboa23
10-18-2011, 08:32 AM
While Corrales-Castillo is the greater fight with the more dramatic ending, I'll take the 9th round of Gatti-Ward over the 10th of this one. Amazing ebb and flow and it wasn't marred by the mouth piece controversy. That's just my opinion though, I don't have any problems with ANYONE choosing this round as it was amazing! I do disagree about nothing else deserving mention as there have been tons of incredible rounds through out history, but hey, If thats your opinion cool by me.

i would also go with Gatti-Ward round 9. that fight changed my perspective of boxing as a whole.

I instantly became a boxing fanatic.

Gatti will always be no.1 in my heart.

jabsRstiff
10-18-2011, 08:38 AM
Corrales Castillo I round 10 nothing else even deserves to be mentioned

I would not argue with this choice (nor with anyone thinking it's the best fight ever)....but, the way you put it is just pure assholishness.

You haven't been following the sport long or intelligently enough to proclaim sh*t like this.

Kid McCoy
10-18-2011, 10:49 AM
Any round of Pryor-Arguello

Larrys Cellmate
10-18-2011, 11:01 AM
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SCtrojansbaby
10-18-2011, 12:37 PM
I would not argue with this choice (nor with anyone thinking it's the best fight ever)....but, the way you put it is just pure assholishness.

You haven't been following the sport long or intelligently enough to proclaim sh*t like this.


lol its called hyperbole.

although the distance between that round and the next best is miles away IMO

jabsRstiff
10-18-2011, 04:39 PM
lol its called hyperbole don't get you panties in a bunch

although the distance between that round and the next best is miles away IMO

Would you mind if I (and many others here) just attributed all of your stuff to hyperbole?

Here, I thought the things you were saying....you meant!

fitefanSHO
10-18-2011, 07:09 PM
Hagler-Hearns Round 1 tie w/ Gatti-Ward I Round 9 :boxing:

6 minutes!

SCtrojansbaby
10-19-2011, 04:16 AM
Would you mind if I (and many others here) just attributed all of your stuff to hyperbole?

Here, I thought the things you were saying....you meant!

I meant what I said, I just said it in an over the top way.

dan_cov
10-19-2011, 04:35 AM
Jimmy Thunder vs Crawford Crimsley

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jaded
10-19-2011, 05:15 AM
Holyfield vs Bowe round 10 in the first fight because Holyfield was starting to come back from that beating.

That was a great one and always comes to mind when asked this question...

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