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Dempsey 1919
11-02-2005, 05:56 PM
I want your opinion of the greatest boxing year ever!

RAESAAD
11-02-2005, 06:04 PM
Wow that is very difficult especially being younger......You should break it into decades or 5 year periods it is really difficult to say either way tho.

Skydog
11-02-2005, 06:41 PM
For me, I'll go with 1970-1975. You had Joe Frazier in his prime, George Foreman is his prime, Ali had returned to boxing, the 3 legendary wars of Ali and Frazier. The first half of the 70's was arguably the toughest and most talented era of boxing. You had Foreman, Frazier, Ali, Norton, Lyle, Chuvalo, Quarry, Bonavena, etc.

habZ
11-02-2005, 07:13 PM
For me, I'll go with 1970-1975. You had Joe Frazier in his prime, George Foreman is his prime, Ali had returned to boxing, the 3 legendary wars of Ali and Frazier. The first half of the 70's was arguably the toughest and most talented era of boxing. You had Foreman, Frazier, Ali, Norton, Lyle, Chuvalo, Quarry, Bonavena, etc.

agreed, was going to say the same thing :cool:

RAESAAD
11-02-2005, 07:15 PM
agreed, was going to say the same thing :cool:
See and I was still a stain on the sheet......my favorite has to be 95 to 05 since they have been the years I have been most into boxing.

habZ
11-02-2005, 07:39 PM
See and I was still a stain on the sheet......my favorite has to be 95 to 05 since they have been the years I have been most into boxing.


:D , ive been into boxing since like last year :boxing:

Dempsey 1919
11-04-2005, 03:41 PM
personally, i thing the greatest individual boxing year is 1971. it was the year of the fight of the century. two undefeated heavyweight champions fighting against each other, aaaaahh! this brought the first 5mil dollar gate in boxing history, an unprecedented amount at the time. ticket sales and theater sales for the fight skyrocketed. it was something unlike anything anyone has ever seen prior to, and in my opinion after as well. 1971 was truly a year to remember in boxing!

http://www.boxing-memorabilia.com/images/fight.jpg

Frazier's 15th round
11-05-2005, 02:55 PM
personally, i thing the greatest individual boxing year is 1971. it was the year of the fight of the century. two undefeated heavyweight champions fighting against each other, aaaaahh! this brought the first 5mil dollar gate in boxing history, an unprecedented amount at the time. ticket sales and theater sales for the fight skyrocketed. it was something unlike anything anyone has ever seen prior to, and in my opinion after as well. 1971 was truly a year to remember in boxing!

I really wish I was alive at that time to witness the electricity surrounding that fight. It would have been amazing to be there.

fistlegend
11-06-2005, 08:43 AM
1974 fight between ali and foreman

Dempsey 1919
11-08-2005, 02:20 PM
1974 fight between ali and foreman
but that fight wasn't built up as much as the fight of the century.

VERSION1 (V1)
11-09-2005, 04:07 PM
For me, I'll go with 1970-1975. You had Joe Frazier in his prime, George Foreman is his prime, Ali had returned to boxing, the 3 legendary wars of Ali and Frazier. The first half of the 70's was arguably the toughest and most talented era of boxing. You had Foreman, Frazier, Ali, Norton, Lyle, Chuvalo, Quarry, Bonavena, etc.
yea the ali frazier foreman frazier norton ali foreman etc

Dempsey 1919
11-10-2005, 02:41 PM
For me, I'll go with 1970-1975. You had Joe Frazier in his prime, George Foreman is his prime, Ali had returned to boxing, the 3 legendary wars of Ali and Frazier. The first half of the 70's was arguably the toughest and most talented era of boxing. You had Foreman, Frazier, Ali, Norton, Lyle, Chuvalo, Quarry, Bonavena, etc.

yeah, but from that span, which year stood out better?

VERSION1 (V1)
11-10-2005, 03:56 PM
yeah, but from that span, which year stood out better?
id say 73 or 74 cant decide which one

salsanchezfan
11-12-2005, 10:23 PM
"Favorite" year is a difficult thing to place, but without question, for me the biggest benchmark year was 1982.

We had one of the biggest superfights in history that year (Holmes-Cooney) which brought out the very best of old big-fight atmosphere along with the very worst human nature had to offer.

Along the way, we were treated to two of the greatest fights in the history of boxing; Pryor-Arguello I and Chacon-Limon IV.

Most of all, at least for me, it meant the end of a painfully short era. Salvador Sanchez died at the age of 23, just as he was entering his prime years.

All in all, it was highs and lows, but NEVER boring, which is all that you could ask of any boxing year.

Dempsey 1919
11-12-2005, 10:45 PM
"Favorite" year is a difficult thing to place, but without question, for me the biggest benchmark year was 1982.

We had one of the biggest superfights in history that year (Holmes-Cooney) which brought out the very best of old big-fight atmosphere along with the very worst human nature had to offer.

Along the way, we were treated to two of the greatest fights in the history of boxing; Pryor-Arguello I and Chacon-Limon IV.

Most of all, at least for me, it meant the end of a painfully short era. Salvador Sanchez died at the age of 23, just as he was entering his prime years.

All in all, it was highs and lows, but NEVER boring, which is all that you could ask of any boxing year.

i think that was well put. nice job! keep up the good work! :cool:

salsanchezfan
11-13-2005, 09:04 AM
I'll do me best! Thanks! :D

JMCbulls
11-14-2005, 04:46 PM
For me, I'll go with 1970-1975. You had Joe Frazier in his prime, George Foreman is his prime, Ali had returned to boxing, the 3 legendary wars of Ali and Frazier. The first half of the 70's was arguably the toughest and most talented era of boxing. You had Foreman, Frazier, Ali, Norton, Lyle, Chuvalo, Quarry, Bonavena, etc.

was going to say samething, for heavyweights

im not sure about best yr, all weight classes

Da Iceman
11-14-2005, 09:33 PM
1937....joe won the heavyweight belt

Dempsey 1919
11-18-2005, 04:34 PM
1937....joe won the heavyweight belt

i don't think one little match does the trick.

Brockton Lip
11-18-2005, 06:31 PM
Late 60's and early 70's. I can't decide on just one year.