View Full Version : Which Year Produced The Best Fights?


Perfect Plex
10-31-2011, 08:38 PM
Not Fight, FIGHTS?

2011 has been a pretty grim year for fights.

So my question which year produced the best fights in a 12 months span?

Perfect Plex
10-31-2011, 08:48 PM
Year 2000:
-Erik Morales vs Marco Antonio Barrera I
-Felix Trinidad vs Fernando Vargas
-Oscar De La Hoya vs Shane Mosley I
-Naseem Hamed vs Augie Sanchez
-Floyd Mayweather vs Emanuel Augustus
-Ben Tackie vs Robert Garcia

Thread Stealer
11-01-2011, 01:27 AM
1982 comes to mind.

Just look at the fights that took place within about a month span in November and December.

Aaron Pryor-Alexis Arguello 1
Wilfredo Gomez-Lupe Pintor
Dwight Muhammad Qawi-Eddie Davis
Bobby Chacon-Bazooka Limon 4

You also had Ray Mancini-Duk Koo Kim. Obviously the tragedy overshadowed what has been said to be a very good action fight (I never watched it).

Earlier in that year, Larry Holmes-Gerry Cooney was a megabout and a pretty entertaining fight IMO.

Aaron Pryor-Akio Kameda was also an exciting title fight.

McGoorty
11-01-2011, 01:50 AM
Not Fight, FIGHTS?

2011 has been a pretty grim year for fights.

So my question which year produced the best fights in a 12 months span?
Either 1915 or 1916.

NChristo
11-01-2011, 07:27 AM
1982 comes to mind.

Just look at the fights that took place within about a month span in November and December.

Aaron Pryor-Alexis Arguello 1
Wilfredo Gomez-Lupe Pintor
Dwight Muhammad Qawi-Eddie Davis
Bobby Chacon-Bazooka Limon 4

You also had Ray Mancini-Duk Koo Kim. Obviously the tragedy overshadowed what has been said to be a very good action fight (I never watched it).

Earlier in that year, Larry Holmes-Gerry Cooney was a megabout and a pretty entertaining fight IMO.

Aaron Pryor-Akio Kameda was also an exciting title fight.

Beat me too it, Rolando Navarrete - Chung II Choi was an incredible fight that year as well.

jabsRstiff
11-01-2011, 07:31 AM
Beat me too it, Rolando Navarrete - Chung II Choi was an incredible fight that year as well.

Navarette-Limon was another great fight in that year.

You also had Sanchez-Nelson, which was Sanchez's last.

Mancini-Frias, Arguello-Ganigan.

NChristo
11-01-2011, 07:38 AM
Navarette-Limon was another great fight in that year.

You also had Sanchez-Nelson, which was Sanchez's last.

Mancini-Frias, Arguello-Ganigan.

Damn of course, such a great year.

McGoorty
11-01-2011, 08:40 AM
Damn of course, such a great year.
Yeah, I still think either 1915 or 1916 are for me,,, probably 1916. If you want I can come up with some doozies.

McGoorty
11-01-2011, 08:40 AM
Yeah, I still think either 1915 or 1916 are for me,,, probably 1916. If you want I can come up with some doozies.
I might even surprise you.

SCtrojansbaby
11-01-2011, 10:20 AM
2000

Ward vs Neary
Mosley vs DLH
Trinidad vs Vargas
Morales vs Barrera 1
Gatti vs Gamache
Sanders vs Rahman
Hopkins vs Echols 2
Vargas vs Quartey
Gainer vs Norwood
Pacquiao vs Huessin

jabsRstiff
11-01-2011, 10:40 AM
2000

Ward vs Neary
Mosley vs DLH
Trinidad vs Vargas
Morales vs Barrera 1
Gatti vs Gamache
Sanders vs Rahman
Hopkins vs Echols 2
Vargas vs Quartey
Gainer vs Norwood
Pacquiao vs Huessin

Norwood-Gainer....you enjoyed that? ****in' horror show.

Gatti-Gamache? Since when does a mismatch between a 20lbs heavier level B fighter and washed-up level C fighter warrant "great fight" status?

SCtrojansbaby
11-01-2011, 01:24 PM
Norwood-Gainer....you enjoyed that? ****in' horror show.

Gatti-Gamache? Since when does a mismatch between a 20lbs heavier level B fighter and washed-up level C fighter warrant "great fight" status?

Gatti vs Gamache was a quick slugfest and spectacular KO

Norwood Gainer for as dirty as it was actually had very good action in spots

Also add Tapia Ayala 2

JAB5239
11-01-2011, 01:55 PM
Gatti vs Gamache was a quick slugfest and spectacular KO

Norwood Gainer for as dirty as it was actually had very good action in spots

Gatti-Gamache was NOT a slugfest, it was a middleweight vs a jr welterweight who was running scared.

jabsRstiff
11-01-2011, 02:12 PM
Norwood Gainer for as dirty as it was actually had very good action in spots




I want you to read what you wrote again.

"As dirty as it was"...."had very good action in spots"

That describes a fight that's no where near great.

jabsRstiff
11-01-2011, 02:59 PM
Orzubek Nazarov laid waste to Joey Gamache years before Gatti did.

He did it just as devastatingly, but did so against a much younger, fresher Gamache....and without the aid of a 20lb weight advantage.

SCtrojansbaby
11-01-2011, 04:05 PM
Add Micky Ward vs Antonio Diaz and Zab Judah vs Teron Millet to the list

jabsRstiff
11-01-2011, 04:11 PM
Add Micky Ward vs Antonio Diaz and Zab Judah vs Teron Millet to the list

They were two fun fights, for sure.

McGoorty
11-02-2011, 11:10 AM
They were two fun fights, for sure.
He just puts his favourite guys in there,... usually wish lists.