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Barn
01-29-2012, 06:34 PM
Just an idea I had, basically answer the following questions and we will see how we go from there.

Favourite Boxers: Marvin Hagler, Joe Frazier, Carmen Basilio, Ken Buchanan and Joe Louis.

How did you begin to like boxing: After a soccer game I was the only one in my team trying as we were getting owned 6-1. I'd always respected boxing as a sport from an early age and after this incident wanted to try a solo sport. 2 years later I'm still at it.

What made you become a hardcore fan: I think it was how personal the sport was, with all it's little stories, each fighter having their own individual character and a connection with fighters you don't get with other sports. All this made we want to find out more and more.

Have you boxed before?/done anything boxing related: I'm an amateur boxer.

How big is boxing in your area: Sadly in Scotland it's not very big, hence why I joined a forum. Apart from maybe 5 casual fan friends I have there's no-one else to really talk to about it.

What style is your favourite/how do you box if you do: My favourite style to box as is classic boxer puncher/counter puncher. Much like Marvin Hagler, Ezzard Charles, Ray Leonard etc. My favourite style to watch is skilled brawlers/inside fighters. People like Frazier, Basilio etc.

Who is the GOAT in your opinion: I have Sugar Ray Robinson at top spot at the moment. With Greb and Langoford closing in and Charles and Armstrong tailing them.

What is your favourite division. I like Welterweight/Middleweight the best. Perfect blend of speed and power. Also a fan of Featherweight and Lightweight.

What's your favourite fights: Hagler vs Hearns, Ali vs Frazier 1, Gomez vs Pintor. Hagler vs Antufermo 1, Leonard Duran, Duran vs DeJesus II, Leonard vs Benitez.

Why did you choose boxingscene: I googled boxing forum. First I tried had basically no members. Went to ESB and hated the dark colour. Then tried here and got to know a few members. Stayed since.

Would you let your kids box:

If anyone can think of any other questions just put them down and I'll add them to the main post.

bojangles1987
01-29-2012, 08:21 PM
Favourite Boxers: Marvin Hagler, Joe Frazier, Roy Jones Jr., Manny Pacquiao, Erik Morales

How did you begin to like boxing: My parents would both watch fights, so I'd be there alongside them as a kid.

What made you become a hardcore fan: Roy Jones Jr. did, and I can't really explain what exactly it was about him. I just enjoyed watching Jones so much, and grew as a fan from there.

Have you boxed before?/done anything boxing related: I haven't, never known where there was a gym and never knew anyone else that was really interested.

How big is boxing in your area: I don't know anyone that actually watches boxing, but I live in Central Flordia and lots of fighters were born here and/or live here. Winky Wright, Antonio Tarver, and Roy Jones Jr. for example.

What style is your favourite/how do you box if you do: Skilled inside fighting is my favorite, which sucks since very few do it nowadays. And of course as a hardcore fan I love versatility in general, the guys that can do anything.

Who is the GOAT in your opinion: Not qualified to say all time, but of fighters I've seen I thought Roy Jones was invincible at his peak. He may not have the greatest resume ever, but the man was as unbelievable to watch in the ring as I've ever seen. I realize I am putting him over guys like Ali, Leonard, Whitaker, etc., but I'm biased, sue me.

What is your favourite division. All time: Heavyweight. It's the glory division, what can I say? Right now: Junior welterweight and welterweight, most the guys there could fight at either, some damn good potential there.

What's your favourite fights: Hagler vs Hearns, Ali vs Frazier 1, Ali-Frazier 3, Corrales-Castillo, Pacquiao-Marquez 2, Duran-Leonard 1.

Why did you choose boxingscene: I went on Google, searched for something I don't remember what, I think fantasy fights, and found it. Joined a few weeks later.

NChristo
01-29-2012, 09:02 PM
Favourite Boxers: Eder Jofre, Jose Napoles, Kid Gavilan, Miguel Lora, Carlos Monzon and Michael Spinks. Don't really have a current favourite :dunno:.

How did you begin to like boxing: Dad used too teach me Karate, Shotokon I think, the minute he started teach me I just loved the thought of competing against someone even though I was only young, started watching more and more combat sports whenever they were on TV and found Boxing too be the most appealing too me, the history, the characters, the huge events, the atmosphere, everything. Started boxing myself and I was hooked.

What made you become a hardcore fan: Too me it's the ultimate sport, mano e mano, one man against another in the ring with no help from anyone, everything is on you and all the work you put in previously will show in the ring, it's history, the different personalities and stories, everything. Not a single boxer or fight made me a hardcore fan, the sport and the idea of it did.

Have you boxed before?/done anything boxing related: I'm an amateur boxer and soon too be coach / assistant trainer, filled in the forms for my CRB check last week and am going on a course very shortly hopefully.

How big is boxing in your area: Tiny in Blackpool / Fleetwood, pretty much the only boxing events held around here are unofficial ones held by a certain boxer out of Blackpool, events filled with chavs who thinks it's going too be fun then get the **** slapped out of them from someone with a little experience. Get a few official events every month, nothing major though really.

What style is your favourite/how do you box if you do: My style is something like Robinson's but not as amateurish.
Don't really have a favourite style.

What is your favourite division. Bantamweight.

What's your favourite fights: Jose Napoles - Curtis Cokes, Wilfredo Vazquez - Antonio Avelar and Roberto Duran - Ray Leonard I

Why did you choose boxingscene: Dunno

Barn
01-30-2012, 02:52 AM
Favourite Boxers: Eder Jofre, Jose Napoles, Kid Gavilan, Miguel Lora, Carlos Monzon and Michael Spinks. Don't really have a current favourite :dunno:.

How did you begin to like boxing: Dad used too teach me Karate, Shotokon I think, the minute he started teach me I just loved the thought of competing against someone even though I was only young, started watching more and more combat sports whenever they were on TV and found Boxing too be the most appealing too me, the history, the characters, the huge events, the atmosphere, everything. Started boxing myself and I was hooked.

What made you become a hardcore fan: Too me it's the ultimate sport, mano e mano, one man against another in the ring with no help from anyone, everything is on you and all the work you put in previously will show in the ring, it's history, the different personalities and stories, everything. Not a single boxer or fight made me a hardcore fan, the sport and the idea of it did.

Have you boxed before?/done anything boxing related: I'm an amateur boxer and soon too be coach / assistant trainer, filled in the forms for my CRB check last week and am going on a course very shortly hopefully.

How big is boxing in your area: Tiny in Blackpool / Fleetwood, pretty much the only boxing events held around here are unofficial ones held by a certain boxer out of Blackpool, events filled with chavs who thinks it's going too be fun then get the **** slapped out of them from someone with a little experience. Get a few official events every month, nothing major though really.

What style is your favourite/how do you box if you do: My style is something like Robinson's but not as amateurish.
Don't really have a favourite style.

What is your favourite division. Bantamweight.

What's your favourite fights: Jose Napoles - Curtis Cokes, Wilfredo Vazquez - Antonio Avelar and Roberto Duran - Ray Leonard I

Why did you choose boxingscene: Dunno

:lol1: that got me good.

JAB5239
01-30-2012, 04:50 PM
Favourite Boxers: Pazienza, Hagler, Duran, Louis

How did you begin to like boxing: I can remember watching the third Ali-Frazier fight with my father and have liked it since. My dad would tell me stories about seeing Marciano fight at the old Rhode Island auditorium and I was hooked.


What made you become a hardcore fan: I became a hardcore fan after I started fighting myself. After that I wanted to know as much about the sport and its history as I could find out.


Have you boxed before?/done anything boxing related: I fought on and off for about 8 years and have tried to stay in a gym at one capacity or another since then.

How big is boxing in your area: Where I am now...not so big. But where Im from (Providence, Rhode Island) has experienced a boxing renaissance in the last decade or so churning out Olympians and top level pro's.

What style is your favourite/how do you box if you do: I appreciate all styles, but I prefer the seek and destroy style probably because that is how I fought. I've always admired those who were willing to eat punches to land their own. At the same time I've always envied those who could avoid them and do the same thing.

Who is the GOAT in your opinion: Sam Langford. Nother fighter beat so many all time greats over such a huge weight span. The guy was a marvel.


What is your favourite division: Any division were the action is heated and the fighters are trying to make the best fight.


What's your favourite fights: Pazienza-Dele and Toney-Jirov. There are literally hundreds I could name that I've seen on tv or film so I'll just stick with my two favorites from all the live cards I've been to.


Why did you choose boxingscene: Was referred here by Scott9945 after the forum we had posted on for years bit the dust.

AntonTheMeh
01-30-2012, 05:38 PM
Favourite Boxers: Pernell Whitaker, Roberto Duran, Joe Louis, Muhammad Ali, Felix Trinidad, Harry Greb, Lennox Lewis, Sugar ray Leonard, Floyd Mayweather, Manny Pacquiao, Mike Tyson, Sugar Ray Robinson, Vitali Klistchko, Jack Dempsey, Roy Jones, Gerald Mclellan, amd Salvador Sanchez.

How did you begin to like boxing: I think the first fight i could remember seeing was Tyson vs Douglas. my family knew this older man who would record every PPV, and i think one of my uncles borrowed the fight after the upset. the first PPV live was probably chavez vs camacho.

What made you become a hardcore fan: probably Trinidad's run from '99 till the loss to Hopkins. i can't believe that crazy muthufuker was after roy jones.

Have you boxed before?/done anything boxing related: yeah.

What style is your favourite/how do you box if you do: Boxer/Puncher.

Who is the GOAT in your opinion: I'll always have ray above greb because we've seen nothing about greb other then some light training footage, But. but the greb mystery is very intriguing and becuase of the stories I'm tempted to place him at 1.

What is your favourite division. WW for sure.

What's your favourite fights: Hagler Vs Hearns, Ali Vs Liston I, Leonard Vs Duran, tyson vs douglas, Robinson vs Lamotta VI, leonard Vs Hearns, Coralles vs castillo I, mayweather vs gatti, trinidad vs vargas, Louis Vs schmeling, lewis vs rahman II.

Why did you choose boxingscene:
i got banned from ESB :lol1:

Barn
01-30-2012, 05:47 PM
Favourite Boxers: Pernell Whitaker, Roberto Duran, Joe Louis, Muhammad Ali, Felix Trinidad, Harry Greb, Lennox Lewis, Sugar ray Leonard, Floyd Mayweather, Manny Pacquiao, Mike Tyson, Sugar Ray Robinson, Vitali Klistchko, Jack Dempsey, Roy Jones, Gerald Mclellan, amd Salvador Sanchez.

How did you begin to like boxing: I think the first fight i could remember seeing was Tyson vs Douglas. my family knew this older man who would record every PPV, and i think one of my uncles borrowed the fight after the upset. the first PPV live was probably chavez vs camacho.

What made you become a hardcore fan: probably Trinidad's run from '99 till the loss to Hopkins. i can't believe that crazy muthufuker was after roy jones.

Have you boxed before?/done anything boxing related: yeah.

What style is your favourite/how do you box if you do: Boxer/Puncher.

Who is the GOAT in your opinion: I'll always have ray above greb because we've seen nothing about greb other then some light training footage, But. but the greb mystery is very intriguing and becuase of the stories I'm tempted to place him at 1.

What is your favourite division. WW for sure.

What's your favourite fights: Hagler Vs Hearns, Ali Vs Liston I, Leonard Vs Duran, tyson vs douglas, Robinson vs Lamotta VI, leonard Vs Hearns, Coralles vs castillo I, mayweather vs gatti, trinidad vs vargas, Louis Vs schmeling, lewis vs rahman II.

Why did you choose boxingscene:
i got banned from ESB :lol1:
I didn't really like Ali vs Liston I to much. Never really been a fan of Ali's style though. Also, what is it you've done boxing related?

BigStereotype
01-30-2012, 06:46 PM
Favourite Boxers: Juan Manuel Marquez, Marco Antonio Barrera

How did you begin to like boxing: I grew up around the sport (my dad was a huge fan and my mom was a big Ali fan), but I really got into the sport on my own the week of Marquez-Mayweather. I had watched Mayweather v De La Hoya so I thought I had his style down but I watched a few youtube clips of Marquez (most memorably the first Diaz fight) and fell in love instantly. I just started gobbling the sport up after that.

What made you become a hardcore fan: Uh...see above.

Have you boxed before?/done anything boxing related: I have bad knees, so I can't really fight myself. My friends and I will go out in the backyard and slug it out on occasion, though. I've won some, lost some, even got KOed once. It's fun.

How big is boxing in your area: Not big at all. I'm the alpha and omega of all boxing interest here. If people are watching a fight, it's at my place, probably because I pestered them to come over.

What style is your favourite: Boxer-punchers who are skilled at throwing combinations.

Who is the GOAT in your opinion: Ray Robinson. Duh.

What is your favourite division. Hmmmm...super featherweight. Then welterweight.

What's your favourite fights: Barrera-McKinney, Marquez-Barrera, Leonard-Duran I

Why did you choose boxingscene: I don't really remember. I remember the day I joined (Jan 5th, 2010), but I have no idea how I stumbled on the site. Odd. I lurked for a while, too. Didn't really start posting until March of that year.

AntonTheMeh
01-30-2012, 08:39 PM
I didn't really like Ali vs Liston I to much. Never really been a fan of Ali's style though. Also, what is it you've done boxing related?


a bit of training. nothing serious.

Scott9945
01-30-2012, 11:13 PM
Why did you choose boxingscene: Was referred here by Scott9945 after the forum we had posted on for years bit the dust.

I'm glad I did something right. :)

BTW, as of Feb 20 all message boards on AOL will (literally) cease to exist.

McGoorty
01-31-2012, 04:28 AM
Just an idea I had, basically answer the following questions and we will see how we go from there.

Favourite Boxers: Marvin Hagler, Joe Frazier, Carmen Basilio, Ken Buchanan and Joe Louis. Les Darcy - Carmen Basilio - Battling Nelson - Tony Zale - Mickey Walker.... or Marciano depends on me mood

How did you begin to like boxing: After a soccer game I was the only one in my team trying as we were getting owned 6-1. I'd always respected boxing as a sport from an early age and after this incident wanted to try a solo sport. 2 years later I'm still at it. I got into it when Jeff Fenech won his first title against Satoshi Shingaki although I was pretty big on Ali as a kid, but what really got me into it was a couple of books especially one on Les Darcy,, his story was the clincher,,, and the other reason was watching old films of Dempsey, marciano, Basilio Zale and graziano III especially,,,, yep film and books,, I eat em up

What made you become a hardcore fan: I think it was how personal the sport was, with all it's little stories, each fighter having their own individual character and a connection with fighters you don't get with other sports. All this made we want to find out more and more. already covered above

Have you boxed before?/done anything boxing related: I'm an amateur boxer. Never trained as a boxer, had to use bare fists a hell of a lot as a youngster but just in defence,,, my record there was ordinary,, successful sometimes,, busted up and bleeding too often for my liking,,, not a good enough record for a local street title thats for sure.. LOL

How big is boxing in your area: Sadly in Scotland it's not very big, hence why I joined a forum. Apart from maybe 5 casual fan friends I have there's no-one else to really talk to about it. Ditto

What style is your favourite/how do you box if you do: My favourite style to box as is classic boxer puncher/counter puncher. Much like Marvin Hagler, Ezzard Charles, Ray Leonard etc. My favourite style to watch is skilled brawlers/inside fighters. People like Frazier, Basilio etc. I like some of both actually, I can enjoy Willie Pep any bit as much as a brawler,,,, I particularly prefer a Darcy style of fighter ... RARE,, a fighter with a chin to make me stare in wonder at,, a great infighter,, has plenty of boxing skill but who is exciting and perpetual motion,, and most of all,, massive KO power in both hands,,,,,, I mentioned Pep as well,, but only one man could do what he did, and his name is Willie Pep,,, a complete original like Darcy,,, they broke the mould when they designed those two.... Special mention For Bat Nelson and that type of fighter,, if you dont admire that type,,, you aint a real fight fan

Who is the GOAT in your opinion: I have Sugar Ray Robinson at top spot at the moment. With Greb and Langoford closing in and Charles and Armstrong tailing them. Ahh The impossible Boxing question,,,,,,, the GOAT's name is Sugar Darcy Rocky Muhammad Langford Benny Leonard Pep,,,,,,,,,,,,,, Jr. Thats one long name aint it

What is your favourite division. I like Welterweight/Middleweight the best. Perfect blend of speed and power. Also a fan of Featherweight and Lightweight. Lightweight because it has the most great fighters of any,,, WW because Carmen Basilio was there,, and MW because Les Darcy and I,,, McGOORTY were there,,, (among many many others of course

What's your favourite fights: Hagler vs Hearns, Ali vs Frazier 1, Gomez vs Pintor. Hagler vs Antufermo 1, Leonard Duran, Duran vs DeJesus II, Leonard vs Benitez. Darcy Vs the lot,,, especially the 2nd McGoorty fight,,,,, Moore Vs Durelle.... Basilio Vs Robinson I & II.... Basilio vs Tony DeMarco II,,, the 3rd Graziano V Zale fight,,, but more than any fight, I gotta say its hands down the 40 round bloodbath between Nelson and Wolgast

Why did you choose boxingscene: I googled boxing forum. First I tried had basically no members. Went to ESB and hated the dark colour. Then tried here and got to know a few members. Stayed since. I was looking for opinion on Darcy,, and was gonna leave because it took me a day or two to see him on a list, I realized that 99& here knew absolutely nothing about him,, zilch,, and as Id read about all the other greats and notables before I found the Darcy book I knew Id have a lot to offer due to a very good memory

If anyone can think of any other questions just put them down and I'll add them to the main post. as I said above

New England
01-31-2012, 04:49 PM
Just an idea I had, basically answer the following questions and we will see how we go from there.

Favourite Boxers: Marvin Hagler, Joe Frazier, Carmen Basilio, Ken Buchanan and Joe Louis.

taylor, marquez, hagler, frazier, hopkins, saad muhammad, morales, duran, monzon, leonard, hearns, holmes, [micky] ward, and too many others to mention. it's out of my hands at this point, but jermain taylor is my favorite fighter. his run from prospect to champion, and then the devastating pavlik loss had a profound effect on me as a young man.

How did you begin to like boxing: After a soccer game I was the only one in my team trying as we were getting owned 6-1. I'd always respected boxing as a sport from an early age and after this incident wanted to try a solo sport. 2 years later I'm still at it.

members of my family boxed in the army and then professionally after wwII. nothing big time, just prize fighting. when i was young i could not put books about boxing down

What made you become a hardcore fan: I think it was how personal the sport was, with all it's little stories, each fighter having their own individual character and a connection with fighters you don't get with other sports. All this made we want to find out more and more.

the internet. i can get to any fight and whatever literature i want with a few clicks. i had an unbelievable collection of fights on two old PC's in the late 90's that were destroyed when my house got hit by lightning.

Have you boxed before?/done anything boxing related: I'm an amateur boxer.

yes, i grew up with some very basic equipment in my basement. heavybag, speedbag, high enough cieling to skip rope when i was young. i went to a gym in high school. in college, i went to an MMA gym because there werent any boxing gym's around. boxing was probably my 5th sport, behind hockey, lacrosse, skiing, and kayaking (lol!)

How big is boxing in your area: Sadly in Scotland it's not very big, hence why I joined a forum. Apart from maybe 5 casual fan friends I have there's no-one else to really talk to about it.

membership in the new england boxing scene is serious work. i have to drive three hours both ways if i want to get to a good fight at foxwoods or mohegan. that being said, i get to some pretty good scraps every year, and once in a while i get to see a great fight.

What style is your favourite/how do you box if you do: My favourite style to box as is classic boxer puncher/counter puncher. Much like Marvin Hagler, Ezzard Charles, Ray Leonard etc. My favourite style to watch is skilled brawlers/inside fighters. People like Frazier, Basilio etc.

Puncher.
if i went back to a gym i'd work on my craft much more, but when you're a young, athletic, hard punching kid with who can take a good shot, wheres the fun in boxing :boxing:?if i ever trained a fighter he wouldnt fight anything like i used to.
the style i most appreciate is the consumate boxer with a hammer in his hand. if you cant bang and you've worked around it to become a great boxer i wont hold that against you either. i also love work rate (and not just punching, either. show me your damn moves!.) conditioning is boxing.

Who is the GOAT in your opinion: I have Sugar Ray Robinson at top spot at the moment. With Greb and Langoford closing in and Charles and Armstrong tailing them.

Robinson. in my opinion he's the most complete boxer of alltime. no real flaws. and dont get me started on that resume!

What is your favourite division. I like Welterweight/Middleweight the best. Perfect blend of speed and power. Also a fan of Featherweight and Lightweight.

I honestly can enjoy any fight in any division. if you had to twist my arm i enjoy the comination of speed and power and pace you see between 147 and 160

What's your favourite fights: Hagler vs Hearns, Ali vs Frazier 1, Gomez vs Pintor. Hagler vs Antufermo 1, Leonard Duran, Duran vs DeJesus II, Leonard vs Benitez.

i like action fights. i think the exchange of damage highlights the competitive nature of the sport. but i do love to see a complete boxing performance.

off the top of my head i'll mostly go with action fights. frazier - ali 1 and 3. duran vs barkley. marquez vs diaz and marquez vs katsidis. duune vs cordoba. saad muhammad vs lopez 2, morales vs pacquiao 1, leonard vs hearns 1. there are just too many to count.

Why did you choose boxingscene: I googled boxing forum. First I tried had basically no members. Went to ESB and hated the dark colour. Then tried here and got to know a few members. Stayed since.

i lurked a few forums for a while and enjoyed this one the most. recently i've started making some real friends here, which i never expected.

If anyone can think of any other questions just put them down and I'll add them to the main post.



i got a good question to add, burner,
will/would you let your kids box?

I can honestly say that, outside of building a family of which i can be proud, that managing my son from pro debut to world champion would make me happier than anything else.


he hasn't been born yet, of course.
hell, i havnt even met his mother !

Barn
01-31-2012, 04:57 PM
i got a good question to add, burner,
will/would you let your kids box?

I can honestly say that, outside of building a family of which i can be proud, that managing my son from pro debut to world champion would make me happier than anything else.


he hasn't been born yet, of course.
hell, i havnt even met his mother !
Good question!

My opinion in the matter is. I wouldn't persuade or push him towards doing it because I like it. However if he wanted to do it I would have absolutely no problems with it.

The Surgeon
02-04-2012, 12:42 PM
Just an idea I had, basically answer the following questions and we will see how we go from there.

Favourite Boxers: Mike Tyson, Joe Louis, Miguel Cotto, Felix Trinidad, Joe Frazier, Nigel Benn (best leave it at that!)

How did you begin to like boxing: I just remember the respect people gave Mike Tyson when they talked about him, i was a fan before i even saw him fight! That and the Rocky Movies

What made you become a hardcore fan: I got some boxing books that i loved and couldnt get enough of the old fighters records and stories, the Tyson hype then followed when he was released from jail and i got to watch him live, i also used to Love watching Tito Trinidad and some others that made me realise there was more to boxing than Tyson.

Have you ever boxed before/done anything boxing related? Yeah ive boxed before, dont know if im gonna have more fights or not but i still train and spar regularly

How big is boxing in your area: Tiny! Plenty of casual fans but i dont think many people in my town would have a clue who a Tim Bradley is let alone any old fighters like i dunno a Joe Gans

What style is your favourite/how do you box if you do: I base my style on kind of a mix of Cotto and Marquez. I dont have a particular favourite style to watch really but i do love a puncher

Who is the GOAT in your opinion: Its a tough call but i cant get passed Ray Robinson

What is your favourite division. Id probably say WW, they tend to be

What's your favourite fights: A few different one's would be, Moore vs Macklin/Rhodes, Trinidad vs Mayorga, Cotto vs Mosley, Holyfield vs Qawi and McKinney vs Barrera

Why did you choose boxingscene: First boxing forum i could find i think, i tried a few others a while back but its defo boxing scene for me!

Would you let your kids box: Yeah i would, my boy is only 3 but he can dig a bit already! He hasnt the patience to learn anything yet though. Boxing teaches respect among other things and a lot of the principles in the ring are transferable into real life. I also want him to be able to take care of himself, there is an awful amount of *******s knocking around....


Answers above :boxing:

The Surgeon
02-04-2012, 12:44 PM
hell, i havnt even met his mother !

Dont be so sure! My girlfriend and son's mother was my first love, we broke up for about 10-11 years and got back together after a wild weekend chance encounter at T in The Park! lol