By the way, where would you put Frazier and maybe you didn't know that guy was blind with one eye(not much people know of it), imagine if both eyes worked, wouldv'e change the history of boxing in my opinion.
My rank was exactly the same but then I noticed;
Ali couldn't take a jab,
watch Ali - uhm forgot his name, the one who had the same trainer as Frazier.
Yeah, Thailand is a great place, friendly people, good culture, I love the food here as well, it's pretty easy to lose the weight too because of how hot and humid it is here, I break a sweat just walking a few blocks.
Good luck to your friend and his fiancee, hope everything works out there.
Dave McAuley was involved in 2 great, great fights against Fidel Bassa, he was Ireland's first fighter to win a title at flyweight as well I think, one of Ireland's finest for sure.
Yeah, I live in Thailand, lots of party spots here, nice place.
Andy Lee is a good prospect but he has some flaws, especially defensively, but he seems to have improved a few things in his last fight, it's cool you're from the same county, he seems like he would make a good role model for the kids.
I'm originally from California and I boxed amateur but I didn't have too many fights.
I don't know about Monzon beating Hagler, his best shot would be to keep Hagler on the outside and establish his jab and then unload his straight right hands, which is what Monzon likes to do but he'd be in trouble if Hagler gets inside, Monzon is not that great an inside fighter, he normally clinches his way out of those situations, Hagler knows how to punch out of clinches and he's also a pretty good outside fighter himself, would have definitely been a very good fight though.
It was probably for the better for Duran to move on to Leonard, it's one of if not the biggest win of his long career, although I would have loved to see Duran vs Arguello.
De Jesus definitely managed to exploit a lot of Duran's flaws at that point, Duran and his team managed to iron out most if not all of them though and he became a much better all around fighter by the third fight.
I'm really not sure about Duran beating Hearns, styles make fights, Hearns' style is just all wrong for Duran, a tall, lanky guy with very long arms and possessed a punch that could knock a guy senseless, definitely not a good styles matchup for Duran.
About the Hagler fight, that fight was more of what Hagler didn't do than what Duran did do, Hagler gave him way more respect than he should have and he admitted this afterwards, he respected Duran a lot and it influenced his performance, had Hagler actually fought the fight that he normally fought, I think he would have knocked Duran out.
Duran is definitely a legend, Duran vs Barkley and Moore are much watch fights for any boxing fan, they were great performances from one of the greatest.
Duran improved a lot between the first and third De Jesus fights especially on defense and his jab was much better as well. De Jesus was able to slip Duran's jab in the first and second fights, obviously he wasn't as effective in the second as he was in the first but I believe he put Duran down in both fights, both times with left hooks after slipping Duran's jab.
I really don't think Duran could've beaten Hearns or Hagler even if he had been in better shape, they were just too big and in Hearns' case, had the perfect style to beat him. Even with the losses, I think he could be ranked in the top 10 pound for pound all time because there was no doubt he was a great fighter.
Like I said most people do not agree with me that I think Floyd Duran is a 50/50 fight that could go either way. I have no problem with people saying Duran would beat Floyd though because I can see why they think that. Duran and Maragario are very different fighters though, that is why i was making sure you were not comparing them. Anyways cheers and welcome to the site.