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ROBBIE
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03-07-17 12:33 PM - Post#1695041    



Cool docuentary with the hevyweight division

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GF2jfzBaDWo&a mp;t=...

its an hour long but definitly worth the watch if you was a boxing fan like me back then
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03-08-17 02:11 PM - Post#1695189    


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2nd greatest division in heavyweight boxing history.

-Lewis
-Holyfield
-Bowe
-Tyson
-Ibeabuchi
-Tua
-Golota
-Morrisson
-Moore
-Mercer

Tons of guys who could also give you a run for your money if you were out of shape, as Mercer learned against Jesse Ferguson, who uttered the cult classic line after Mercer offered him money to throw the fight, "Should've trained harder, Ray!"


Holmes, Foreman (the old guard) were also not walk overs.

This was the era when boxers still looked like boxers and not like sumo wrestlers and giraffes.


 
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03-08-17 03:35 PM - Post#1695203    


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Don't forget Joe Hipp!


 
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03-13-17 12:03 PM - Post#1695630    


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There sure was some charachters in that era !

Canucko have you ever heard of the danish boxer Super Brian Nielsen ?
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03-13-17 02:42 PM - Post#1695643    


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Don't forget Joe Hipp!




He had a nice bout with Morrison. Had him beat until Morrison came up with the late KO.

Wasn't a fan, but Razor Ruddock had his moments as well.
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03-15-17 01:19 PM - Post#1695792    


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Can we toss Earnie Shavers in there as well? He fought a couple times during that era. Ridiculously underrated, although definitely out of his prime.

I also thought Alex Stewart was a pretty decent heavyweight.
 
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03-15-17 02:35 PM - Post#1695801    


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There sure was some charachters in that era !

Canucko have you ever heard of the danish boxer Super Brian Nielsen ?



Yup. Only saw the fight with Tyson when he quit on his stool. Didn't see much of him other than that.

Every country used to have one national heavyweight champion who got his day in the sun with the real world champion.

Ours was Willie DeWitt.

Here was his big moment:



 
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03-20-17 06:42 PM - Post#1696088    


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Oliver McCall vs Lenox Lewis , both fights cant make it up. The second fight has all kinds of speculation, I dont think he wanted to take the dive and he was pretty crazy anyway.

Frank Bruno deserves mention for the 90s
 
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03-21-17 06:29 PM - Post#1696163    


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Lol, beat me to Oliver McCall. Guy was insane, but could have been near the top if he wasn't. He got arrested in Nashville around Christmas, for getting mad and throwing somebody's giant Christmas tree across their lobby.

I met Johnny Bumphus once. Proudly telling everybody that he just got out of prison for killing a guy who molested his daughter when she was young. Seemed like a nice enough guy lol.

Too bad Bowe lost it just like Tyson. If only somebody could have steered those guys to a full career. 2 monsters way ahead of everybody until they crapped out. I remember hearing Bowe tell stories about him and Tyson growing up near each other in NYC. He said Tyson was always walking around with a bag of cookies.


 
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03-22-17 05:59 AM - Post#1696194    


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Oliver McCall vs Lenox Lewis , both fights cant make it up. The second fight has all kinds of speculation, I dont think he wanted to take the dive and he was pretty crazy anyway.

Frank Bruno deserves mention for the 90s



I dont think McCall took a dive against Lewis ! i just think he freaked out for numerous reasons

Frank Bruno was tough as nails
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03-22-17 11:01 AM - Post#1696210    


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Some other guys deserving of nineties praise, Hasim Rahman and Oleg Maskaev. It was a loaded division for sure.


 
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03-22-17 02:45 PM - Post#1696228    


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  • Canucko29 Said:
  • ROBBIE Said:
There sure was some charachters in that era !

Canucko have you ever heard of the danish boxer Super Brian Nielsen ?



Yup. Only saw the fight with Tyson when he quit on his stool. Didn't see much of him other than that.

Every country used to have one national heavyweight champion who got his day in the sun with the real world champion.

Ours was Willie DeWitt.

Here was his big moment:





Brian Nielsen was not a great boxer but was an olympic gold medalist and went 50 fights unbeaten , biggest win against an over the hill Larry Holmes i think

He was tough and had deep connections with Hells Angels so under a few years he kinda lived a rock star life here . He insulted the whole Tyson camp with a danish word that if you translate it wrong to english it means monkey ( correct translated more like a Brat )

I was alwaysed weak for lesser known fighters Clifford Etienne , Francois Bootha , Jameel McCline
"That's right... I've killed women and children. Killed just about everything that walks or crawled at one time, or another. And, I'm here to kill you, little Bill. For what you did to Ned."



 
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