Classic Fights

Discussion in 'Boxing' started by Grond, Apr 29, 2018.

  1. Grond

    Grond Valued Member

    I like to argue this shows that reach is not so important as skill, in terms of champion-making in pugilism.

    Floyd Mayweather has a humble 72" reach. And as seen in the KO video above, one of the greatest strikers in human history had 1.5" less.
     
  2. Grond

    Grond Valued Member

    European Heavyweight title fight between Dick Richardson and Brian London, 1960. What makes this fight special is how the fight devolves into a circus of chaos.

    The commentary is great. I wish all boxing commentary was delivered this way.

     
  3. Grond

    Grond Valued Member

    Muhammad Ali ahem Cassius Clay vs. Floyd Patterson, I and II. These two fights and their surrounding history is so complex and dynamic (including Black on Black racism), it's hard to sum it up. Thankfully, I found this video which brings it all together. "pulling the wings off a butterfly".

     

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