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luka
16-11-2004, 05:20 PM
I read about this, just as an aside somewhere, years back. it said freddie foxx knocked Treach out in the first few seconds of the first round of the final. does anyone have any more information on this event. i've always wondered about it.

DavidD
16-11-2004, 09:21 PM
I don't know the answer to your question but when i saw this topic title i thought it was gonna be about:
http://www.rollingstone.com/news/story/_/id/6630441/quincyjones?pageid=rs.NewsArchive&pageregion=mainRegion&rnd=1100640077650&has-player=true&version=6.0.11.847

baboon2004
24-02-2012, 03:18 PM
okay this is the only boxing thread out there.

can anyone give me pointers as to all-time classic fights to watch. i was always peripherally interested in boxing, but my interest has been piqued considerably over the past few days through much youtubing. So far this week I have watched Leonard-Duran, Hagler-Hearns (?) and lots of recent fights with Mayweather and Pacquiao.

Oh, I guess this should be moved to misc. - didn't realise it was in music.

Bang Diddley
24-02-2012, 03:32 PM
Since Ali was pretty hip-hop, this
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thrilla_in_Manila
and this
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Rumble_in_the_Jungle

edit : and this was the first if the trilogy
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fight_of_the_Century

I guess all the politics and background between Ali and Frazier added to the drama.

CrowleyHead
24-02-2012, 03:39 PM
All I can recall from this is Willie D knocking Melle Mel the fuck out.

Somebody needs to form a new one, where you have a tag teams consisting of Sean Price, Ghostface, Keith Murray and Freddie Foxxx. It would be beautiful.

baboon2004
24-02-2012, 03:46 PM
Ah yeah, sorry I forgot to say that Ali's fights are the ones I'm familiar with from earlier reading/watching - if you haven't read the book by David Remnick, on Ali, Liston and Patterson, it's a classic.

Yep, the Ali-Frazier dynamic (and the way in which Ali demonised Foreman, too) was fascinating and q grim.

alex
24-02-2012, 04:09 PM
eubank v benn
benn v mcclellan
benn v watson

really good bouts

padraig (u.s.)
24-02-2012, 04:38 PM
pretty sure tim dog fought someone too, possibly on that "fuck compton" beef (edit: i was wrong about this. it seems tim dog didn't show up - after all that talk - so freddie foxx too it upon himself to fight tim's opponent too so there wouldn't be a stain on new york's honor. not making that up. freddie foxx is a badman)

willie d is a legit cat. if you're not reading his Formspring you should be. it's frequently amazing. http://www.formspring.me/WillieDLIVE

baboon2004
24-02-2012, 04:38 PM
ah yeah, watched some of eubank v watson (#1) yesterday. You forget how fierce Eubank was, well at least I did.

padraig (u.s.)
24-02-2012, 04:45 PM
Ali demonised Foreman

rope a dope is an amazing fight no matter how many times you watch (even with the sadness of knowing it likely contributed to ali's current state)

the mickey ward-arturo gatti (rip) trilogy is great. brutal, but great.

everything evander holyfield from the late 80s up to those silly ass tyson fights. especially his fights with riddick bowe

padraig (u.s.)
24-02-2012, 04:48 PM
emanuel augustus is always really fun to watch just b/c his style is so unique + bizarre. especially his fight w/mickey ward.

padraig (u.s.)
24-02-2012, 04:53 PM
Just 4 U Luka

Video: Footage of the 1st Annual Rapper’s Boxing Championships! (http://www.unkut.com/2012/01/video-footage-of-the-1st-annual-rappers-boxing-championships/)

luka
24-02-2012, 11:11 PM
wow! i had given up on getting the bottom of this. good work.

luka
25-02-2012, 11:01 PM
https://twitter.com/#!/FloydMayweather/status/173475862124052481/photo/1