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For god’s sake, if you are going to write about an old fight, please tell us who the protagonists are. And tell us early. You don’t mention who Holyfield was fighting until the third paragraph. Ffs, learn how to structure a story before you bore us again.

Posted July 14, 2014 7:13 am 


Anonymous

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Posted July 14, 2014 6:57 am 


Anonymous

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brother slim , its boring without you. lol

Posted July 14, 2014 6:36 am 


TJ

TARK

Fight Aficionado.., Toney-Jirov was a good fight but wasn’t close… It was only close according to Harold Lederman who had it a draw. I think that influenced the viewers.

The 3 judges had it by a huge margin.. and I had a wipeout.. Toney landed 150 more punches and did everything but knock Jirov completely out.

Posted July 13, 2014 10:19 pm

That was a good fight shown on BBC, if I remember – before they pulled the plug on boxing!
Jirov was being built up and Toney fought a very good fight. I don’t think there was a lull in the action. I will have to rematch it, but my memory of it is it was a tough, gruelling fight for both men.

I still can’t quite believe how Lights Out schooled Real Deal up at heavyweight – although heard rumours HOLYFIELD had some sort of shoulder injury.

Posted July 14, 2014 6:27 am 


SLIM

I’m here what’s up anonymous?

Posted July 14, 2014 4:51 am 


Anonymous

yada yada yada twerp.

Posted July 14, 2014 3:02 am 


TARK

Fight Aficionado.., Toney-Jirov was a good fight but wasn’t close… It was only close according to Harold Lederman who had it a draw. I think that influenced the viewers.

The 3 judges had it by a huge margin.. and I had a wipeout.. Toney landed 150 more punches and did everything but knock Jirov completely out.

Posted July 13, 2014 10:19 pm 


Fight Aficionado

Watched Holy vs Qawi several times and it was a good rumble. But so was Toney vs Jirov. The former was a better all-out slugfest, but the latter was a better contrast of styles in a fight that could’ve gone either way until the final round when Toney scored an emphatic KD. That’s the best cruiserweight fight I ever saw but for some reason isn’t giving its props. I think when more time passes it will.

Posted July 13, 2014 7:37 pm 


KAREEM ABDUL-JABAAR

why does the author now only write about fights from days gone by, or obituaries.

Posted July 13, 2014 5:15 pm 


Anonymous

slim where are you? lol

Posted July 13, 2014 2:49 pm 


eddie

Jonny nelson would put you to sleep Quicker than wlad clenchko.

Posted July 13, 2014 6:29 am 


Mick the Marmalizer

TJ got it right DeLeon/Nelson was a right stinker, I never understood why Glenn McCrory never fought Deleon.

Posted July 13, 2014 2:52 am 


He’ll be punch drunk

Wait 10 or 15 years.

Posted July 13, 2014 1:53 am 


Gus

What is truly amazing about Holyfield is that he is not totally punch drunk after all the head shots he took during his career.

Posted July 12, 2014 8:57 pm 


Boxtradamus

24 years AGO the legend of BOXTRADAMUS was realized when I picked DOUGLAS over TYSON!!! TRUE STORY

Posted July 12, 2014 7:54 pm 


Hecdog

This was one of the greatest fights ever. Both had unbelievable wills to win. They boxed outside and fought inside. The pace was unheard of by today’s upper weight classes. In his prime, Holyfield could have held his own with anyone. The Camden Buzz Saw was also an incredible fighting machine. Small in stature, but he would put it on you. We will never see fights like this again.

Posted July 12, 2014 5:42 pm 


RAYGORDON REID

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Posted July 12, 2014 5:35 pm 


Anonymous

holyfield was great. the real deal would destroy david toe haye.

Posted July 12, 2014 5:06 pm 


Swedish Boxing Fan

Evander “The Real Deal” Holyfield. The first ever Undisputed cruiserweight champion of the world – and all time greatest cruiserweight champion as well.

Holyfield could easily have ruled the cruiserweight division for many years if he had wanted that BUT he did the right thing to move up to heavyweight as he had the potentials to be competive to even be the champion there (4-world heavyweight titles says a lot).

The Holyfield vs. Qawi fight are one of all times best boxing matches. They almsot fought to death in that battle. Holyfield still todays says that his fight with Dwight Qawi is the ruffest and hardest battle he ever fought in his career.

Posted July 12, 2014 4:30 pm 


turbo hamster on tequila

Holy is a drug cheat. His career is invalid.

Posted July 12, 2014 3:53 pm 


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Tesy

Posted July 12, 2014 3:52 pm 


Rustybucket

Tj, great post, has brought back some memories.

Posted July 12, 2014 3:17 pm 


God’s P.A

Holyfield is a King! God will hear no different! His first class ticket to Heaven is fully booked and reserved… No Doubt…
A True Child of ‘God’

Posted July 12, 2014 10:41 am 


TJ

THIS REMINDS ME of the night when Chisanda Mutti fought LeeRoy Murphy for the IBF Cruiserweight title and they did a Rocky!! Both guys connected simultaenously in the 12th round (I can’t remember if the IBF still did 15 rounders then)? Both boxers went down, but only Murphy managed to get up before the 10 count!!!

Those were great days when both the BBC and ITV showed us world class boxing from around the globe at the weekends and in midweek also!!!

It also reminds me of the two most boring title fights I’ve ever seen involving the man who holds the record for Cruiserweight defences… Our own Johnny Nelson. He froze in his first go at a title vs long-time holder Carlos DeLeon and STUNK the joint out…. If compubox had been around then, the counters would have been sent to the unemployed line, such was the lack of action for the entire fight!

Then unbelievably he did it again vs James Warring a couple years later!!!!

Posted July 12, 2014 9:28 am 


LOL

I dont think the toe man would of liked that Era.

Posted July 12, 2014 8:54 am 



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