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    Boxing has a fine history, perhaps the most compelling history in all of sports. With every individual who has taken part, be that as fighter or in some other capacity, having their own story to add to the rich tapestry that makes up the sport we follow.

    There have been some fascinating events associated with the sport, not always necessarily inside of the ring, and i thought it would be interesting to have a thread dedicated to some of the defining moments either with the sport in general, or defining moments of a specific fighters career.

    This could be a career defining win or loss. An infamous knockdown, or rising from the canvass when it should not have been possible. A blatant and scandalous robbery on the cards.

    An interview, build up to a fight, or moment of madness, inside or outside, of the ring.

    When you think of boxing, or when you speak to someone about the sport, what moments stand out in your mind?

    When you think of a fighter, what one moment do you think of first?

    What significant moments do you remember most?
     
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    To kick things off. One of the most infamous moments in the sports history, even the most casual of casuals remembers this moment!

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    Carl Froch’s right hand detonating on George Groves’ fragile mandible in front of 90,000 adoring fans (myself and @Benny Blanco included) at Wembley.

    He’d already had a great career where he’d fought everyone, but right at the end of his career this cocky, brash upstart pushed him to the fucking brink in Manchester. Carl was knocked out cold in the first round and through sheer will, determination and stubbornness he managed to force a controversial stoppage that the majority disagreed with, even if it looked as though he was going to stop him legitimately.

    The rematch had to happen. Fast forward 6 months, and his entire careers worth of work is on the line in front of 90,000 at Wembley, 1million viewers on SKY box office and on HBO in America in the biggest fight England had seen in years against the very man he hates most. What does he do? Knock him fucking spark out, no room for controversy whatsoever. Legend, it’s as simple as that.
     
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  4. Benny Blanco

    Benny Blanco Remember you live in Brixton bruv

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    I love every single fucking word of this post.

    Check this guy out @Pedderrs. We've got a new addition to the Cobra fan club.
     
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    Evander Holyfield vs Riddick Bowe I round 10.

    Me and @Chinny were discussing this era earlier and - for me - this round is the defining moment of Holyfield’s career.

    That might seem harsh on the outset. A man with as many great victories as him - the GOAT at Cruiser, wins over Tyson, Bowe, Foreman etc at Heavy, so why choose a round where he almost got stopped as the defining moment of his career?

    He took one of the biggest shots ever landed in THAT uppercut from Bowe, and then an almighty onslaught from a much bigger, undefeated man who was desperate for victory. Not only did he take it, but he finished the round strongly, hurting Bowe in the same round. As so often was the case in Holyfield’s career, he was the smaller man but would never give in and he is the definition of the word ‘warrior’ for me.

    The man had a heart attack in the ring against an undefeated Michael Moorer for fuck sake and still went the distance in a close fight.

    Before the Bowe fight, he was never really given the credit he deserved at heavyweight. He was viewed as a great cruiserweight who was keeping the title warm for Tyson, and too small to compete in an era that was moving towards the super heavyweights with Lewis, and Bowe himself starting to come through. That round 10 removed any doubt about the man and - for me - that is why it’s his defining moment.
     
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    Great post.

    Funnily enough, you mention Bowe Holyfield as i was just about to post this;

     
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    Pedderrs Eubank Jr TKO Groves (Book it)

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    Boxalot is one of my new favourite posters mate. Top drawer!
     
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    Cheers mate.

    :rofl That was absolutely insane wasn’t it! The way the fans, Rock Newman and his entourage absolutely hammer him is as American as it gets.

    If this happened at a Matchroom show, the lager lout casuals would be running a mile.
     
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    Duran has a few - No Mas, KOing a equestrian being, making Buchanan piss blood from his ball sack 40 years later, getting his missus to knack Leonards missus then being Leonards best man in his next marriage.

    Larrys flying leg drip onto Berbick is his iconic moment imo.
     
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    It would absolutely ruin the "sweet caroline" sing song :lol:
     
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    Zab Judah. 5 time world title holder over two weight classes. Undisputed Welterweight Champion, who has shared the ring with some of the top fighters of his generation. The moment most remember him for;



    (sorry Zab)
     
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    Sugar Ray Leonard’s is round 14 of Hearns 1 for me.

    He was seen as an exceptionally skilled fighter, but a bit of a pretty boy and golden kid by some. He bit down on the gum shield that night against the undefeated biggest puncher in the history of the welterweight division who just so happened to be an absolute head to head nightmare and pulled it out of the bag from behind. Genuine greatness.
     
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    Trail R.I.P. Joe Rein

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    Benny Blanco Remember you live in Brixton bruv

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    Gent and a scholar
     
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    I wish there was a parachutist to land on the head on every one of the dicks who sing this dirge.
     
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    English walking out of the ring after Joe Calzaghe and saying "now I know why Steve Collins didn't want to fight him"
     
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    Johnson vs Jefferies in 1910 was not only a defining moment in the history of the heavyweight championship but it also had a significant impact on race relations throughout the usa

     
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