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(ESPN)   ESPN has named its #1 Superfight. Bonus: You can watch the entire bout in 9 minutes   (espn.go.com) divider line 39
    More: Cool, Thomas Hearns, Superfighter, ESPN, Marvin Hagler, junior middleweight, Juan Manuel Marquez, Sugar Ray Leonard, Manny Pacquiao  
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2013-08-30 02:30:46 PM  
fwiw the fight actually starts ~22:30 in the embedded clip.
 
2013-08-30 02:39:23 PM  
Yea, it had better be Hagler/Hearns. That's how a boxing match should be. They both came out slugging, and the way that Hagler realized he either had to knock out Hearns or possibly forfeit due to Hagler's bleeding was amazing to watch, because he basically smacked Hearns around.

And Hagler should have never lost to Sugar Ray Leonard. That was a bullshiat decision that Sugar didn't deserve to win.
 
2013-08-30 02:39:56 PM  
FWIW: Floyd Mayweather is a disqusting sack of human wasted shiat.

Not related to the article but I wish that guy would literally die in a car crash
 
2013-08-30 02:40:54 PM  
ESPN era.
 
2013-08-30 02:41:33 PM  

mentallo69: FWIW: Floyd Mayweather Jr. is a disqusting sack of human wasted shiat.

Not related to the article but I wish that guy would literally die in a car crash


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2013-08-30 02:44:11 PM  
Boxing today is nothing compared to this era.  Boxing had lots of great talent.  Fighters actually fought instead of running for most of the fight, and the best competition always wanted to beat the best, instead of ducking them or protecting their records.
 
2013-08-30 02:44:37 PM  

skinink: Yea, it had better be Hagler/Hearns. That's how a boxing match should be. They both came out slugging, and the way that Hagler realized he either had to knock out Hearns or possibly forfeit due to Hagler's bleeding was amazing to watch, because he basically smacked Hearns around.


Amazing fight, especially considering Hearns was basically fighting one handed after he broke his hand on Hagler's head in the first round.
 
2013-08-30 02:46:49 PM  
No Gatti-Ward?!? WTF ESPN, major fail
 
2013-08-30 02:51:35 PM  

skinink: And Hagler should have never lost to Sugar Ray Leonard. That was a bullshiat decision that Sugar didn't deserve to win.


I agreed with that sentiment for many years after that fight, but then I watched it again fairly recently and Leonard really poured it on in that last round or two -- it was probably what barely gave him the win.

I guess I'm not alone. Here's how a lot of folks scored that fight:  http://boxrec.com/media/index.php/Marvin_Hagler_vs._Sugar_Ray_Leonard
 
2013-08-30 02:54:12 PM  
I hadn't seen Hagler vs. Hearns in years. That first round gives me chills. Just spectacular.
 
2013-08-30 02:55:15 PM  

mentallo69: FWIW: Floyd Mayweather is a disqusting sack of human wasted shiat.

Not related to the article but I wish that guy would literally die in a car crash


Oh not to worry, Canelo Alvarez will be doing the world a favor very very soon.
 
2013-08-30 02:56:51 PM  

Tiberius Gracchus: skinink: Yea, it had better be Hagler/Hearns. That's how a boxing match should be. They both came out slugging, and the way that Hagler realized he either had to knock out Hearns or possibly forfeit due to Hagler's bleeding was amazing to watch, because he basically smacked Hearns around.

Amazing fight, especially considering Hearns was basically fighting one handed after he broke his hand on Hagler's head in the first round.


This; an amazing fight that had it gone another three rounds at that pace, both would've collapsed from exhaustion.
 
2013-08-30 02:57:19 PM  
As someone who used to watch the "big matches" back in the 90's and gave up on boxing. This was a REAL fight. If every boxing fight was like this, they wouldn't be in trouble today. The problem with todays boxers is that NONE of them have half the balls EITHER of these men had to stand in there and put It all on the line for glory win or lose. I respect these two guys more than just about any fighter post 95.

I almost have more respect for Hearns knowing that he could have easily just jabbed his way to victory instead decided to be a man and try to finish the fight himself, win lose or draw.
 
2013-08-30 02:58:13 PM  
One of my first greens was a link to this vid on YouTube and the headline was regarding the first round. Anyone who sees this fight doesn't forget this fight.
 
2013-08-30 02:58:26 PM  
Watched that fight on "closed circuit". Never been in a place where so many people went so bat shiat crazy for a boxing match.

We all knew at the time we had witnessed greatness, and a lifelong memory.
 
2013-08-30 03:01:24 PM  

Mateorocks: skinink: And Hagler should have never lost to Sugar Ray Leonard. That was a bullshiat decision that Sugar didn't deserve to win.

I agreed with that sentiment for many years after that fight, but then I watched it again fairly recently and Leonard really poured it on in that last round or two -- it was probably what barely gave him the win.

I guess I'm not alone. Here's how a lot of folks scored that fight:  http://boxrec.com/media/index.php/Marvin_Hagler_vs._Sugar_Ray_Leonard


Heh. Same here. I thought Hagler was robbed when I first watched that fight. Saw it about 10 years later and realized I just MIGHT have been a bit of a Hagler nut-hugger, lol.

I remember the early interviews where they said no one would fight Hagler because they were all scared. This wasn't Hagler saying it. It was the interviewers. Dude had an amazing persona.
 
2013-08-30 03:23:39 PM  
Pryor-Arguello I was the only pay-per-view i never regretted buying.
 
2013-08-30 03:50:28 PM  
Ward V Gatti 1.
Best fight ever.
 
2013-08-30 03:59:59 PM  

Tiberius Gracchus: skinink: Yea, it had better be Hagler/Hearns. That's how a boxing match should be. They both came out slugging, and the way that Hagler realized he either had to knock out Hearns or possibly forfeit due to Hagler's bleeding was amazing to watch, because he basically smacked Hearns around.

Amazing fight, especially considering Hearns was basically fighting one handed after he broke his hand on Hagler's head in the first round.


Yeah, I don't think Hagler makes it out of the first round without Hearns breaking his hand.    Hearns had outrageous, filthy power in that right, but he had continual problems keeping it healthy.
 
2013-08-30 04:01:19 PM  

toby8915: Ward V Gatti 1.
Best fight ever.


It was the best real life version of a Rocky choreographed fight, but Hagler and Hearns were two Hall of Famers in their prime, and that fight had been building up for the better part of 3 years.
 
2013-08-30 04:11:27 PM  

poisonedpawn78: As someone who used to watch the "big matches" back in the 90's and gave up on boxing. This was a REAL fight. If every boxing fight was like this, they wouldn't be in trouble today. The problem with todays boxers is that NONE of them have half the balls EITHER of these men had to stand in there and put It all on the line for glory win or lose. I respect these two guys more than just about any fighter post 95.



The welterweight class of the 80's is arguably the best weightclass of any era in the history of boxing.   Leonard, Benitez, Hearns, Duran, Curry, Starling, Cuevas, Palomino
 .

There's no shortage of guys with "balls" standing toe to toe in boxing today.  In fact, there's too many meatheads doing that.  What we lack are the world class athletes in the sport that we had back then.    Thomas Hearns was a friggin freak of nature.     If you're that kid with that kind of talent today, you learn how to play basketball or football.
 
2013-08-30 04:19:19 PM  

Rwa2play: mentallo69: FWIW: Floyd Mayweather is a disqusting sack of human wasted shiat.

Not related to the article but I wish that guy would literally die in a car crash

Oh not to worry, Canelo Alvarez will be doing the world a favor very very soon.


I would suck his D if that happened and Im not even gay. I want mayweather to die.
 
2013-08-30 04:24:03 PM  

InmanRoshi: The welterweight class of the 80's is arguably the best weightclass of any era in the history of boxing. Leonard, Benitez, Hearns, Duran, Curry, Starling, Cuevas, Palomino


I hate being someone who says "ah, the good ole days", but that list makes me really miss the good ole days.

Kids that size are going to MMA now, not boxing. I'm not complaining (big MMA fan), but I seriously doubt we ever see that type of a talent pool in boxing again.
 
2013-08-30 04:33:17 PM  

Crewmannumber6: Pryor-Arguello I was the only pay-per-view i never regretted buying.


So you regretted all of the other ones? I thought the first Tyson-Holyfield fight was pretty awesome. It completely legitimized Holyfield. Not just a top-50 boxer from Georgia.
 
2013-08-30 04:35:18 PM  

mediablitz: InmanRoshi: The welterweight class of the 80's is arguably the best weightclass of any era in the history of boxing. Leonard, Benitez, Hearns, Duran, Curry, Starling, Cuevas, Palomino

I hate being someone who says "ah, the good ole days", but that list makes me really miss the good ole days.

Kids that size are going to MMA now, not boxing. I'm not complaining (big MMA fan), but I seriously doubt we ever see that type of a talent pool in boxing again.


No offense but boxing is one dimensional and unrealistic in a real fight. Kids prefer MMA because of it's multidiscipline. Mayweather would get his ass kicked by any decent MMA or NCAA college wrestler. Sean Sherk called Mayweather out years ago and he ducked Sherk. They are roughly same size and same weight. Sherk would have effin killed mayweather.

He knows if he tried to cross over he would get his ass whipped as fast as Toney did by Randy. Respect to James Toney though, he never had a chance in that fight but at least he threw his balls out there.
 
2013-08-30 04:38:14 PM  
No Boom Boom Mancini?
 
2013-08-30 04:46:51 PM  
One of my favorite moments in that fight was after it was done (at 35:58), when the two men laugh as they joke about the crowd getting their money's worth - Hagler and Hearns clearly had tremendous respect for each other.

/Boxing from 1990-2010 is the textbook on how to destroy a sport. Every bad decision that could be made, was.
 
2013-08-30 05:10:27 PM  

Polartank13: No Gatti-Ward?!? WTF ESPN, major fail


The list wasn't about simply awesome fights, but super-huge fights that lived up to the hype.

Ward-Gatti 1 is my favorite fight of all time between my two favorite fighters of all time, but it didn't deserve to make this particular list.
 
2013-08-30 05:12:53 PM  

mentallo69: mediablitz: InmanRoshi: The welterweight class of the 80's is arguably the best weightclass of any era in the history of boxing. Leonard, Benitez, Hearns, Duran, Curry, Starling, Cuevas, Palomino

I hate being someone who says "ah, the good ole days", but that list makes me really miss the good ole days.

Kids that size are going to MMA now, not boxing. I'm not complaining (big MMA fan), but I seriously doubt we ever see that type of a talent pool in boxing again.

No offense but boxing is one dimensional and unrealistic in a real fight. Kids prefer MMA because of it's multidiscipline. Mayweather would get his ass kicked by any decent MMA or NCAA college wrestler. Sean Sherk called Mayweather out years ago and he ducked Sherk. They are roughly same size and same weight. Sherk would have effin killed mayweather.

He knows if he tried to cross over he would get his ass whipped as fast as Toney did by Randy. Respect to James Toney though, he never had a chance in that fight but at least he threw his balls out there.


Wll, thanks for that rant? I'm a huge MMA fan and have been for well over a decade. I don't see any reason to compare boxing and MMA and who would kick ass. Mayweather would destroy shirk... IN BOXING.

It's like saying "sure, Willie Mays is a great baseball player, but Wilt Chamberlain would kick his ass in basketball!".

MMA and Boxing aren't comparable.
 
2013-08-30 05:16:55 PM  

mediablitz: mentallo69: mediablitz: InmanRoshi: The welterweight class of the 80's is arguably the best weightclass of any era in the history of boxing. Leonard, Benitez, Hearns, Duran, Curry, Starling, Cuevas, Palomino

I hate being someone who says "ah, the good ole days", but that list makes me really miss the good ole days.

Kids that size are going to MMA now, not boxing. I'm not complaining (big MMA fan), but I seriously doubt we ever see that type of a talent pool in boxing again.

No offense but boxing is one dimensional and unrealistic in a real fight. Kids prefer MMA because of it's multidiscipline. Mayweather would get his ass kicked by any decent MMA or NCAA college wrestler. Sean Sherk called Mayweather out years ago and he ducked Sherk. They are roughly same size and same weight. Sherk would have effin killed mayweather.

He knows if he tried to cross over he would get his ass whipped as fast as Toney did by Randy. Respect to James Toney though, he never had a chance in that fight but at least he threw his balls out there.

Wll, thanks for that rant? I'm a huge MMA fan and have been for well over a decade. I don't see any reason to compare boxing and MMA and who would kick ass. Mayweather would destroy shirk... IN BOXING.

It's like saying "sure, Willie Mays is a great baseball player, but Wilt Chamberlain would kick his ass in basketball!".

MMA and Boxing aren't comparable.


They are when said boxer talks shiat about MMA and refuses to put his balls on the line. That is what makes it relavent. If you cant walk the walk, dont talk the talk. Mayweather started the whole MMA vs Boxers by calling MMA trashy beer drinkers.
 
2013-08-30 05:23:21 PM  
Hearns/Hagler was the greatest first round in history, far from the greatest fight.  It doesn't even rank in the top 10.
 
2013-08-30 06:19:56 PM  
God damn I loved Marvelous Marvin.
 
2013-08-30 08:03:49 PM  

skinink: Yea, it had better be Hagler/Hearns. That's how a boxing match should be. They both came out slugging, and the way that Hagler realized he either had to knock out Hearns or possibly forfeit due to Hagler's bleeding was amazing to watch, because he basically smacked Hearns around.


Hagler was a brawler. Hearns' mistake was going toe-to-toe with him and trading blows. Leonard learned from this mistake and knew not to slug it out with Hagler so he simply out-boxed him. Same with Ali on Foreman.

While these fights are exciting and fun to watch, in terms to technique and strategy they're no better than any ordinary street fight and they do a disservice to the sweet science that makes boxing what it is. Because that's what it is: Boxing. Not brawling. You want slugging haymakers, go watch Butterbean.


/still greatest fight of all time
//its the urgency that made it great
 
2013-08-30 08:42:01 PM  

mentallo69: mediablitz: InmanRoshi: The welterweight class of the 80's is arguably the best weightclass of any era in the history of boxing. Leonard, Benitez, Hearns, Duran, Curry, Starling, Cuevas, Palomino

I hate being someone who says "ah, the good ole days", but that list makes me really miss the good ole days.

Kids that size are going to MMA now, not boxing. I'm not complaining (big MMA fan), but I seriously doubt we ever see that type of a talent pool in boxing again.

No offense but boxing is one dimensional and unrealistic in a real fight. Kids prefer MMA because of it's multidiscipline. Mayweather would get his ass kicked by any decent MMA or NCAA college wrestler. Sean Sherk called Mayweather out years ago and he ducked Sherk. They are roughly same size and same weight. Sherk would have effin killed mayweather.

He knows if he tried to cross over he would get his ass whipped as fast as Toney did by Randy. Respect to James Toney though, he never had a chance in that fight but at least he threw his balls out there.


Toney didn't even really train. It was just a quick cash grab. He had no intention of winning and wasn't trying to prove anything. He just needed that $500K.
 
2013-08-30 09:38:29 PM  
Seeing that made me wonder who & where the good boxers are today. Not too long ago I knew most of the major champions. Today? None.

/Well, I assume Mayweather is a champ
//Maybe a Klitscko?
 
2013-08-30 09:42:03 PM  
I'm getting ready to watch this for a second time (from 20:00 on) - This is boxing at its best, during its best era, between some of the best ever. It is a real treat to watch this, and as many people here are saying, man, if we could just get back to this today - incredible.
 
2013-08-30 09:45:25 PM  

Ishkur: skinink: Yea, it had better be Hagler/Hearns. That's how a boxing match should be. They both came out slugging, and the way that Hagler realized he either had to knock out Hearns or possibly forfeit due to Hagler's bleeding was amazing to watch, because he basically smacked Hearns around.

Hagler was a brawler. Hearns' mistake was going toe-to-toe with him and trading blows. Leonard learned from this mistake and knew not to slug it out with Hagler so he simply out-boxed him.



IMO you're underrating Hagler's boxing ability. He had some of the best footwork of any fighter in the last forty years, and was hardly a one dimensional slugger. Hearns didn't have what it takes to outbox Marvelous Marvin, and I'm a big fan of Tommy Hearns (the Hitman's big right hand distracted folks from the fact that he could be a terrific boxer when he wanted to be).
 
2013-08-31 02:06:07 AM  

poisonedpawn78: As someone who used to watch the "big matches" back in the 90's and gave up on boxing. This was a REAL fight. If every boxing fight was like this, they wouldn't be in trouble today. The problem with todays boxers is that NONE of them have half the balls EITHER of these men had to stand in there and put It all on the line for glory win or lose. I respect these two guys more than just about any fighter post 95.

I almost have more respect for Hearns knowing that he could have easily just jabbed his way to victory instead decided to be a man and try to finish the fight himself, win lose or draw.


The only guy I respect post that era is Oscar De La Hoya. Say what you want about his "pretty boy" image, he ducked absolutely no one. I grew to greatly respect him because of that when I didn't really like him before that.
 
2013-08-31 10:39:36 AM  
Man, if only people would get back to giving each other permanent brain damage with this ferocity, I might watch a sport on TV.
 
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