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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old December 8th, 2007, 05:10 Thread Starter
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Bentex, the Fight of the Millenium Edition II

Bentex, get a load of this contest. Its almost on par with my earlier Fight of the Millenium (between Calzaghe & Kessler) last month. Another masterclass of undefeated boxing on the line.

2007 was a great revival for boxing. In Las Vegas, the boxing illuminaries all showed up in full regalia to celebrate the great annals in this new millenium's great fights - this contest will crown a great year in the sport.

All the masters showed up at a wild and electric weigh-in (only 6,000 were allowed in and 2,000 were locked out): Oscar de la Hoya, Juan-Manuel Marquez, Marco Antonio Barrera, Shane Mosley and this year's super-champion darling of boxing Joe Calzaghe (the winner of Fight of the Millenium Edition I). I picked Calzaghe to win that bout. .

The venue: glamorous MGM Grand, Las Vegas.

The contestants: the "pound-per-pound" best fighter alive in our era, perhaps the greatest of the great - Floyd Mayweather Jr (38-0 24 KOs). He is indisputably the most elite boxer of contemporary times and installed as a 2-1 heavy favorite...


.. and ..

the "pride of England" devestatingly effective Ricky Hatton (43-0, 31 KOs).


Hatton's followers waited 8 hours to get a glimpse of the weigh-in. There was so much European and British in-draw to the theater that the legends, Tom Jones will sing the British national anthem prior to annoucements and boxing's own legendary annoucer Micheal Buffer had this say to screams of approval: "he last time this many Brits invaded America it was 1812.”

"All Americans will be Hatton fans as soon as they know Ricky," said Trevor Smith, a pint-wielding businessman from Manchester who flew into Vegas without a fight ticket simply for the fun of it. "He's a people's champion. Nobody loves Floyd like we love Ricky -- not even his mum."

If Hatton can upset Mayweather, that would be a major victory for European boxing on the world stage. I'm going to don the Union Jack for this one.

Go Ricky!!
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Like you sir I cannot wait for this one. Been looking forward to it for weeks! The press build up this side of the pond has been huge. Nothing like it since Tyson vs. Bruno or Lewis vs. Tyson.

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He is indisputably the most elite boxer of contemporary times and installed as a 2-1 heavy favorite...
I heard this is one of the biggest events that has taken the most bets.
I can't remember the facts exactly. I'll try and find that info.

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If Hatton can upset Mayweather, that would be a major victory for European boxing on the world stage. I'm going to don the Union Jack for this one.

Go Ricky!!
Just a side issue.. but Ricky is Manc so you can be a honorary Manc for the night it's a shame that Wayne Rooney has to play this weekend because he would be there too with Ricky. There is big talk about football players ignoring orders to miss this fight because it'll upset there sleep patterns for big matches (they'll have to get up at like 3am to watch it).
I'm rooting for Ricky all the way.... ok he's Citeh but he's a true Manc and I'd love him to win!

Why do most yanks want Ricky to win? is it because Mayweather is a 'big mouth'??

...and my tipp is that Ricky will win on points!
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Well, even though Mayweather is the best of this era (he picked up the reins from Roy Jones Jr), he's probably not as talented as Rocky Marciano to go 56-0 throughout his career. Somewhere along the line, Mayweather is going to lose a bout. Who better to lose to than a 43-0 English brawler like Hatton.

Rocky Marciano is a Top 1 to 4 boxer all-time according to most observers, again somewhere along the line Mayweather will lose. :smileani: Marciano is considered one of the greatest fighers in history if not the best, Mayweather has a long way to go to get there.

Rocky Marciano is the Ferenc Puskas and Mickey Mantle of boxing, and they played during the same era, the 1950s.


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Bentex, just your thoughts, and I know you live in Britian. Who was the best boxer in history throughout all weight classes, there was Jack Johnson, Muhammad Ali, Marciano, and the modern fighters I don't follow much .. ect.

For me, its always been Rocky Marciano and his untouchable 56-0 record.

And you know my football bias, the best footballer of them all has been Ferenc Puskas.
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I couldn't say... I didn't see all those old guys box.
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Why do they always have to start the fight during the weigh-in ?
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Btw, the fight is free on RTL Germany...and delayed the next morning.
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Looks like Mayweather wants to get it on at weigh-in:

Not until somebody goes 56-0 in the heavyweight division, or any division! in boxing can somebody lay claim to being the greatest of all time. Lay the laurels and praise for Rocky Marciano Bentex.

He fit very well with the 1950s. I like Marciano, he's old school, and he looks like a boxer.

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What's your opinion of Sugar Ray Robinson?

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What's your opinion of Sugar Ray Robinson?
Good question Seytan, I'm glad that you asked that. My opinion of Sugar Ray Robinson is that he belongs in the panthion of the greatest Top-5 fighters in history along with Rocky Marciano.
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Btw, the fight is free on RTL Germany...and delayed the next morning.
yeah at 5 in the morning I will just miss the match and read about here
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I'm going out clubbing tonight and i've already agreed with my mates that we're gonna watch this on the way home at some pub
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Who's watched the Mayweather Haton 24/7??? I wanna see it so badly plz if anyone has it LINX IT!

Én soha nem felejtem,
Magyarnak születtem!

Itt élek Európa szívében, vízilabdában mi vagyunk a császárok és igenis nálunk élnek a világ legszebb női. Magyarország, én így szeretlek!

Tehetségben nincs hiány, hiszem hogy jó lesz még a magyar foci!

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So Mayweather did it... picked his moments well. Let Hatton be the aggressor but hit all the meaningful shots. Well deserved win. Hatton KO'ed in the 10th round.
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oh wow... highlights?!

Én soha nem felejtem,
Magyarnak születtem!

Itt élek Európa szívében, vízilabdában mi vagyunk a császárok és igenis nálunk élnek a világ legszebb női. Magyarország, én így szeretlek!

Tehetségben nincs hiány, hiszem hogy jó lesz még a magyar foci!

RIA,RIA, HungáRIA!!!
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Én soha nem felejtem,
Magyarnak születtem!

Itt élek Európa szívében, vízilabdában mi vagyunk a császárok és igenis nálunk élnek a világ legszebb női. Magyarország, én így szeretlek!

Tehetségben nincs hiány, hiszem hogy jó lesz még a magyar foci!

RIA,RIA, HungáRIA!!!
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