12-22-2007, 10:32 AM
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Join Date: May 2006
Location: Los Angeles
2007 was the richest year in boxing, not necessarily the greatest. It might not even be the best year of this decade, to be honest...try 2000 on for size:
Shane Mosley/Oscar de la Hoya I- Fight of the Year candidate
Felix Trinidad/Fernando Vargas- Fight of the Year candidate
Erik Morales/Marco Antonio Barrera- Fight of the Year
The three best fights of this year were both Israel Vasquez/Rafael Marquez fights and probably Kelly Pavlik/Jermain Taylor, and with the exception of Izzy/Rafa II, they don't touch the absolute greatness of the three fights above. To top that off, 2000 made superstars out of Mosley, Morales, and Barrera.
1982 would have been the best year with these fights:
Salvador Sanchez/Azumah Nelson
Aaron Pryor/Alexis Arguello I
Wilfredo Gomez/Lupe Pintor
Bobby Chacon/Rafael Limon IV
Larry Holmes/Gerry Cooney (despite the hype, it was still a great fight)
Rafael Limon/Rolando Navarrete (underrated classic)
Matter of fact, the only two things that have put a damper on the greatness of '82 was the death of Salvador Sanchez in car accident (an eerie parallel this year with the death of Diego Corrales in a motorcycle accident), and of course, the tragedy that happened in the Ray Mancini/Duk Koo Kim fight (which by itself was a FOTY type of fight).
__________________ Israel Vazquez....Super Bantamweight Champ....Super Heavyweight Heart
This man is my hero.
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