HBO Boxing... finally a GREAT fight. Taylor vs. Pavlik

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by genearch, Sep 30, 2007.

  1. genearch

    genearch Community Organizer

    Nov 29, 2000
    No spoilers here, but by far one of the best fights on HBO in a long time. :up: :up: :up:

    Wow... just wow.... :up:

    Watch the replay tomorrow, it's worth it!
  2. Philosofy

    Philosofy Super Duper Member

    Feb 21, 2000
    I haven't watched boxing since MMA hit the big time. Too boring, not enough ways to win.
  3. ahartman

    ahartman Space for Rent

    Dec 28, 2001
    Cleveland, OH
    I agree - it's been a long time since there's been a fight worth watching on HBO/Showtime (save the PPV reruns a week later, and even those have been underwhelming lately).
  4. bareyb

    bareyb Under Maintenance TCF Club

    Dec 1, 2000
    Silicon Valley
    I caught the last four rounds and yeah, for a boxing match it was well above average. Good fight.
    Nice to see a white dude win for a change, but not exciting enough to make me want to start watching boxing again.
    MMA has spoiled me I'm afraid. :eek:
  5. northmoor

    northmoor New Member

    Feb 9, 2005
    yup, this one was a really good one. I had expected it to be good, though. I saw Pavlik fight earlier this year against Edison Miranda. After seeing that fight, I think it's pretty safe to say that any fight that Kelly Pavlik is in is likely to be a good fight.

    The pre-fight hype on this ("Countdown to Taylor-Pavlik" on HBO last week) made me think this was a real life "Rocky" story. The similarities are striking. Great fight.
  6. markymark_ctown

    markymark_ctown Well-Known Member

    Oct 11, 2004
    finally caught this fight on HD - good battle! buckeyes vs. razorbacks. :)

    pavlik has been getting a lot of press around here considering he's from ytown. local boy done good!
  7. Oct 1, 2007 #7 of 12

    TAsunder Debates Ghee vs Gi

    Aug 6, 2003
    Madison, WI
    Quite a good fight. It has been a while since we saw a good fight between two good fighters. Usually it's either a good fight between mediocre fighters or a one-sided fight between good fighters.

    I love watching MMA, but a nice, long boxing match has something to it that MMA still hasn't gotten yet.
  8. Oct 1, 2007 #8 of 12

    Fl_Gulfer Tivo's R Us

    May 27, 2005
    Yep I't was a great fight, thought it was over early,.
  9. Oct 1, 2007 #9 of 12

    Legion Member

    Aug 24, 2005
    Very good fight. I love the middleweights as they usually give you action like that. I like both fighters and wasnt sure who I was pulling for. But as the action in the second concluded, I made up my mind.
  10. ClutchBrake

    ClutchBrake Pass the gravy!

    Sep 5, 2001
    Amen. There are too many fixed fights in boxing and the fights are just too limited. Though I do watch Jermain since he is the hometown boy.

    I knew
    Jermain was going to lose coming in, unfortunately. Jermain has looked terrible in his last few fights. He put up a much better fight than I thought he would though. Had he not punched himself out in the second I wonder if he might have lasted the fight. I can't believe Jermain was ahead on the scorecards. Of course neither could Jermain or Pavlik. I have high hopes for Jermain now that he has a loss on his record.
  11. CTLesq

    CTLesq Active Member

    Jan 19, 2003
    SF Bay
    I agree - tremendous fight.
  12. UTV2TiVo

    UTV2TiVo Well-Known Member TCF Club

    Feb 2, 2005
    Uh... Boredom?

    Sorry, couldn't resist. I was never a huge boxing fan but since I was introduced to MMA a few years ago I haven't even thought about boxing.
    MMA matches can be boring as well but the frequency is much lower than in boxing.

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