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Best Boxing Matches Of The Last Few Years (Welter- to Middleweight)

counterweight2011-08-21 02:22:35 +0000 #1
I never followed Boxing, but I want to get to know it a little better and watch some fights.

I'm looking for the best fights of the last few years in these weight classes:

Welterweight 147 lbs

Light-Middleweight 154 lbs

Middleweight 160 lbs

From 2005 to today.

Especially I'm looking for fights/fighter, that displayed great technique. So no slugfests.

So if you could name some of your favorite fights that do fulfil the criteria, I'd be very grateful.
PITTFOX2011-08-21 02:27:24 +0000 #2
Jermain Taylor VS Bernard Hopkins 1 was good I thought

Winky Wright VS Felix Trinidad was a good showcase of Wright unique style, it might be older than 05 though
Lefty2011-08-21 02:56:50 +0000 #3
Castillo VS Corrales I.....nuff said! Every time I catch a replay it seems to get better and better. See-saw action, two very different styles, knockdowns, you name it. This would be my first and favorite pick.

Gatti vs Ward I, amazing phone booth style close action warfare. Although it was 2004, it would be a crime not to include this classic fight. Their second wasn't too shabby either.

Trinidad vs Mayorga, crazy fight from start to end. It too was 2004, but who cares. This fight had some epic moments which defined both fighters IMO.

I would also catching all of Manny Paquiao's fights since 2005, afterall, he is the best fighter in the world.
Lefty2011-08-21 03:15:15 +0000 #4
Wait a minute....no slugfests???? Scratch all the fights I mentioned and watch all of Floyd Mayweather's fights.

The title of the thread is misleading. By no means can the best fights since 2005 NOT include slugfests. Chris Byrd, Winky Wright, and Roy Jones had amazing technique, but were boring as hell.
PITTFOX2011-08-21 02:46:16 +0000 #5
Also it says Welter to middle so Gatti/Ward and Castillo/Corrales don't count either.

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