Boxing: Rahman and Holy......

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  1. James St

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    YES!! I couldn't believe how big that thing got! It's also amazing at how fast it grew. It was the size of a golfball in literally 2 seconds! Then by the next round it was as big as a baseball, and growing!

    I was waiting for a punch to pop it like a water balloon. I wonder if they drained it after the fight or just are going to let it go away on its own.
     
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    Holyfield must have a still plate in his head. He did not even have any knots on his head after bumping heads like this.
     
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    On sportscenter they showed a clip from the press conference after the fight; Rahman was sitting at a table and someone was standing behind him keeping an icepack on the bump and Rahman said "now, I've got this extra head on my head."
     
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    It didnt even look like much of a headbutt. Ive seen guys hit heads much harder than that .

    I remember in grade school a kid got hit in the head with a rock and it swelled up like that right before my eyes.
     
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    Yes Holyfield is getting to be quite the accomplished head butter.
    They need to start taking away points from him.
    Kevin C. [​IMG]
     
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    Yeah, that was wild seeing that thing swell up. I was disappointed they stopped it...I wanted to see a punch pop it live [​IMG]
     
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    There hasn't been a fight yet that Holyfield hasn't head butted the other guy, it is his style and is NEVER addressed by the ring officials, or called out by anyone in the media/HBO/Showtime. Not saying Tyson was right biting the man's ears or anything, but Holyfield is a dirty fighter, IMO
     
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    As far as underhanded tactics go, Tyson's style includes biting. After the ear-biting incident, I read an article that quoted 10-12 former Tyson opponents who all claimed that Tyson bit them at some point during the fight. In a bit of irony, it also came out that Holyfield bit another boxer earlier in his career (nothing serious, though) after a series of headbutts that went unnoticed by the ref.
    I also remember seeing a boxer on USA regularly years and years ago who seemed to throw a low blow in every bout. I don't remember the guys name, but we always got a kick out of seeing his fights and trying to guess when he'd throw the low blow. I think we saw at least half a dozen of this guy's fights, and whether he was in trouble or dominating the fight, he'd always get in a low blow. I'm pretty sure it was the same guy who had points taken from him twice after too many low blows. The first went unpunished, the second got a warning, the third a single point, and the fourth two points. This was a 6 round bout, so you can imagine those 3 points hurt him severely on the scorecards. I have to give credit to his opponent for continuing, though. I thought it took a lot of balls. [​IMG]
    (Come on, you had to see that coming!)
     
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    if I remember correctly, wasn't the Golota fight the one where USA cut to a commercial after a rather calm last minute to the round, then came back to find cops in the ring and the whole place going nuts? I remember it was definitely Riddick Bowe. They showed the replay after the commercial, and Bowe was headed back to his corner when Golota(?) sucker-punched him from behind. This was a good 5-10 seconds after the round had ended. Bowe got a little angry and headed for Golota, looking like he wanted to kill him. Golota backed against the ropes and started kicking at Bowe to keep him away. That's when both corners rushed the ring and everyone started throwing punches. Bowe's manager at the time, the oh-so-hateable Rock Newman, rushed Golota as he raised his leg to kick at someone else, grabbed his leg and tossed him over the ropes. One of Golota's guys jumped Newman and started pounding on him pretty good (highlight of the melee for me). Another of Golota's guys threw a punch at Bowe and proceeded to get a severe thrashing by Bowe and several members of his entourage. It was some amusing mayhem, and I believe Bowe got the decision due to a DQ.

    Another memorable bout on USA (two no-names if I remember correctly) had one guy knock the other out of the ring on what looked more like a slip than an actual punch. When he stood up, his arm was hanging at a weird, gruesome angle. He had landed on the steps, shoulder first, and had broken his shoulder and collarbone. The ref told him he had to a count of ten to get back in the ring, otherwise it'd be a TKO. The guy stood there screaming "but I broke my shoulder!". The ref basically said he wouldn't fall for that, and insisted the guy continue boxing. We all got a kick out of the ref's reaction since the guys shoulder was so obviously broken. The ref counted to ten, and gave the other guy the TKO.
     

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