Quinton is known for slamming opponents and overwhelming them with his strength. Fighting for seventeen years, Halstead finished with an impressive 84-19-1 record with 62 by knockout. One thing is for sure, Jon Jones doesn’t lack confidence.
It seems like light years ago when UFC fans were booing at the top of their lungs at the borefest of a fight between Gabriel Gonzaga and Kevin Jordan at UFC 56. The jab and run tactic that both fighters had mastered for almost the entire fight was exactly the reason why the UFC was looking elsewhere to upgrade their Heavyweight division. Then, faster than Sean Sherk running from a drug test, Gonzaga landed one of the most exciting Superman punches that knocked Jordan out cold. In that flash, Gonzaga showed how suddenly he can end a fight. Perhaps foreshadowing what he had planned for his toughest opponent to come.
The powerful, left-hooking Tuaman is an often forgotten figure of the late 1990s. At the time, however, the Samoan was the rising slugger of the day. He knocked out future heavyweight champions Hasim Rahman, Oleg Maskaev, and John Ruiz, as well as crushing Darrol Wilson and David Izon. He fought the thrilling 1997 classic with Ike Ibeabuchi that saw the most punches thrown in a non-title heavyweight fight in history. However, he was dominated by Lennox Lewis and outboxed by Chris Byrd. After a draw in a rematch with Rahman, his career stalled as most top heavyweights ducked this supremely dangerous puncher.
As I grew into adulthood, the archaic television was upgraded to one with a remote control and the addition of a cable box. Between closed circuit TV and cable, my boxing fix was satisfied with wars from some of the greatest fighters to ever lace up gloves. Duran beat Leonard. Leonard beat Hagler. Hagler beat Hearns. Hearns beat Duran. These men all fought each other, and were so dominant that they only need to be referred by their last names to be recognized.
Mixed Martial Artists are fighters. In comparison, boxers have been called fighters, but the claim is somewhat of a misnomer. Real fights incorporate any offensive strategy that can win the fight, not merely punching.
6) Tommy Morrison in “Rocky V” – This movie is the one that Sylvester Stallone hopes that fans of the series forget. Morrison was an actual boxing champion in this movie who takes on Rocky in a street fight. In real life, Morrison was hyped to be a great fighter but only had modest success. In the mid-nineties Morrison made news when he announced that he had contracted HIV. Allegedly he is still in good health.
Magic Johnson. The former Los Angeles Lakers star guard has been living with HIV for over a decade now. When he first came out it was quite shocking and most people thought he would not live from the virus but his blood levels indicate that he is almost back to normal.
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