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EM­PHATIC RE­TURNS

Boxing News - - Opinion -

As Srisaket Sor Rungvi­sai dis­cov­ered, some­times a re­match pro­duces an eas­ier vic­tory, writes Daniel Her­bert

1. ALI KO 1 LISTON

Sonny quit (six rounds) with an in­jured shoul­der be­fore a phan­tom punch brought Muham­mad a much quicker, al­beit con­tro­ver­sial, win.

2. MONZON RSF 3 BENVENUTI

Car­los had needed 12 rounds to rip the mid­dleweight crown from stylish Nino, but the re­turn was a wipe­out.

3. MOORE KO 3 DURELLE

Af­ter a first tri­umph (ko 11) over Yvon in one of the great­est fights ever, Archie was in a hurry the sec­ond time around.

4. FROCH RSF 8 GROVES

Their first match lasted only a round longer, but pro­duced a highly con­tro­ver­sial stop­page (rsf 9). Carl’s right hand to flat­ten Ge­orge was as con­clu­sive as can be.

5. SAAD MUHAM­MAD RSF 4 CONTEH

John pushed Matthew to a close 15-round de­ci­sion in Au­gust 1979, only to be crushed in four frames some nine months later.

6. FAMECHON KO 14 HARADA

Johnny took the feath­er­weight ti­tle from Fight­ing Harada on ref­eree Wil­lie Pep’s nar­row 15-round ver­dict in 1969, but didn’t need the judges in 1970.

7. MARCIANO KO 8 CHARLES

In June 1954, Rocky was taken the dis­tance by former cham­pion Ez­zard, only to dom­i­nate and flat­ten him just three months later.

8. SPINKS KO 14 NEILL

Af­ter stop­ping Bobby on cuts (seven rounds) to be­come Bri­tish feath­er­weight king, Terry ended the ca­reer of the weight-weak­ened Scot two months later.

9. LOUIS KO 11 WAL­COTT

“The Brown Bomber” Joe was down twice and lucky to get a split 15-round ver­dict over Jer­sey Joe in De­cem­ber 1947, but six months later Louis set­tled all ar­gu­ments.

10. NEL­SON RSF 5 RUELAS

In 1993, African great Azumah scraped past Gabriel only on a ma­jor­ity 12-round ver­dict, but this 1995 re­turn saw him crush the Mex­ico-born Cal­i­for­nian.

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