HBO's Legendary Nights BOxing Documentaries

 
Old 06-20-03, 05:58 AM
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HBO's Legendary Nights BOxing Documentaries

I was wondering if they plan on making a dvd collection with these documentaries along with the full fights. I think it would sell great, and HBO has basically rights to 99% of the greatest fights ever. Anyone know if they might release this?

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Old 06-20-03, 10:51 AM
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I sure hope this comes out soon.
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yeah, I would buy it first day at MSRP. Cost doesn;t matter for a collection that good.

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i was excited when i first saw series being billed,.

but some of the fights they chose were a little weak, considering what they have to work with.

I found some of the commentaries and interviews rather dull and filled with a bunch of filler to make them longer.

i didn't get the entire bowe/holyfield- bowe/golota - lewis/tyson

those weren't very memorable

tyson/spinks would have been good.
griffen/jones jr. would be good- , Nunn/James Toney was great fight and story, both young & undefeated, toney comes into Nunn's hometown virtually unknown, and is way behind and knocks out Nunn in the 11th---
hopkins/Tito would have been good, just to see tito get flattened again.
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Originally posted by lcnickell
i was excited when i first saw series being billed,.

but some of the fights they chose were a little weak, considering what they have to work with.

I found some of the commentaries and interviews rather dull and filled with a bunch of filler to make them longer.

i didn't get the entire bowe/holyfield- bowe/golota - lewis/tyson

those weren't very memorable

tyson/spinks would have been good.
griffen/jones jr. would be good- , Nunn/James Toney was great fight and story, both young & undefeated, toney comes into Nunn's hometown virtually unknown, and is way behind and knocks out Nunn in the 11th---
hopkins/Tito would have been good, just to see tito get flattened again.
They were limited to fights that were on HBO, or were shown on HBO a week or so after the pay per view, hence none of the fights you ask for. I think it's a great primer for the new fight fan, and I wish there were a seriously to so daftly cover 70's fighting when I started watching in the 80's.
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Old 06-20-03, 01:49 PM
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I watched all those fights - except Tyson/Spinks on HBO


i was pretty sure they owned the rights to that, since Tyson was their man in the 80's
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I wouldn't mind at all owning this series on DVD.

But there were some previous boxing specials that HBO came out with during the mid-90's that I thought were fantastic.

One was a "fights of the century" documentary that covered historical bouts like:
Jack Johnson/James Jeffries
Joe Louis/Max Schmeling
and
Muhammad Ali/Joe Fraizer (Their first fight)

And another special, hosted by George Foreman, covered the legends of the Heavyweights:
John L. Sullivan
Johnson
Jack Dempsey
Joe Louis
and
Rocky Marciano

As for "Legendary Nights", I thought the show was well done (Favorite episodes had to have been Chavez/Taylor,Cooney/Holmes,Bowe/Golota...Forgot how crazy that was!!) But I wish they would've replaced Lewis/Tyson with a real fight like:
Gatti/Rodriguez (Greatest comeback I've ever seen)
Barrera/Morales I (Greatest toe-to-toe action I've ever seen)
Hamed/Kelly (Naz's memorable welcome to America. And the fight delivered)
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definitely a great series. They plan on releasing more, most notably one documenting the Gatti vs. Ward Trilogy.
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doesa anyone know if they will be on dvd?

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Old 06-25-03, 01:44 PM
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Originally posted by Dabaomb
They plan on releasing more, most notably one documenting the Gatti vs. Ward Trilogy.
And they will have my money when they drop that one. Ward/Gatti 1 was the fight that got me into boxing.
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HBO had a series on VHS called "Boxing's Best". They profiled legends, big fights, different styles, etc. I'd like to see them get a release soon too.
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Yea, Gotti-Ward 1 and 3 were awesome
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The one that I saw covered:
Johnson vs. Jeffries
Louis vs. Schmelling
Ali vs. Liston (re-match)
Ali vs. Frazier

Great special not only for a boxing fan, but for history buffs as well IMO.
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