Some fights beggar belief, they are less "boxing contests" and more a personal war between two men who refuse to come second until they are beaten to the point of no return, bloodied and exhausted the two men continue to give their all. Those bouts live on long in the memory and refuse to go away, they are the fights we watch this great sport for and they are the bouts that keep us coming back for more and and more.
One of those bouts was brought back to our attention by a twitter friend of ours who mentioned it in passing as the best fight they had ever seen and in all honesty the friend may not be far off. The bout in question was the 2011 contest between former world title challenger Koji Sato, the pre-empinent Japanese Middleweight at the time, and Makoto Fuchigami, who would later challenge Gennady Golovkin. The bout was a unification contest and Sato brought the OPBF title to the ring and Fuchigami brought the Japanese title.
Although it was merely a title national and regional title unification it was fought as if it was for a unified world crown. It started slowly but became a a truly memorable fight with sequences that resembled a video game or a movie. It wasn't all action violence but it really had it all and when both guys let their hands go it was fantastic with both being forced to take bombs.
We won't ruin the ending though we will tell you all to enjoy this bout that was fought less with skill and more with bravery and heart and round 8 in particular was great as Middleweights threw punches like Flyweights.
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