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CHARLIET
02-01-2010, 08:20 AM
Boxing history would look completely different if the 15 round championship fights of the past had been 12 rounds .
Some random examples :-
JOE LOUIS V BILLY CONN
JAKE LA MOTTA V LAURENT DAUTHILLE
SUGAR RAY ROBINSON V JOEY MAXIM
BARRY McGUIGAN V STEVE CRUZ
MIKE WEAVER V JOHN TATE
JOHN CONTEH V MATTHEW FRANKLIN(SAAD MUHAMMAD)
Name your "changing history" fight.

Obama
02-01-2010, 09:59 AM
It can be argued that if fights were shorter than the fighters would adjust their strategies. Also this list would be much longer if you include the period where Championship fights were up to 45 rounds or even to the finish in some circumstances.

Anyways of the 15 round period:

Sugar Ray Leonard vs Tommy Hearns I
Jersey Joe Walcott vs Rocky Marciano I
Archie Moore vs Harold Johnson V (Moore permanently ducked Johnson after this fight)