Jan 2, 1992
Quebec - Hartford1-4

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1  18:16  Rough  Raglan-McKenzie
2  24:11  Fight  Twist-McKenzie
3  27:40  Rough  Nolan-Zalapski

Rough at 18:16
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 Herb Raglan 6'0'' 4208lb 22N/A
 Jim McKenzie 6'4'' 4230lb 22


Fight at 24:11
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 Tony Twist 6'1'' 3230lb  20114None
 Jim McKenzie 6'4'' 3230lb  28145
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 BattleshipRules
12925 fight reviews

Apr 5, 2013 20:47 ET
Jim McKenzie win by TKO Fun 
10
Twist and McKenzie were two of the most dangerous young heavyweights in the NHL. They could both pack a wallop in either hand. These men had quite a rivalry going. Tony won their first fight and Jim was looking for some payback.

Twist got off to a fast start. He landed a couple of solid rights and a pretty good shot. He missed his next punch. McKenzie missed a punch and connected with two solid lefts. Tony landed a pretty good punch and a partial connect. Jim missed a punch, landed a pretty good right, a solid connect, and a decent blow.

Twist landed a solid left hook and a couple of pretty good shots. McKenzie landed a pretty good punch, a solid blow, and a couple more shots with pretty good pop. Jim decided to tie up Tony's right arm. Twist got a firm grip on his right hand as well.

Jim was unable to get rights off for a time. Tony tried to muscle several rights through McKenzie's grip. Twist threw some corkscrew right hands reminiscent of Joey Kocur. He was unable to break through the grip to land effective blows for a spell. He missed a few rights and landed a partial connect. Then, he landed a couple of grazing shots.

McKenzie switched to throwing lefts at a time where Twist seemed preoccupied with offense. Jim landed a pretty good left hook, missed a punch, and landed a couple of solid blows. Tony was surprised by the flurry and he was trying to elude the blows. He missed with a punch and his jersey came up over his eyes. McKenzie missed a punch and dropped Twist with a pretty good left hook. The refs stopped the fight as Tony was on the ice and was temporarily blinded.

This was a TKO win for McKenzie. Jim did a nice job of switching hands. Twist got off to the better start in the fight, but got frustrated when McKenzie took away his right hand. Tony tried to force rights in when he would have been better off switching to the left. He landed a few lefts with good pop earlier in the fight. He failed to make the adjustment and got suprised by the flurry of lefts by McKenzie. Twist went down from a pretty good shot and there was no further action.

McKenzie was one of the elite fighters of the 1990's. He was a dangerous puncher who could switch hands quite effectively. He proved that this victory was no fluke by scoring a second TKO win over Twist. Two stoppage wins over one of the great modern power punchers was a tremendous accomplishment.

Jim performed well against many of the best fighters the NHL had to offer. He won bouts against John Kordic, Shawn Cronin, Stu Grimson, Donald Brashear, Sandy McCarthy, and Georges Laraque. McKenzie had trouble with Brashear, but he did manage to beat him once. His rivalry with McCarthy was terrific and the two had several action bouts.

Twist learned from his mistakes. He won some subsequent fights over Big Mac. Tony gained the mastery as he approached his prime. Twist was an outstanding fighter, but he soared to greater heights in the mid to late 1990's. McKenzie had two dominant wins over one of the most feared fighters in NHL history. Jim was a terrific fighter who proved he was one of the very best of his era.
 chrisY2J
1234 fight reviews

Mar 14 17:21 ET
Jim McKenzie win by TKO Fun 
10
What we have here is an awesome contest between the heaviest of heavyweights, a stand-up battle that was one of the best and most memorable fights of the 1991-92 season. Quebec's Tony Twist and Hartford's Jim McKenzie were two of the very toughest in the league at the time, and they have a serious duel here.

McKenzie and Twist are lined up shoulder to shoulder for a faceoff. The puck drops. Twist and McKenzie turn to each other, shed the gloves, and grab on immediately.

Twist goes with the right hand and McKenzie is slow to start. Twist gets in a couple decent rights, then misses a big swing and is turned around for a second, his back facing McKenzie. Twist recovers his position and keeps the rights coming, cranking McKenzie with a few big punches, including a wicked shot to the chin that snaps the Whaler tough guy's head around.

Incredibly, McKenzie is able to take these punches and shake them off. Most other fighters would have gone down or covered up after eating a few direct right hands from Twist. Not McKenzie. Indeed, the big shot to the jaw seems to fire McKenzie up, and he begins unleashing his own rapid right hands that land well on Twist.

Twist goes lefty, but appears very much out of his element, throwing awkward-looking punches that largely miss. McKenzie tags Twist with a few more shots, then they both stop and lock each other out. The two heavyweights measure each other for a moment, fists cocked back and ready.

Twist goes back to his power hand, throwing big, looping rights. He lands a couple blows, including a sharp right hand to the forehead. McKenzie, though, gets his left hand going. Unlike Twist (who was strictly a righty), McKenzie was ambidextrous and dangerous with either hand. Jim's next salvo of punches are fast, stiff, strong lefts that connect well on Twist. In this last juncture, Twist would throw a big right and then get peppered by two or three fast lefts from McKenzie.

As Twist absorbs the lefts, he winds up to throw another big right haymaker, but never gets the chance to throw it. McKenzie pulls the sweater-front over Twist's face and pops him with a hard southpaw directly in the face. The jolting shot makes Twist's knees turn rubbery. Twist falls backwards into a sitting position on the ice, and McKenzie is dragged down with him.

The linesmen then move in. While face to face on the ice, the two fighters seemed to have some respectful words for each other. Twist appears to be complimenting McKenzie on the booming shot he landed at the end. Indeed, the mutual respect level between these two warriors was always very high from this point, when they were youngsters, to when they were grizzled veterans years later.

It was a great battle, an even exchange of bombs until that solid knockdown blow by McKenzie. It was a TKO win for McKenzie over Twist in one of the most notable battles of the 1990s.

You could make a strong case for this confrontation between Twist and McKenzie being the 1991-92 Fight of the Year. Other likely candidates would be the classic first fight between Tie Domi and Bob Probert or the slugfest between Probert and legendary madman Link Gaetz.
 SlapShot
207 fight reviews

May 28, 2006 16:03 ET
Jim McKenzie win by TKO Fun 
9
Good stand-up battle between Twist and McKenzie. Both do an excellent of job of switching hands when the momentum changes in the favor of the other. Very difficult fight to judge until the end, when McKenzie gets Twist's jersey over his head and drops him with a straight left. Normally a fight I'd call as a decisive win, but the guidelines on this site clearly state that when a punch knocks the opponent to the ice and he doesn't get up to resume the fight that it's a TKO. Either way, it was a great fight between two guys who can go with both hands and are willing to trade until one drops, which eventually happened.
 srehm1
357 fight reviews

Mar 5, 2008 20:01 ET
Jim McKenzie win by TKO Fun 
9
Tremendous battle between Jim McKenzie and Tony Twist. A true heavyweight bout as Twist and McKenzie were both working their way through the ranks.

These two drop the gloves right off the draw. Both fighters initially hug and wrestle and then Twist begins firing big right hand bombs. McKenzie gets nailed by one but takes it and returns fire with lefts. They both then fire away toe to toe with both fighters glancing each other. McKenzie then switches to right hands and lands a couple. Twist switches up himself and throws left hand bombs. Both fighters really get into it at this point standing in there and going toe to toe. During the exchange Twist knocks McKenzie's helmet off. At the end of this flurry McKenzie lands a few extra rights. Both fighters grab on and tie each other up.

Twist then pulls his right free and connects to the side of McKenzie's face. He then reels off three more bombs, tagging McKenzie with one. McKenzie then readjusts his grip and then switches over to his left again. He is able to catch Twist with a few and score points. Twister then fires away with bombs and they slug away with a number of punches. As they throw, Twister's jersey comes up and over his head. McKenzie then lands a good left on the chin and drops a blinded Twist.

What a fight between these two heavyweights. Both fighters left it all on the ice in this one. You cannot take anything away from Twist even though he was dropped. He really stood in there and brawled with Big Jim. This was an absolute war with both fighters going all out. Interesting to note how McKenzie was able to score points everytime he switched up on Twister.
 SarcasticPillow
20348 fight reviews
146 fight logs

Nov 25, 2008 19:38 ET
Jim McKenzie win by TKO Fun 
9
Right off a draw Tony Twist and Jim McKenzie drop the gloves, enforcers from the Quebec Nordiques and Hartford Whalers respectively. Twist misses two rights but then lands a right as McKenzie opens up with a missing left. McKenzie lands a short left and then Twist misses a long right and gets turned around. They lock up briefly but then open up with McKenzie connecting on a left before Twist lands a right. McKenzie then misses a left as Twist misses a right and they lock up again. Twist and McKenzie switch hands and then open up, McKenzie throwing twelve rights and landing four while Twist throws only three lefts, landing two though one knocks off McKenzie's helmet. Twist switches hands as they pause and then misses three rights, locked out well by McKenzie. McKenzie then slowly switches hands while Twist throws four rights and lands two. McKenzie then opens up with a landing left as Twist misses a right. McKenzie then throws three lefts, landing two and then connects with a left as Twist misses a right. Twist's then becomes jerseyed and McKenzie throws five lefts, landing one that drops Twist to the ice. The linesmen immediately jump in and stop the fight. Great battle between these two tough heavyweights. It was a fairly even fight for the most part but it the end, McKenzie cleanly dropped Twist for the TKO win.
 hb11
4473 fight reviews

May 23, 2006 08:05 ET
Jim McKenzie win by TKO Fun 
9
Off a neutral zone faceoff they drop the gloves and Twist lands a solid punch among a flurry of rights. McKenzie, after missing a couple of early punches, grabs on and trades solid punches with Twist. Each loses his helmet in the exchange. Eventually, McKenzie gets Twist's head covered with his own jersey and drops him with a crisp left. Excellent battle between 2 of the top heavyweights in the league.
 CrazyPsycho
1121 fight reviews

May 25, 2006 15:52 ET
Jim McKenzie win by TKO Fun 
9
Twist gets a huge right in early, and just misses a second. In a good exchange, McKenzie connects with an equally good right hand. McKenzie gets a good flurry of rights in, and Twist is staggered. Twist fights back with four unanswered right hands. McKenzie responds with lefts, and Twist's jersey comes over his eyes, and a McKenzie left puts him down. Excellent fight.
 EddieShore
911 fight reviews

Oct 29, 2006 18:45 ET
Jim McKenzie win by TKO Fun 
9
An excellent fight between two real heavyweights in Twist and McKenzie. Both are active throughout the fight and they show some splendid switching between lefts and rights. McKenzie's punches looks a bit harder and heavier than Twists. The momentum of the fight goes back and forth. At one moment it's Twister having the edge and then in another Big Mac takes over. Not until the end of the fight do McKenzie earn a definite advantage over Twist by sending him to the ice with a hard left after Twist's jersey was pulled over his head. It's a TKO but both guys were willing to stand there and trade punches with each other. I like that.

A few years later Twist had this to say about McKenzie:
"The sleeping giant. Jimmy
 TowerOfRome
168 fight reviews

Feb 4, 2009 01:13 ET
Jim McKenzie win by TKO Fun 
9
One of the better fights I have seen on ice. A great battle between two 230 pound behemoths. Or "middleweights" by todays weight standards of NHL tough guys.

Huge toe-to-toe battle with bombs being thrown. But Twister loses his bucket and once big Jim got this jersey over Tony, I imagine all Tony saw was a dark shade of blue and then the shaddow of Jim's fist going right towards his face. Tough way to make a living. TKO McKenzie.
fanwiththeshoe
288 fight reviews

Jun 26, 2005 06:27 ET
Jim McKenzie win by TKO Fun 
9
Entertaining hockey fight. Pretty even until Jim takes over and threws some bobms right on the money. Big win for McKenzie. Pro fighting.
drwdan19
1250 fight reviews

Jul 14, 2005 12:06 ET
Jim McKenzie win by TKO Fun 
9
lilburtis9363
1033 fight reviews

Feb 22, 2007 18:27 ET
Jim McKenzie win by TKO Fun 
9
amazing fight, each switching hands and landing bombs, toward the end mckenzie gets the jersey over twists head and drops him with a left
TheDon
121 fight reviews

Nov 30, 2007 16:43 ET
Jim McKenzie win by TKO Fun 
9
Jimmy and Twist were pretty even in the exchanges in this one until Twist's jersey comes up over his head and Jimmy Mac smacked him with a good one.
mullet
19704 fight reviews

Jan 5, 2008 19:13 ET
Jim McKenzie win by TKO Fun 
10
Doesn't get much better than this. Two big heavyweights just trading shots. Both land plenty of good shots and McKenzie puts Twist down in the end.
TheDanLine
10947 fight reviews

Jan 9, 2009 16:52 ET
Jim McKenzie win by TKO Fun 
10
Now THIS is a fight! Two of the NHL's best just duking it out with one another. One of the best fights ever. In the end however, Twist's jersey goes over his head and Big Jim floors him. Twist was black and blue over his left eye the next game or two.
FrAn6
3585 fight reviews

Oct 27, 2012 11:10 ET
Jim McKenzie win by TKO Fun 
9
DerDiggler
1549 fight reviews

May 10, 2013 15:09 ET
Jim McKenzie win by TKO Fun 
8
Even back and forth exchange until McKenzie switches up and hammers Twist with a couple big lefts. He then jerseys and knocks Twist down with a punch. TKO win.
Killahpunk
2224 fight reviews

Jun 11, 2013 17:56 ET
Jim McKenzie win by TKO Fun 
9
Jim McKenzie was an underrated fighter. His ability and power was on hand in this battle with Twist. Two big powerful heavyweight fighters. Jimmy Mac scores a TKO for dropping Twist to the ice.
pikkari1977
1759 fight reviews

Dec 25, 2013 11:41 ET
Jim McKenzie win by TKO Fun 
10
Oneill.the.Giant
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Jim McKenzie win by TKO Fun 
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crosbyXXX
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Aug 24, 2017 15:06 ET
Jim McKenzie win by TKO Fun 
9
great fight !!!
Mentor666
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Mar 13 21:49 ET
Jim McKenzie win by TKO Fun 
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