October 20, 2007
1st Period - 9:29
2007-2008 Regular Season
Voting Results
Wade Belak 47.3% (105 votes)
David Koci 35.1% (78 votes)
Draw 17.6% (39 votes)

Past User Reviews
Posted by robertprobert on October 21, 2007 at 11:08 AM

Fight looked like a draw until you see Koci's nose . Both guys landed some good shots but Koci was cut . Props to Koci , he never missed a shift and was hitting someone every time he touched the ice.

Posted by Poop Jack Pappy on October 23, 2007 at 07:09 PM

Nice little scrap. Both guys landed a few but nothing devatating. Belak is lucky that Koci did land a bomb whenhe was blind by jersey. Draw

Posted by SCOTTSO on October 23, 2007 at 09:12 AM


Posted by vrodack on October 23, 2007 at 05:18 PM

That one is a draw for me

Posted by miker1968 on October 23, 2007 at 06:01 AM

Good fight. Too close to call.

Posted by slshbleed on October 22, 2007 at 06:27 AM

Koci doesn't get into these lock out sweat punch fights. He has improved from last year. In interviews, he sounds like a little kid that is happy and excited to be playing hockey. It also seems like he skates and plays well enough to put big hist on people all the time. Even with the cut, I see it as a draw. He landed more shots. The cut makes Belak even in pretty good scrap for both guys.

Posted by brad houghton on October 22, 2007 at 08:32 AM

great fight nice to see them toss them....i think Koci is great for the league....he isn't into the whole jersey jab thing he is a good old fashioned T2T guy. i call it a draw but it was possible edge Belak he has looked really good since mid last year when he came out of his shell! i agree this fight was close to an 8 out of 10

Posted by miketyson on October 26, 2007 at 09:09 AM

Great fight and you have to hand it to Koci for taking it Belak with a broken nose. Large amounts of credit to Belak for the facial damage....boxing wise a good draw although Belak came close to a win.

Posted by cabsf15e on October 23, 2007 at 06:22 AM

Too close to call...great old fashioned toe to toe slugfest!! I think Koci landed a couple more then Belak, but Belak obviously connected on a couple of shots as evidenced by some blood on Koci, not that it phased him!! This Koci kid is awesome for hockey, and best of all for the Hawk's fans...too bad every team didn't have a guy like him!!

Posted by mikebflorida on October 23, 2007 at 10:43 AM

I saw Koci after this tilt and he was scraped up a little bit but he also landed some hard shots and had the decisive edge but Belak landed a couple real good shots so I called it a draw. Belak sucks but did much better than I thought he would.

Posted by winger on October 22, 2007 at 10:36 AM

Too close to call. It wouldn't be fair to put a loss in one f these fighters records on a fight this close. Draw

Posted by kope1078 on October 24, 2007 at 12:02 AM

good job by belak with his jersey over his head

Posted by CujoSmith on October 24, 2007 at 03:34 PM


Posted by Leafs2006 on October 22, 2007 at 09:21 PM

Koci was leakin like a 100 yr old school bathroom faucet...good win Belak. Paddyd.......the refs stopped the fight ? Koci could have pummled him? Did you actually watch the fight? Good win for Belak...even though the sweater was over his noggin! Kocis head is so big..Belak couldnt miss

Posted by yzer19man on October 23, 2007 at 03:14 PM

koci gets the best of Belak

Posted by shane0mack on October 23, 2007 at 12:17 PM

koci through more punches, belak got in some better ones i would give a draw but i think belak gets the edge for drawing blood

Posted by LUMPDIZZEL on November 10, 2007 at 07:46 AM

Thats my boy Belak!!!!

Posted by BENNETTWOLF on October 23, 2007 at 03:56 PM

Belak wins a good, entertaining heavyweight battle by landing the harder shots. Good free swinging affair. Koci suffers a broken nose.

Posted by Santokh_Gill on October 23, 2007 at 05:38 AM

Good entertaining fight , win to belak .experience over youth.

Posted by Clark75 on January 24, 2010 at 01:18 PM

Belak crushes Koci's nose. Then Koci fights Chara the next game, and all the Chara fans think Chara broke Koci's nose......including Chara.

Posted by Brawls16 on October 23, 2007 at 10:37 AM

Belak bloodies the young, but big Koci.

Posted by NoKnuckles on October 23, 2007 at 08:28 PM

Belak... no question at all. Even with the shirt over his head he still lands some good shots.

Posted by shrk33 on October 23, 2007 at 10:21 PM

Pretty solid fight, Belak!

Posted by Fred Wesley on October 22, 2007 at 06:14 PM

I think Belak broke his nose with that first or second right, those were some bombs. That last shot at the end of the clip with Koci in the box is telling, his nose is sideways and there's blood all over his face and jersey. Actually, his nose is leaning to the left so maybe is was one of Belak's lefts that did it near the end when he was blinded.

Posted by Sjsharksfan19 on October 25, 2007 at 11:00 PM

I love the dance at the beginning, Koci got his butt handed to him even thou Belak should have been the worse one off since his jersey was pulled up and over his head. Seems like the Hawks have found a decent fighter since Probert was retired by the Wirtz family.

Posted by Formerref on October 23, 2007 at 08:14 PM

What a great fight!! Edge to Belak, great t2t fight.

Posted by mbaumann on October 22, 2007 at 02:47 PM

Edge to Belak, Koci got some good shots in though. How about the Blackhawks leading the way, at least one fight in every game played this year!!!

Posted by IMPEACH on October 25, 2007 at 02:39 PM

Great scrap. Nice to see Belak go toe-to-toe. Looks like he finally did some damage. Usually he just adopts the Andrew Peters duck-and-chuck-and-duck stance and spins around for 30 seconds throwing wild rights that don't connect.

Posted by OriginalSix on September 09, 2010 at 09:07 PM

EDGE/WIN Belak. He landed 2-3 more punches that landed flush. Great fight. Obvious broken nose for Koci.

Posted by squish81 on October 24, 2007 at 04:20 PM

A good fight for once. Koci never backs down and never does the "hugfest" B.S. that most NHL heavyweights employ. The nose and the blood give the nod to Belak. Guys like Koci might revive the NHL as far as the place for fighting. These dancers we normally see should both get 10 minute misconducts for "boredom". BTW, why does the NHL not require all helmets to be taken off and these new jerseys to actually work? Probert made a living with "tear-a-way" hockey shirts....???!!!

Posted by Rebel Banker on October 23, 2007 at 05:16 PM

WIN BELAK...simply landed more good punches

Posted by BStreetBullies on October 22, 2007 at 11:14 AM

Edge Belak here in a great toe-to-toe fight. Glad to see an actually entertaining Belak fight.

Posted by dwcca on October 22, 2007 at 08:41 AM


Posted by Juha82 on December 24, 2007 at 04:29 PM

A great fight by both warrior. Big punches here were thrown and landed. Koci jerseys Belak, but Belak didn't really give up. A bit better show by Belak(convincing ending). Edge Belak This could be a hard statement, but i think that Belak can be a champion. If he gets enough good change. You see his last year(also 00-01 season, 02-03 and -03-04) and he did a very good job his some fights. Belak vs Brashear, Belak vs Peters Belak vs McGrattan

Posted by dibari_22 on October 22, 2007 at 10:16 AM

fight of the year candidate in the young season. Koci is going to be a PIM monster. Props to Belak for landing several shots with his sweater over his head, but I give the nod to Koci, a cut doesn't give you a win.

Posted by giefs on October 29, 2007 at 03:18 PM

Great rumble. Belak with the win for breaking Koci's nose.

Posted by trpaulson on October 31, 2007 at 12:20 PM

Draw. Decent fight between two tough guys. Think this is the fight where Koci got his nose broken. It sure looked crooked enough.

Posted by VodkaTTG on October 23, 2007 at 06:31 PM

Win Belak, hands down. Koci's nose looked very badly broken. I can't believe people are giving the fight to Koci, they aren't very observant. Koci was actually cut in a few spots including the top of the head, and had his nose busted. Belak was completely unscathed. Easy to call this fight if you aren't blind.

Posted by hockeyrules76 on October 28, 2007 at 02:23 PM

Belak the winner. Not many fighters win (or even injure) a fight with their jersey's over their head. LOL Laughed my butt off when he came out victorious after that one. Good tilt though. Sidenote...See Boston fans take credit for Koci all bloodied after bout with Chara? Too funny.

Posted by homerunman on March 03, 2011 at 05:40 PM

A good old-school thrrowdown! Props to Koci for not abusing the advantage he had after he shirted belak, even though it cost him the fight.

Posted by leafs_fan77 on October 22, 2007 at 05:52 PM


Posted by cheetham_8 on October 26, 2007 at 02:43 PM

My hats off to Belak, good punches even when blind. Koci's nose is toast, he should take a few nights off before he goes again. I think Koci is going to resemble Ian Laperierre now!

Posted by tonio on October 23, 2007 at 04:01 PM

Even though I'm a Hawks fan, had to give the win to belak. I was watching the game and Koci's nose was definitely broken. Hell of a tilt though. Love this Koci. Finally the Hawks have a legit heavyweight. Every fight this guy has been in has been entertaining. I gave it a 9.

Posted by beergirl1013 on October 21, 2007 at 09:34 AM

Belak mangled his face, awesome fight!

Posted by leafsfan2028 on October 27, 2007 at 01:24 PM

Belak bloodies Koci and proves he is one of the heavyweights in the NHL.

Posted by krkavec on October 22, 2007 at 09:15 AM

david is big czech fightman!!

Posted by djh700 on October 23, 2007 at 09:04 PM

Koci had this one. He may have been bloodied up but he stil controlled the fight.

Posted by thesaint22 on October 22, 2007 at 06:06 PM

Solid Draw.

Posted by aces50 on October 23, 2007 at 09:58 AM

Koci landed more than Belak. Both threw some heavy hits.

Posted by jjmelody on October 22, 2007 at 08:41 AM

Very good fight. Belak got a real good shot in early but koci was more consistent throughout the fight. Good fight for both fighters!

Posted by paddyd on October 22, 2007 at 04:35 PM

Kudos to Koci, he had the shirt over Belaks head and could have pumeled him but waited for the refs to break it up.

Posted by itsthizzbaby on October 23, 2007 at 10:46 AM

uh oh

Posted by oldtichasprague on October 22, 2007 at 02:49 AM

Handsome two-sided well-balanced fight, finish unambiguously for Koci. It's amazing watch Koci's road for champion of NHL fighters.

Posted by BS540 on October 26, 2007 at 08:45 AM

I think Koci was better, but his nose was fantastic xD

Posted by matthew_barnaby on October 22, 2007 at 09:22 AM

Very very good fight. Let´s go David..... Ceská krev!

Posted by dwood16 on October 25, 2007 at 11:49 AM

Belak took several hard punches to the head...was hurt. Koci was in control the whole fight.

Posted by Narshk on October 21, 2007 at 03:01 PM

Koci's face got cut up probably from when Belak took Koci's helmet off. I say props to Koci for actually getting that new sweater over Belak's head, he landed several blows to the side of his head after that, probably leaving Belak's ears ringing pretty good. I just wish Koci saved his fighting for Nik Antropov, that Pu$$y tried intimidating young Pat Kane by getting right up in his face. It would have been much more satisfying to see Koci clean his clock.

Posted by alesek1979 on October 21, 2007 at 03:56 PM

It was a great fight!!! I love the fact that both fighters were throwing w/ both hands. None of that one hand hitting - the back of the helmet - chicken shiat. Each landed few big ones, and each received few big ones! ...over all, Belak connected little better, but I have to give lots of props to Koci. This guy, if he sticks around, he will be the new champion! (remember, Belak, Boogie, Brashear, Laraque, Peters, Orr, and few others have been doing this for some time. David Koci have not. For a NHL noob, he is doing an amazing job!)

Posted by Bagratid on October 23, 2007 at 04:27 AM

Probably give Koci a slight edge, threw a few more punches despite getting a little boo-boo on his nose. Good to see a quality fight with no grappling or bearhugging.

Posted by Shoryuken on November 16, 2007 at 01:52 PM

Win Belak due to damage done. Good fight though, neither guy was afraid to open up a little

Posted by CZuke39 on October 23, 2007 at 04:29 AM

Fight was a draw unfortunately for Koci he got cut up a bit and it looked a lot worse then it was.

Posted by CubsJunkie on February 09, 2010 at 11:21 AM

How Belak was landing solid punches with his jersey over his head is beyond me. Both landed a couple of solid shots. Draw.

Posted by muskokadangler on October 04, 2010 at 12:42 AM

Its not everyday you get shirted for most of the fight AND WIN!!! Kotex can take some great shots .....But he still lost!!!!! That nose........she be a BROKE

Posted by goleafsgo12665 on November 15, 2008 at 11:32 AM

Pretty good fight. I give Wade Belak the win. http://voteleafs.com

Posted by xycer on October 22, 2007 at 06:56 PM

originally thought it was very close, but upon further review, koci barely landed anything. win belak.

Posted by Dijo on October 21, 2007 at 07:14 PM

WIN FOR BELAK!!! This was a very good fight. At one point Belak got his sweater pulled over his head, but it didn't seem to bother him. He kept throwing them. Koci was blooded up after this one. This is a big win for Belak especially considering his so-so effort versus Sutton in his 1st fight of the season.

Posted by IIXx33PlayA33xX on October 21, 2007 at 10:12 AM

wow koci sucks ass belak destoryed him.