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Old 07-04-2012, 11:44 AM   #42
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Default Re: How good was Davey Moore

Originally Posted by salsanchezfan View Post
I think the term "overrated" is misused when describing a fighter who had won a title and defended it three times via knockout by the time he had 11 fights. It doesn't fit.

"Rushed." "Mismanaged." those work. Hard to downgrade such a neophyte when he's already got a ledger like that.

That's not to say that such a person is unbeatable, but I don't recall anyone ever saying he was. He was an underdog as often as not during that time. I think what he did prior to meeting Duran speaks to a huge level of talent.
He did a lot better than Leon Spinks did. Leon had good Amateur credentials when he won the title in his 8th pro fight. he just sputtered into bolivian after that.
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