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Old 11-27-2012, 07:34 PM   #7
left jab danny
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Default Re: Lionel rose overrated

I don't think he was over rated but he did have a short prime probably because he really struggled with weight and other problems outside the ring.
But The fact is he was a duel WBA WBC champion who went overseas and took the belt off the champ in his backyard.
It was a huge feat for us at the time and if you have any doubt about how big a deal it was you only have to look at the parade they had in Melbourne for Lionel where more than 250 thousand ppl turned up to cheer him.
If you want to see Rose in his prime watch his fight against Rocky Gattellari where he went up to Sydney and gave Rocky the biggest boxing lesson you'll see.

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