Originally Posted by mcvey
Of course hindsight is a wonderful thing.
Munro had put together a winning streak that included wins over Maher, Limerick and Sharkey. We know that Maher and Sharkey were shot, but they were still name fighters. We know that Limerick turned out to be a flash in the pan, but it was not obvious at the time.
Combined with his talent for self promotion, it is not hard to understand how some people saw Munro as a contender on the way up.
I think that should be his newly acquired managers talent for promotion. Before he came on board Munroe,[ or Munore as Mendoza prefers,] was a lightly regarded nobody. His best wins were a news decision over a Sharkey who had been retired for 2 years and been absolutely hammered in his previous fight by Ruhlin ,who had also kod him before.
Sharkey had been stopped in 3 of his last 6 fights thrown out in another ,along with his opponent Maher for lack of action and won just one fight in 4 years.
Maher was Munroe's other" name" and like Sharkey thats all he had left his name, 35 years old, a total pisshead.
Maher had won his last fight on a DSQ against the epic Joe Grim a welter/middle, prior to that he had not won a fight for 2 years . Maher had been kod in his 3 fights before Grim in a total of 5 rds.
Those are Munroe's best victories
Fitz & Sharkey give their opinon of Munroe's chances below.
In this interview after the Maher/Munroe fight Jeffries gives his opinion the fight was fixed for Munroe to win and says," Munroe is not even a good second rater". That Maher has been washed up for years and could not even beat a lightweight.
In the link below Jeffries say he lost $1000 on the Munroe fight and he says he is anxious that" future opponents be well regarded by the sporting public".
The inference being the Munroe fight was a foregone conclusion ,and that he was NOT well regarded.
Below," Little Old Wine Drinker",