Fighters you disliked but now admire
I'm sure a fair few of us must be guilty of this, for whatever reason.
Looking back i strangely had a dislike for Hearns but put this down to always being a Hagler fan.
Now i see Tommy for what he truly was, an all time great and good guy.
Had the same scenario with Nigel Benn as i was a Watson fan but again, Nigel now ranks very highly with me.
One fighter though i always wanted to see get beaten more than any other was Naz and still not very keen on the guy.
Same goes for Calzaghe, purely for not taking some fights earlier in his career....see RJJ.