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Old 02-06-2013, 10:55 AM   #35
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Default Re: Why didn't Naseem Hamed ever fight properly again after Barrera?

Originally Posted by True_Hero View Post
Because other than possibly Kelly, Barrera was the only top boxer Naseem ever fought. He got his arse kicked and he didn't have the heart to continue.

Naseem was a 2nd tier boxer. End of story. He had a career fighting other 2nd and 3rd tier boxers and the only 1st tier opponents he had were Barrera and Kelly. He didn't have the heart to fight a real opponent again.
This is a very good post except for the fact that Kelly was not 1st tier(except, of course, if it's a very weak era) by the time Hamed fought him as he'd been stopped once and drawn with 2 times in the 2 1/2 years before the Hamed fight by fellows that weren't world beaters themselves.
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