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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 **** 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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