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Old 05-18-2008, 12:45 AM   #9
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Default Re: What Fighter's Downfall Saddened You The Most?

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Originally Posted by brownpimp88
Wow a single off-night and he's all of a sudden a lesser fighter?

Qawi and Eddie Mustafa were p4p fighters and are a class above antuofermo and minter, the two best middleweights that hagler beat. Even if Eddie was weight drained, a win is a win and its his fault that he allowed himself to get fat. Marvin Johnson is also better than most 'middleweights' that Hagler beat.

Eitherway, Spinks could have seriously been a top 15 p4per, he just allowed that Tyson loss get to him.
But Hagler also beat Duran, Hearns and arguably Leonard as well. When you add that to the middleweights he beat then he does have a superior resume imo. On the whole I felt he was more dominant than Spinks as well during his prime. Qawi got terribly close and a diminished Muhammad really took it to Spinks too. I don't think Hagler was ever challenged in such a way during his middleweight prime, despite some claiming the Duran fight was close (it wasn't as far as I'm concerned).

For what it's worth, if someone does have Spinks beating Davis and someone has Hagler losing to Leonard, I don't really have an argument against someone placing Spinks higher, but as it stands I don't.
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