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Old 05-18-2008, 02:03 AM   #11
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Default Re: What Fighter's Downfall Saddened You The Most?

Originally Posted by brownpimp88
Eitherway, Spinks could have seriously been a top 15 p4per, he just allowed that Tyson loss get to him.
He didn't let the loss get to him at all, what he did was make a very smart retirement at a fine time. He made millions upon millions of dollars and was not into boxing as much as some others have been. The heavyweights were always going to be a short term career for Spinks. He could have easily run into a Douglas, a Tucker or another big strong heavyweight and got derailed again. Spinks retirement is absolute class and it's a pity more don't follow his wisdom. Tyson looked like he was going to be champion for a helluva long time and Spinks was never getting another shot there, and nor would he have probably wanted to. So what's he do, go around fighting non great contenders on the off chance he might rise by some minescule margin in the ATG rankings?
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