Thread: Rubin Carter...
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Old 07-31-2007, 10:42 AM   #9
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No shame in getting outmuscled by Tiger who was simply better.
Also, slick boxers gave Rubin trouble; he often just basically shut down
his attack on occasion when he knew he wasn't going to land the big one. His title fight with Giardello wasn't nearly as close as some want to believe; by the mid-rounds Joey seemed in complete charge of the fight. Also, Griffith did go wacko at the weighin and threw his fight plan out the window that night. Even Rubin said he knew he couldn't beat Emile if they got into a boxing match so he taunted him not to mention Emile gave up about 10 pounds in that fight moving up from welter. IMHO had they fought again, different story...
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