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Old 08-21-2007, 06:35 PM   #26
mr. magoo
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Default Re: Holmes's Title Opposition, as shit as they say???


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Cobb was the undefeated “ white hope “ before Cooney. Ocasio was a very skilled cruiser weight sized fighter in the heavyweight division. LeDoux was a popular journeyman fighter who mixed with his era.


You pointed out some nice facts, except Cobb was not the undefeated white hope when he fought Holmes. He had previously lost to an aging Norton just shortly before Ken got Killed by Cooney. Cobb was also defeated by Michael Dokes. I'll give Cobb credit for being a genuinely tough guy, but I still didn't see the merit in giving him a shot. Besides he did little else than take a pounding that evening. Spinks had the Ali win in his pocket, but had lost on a single round to Coetzee, as well as tying with Ledoux and I believe Lopez. With only 10 victories to his credit and some bad losses, he was by no means a legitimate contender. Scott Ledoux was a bum, and I don't think we even have to go into the reasons here.

By the way, why are we typing in black????

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