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Old 10-10-2009, 12:41 AM   #22
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Default Re: Sean O' Grady Discussion

O'Grady was a very good Lightweight in an era of some great lightweights.

O'Grady was moving up from bantamweight to fight Featherweight Danny Lopez.
Lopez had had much more solid pro fights, was coming into his prime, and had fought
guys like Ruben Olivares, Chucho Castillo, and Bobby Chacon.

Plus it was fought in LA, Lopez's back yard.

Lopez wins the Featherweight title 2 fights later.

O'Grady's corner stopped the fight after 4 rounds because a young Sean was in over his head and they didn't want to ruin him as a fighter.

Sean was just 17 years old when he fought Little Red who was 23 years old.

Also, I don't think Sean had many amateur fights.....his Dad Pat "snuck" him into the pro ranks at a very young age.
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