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Old 07-05-2007, 05:44 AM   #33
cuchulain
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Default Re: Would this be as important as Foreman's victory over Moorer?

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Originally Posted by Senya13
Does every undefeated fighter with padded record deserve a title shot at the champion (not even an eliminator)?

Only the result counts in determining rankings and shots at a title. Besides a TKO is not usually considered struggling.

Besides, an olympic Gold and his defeats of two ranked opponents more than merit a shot. ( Most guys who have fought for the title in the last five years have had far less.)

His claim to a shot was as good as Cassius Clay's at Liston.


Regardless that he won the title, he simply didn't deserve a title fight, not a single victory over ranked opponent. ???

The proof of the pudding here was that he easily disposed of Frazier and hence proved, post facto if nothing else, that he was a worthy contender.


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