|10-08-2011, 12:02 PM||#1|
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Join Date: Aug 2009
Was Mger Mkrtchyan a "world-class" fighter?
Bailey thinks Mger Mkrtchyan was a world-class fighter (I wonder why - ), I heartily disagree.
So I put it to you on Mkrtchyan - but of course the wider issue here is that, is merely being ranked in an organization's top 10 for an indeterminate period of time enough for you to have earned the label a "world-class" fighter, or is this in itself not enough?
Some facts from Mkrtchyan's career:
1 - Mkertchyan never won a world title, his record in world title fights was 0-1 (1 KO'd)
2 - Mkertchyan lost the European title he won in his first defence, he never defended it once successfully
3 - Mkertchyan had 26 fights in his career, do you know how many of them were against fighters with over 25 fights of their own?
Calzaghe (who stopped him), Freeman Barr (25-2, never fought for a world title), Jackson Chanet (26-0, never fought for a world title), and Eliseo Nogueira (13-44-3 record!).
The rest were all against guys who had less than 25 fights.
4 - Do you know how many fighters out of the 26 did not have winning records?
(and even then, of the winning records one was 6-5-1 and one was 6-4-2)
Ultimately, Mkrtchyan fought one world-class fighter in his career, and got stopped by him, and over half of his wins were against guys with losing records.
Is this the career of a fighter who proved to be "world-class"?
Vote and explain your answer
|10-08-2011, 12:53 PM||#2|
East Side Guru
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Barrie ON
Re: Was Mger Mkrtchyan a "world-class" fighter?
The stank emanating from bailey's agenda is so strong, it can be smelled over oceans and continents.
Boxrec doesn't make Miguel Angez Jimenez (and a good dozen of others) a legit 'World Title fight' to brag about.