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Old 10-09-2011, 01:26 PM   #1
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[ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N8A5A4x2XhA&feature=related[/ame] You guys remember this fight? I was at this one and felt bad for Chris.
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Old 10-09-2011, 03:26 PM   #2
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Very sad. Did not like Tarver's comments. Saying that it had nothing to do with losing weight, but wars at HW instead. Hiding the fact RJJ had the same issue on their first fight. Byrd look horrible and like he hadn't eaten in weeks.
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Old 10-09-2011, 03:26 PM   #3
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He had lost so much muscles just to cut weight. i was sad too. He is a classy guy.
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Old 10-09-2011, 03:29 PM   #4
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He had lost so much muscles just to cut weight. i was sad too. He is a classy guy.
Byrd had good wins against Holyfield and Tua but I will always remember him as the guy who got a draw with a past prime Andrew Golota.
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Old 10-09-2011, 03:49 PM   #5
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Horrible career move for Chris. He was just 38, and while there was no way he was getting his IBF belt back from Wladimir, his loss to Potvetkin, was competitive before the stoppage and it appeared he still had an out and some $$$ to be made in the division.....perhaps as a gatekeeper, fringe contender etc. But I fear the beating Wladimir put on him, followed by being beaten by a solid, but still semigreen Potvetkin really put it in his head that he was too small to compete at HW.
The speed is the first thing to go on a HW, and Byrd's was gone, but his defense was sold as ever, and he could've gone on to give us some decents fights in the HW rankings, Meehan, Ruiz, Holy, Valuev etc. Or he could have dropped to 200, maintained his mediocre power, but excellent defense and solid shin and possibly competed with the Mormecks and Greens of that class. I dunno...I just thought that was a horrible decision to try to go so small, esp after 15 yrs at 200+. He looked almost robotic in there. Very predictable and horribly slow.
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Old 10-09-2011, 03:53 PM   #6
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An average middleweight went up to heavyweight and had a decent career. Shows how crap that division was and has been.
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Old 10-09-2011, 03:55 PM   #7
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Horrible career move for Chris. He was just 38, and while there was no way he was getting his IBF belt back from Wladimir, his loss to Potvetkin, was competitive before the stoppage and it appeared he still had an out and some $$$ to be made in the division.....perhaps as a gatekeeper, fringe contender etc. But I fear the beating Wladimir put on him, followed by being beaten by a solid, but still semigreen Potvetkin really put it in his head that he was too small to compete at HW.
The speed is the first thing to go on a HW, and Byrd's was gone, but his defense was sold as ever, and he could've gone on to give us some decents fights in the HW rankings, Meehan, Ruiz, Holy, Valuev etc. Or he could have dropped to 200, maintained his mediocre power, but excellent defense and solid shin and possibly competed with the Mormecks and Greens of that class. I dunno...I just thought that was a horrible decision to try to go so small, esp after 15 yrs at 200+. He looked almost robotic in there. Very predictable and horribly slow.
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Old 10-09-2011, 04:41 PM   #8
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he should have gone to cruserweight really. light heavy was a mistake
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Old 10-09-2011, 04:43 PM   #9
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Yes it was unfortunate to watch but he was a favorite of mine to watch as a heavyweight
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Old 10-09-2011, 04:49 PM   #10
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Yes, I do. I remember thinking that George prolonged the beating Byrd took because he didn't go for the kill earlier.
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Old 10-09-2011, 05:39 PM   #11
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Byrd had good wins against Holyfield and Tua but I will always remember him as the guy who got a draw with a past prime Andrew Golota.
Who was gifted a draw **

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Byrd had good wins against Holyfield and Tua but I will always remember him as the guy who got a draw with a past prime Andrew Golota.

I was there at that fight and felt something in the aire so my brother and I left MSG before the cards were read. Polish folks are die hard boxing fans and I heard it was ugly when the verdict was read. I think Golota was cursed. He should have won a HW title at least two to three times.
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