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View Poll Results: Has a top level fighter ever gone into a fighter expecting to lose?
Yes (give examples in the thread) 34 94.44%
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Old 10-30-2011, 04:28 PM   #16
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Old 10-30-2011, 04:29 PM   #17
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floyd shit himself when margo approached him and his **** buddy the harlem hotty or whatever.
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Old 10-30-2011, 04:30 PM   #18
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How about Duran in the second Leonard fight? He openly didnt train properly, wasnt eating right, and didnt really fancy it
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Old 10-30-2011, 04:31 PM   #19
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How about Duran in the second Leonard fight? He openly didnt train properly, wasnt eating right, and didnt really fancy it
Duran in the Hearns fight aswell maybe?

I'd also throw out Shane Mosley in the second Forrest fight.
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Old 10-30-2011, 04:31 PM   #20
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morales in the third pac fight.jacobs against pirog
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Old 10-30-2011, 04:33 PM   #21
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Joe calzaghe was petrified of jeff lacy he thought he was going to lose and then put on a great clinic.
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Old 10-30-2011, 04:33 PM   #22
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When Hatton made the throat gesture at the weigh in against Floyd something told me there was real doubt in his mind.Bonecrusher Smith more or less said on TV the other night that going into the Tyson fight he knew his work was cut out for him and it wasn't till late in the fight he realised that there was a way to get at Mike.Leonard knew he was in trouble in training for the Camacho debacle.Razor Ruddock looked spooked going in with Lewis IMO as well.Has anyone before Hate went into a title fight with a plan to highlight his excuse in the event of a defeat?
There's no doubt in my mind that all of those fighters you mentioned knew they were going in against very tough opposition, but did any of them actually expect to lose? Maybe Bonecrusher.
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Old 10-30-2011, 04:33 PM   #23
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Nobody's mentioned it yet, Roy Jones wasn't expecting to win the Glen Johnson fight, he felt faint, and weight drained and told his Aunt, 'not to be suprised' if he got knocked out
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Old 10-30-2011, 04:34 PM   #24
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Joe calzaghe was petrified of jeff lacy he thought he was going to lose and then put on a great clinic.
you is one stupid mofo.

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Camacho against de la Hoya and possibly Trinidad.
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Nobody's mentioned it yet, Roy Jones wasn't expecting to win the Glen Johnson fight, he felt faint, and weight drained and told his Aunt, 'not to be suprised' if he got knocked out
That's a true story? Wow.
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Old 10-30-2011, 04:35 PM   #27
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How about Duran in the second Leonard fight? He openly didnt train properly, wasnt eating right, and didnt really fancy it
Duran looked in good shape and was fighting on almost even terms with Ray before he quit. I think Duran's troubles ahead of the fight are overstated, and he almost certainly felt he was going to beat Ray for a second time. In my opinion, at least.
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Old 10-30-2011, 04:38 PM   #28
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danny williams vs del boy chisora. he admitted before the fight he was shot!!
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Old 10-30-2011, 04:38 PM   #29
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I forgot about Jones Jr in the Tarver rematch.He celebrated going the distance and losing wide more than he did in half of his defences!
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Old 10-30-2011, 04:38 PM   #30
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What's with the italics?
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