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Old 11-15-2012, 10:57 AM   #31
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Peter Oboh. Went on a great run. Took the European title and was heading for a world title shot. Then just dissapeared. Said he couldn't get a fight. Finally got one after a few years lay-off then ran-off an hour before. Utterly bizarre.

Can anyone on here shed any light?
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Old 11-15-2012, 12:19 PM   #32
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I often wondered what happened to him, did he fight on much after the Thaxton fight?
Says on BoxRec he fought 1 more fight after the Jon Thaxton fight. In 2011.
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Old 11-15-2012, 12:23 PM   #33
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If I had to guess, he Knew he wasn't any use after such a long lay off and nerves got the better of him come fight night.
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Old 11-15-2012, 12:28 PM   #34
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whatever happened with barnes? was it lack of dedication and training or was he really not that good? or was he more of a gym fighter?
I remember hearing he pissed about and camped in the woods before the fight he lost , sounds like he probably wasn't really dedicated enough. Would be cool if he came back in a couple of years and was a much better fighter for it, looks like they turned him pro far too early.
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Old 11-16-2012, 11:09 AM   #35
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I got the impression it was "pushy father" syndrome with Barnes. I remember his Dad going on about survivalist stuff and he sounded like a total bellend. I don't think Barnes's heart was in it and seemed like his dad was just living vicariously through him.

He gassed badly against that journeyman and just didn't to be there. I remember his Dad shouting at him between rounds and asking if he wanted it. The lack of response and the look on Barnes's face said it all.
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Old 11-16-2012, 11:18 AM   #36
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Yeah, Superbad didn't want to be in there.

The guy he lost to wasn't useless by any means, but still... it was a winnable contest and he just let the bloke beat him. That was my take on it at least.
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Old 11-16-2012, 11:38 AM   #37
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George Collins. Built up a fantastic "padded" record, over 30 odd fights, straight wins but then when he stepped up he got found out. Lost to Gary Jacobs on points then got stopped by Laing and hung up his gloves. I don't even think he was that old when he quit because he turned pro very young if I recall correctly.
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Old 11-16-2012, 11:47 AM   #38
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Kevin Lear was fantastic shame about his injuries
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Old 11-16-2012, 11:50 AM   #39
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Juan Diaz's disappearance was pretty unexplained for a while, but I heard he went to university, studying law.

His career was pretty much finished by then anyway.
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Old 11-16-2012, 12:54 PM   #40
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George Collins. Built up a fantastic "padded" record, over 30 odd fights, straight wins but then when he stepped up he got found out. Lost to Gary Jacobs on points then got stopped by Laing and hung up his gloves. I don't even think he was that old when he quit because he turned pro very young if I recall correctly.
I saw loads of George Collins 'fights' and he looked good against the bums Frank W continued to feed him fight after fight.
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Old 11-16-2012, 01:15 PM   #41
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Diaz wasn't ever going to recover from the loss to Marquez, no matter how slowly they rebuilt him afterwards.

He put on a brilliant performance on the night but just wasn't good enough ultimately.

Still, had a good career, becoming a triple belt holder at 135 and putting on a brave showing for the title.

Must be hard to come back from, knowing you've given it your all, been in a winning position and then being powerless to stop the opponent from turning the tables and finding a way to win.
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Old 11-16-2012, 03:07 PM   #42
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Anyone know what happened to Matt Korobov? Remember seeing him a fair bit on undercards on big US fights a few years ago. Haven't heard about him in ages though.
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Old 11-16-2012, 03:57 PM   #43
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Francisco Bojado.

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Georgie Smith. He was called one of the greatest talents in modern British boxing. Lost to Derek Roche and never seen again.
That's a good one
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Old 11-16-2012, 04:07 PM   #44
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James Branch was very hyped but got badly ko'd a few times
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Old 11-16-2012, 04:07 PM   #45
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Anyone know what happened to Matt Korobov? Remember seeing him a fair bit on undercards on big US fights a few years ago. Haven't heard about him in ages though.
I've been very underwhelmed with Koborov. The amount of hype and exposure I was expecting a lot more. He has coasted through almost all of his fights and shows the flashes of why he was talked up but really hasn't shown his talents enough.
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