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Old 11-17-2012, 10:21 AM   #31
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He certainly looked great during his prime. I think the weight definitely could of been factor in the Honeyghan fight although Honeyghan was really on fire that night.

Just watched the McCallum fight again it just oozes class from both fighters and i think on another night Curry might of won, he was handling Mike, a future ATG who was at his peak great until he shipped that left hook. Mike though even though he took some great shots just kept coming. Talking about Curry fighting Hagler which at the time looked a great matchup makes you wonder how McCallum might of done against Hagler circa 85-87.
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Old 11-17-2012, 10:43 AM   #32
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Honeyghan I'm not sure, maybe he didn't have enough toughness and heart to rally back though, I'm not sure
Weight problems too.

I've also heard of drug problems. Don't know if it's true though.

Curry's technical decline started before Ragamaffin fight - check his fight against Eduardo Rodriguez to see him being less balanced and less patient/more inclined towards straightforward/powerpunching approach.

And, of course, Ragamaffin was a very good fighter for a short time, great style to give Curry problems.
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Old 11-17-2012, 11:54 AM   #33
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He certainly looked great during his prime. I think the weight definitely could of been factor in the Honeyghan fight although Honeyghan was really on fire that night.

Just watched the McCallum fight again it just oozes class from both fighters and i think on another night Curry might of won, he was handling Mike, a future ATG who was at his peak great until he shipped that left hook. Mike though even though he took some great shots just kept coming.
I think that one deserved a rematch, and it could have happened at MW I suppose. But don't think Curry ever was the same and Mike wanted the big names like Leonard, Hagler, Hearns etc.

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Talking about Curry fighting Hagler which at the time looked a great matchup makes you wonder how McCallum might of done against Hagler circa 85-87.
Hagler started losing a step by then, and I think that would be enough for Mike to edge it. I think he was a better fighter than Leonard by 1987.
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Old 11-17-2012, 12:27 PM   #34
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I agree with you and a better fighter than Mugabi.
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Old 11-17-2012, 12:59 PM   #35
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Making ww ruined him,after that he was never the same.
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Old 11-17-2012, 04:24 PM   #36
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throwing it out there but I'm not a big fan of Donald currys stance. he was far too upright, chin almost on display at times. looking at the mccallum and honeyghan fights he relies too much on his rflexes...his stance looks to have the same weakness as adrian broners does now as was discussed in another thread. his mobility and corresponding defense suffered

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Old 11-17-2012, 04:33 PM   #37
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At his best he was very good at catching and parrying shots.

Broner is a shambles technically IMO.
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Old 11-17-2012, 04:50 PM   #38
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At his best he was very good at catching and parrying shots.

Broner is a shambles technically IMO.
Oh absolutely. curry HAD the reflexes but hes still sloppy

Broner has some glaring flaws that i honestly feel he remedy and bevome a top talent. i see demarco NAILING him in like the 3rd and broner showing skills and adaptability we havent seen yet
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Old 11-17-2012, 05:29 PM   #39
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You seen his fights with Ponce and Quintero?
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You seen his fights with Ponce and Quintero?
Not yet...watched a lot of the ponce fight and he look like shit in the first half admittedly. he has a lot of room to grow but I honestly think he has the skills and once he find a trainer to tighten up his techniqur and trouble shoot, hes a future p4p fighter
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Old 11-17-2012, 05:38 PM   #41
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I think he's too stupid to put it all together. Watch both of them fights man, you'll see he ain't all that, just getting by on flash and size at the mo'.

I admit he can change my perceptions pretty quickly depending on how he looks tonight.
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Old 11-17-2012, 05:45 PM   #42
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I think he's too stupid to put it all together. Watch both of them fights man, you'll see he ain't all that, just getting by on flash and size at the mo'.

I admit he can change my perceptions pretty quickly depending on how he looks tonight.
yeah I've only really seen highlights of the ponce fight but I heard he was horrible. Demarco and his straight left will tell us a LOT tonight
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Old 11-17-2012, 05:47 PM   #43
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Intriguing one....but Viloria-Marquez bill takes the biscuit for me

Well...GSP's return is my main concern tonight to be perfectly honest. That's a pretty crud card and I'm still more psyched for it than this modern boxing lark
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Old 11-17-2012, 05:53 PM   #44
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Regarding broner I just can't forget how hopeless he looked against pdl.

Still he's taking on the best lightweight in the world right now and if he wins he gets massive props from me. Pdl has picked up a sfw belt right? That rematch should happen should broner win.
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Old 11-17-2012, 06:19 PM   #45
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Lightweight, like junior middle, has no no.1 at the mo' really. DeMarco looks one of the better ones but a come from behind win over Linares, a blowout of the not very good Molina, Kid Diamond and getting outclassed and battered by Valero doesn't show us much IMO. If he's the no.1 135lber he's one of the very worst to ever earn that distinction.

Still, solid chin, big guy, decent pop, good test for Broner.
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