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Old 11-24-2012, 11:47 PM   #1
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Default Andre Berto = Jeff Lacy 2.0?

Yay or Nay?
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Old 11-24-2012, 11:51 PM   #2
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Default Re: Andre Berto = Jeff Lacy 2.0?

Eh, he's probably a bit better than Lacy and not too similar in style (They share the overly muscular build though). Berto's never really been anything more than a decent contender and fun TV fighter, tbh.
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Old 11-24-2012, 11:52 PM   #3
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Default Re: Andre Berto = Jeff Lacy 2.0?

In terms of being a muscular hype-job with power and a lot of heart, yes.
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Old 11-25-2012, 12:16 AM   #4
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Default Re: Andre Berto = Jeff Lacy 2.0?

Are you kidding me? Stop being butthurt because your fighter lost. Nobody was saying Berto would be the future of boxing and be the next Sugar Ray Robinson; not one person at all. Now go to sleep.
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Old 11-25-2012, 12:46 AM   #5
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Default Re: Andre Berto = Jeff Lacy 2.0?

They're probably not different levels of fighter, but that level is actually good, no matter how much people seem to want it not to be. There are levels between journeymen and HOFers. If boxing fans in general ran a restaurant together, I swear you'd walk in and ask what the difference is between a small orange juice and a large and the small would be one tablespoon and the large would be one gallon. And there'd be no gatdamn medium.
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Old 11-25-2012, 01:56 AM   #6
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Default Re: Andre Berto = Jeff Lacy 2.0?

i was thinking of this after the fight
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Old 11-25-2012, 02:28 AM   #7
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Default Re: Andre Berto = Jeff Lacy 2.0?

Come on now.

Give credit where credit is due.

Berto is/was a better fighter than lacy.
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Old 11-25-2012, 03:10 AM   #8
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Default Re: Andre Berto = Jeff Lacy 2.0?

i always thought Berto could win an Ortiz rematch and it was just fluke but if he fights like that hes gonna get beat again
if i was him id go for Malignaggi
he can still beat Alexander, Brook, Khan etc just no one who puts pressure on him
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Old 11-25-2012, 03:11 AM   #9
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Yay. If you are not world class and fighting Lacy or Berto but merely average to above average, you will lose. If you are above that level, you will win.
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Old 11-25-2012, 03:52 AM   #10
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Default Re: Andre Berto = Jeff Lacy 2.0?

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Come on now.

Give credit where credit is due.

Berto is/was a better fighter than lacy.
you only saying that because Lacy lost to Calzaghe and you dont want to give Joe Credit.

Before the fight, Americans were all saying Lacy was the new Tyson and the future P4P #1, and chanting USA! USA! USA!

The way they turned their backs on him just to discredit Joe made me disgusted to be a human being

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Old 11-25-2012, 04:12 AM   #11
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Default Re: Andre Berto = Jeff Lacy 2.0?

Jeff lacy way better fighter than juice berto!

Jeff's problem is he came across a atg in calzaghe that ruined him.

The two have nothing in common. Apart from being black and slick.
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Old 11-25-2012, 04:22 AM   #12
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Jeff lacy way better fighter than juice berto!

Jeff's problem is he came across a atg in calzaghe that ruined him.

The two have nothing in common. Apart from being black and slick.
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Old 11-25-2012, 05:28 AM   #13
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Default Re: Andre Berto = Jeff Lacy 2.0?

Never really considered the comparison but two people I follow on Twitter said the same thing within a minute last night, so you're not the only one to see it.

Also, when someone comes back from a failed drugs test and loses, it opens up another set of questions.
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Old 11-25-2012, 05:52 AM   #14
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you only saying that because Lacy lost to Calzaghe and you dont want to give Joe Credit.

Before the fight, Americans were all saying Lacy was the new Tyson and the future P4P #1, and chanting USA! USA! USA!

The way they turned their backs on him just to discredit Joe made me disgusted to be a human being


You're making out like Lacy was some sort of beloved sporting figure in the States before Calzaghe embarrassed him. In reality the guy was a b-level fighter who scored some impressive KOs over mediocre competition and got a few months worth a solid hype from the boxing media in the States. I'm not saying that to discredit Calzaghe. I'm saying it because it's the truth.

Lacy was a one dimensional slugger. After he blew out his shoulder, he was barely a regional level fighter. (As evidenced by his fight with Roy Jones where he made Jones look like he was back in his prime.) The fact the press coverage that Lacy got is such a big part of Calzaghe's legacy shows how ****ing shitty his resume was for a supposed "all time great."


FYI the U.S. boxing media and the networks will hype ANY up and coming fighter who looks like they have devastating KO power because casual fans in the U.S. only tune in when there's a good possibility of a KO.
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