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Old 11-25-2012, 07:25 AM   #16
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To me it seemed Bowe was already on his way out. I'd give Golota so much more credit if not for the dirty fighting. But yea I agree he was a wasted talent. I liked those short, compact punches he'd throw in combination. Not many HWs today can throw any today.
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Old 11-25-2012, 07:27 AM   #17
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What was this Golota injury that so hampered him then?
he had some big problems with his left hand after a car accident in 1999, even some doctor who Golota visited many times said his left hand will never be 100% functional
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Old 11-25-2012, 07:34 AM   #18
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Harry Wills anyone?
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Old 12-12-2012, 11:41 PM   #19
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To me it seemed Bowe was already on his way out. I'd give Golota so much more credit if not for the dirty fighting. But yea I agree he was a wasted talent. I liked those short, compact punches he'd throw in combination. Not many HWs today can throw any today.
I give Golota the nod because of his intense body punches. I can't remember a body-puncher that threw them as good as Golota. If he could've only kept them a little higher. Body punchers at HW are rare.
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Old 12-12-2012, 11:56 PM   #20
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What was this Golota injury that so hampered him then?
Left shoulder. His jab was still formitable but not as good as it was, his left hook is what suffered the most. It used to be awesome but post 2000 he couldn't turn the punch over and was basically just swinging his arm.
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Old 12-13-2012, 12:04 AM   #21
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Ummmmm Sam Langford!

He wasn't even a true heavyweight but was the best never to win the title. Thread answered
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Old 12-13-2012, 12:06 AM   #22
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Sam Langford or Razor Ruddock

Golota had no ****ing balls. Quit twice after taking jabs and no knockdown. Bums his days (and I aint exaggerating about the bum part) sitting in some Polish Cafe on Chicago's West side
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Old 12-13-2012, 12:07 AM   #23
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Ummmmm Sam Langford!

He wasn't even a true heavyweight but was the best never to win the title. Thread answered
Tell that to all the HW's he destroyed and Jack Johnson who was scared as **** of him.
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Old 12-13-2012, 12:08 AM   #24
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Sam Langford, Ernie Shavers, Jimmy Bivins, Roland LaStarza were all better than Golota imo.

Even guys like Ron Lyle and Zora Folley were probably better as well.

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Old 12-13-2012, 12:27 AM   #25
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Left shoulder. His jab was still formitable but not as good as it was, his left hook is what suffered the most. It used to be awesome but post 2000 he couldn't turn the punch over and was basically just swinging his arm.
He did once have a damn good left hook, and agreed that it was more like a swinging arm punch afterwards. But I cannot agree with you when you say he still had a formidable jab. He did not. It no longer had the same snap it once did, and his jab was his primary weapon.
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Old 12-13-2012, 01:01 AM   #26
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He was good and it was a shame he didnt get his act together til he was older vs Byrd and Ruiz even vs Brewster where he got crunched he got up from all knockdowns and looked determined to go on

earlier he quit or fount ways out

he certainly isnt the best to not win, some of the names of those guys have already been listed

Havent seen Quarry's name get tossed out there, how bout Jimmy Young for coming damn close vs Ali

Obviously there are probably 3-5 good names per decade who have a claim to this
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Old 12-13-2012, 01:02 AM   #27
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I understand Mercer won a WBO belt but he was like in the early days when that wasnt taken as seriously as it is now, do you consider him to have never won a title??
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Old 12-13-2012, 01:03 AM   #28
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He did once have a damn good left hook, and agreed that it was more like a swinging arm punch afterwards. But I cannot agree with you when you say he still had a formidable jab. He did not. It no longer had the same snap it once did, and his jab was his primary weapon.
I agree it was nowhere near as quick, sharp or powerful and was far less than it used to be but it was still an effective tool even against guys like Byrd and Ruiz, Ruiz himself having a quality jab.
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Old 12-13-2012, 01:28 AM   #29
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He was good and it was a shame he didnt get his act together til he was older vs Byrd and Ruiz even vs Brewster where he got crunched he got up from all knockdowns and looked determined to go on

earlier he quit or fount ways out

he certainly isnt the best to not win, some of the names of those guys have already been listed

Havent seen Quarry's name get tossed out there, how bout Jimmy Young for coming damn close vs Ali

Obviously there are probably 3-5 good names per decade who have a claim to this
I can't believe I had to go through 26 posts to find Quarry's name!
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Old 12-13-2012, 01:45 AM   #30
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Golota had a lot of tools but what he was lacking was upstairs. He had trouble overcoming adversity, it has hard for him to handle obstacles
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