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Old 12-28-2012, 08:34 PM   #1
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Default Guys who looked tough and got big fights... just to lose

Who comes to mind? You know the type... maybe they used to be good, or maybe they looked good beating some bums but were far from top notch.

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Brett Lally:

He beat John Scully at MW W10 (who was 13-0) and went on to lose to Donald Curry LKOby2 and Terry Norris LKOy1. He did manage to decision Tyrone Trice before his KO losses to Vinny Paz, Otis Grant, Dana Rosenblatt, and Chad Dawson.

Ricardo Mayorga:

He stopped Andrew Lewis in 5 then Vernon Forrest in 3. He even decisioned Forrest (MD) in a rematch. He lost a close decision to Cory Spinks. He won decisions over Michele Piccirillo, and Fernando Vargas in between getting his ass handed to him by Trinidad LKOby8, DeLahoya LKOby6, Mosley LKOby12, and Cotto LKOby12.

Bert Cooper:

Smokin... once trained by Joe Fraizer and he even resembled him a little (and Tyson) but he was far from great. He had legit power but he got the crap beat out of him by Reggie Gross, The Truth, Nate Miller, Foreman, Bowe, Foreman, Moorer, Corrie Sanders, Larry Donald, and others. He did manage to beat Henry Tillman, Tyrone Booze, Willie de Wit, Orlin Norris, Joe Hipp, Cecil Coffee, Joe Savage, and Richie Mellito. He was exciting even in his losses.
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Old 12-28-2012, 08:54 PM   #2
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Mayorga was extremely legit at 147 and gave Trinidad and Mosley good fights. I wouldn't count him.
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Old 12-28-2012, 08:59 PM   #3
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Default Re: Guys who looked tough and got big fights... just to lose

Tyson from Lewis till Mcbride

Zab Judah for the longest time now
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Old 12-28-2012, 09:11 PM   #4
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Tyson from Buster Douglas till Mcbride
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Old 12-28-2012, 09:42 PM   #5
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Jeff Lacy
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Old 12-28-2012, 11:14 PM   #6
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Alex steward and Bruce Sheldon, Alfred Kotey, Ricky Myers and last but noet least Tommy Morrison.
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Old 12-29-2012, 12:53 AM   #8
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Rocky Juarez. /thread.
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Old 12-29-2012, 01:36 AM   #9
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Tyson from Buster Douglas till Mcbride
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Old 12-29-2012, 01:11 PM   #10
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Tyson from Lewis till Mcbride

Zab Judah for the longest time now
Agreed with those two.

How about Golota? - made a name for himself with two losing efforts against Bowe, but has been embarrassed in almost every notable fight since then.
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Old 12-29-2012, 01:18 PM   #11
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Ricardo Mayorga:

He stopped Andrew Lewis in 5 then Vernon Forrest in 3. He even decisioned Forrest (MD) in a rematch. He lost a close decision to Cory Spinks. He won decisions over Michele Piccirillo, and Fernando Vargas in between getting his ass handed to him by Trinidad LKOby8, DeLahoya LKOby6, Mosley LKOby12, and Cotto LKOby12.
I would consider Mayorga for this topic only above 147.

At 147 he was a legit top fighter with a string of good wins.

Above 147 he's basically been just a tough journeyman - good enough to test top fighters but not good enough to actually beat them.
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Old 12-29-2012, 01:37 PM   #12
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Jumbo Cummings. Monstrous physique through weight-lifting but would tire easily having to hold up those massive arms.
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Old 12-29-2012, 01:51 PM   #13
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Old 12-29-2012, 07:24 PM   #14
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first name that came to mind was Golota...he should have had two wins with Bowe...
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Old 12-30-2012, 12:54 AM   #15
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I'll throw Herbie Hide in there -- not 'tough' looking but looked like a threat for a time
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