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Old 01-04-2013, 05:32 AM   #16
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Ben Cruz. What happened to him?
Went off the rails...
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Old 01-04-2013, 05:53 AM   #17
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Shane Knox without a doubt, was an Olympian with Jeff Fenech and Renato Cornett, won a bronze at the world amateur titles when he was only 17. Went 16 -0 as a pro and was no1 ranked WBO lightweight and was finished by 26.
Fenech has said that the hardest fights he ever had were the sparring sessions with Shane and that Shane was his toughest opponent. No doubt he could have won a world title, but like so many, left it all for a woman.
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Old 01-04-2013, 06:00 AM   #18
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Ciffy Samardin had the goods. Shame about him.

Dont think James Swan had the goods to be a world champ. yeah he had a promising amateur career but he never faced great opposition in the Ams. The whole Swan clan in Alice were pretty good boxers, James was just a rare case of someone living clean and avoiding the drugs and alcohol that stops so many great central australian athletes in their tracks, so he made it a little further.

Would have like to see Cool Willie continue (under the guidance of someone other than Christian). Yeah he had a loss to world renowned Broner and a lucky punch KO loss to Elomar, but he certainly had the speed and ability to go far.
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Old 01-04-2013, 06:36 AM   #19
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Gifted boxers who retire early do it mainly for health concerns.
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Old 01-04-2013, 05:40 PM   #20
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Cliffy Samardin for sure - 24-0 ranked 5 and 6 by wbc and wba , a young boxing master with great defence . Surely would have gone on and won a World Title if promoted properly - broke me heart when he retired early.
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Old 01-04-2013, 07:35 PM   #21
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Gifted boxers who retire early do it mainly for health concerns.
Could you expand upon this comment. I am not sure what you mean.
What sort of health concerns? Injuries received, or injuries perceived ?

(I tend to think that it could be for a variety of reasons, not associated with health....more to do with circumstances.....aka brickwalls, lack of opportunity, better opportunities in work, weighing up your other committments etc. etc.etc.)
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Old 01-04-2013, 07:50 PM   #22
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Gifted boxers who retire early do it mainly for health concerns.
Better to retire to early then to late.
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Old 01-04-2013, 07:55 PM   #23
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Could you expand upon this comment. I am not sure what you mean.
What sort of health concerns? Injuries received, or injuries perceived ?

(I tend to think that it could be for a variety of reasons, not associated with health....more to do with circumstances.....aka brickwalls, lack of opportunity, better opportunities in work, weighing up your other committments etc. etc.etc.)
I think sometimes it's combination of lack of opportunity and health. especially when you've got a family you want to able to talk to your kids. Boxers get hit in the head for a living and if you not well compensated what's the point if your got a family to feed.
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Old 01-17-2013, 01:23 PM   #24
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From the youtube footage ive seen....... Cliff Sarmidin!!!!!!
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Old 01-17-2013, 01:45 PM   #25
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John Famechon was retired at 25. Clever lad
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Old 01-17-2013, 02:36 PM   #26
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Yep Famechon 25 and Charkey Ramon 24 are the obvious ones,Jeff White only fought for a 5 year period dont know how old he was when he retired.!!!!
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Old 01-17-2013, 06:26 PM   #27
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Holland retired for health reasons.
Ben Cruz is on a long holiday.
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Old 01-17-2013, 06:28 PM   #28
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James Swan was a top Am, but not a top Pro, there's a difference.
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Old 01-17-2013, 06:34 PM   #29
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Birchy looked promising with his first 4 pro fights and had a good am career before injury forced him to retire..
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Old 01-17-2013, 06:49 PM   #30
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John Famechon was retired at 25. Clever lad

Wasn't too clever crossing the Hume highway pissed as a fart after a day at Warwick Farm races.
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