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Old 12-27-2010, 05:20 PM   #61
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Hamed is definitely up there in the debate amongst the greatest British fighters ever alongside the likes of Lennox Lewis, John Conteh, Lloyd Honeyghan, Ken Buchanan, Ted the Kid Lewis, Joe Calzaghe, Eubanks, Benn. McGuigan should not and cannot be mentioned in this company. Hamed fought the best araound and did not chicken out by facing the likes of Tom Boom Boom Johnson and the legendary Marco Antonio Barrera at his peak. McGuigan bottled it and studiously avoided Azumah Nelson. Honeyghan fought the great Don Curry, Blocker and got destroyed by the excellent Marlon Starling but get credit for fighting the best beating the best and losing to the best ditto Benn, Hamed etc. How McGuigan got into the hall of fame defies reasons unless it was for commentating.
I think you're being hard on McGuighan there Olu he fought and beat some good men.It's debatable whether he avoided Nelson even though that fight was never made.I think Barry was a better fighter on the way up than after he won the title and at that time I believe he could have given Nelson a tough fight although any version of McGuighan would have lost against Nelson who was another level up.
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Old 12-30-2010, 05:39 PM   #62
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His choice to only spar for three weeks Punk. It certainly seemed on that doco that Naz was running the show and just doing as he pleases.

Three weeks to prepare for what was the biggest fight of his career was just plain stupid thinking. Barrera is a legend for his ring exploits, Naz is remembered more for ring-entrances and outside the ring activities.
It was his choice. My point is that how many fighters could do that, be competitive and get totally slated for it?
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Old 12-30-2010, 06:34 PM   #63
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Naz dropped Brendan and got exposed for the joker he was without him . end the convo now , he was a big headed little twat who got raped by a big boy . WORD

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Old 12-30-2010, 07:35 PM   #64
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**** naz.............
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Old 01-01-2011, 08:03 AM   #65
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Naz dropped Brendan and got exposed for the joker he was without him . end the convo now , he was a big headed little twat who got raped by a big boy . WORD
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Old 01-01-2011, 08:08 AM   #66
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Josey what about the article saying Froch is the best Brit since Lennox

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Old 01-01-2011, 02:44 PM   #67
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Go Josey!!!
I was at the weigh in with Steves dad Serg Con , about 20 years back but ask Francis it only seems like 2 ..................
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Old 01-01-2011, 02:47 PM   #68
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Josey what about the article saying Froch is the best Brit since Lennox

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Was Lenny a Brit Teke ?
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Old 01-01-2011, 06:03 PM   #69
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I dunno, it's prolly the generation gap but pommy's like Randy Turpin, Terry Downes & Nigel Benn, Hamed just doesn't seem to fit as the Brit GOAT somehow.

I think the thing that worries me about the modern British greats, has been their aversion to fight outside of the UK.
Those I mentioned did not have "Commuter" style travel, but the modern ones did, but seldom used it.

Be that as it may, Naz was some fighter.
I think that his flair sometimes blur our memory.
He was an extraordinary puncher & the few granited chinned opponents that went the distance had their ears boxed off.

After the Medina fight, I thought his only flaw was in his flighty footwork.
The fighter that worked him to a routine & could get inside when Naz "landed" would be his victor.
It would be 5 years & a dozen defences before a Bahamas addicted party animal would meet Barerra, but he still went the distance with him.

MAB was 3 years late. Had that fight happened back then, I think Naz would have got a standing ovation from his aforementioned "Peers"

However,,,

I went cold on naming fighters G.O.A.T. after the Ali Foreman fight.

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Old 01-01-2011, 09:22 PM   #70
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the only mention of G.O.A.T when talking about Hamed should be the fact that he used to **** GOATS in Yemen
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