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Old 08-28-2007, 10:21 AM   #1
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Default The most mediocre fighter ever

This is NOT a thread about the worst fighter. I'm looking for fighters who simply didn't stand out from the crowd. They had no glaring weaknesses, no major strengths. Their careers were neither particularly good nor particularly bad. They were not really interesting, and their fighting style wasn't markedly different or entertaining.

I'm looking for the Boxer in the Gray Flannel Suit. Who is he?
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Old 08-28-2007, 10:25 AM   #2
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This thread is boring.
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Old 08-28-2007, 10:25 AM   #3
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Howard Eastman's brother.
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Old 08-28-2007, 10:27 AM   #4
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It's in the same noble tradition as "greatest journeyman ever".
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It's in the same noble tradition as "greatest journeyman ever".
Do you think that a journeyman can do great things or not? Or do you belive that as soon as he does great things he ceases to be a journeyman?

Anyway, I think the answer is "Howard Eastman's brother", Gilbert.
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Old 08-28-2007, 10:31 AM   #6
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Do you think that a journeyman can do great things or not? Or do you belive that as soon as he does great things he ceases to be a journeyman?
The latter.

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Anyway, I think the answer is "Howard Eastman's brother", Gilbert.
Possibly. Was he ranked in a mediocre place (say, top 30-50 or so)?
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Tony Tucker.
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Old 08-28-2007, 10:36 AM   #8
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This is NOT a thread about the worst fighter. I'm looking for fighters who simply didn't stand out from the crowd. They had no glaring weaknesses, no major strengths. Their careers were neither particularly good nor particularly bad. They were not really interesting, and their fighting style wasn't markedly different or entertaining.

I'm looking for the Boxer in the Gray Flannel Suit. Who is he?
The type of fighter you're describing sounds an aweful lot like Michael Nunn. Although Nunn was a great fighter, he was often tedious or unimpressive to watch. If you don't believe me, watch his fight against Marlon Starling, 1991. If sleeping pills won't knock you out, then that fight sure as hell will.
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Old 08-28-2007, 10:37 AM   #9
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Possibly. Was he ranked in a mediocre place (say, top 30-50 or so)?
Probably. I don't think he had quite thirty fights though. I couldn't even say for sure if he's still active since Lockett battered him. Bottom line is he lost to the guys with winning records and beat the guys with losing records. Which is the kind of thing you're after?

He does have a contender brother though, which might DQ him...
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This is NOT a thread about the worst fighter. I'm looking for fighters who simply didn't stand out from the crowd. They had no glaring weaknesses, no major strengths. Their careers were neither particularly good nor particularly bad. They were not really interesting, and their fighting style wasn't markedly different or entertaining.

I'm looking for the Boxer in the Gray Flannel Suit. Who is he?
Ray Robinson is the first name that comes to mind
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Michael Sprott.
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