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Old 06-29-2009, 03:03 PM   #1
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Default Less than 24 hours before Dan Rafael puts another prospect on a stretcher!

Aaaand ESPN's 2010 Prospect of the Year is: Saul Canelo Alvarez!

The fighter who receives the prestigeous Prospect of the Year award is the best young fighter and future star in a given year, so you would think there's no chance of that talent losing right after getting the writers' recognition.

But in reality, you really don't want to receive ESPN's Prospect of the Year award, because you're most likely gonna get beat in 12 months! Call it the revenge of the cheeseburger or the derail of the ice-cream truck, the curse strikes down one year after another and prospects come close to a nervous breakdown every time Dansday is approaching. Last year I predicted (not much of a prediction I guess) that Danny Jacobs will fall, and he did, and less than 24 hours and we'll know the name of the next unfortunate who's prospect run will come to an end in 2011.


Let's see the list!

Prospect of the Year in 2000: Julio Diaz
- upset by Angel Manfredy in 2001

Prospect of the Year in 2001: Francisco Bojado

- upset by Juan Carlos Rubio in 2002

Prospect of the Year in 2004: Sam Peter

- upset (Peter favored 3-to-1) by Wlad Klitschko in 2005

Prospect of the Year in 2005: Joel Julio

- upset by Carlos Quintana in 2006

Prospect of the Year in 2007: Amir Khan

- upset by Breidis Prescott in 2008

Prospect of the Year in 2008: Victor Ortiz

- upset by Marcos Maidana in 2009

Prospect of the Year in 2009: Danny Jacobs
- upset by Dmitry Pirog in 2010

Prospect of the Year in 2010: Saul Alvarez
- upset by ??? ??? in 2011

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Old 06-29-2009, 03:04 PM   #2
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Default Re: The Prospect of the Year Curse struck down again!

Scary to think Peter was once favored over Wlad. Yikes.

Anyways if I'm Danny Jacobs, Yuri Gamboa or Erislandy Lara, I'm running.
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Old 06-29-2009, 03:06 PM   #3
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Default Re: The Prospect of the Year Curse struck down again!

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The fighter who receives the prestigeous Prospect of the Year award is the best young fighter and future star in a given year, so you would think there's no chance of that talent losing right after getting the writers' recognition.

But in reality, you really don't want to recieve ESPN's Prospect of the Year award, because you're most likely gonna get beat the very next year!


Let's see the list!

Prospect of the Year in 2000: Julio Diaz
- upset by Angel Manfredy in 2001

Prospect of the Year in 2001: Francisco Bojado
- upset by Juan Carlos Rubio in 2002

Prospect of the Year in 2004: Sam Peter
-upset (Peter favored 3-to-1) by Wlad Klitschko in 2005

Prospect of the Year in 2005: Joel Julio
-upset by Carlos Quintana in 2006

Prospect of the Year in 2007: Amir Khan
-upset by Breidis Prescott in 2008

Prospect of the Year in 2008: Victor Ortiz
-upset by Marcos Maidana in 2009



The Prospect of the Year Curse struck down again!

In fact, the Prospect of the Year Curse makes Teddy Atlas look like Nostradamus!
He be fair, man, it's called 'prospect of the year', not 'prospect of next year'
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Old 06-29-2009, 03:08 PM   #4
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Default Re: The Prospect of the Year Curse struck down again!

Dan Rafael is a great reporter, but a horrible judge of talent, and I don't agree with the way he scores fights either.

And of course, you skip Jermain Taylor and Miguel Cotto.
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Old 06-29-2009, 03:08 PM   #5
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Default Re: The Prospect of the Year Curse struck down again!

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Prospect of the Year in 2009: ????? ?????
Gamboa?
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Old 06-29-2009, 03:10 PM   #6
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Is Gamboa still a prospect? I mean he's got a belt now so I guess that counts for something.
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Old 06-29-2009, 03:10 PM   #7
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Gamboa?
Dude, didn't you forget Gamboa is already a "world champion"?? How can he be a prospect anymore?
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Old 06-29-2009, 03:23 PM   #8
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Dude, didn't you forget Gamboa is already a "world champion"?? How can he be a prospect anymore?
Didn't know he was champion. My bad.
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Didn't know he was champion. My bad.
It's cool. To be honest I forgot it myself. I had him listed as well
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Old 06-29-2009, 04:02 PM   #10
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Didn't know he was champion. My bad.
Actually i was being sarcastic. Gamboa's WBA 'regular' championship is completely bogus.

In all seriousness, though, regardless of bogus belts, i think Gamboa is slightly past prospect status anyway, i consider him a contender, also due to the the fact that there's not so much out there right now in his weightclass.
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Old 06-29-2009, 04:05 PM   #11
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Default Re: The Prospect of the Year Curse struck down again!

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The fighter who receives the prestigeous Prospect of the Year award is the best young fighter and future star in a given year, so you would think there's no chance of that talent losing right after getting the writers' recognition.

But in reality, you really don't want to receive ESPN's Prospect of the Year award, because you're most likely gonna get beat in 12 months!


Let's see the list!

Prospect of the Year in 2000: Julio Diaz
- upset by Angel Manfredy in 2001

Prospect of the Year in 2001: Francisco Bojado
- upset by Juan Carlos Rubio in 2002

Prospect of the Year in 2004: Sam Peter
- upset (Peter favored 3-to-1) by Wlad Klitschko in 2005

Prospect of the Year in 2005: Joel Julio
- upset by Carlos Quintana in 2006

Prospect of the Year in 2007: Amir Khan
- upset by Breidis Prescott in 2008

Prospect of the Year in 2008: Victor Ortiz
- upset by Marcos Maidana in 2009

Prospect of the Year in 2009: ????? ?????



The Prospect of the Year Curse struck down again!

In fact, the Prospect of the Year Curse makes Teddy Atlas look like Nostradamus!
Julio Diaz still ended up having a decent career and although I've never seen the fight for myself, a lot of people claim he was robbed against Manfredy.
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Old 06-29-2009, 04:17 PM   #12
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who was 2002,2003,2006 prospects of the year?
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Old 06-29-2009, 04:17 PM   #13
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I don't see how Ortiz was the prospect of the year in the first place. He's only showed one dimension in all of his fights.
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Old 06-29-2009, 04:18 PM   #14
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2002- Miguel Cotto

2003- Jermain Taylor

2006- Andre Berto
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Berto 's sorry ass is next.
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