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Old 02-23-2010, 07:56 AM   #1
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Default Best Effort In A Losing Performance From A British Fighter?

Who came out with most credit when overmatched against WORLD CLASS opposition?

I'm thinking Chris Finnegan vs Bob Foster, or Tommy Farr vs Joe Louis.

Any other obvious examples I'm missing out? And puh-lease, no Lockett vs Pavlik
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Old 02-23-2010, 08:08 AM   #2
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Ernie Roderick vs Henry Armstrong
Herbie Hide vs Riddick Bowe
Matt Skelton vs Ruslan Chagaev
Henry Cooper vs Muhammad Ali I
Graham Earl vs Michael Katsidis?

Will try and think of some more
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Old 02-23-2010, 08:18 AM   #3
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I'm gonna think a bit out of the box and offer this one..okay it wasn't against a prime Junior Jones but Junior went on the fight Paul Ingle in a tight fight up and till his was stopped.

Junior Jones vs Richard ''Tiger'' Evatt. Evatt was just a domestic fighter who had a patchy record and never showed much form going into the fight...he ended up ahead on points and boxing the fight of his life till he was caught in the 11 and sadly was stopped. I felt it was a magnificent performance from someone being used as a warm up to bigger things.

Edit: I know this isn't the best but just wanted to give Evatt props because it was a fine display.
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Old 02-23-2010, 08:20 AM   #4
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Someone mentioned this the other day but when Adrian Dodson lost to Winky he put in a sterling effort and there was no shame there
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Old 02-23-2010, 08:31 AM   #5
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I'm gonna think a bit out of the box and offer this one..okay it wasn't against a prime Junior Jones but Junior went on the fight Paul Ingle in a tight fight up and till his was stopped.

Junior Jones vs Richard ''Tiger'' Evatt. Evatt was just a domestic fighter who had a patchy record and never showed much form going into the fight...he ended up ahead on points and boxing the fight of his life till he was caught in the 11 and sadly was stopped. I felt it was a magnificent performance from someone being used as a warm up to bigger things.

Edit: I know this isn't the best but just wanted to give Evatt props because it was a fine display.
I agree about Evatt, fine display hadn't shown prior to that he was able to compete on that level.
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Old 02-23-2010, 08:37 AM   #6
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danny williams against vitali klit, showed sum heart in that fight
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Old 02-23-2010, 08:40 AM   #7
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Richie Woodall V Keith Holmes
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Old 02-23-2010, 08:47 AM   #8
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My all time favorite would have to be the mentioned Tommy Farr fight but from recent times I think Graham Earl vs Katsidis was such an epic display of heart, action and total carnage that it is my pick.

This should be a good thread.
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Old 02-23-2010, 08:48 AM   #9
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All quality contributions thus far lads

Keep 'em comin'
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Old 02-23-2010, 08:53 AM   #10
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Conteh v Saad Muhammad I
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Old 02-23-2010, 08:56 AM   #11
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Both close decisions away from home to great fighters.

Pat Cowdell- Salvador Sanchez
Alan Rudkin - Lionel Rose
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Clinton Woods vs RJJ. Just on pure guts.
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Old 02-23-2010, 09:05 AM   #13
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Ricky Hatton was winning by "a country mile" against Manny Pacquiao before being stopped.

Apart from that I'd say Randy Turpin against Sugar Ray Robinson in their second fight.
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Michael Watson v Mike McCallum.

A fine effort until he was stopped.
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Old 02-23-2010, 09:08 AM   #15
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Conteh v Saad Muhammad I
We have a winner

One of my top 5 favourite fights, how could I forget
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