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Old 03-21-2010, 04:54 PM   #31
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Guys who get kod by jabs wont last against Hearns.
Guys who get ko'd by glorified journeymen like Iran Barkley won't last against Norris.
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Old 03-21-2010, 04:56 PM   #32
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...And guys who almost get sparked by Troy Waters won't last against Ray Leonard.
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Old 03-21-2010, 04:57 PM   #33
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Guys who get ko'd by glorified journeymen like Iran Barkley won't last against Norris.
Norris would have spent the rest of his life in a wheelchair if he got hit on the chin by Barkley.

Hearns was at his physical peak when he fought Barkley, you make a compelling argument.
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Old 03-21-2010, 04:57 PM   #34
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Why is this even a debate? Norris' chin is pure china.
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Old 03-21-2010, 04:59 PM   #35
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Norris would have spent the rest of his life in a wheelchair if he got hit on the chin by Barkley.

Hearns was at his physical peak when he fought Barkley, you make a compelling argument.
Doesn't change the fact as who Barkley was as a fighter and that was a glorified journeyman. And Terry eats Barkley alive like so many others have done so.
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Old 03-21-2010, 05:02 PM   #36
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I can understand part of Rooster's frustration in that Leonard was still a live opponent when he faced Norris. Leonard should be considered a plus on Norris' career. Leonard was past it though, and facing someone he needed all he ever had to defeat head to head. Norris can't compete with Leonard's resume. Leonard has Duran, Benitez, and Hearn's on his. I know Rooster will claim that Norris has Leonard on his, but I'm not wasting my time with that one.

The thing that really bothers me is that Norris having a weak chin gets blown out of proportion. Norris' chin was not rock solid by any means, but if all it took was a decent punch then Castro would have knock him out. Norris stood in front of Castro, backing him up and trading for much of that fight. Castro could hit a little. John David Jackson and 80+ other opponents can attest to that. Castro was strong enough that he won a cruiserweight title later in his career.
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Old 03-21-2010, 05:03 PM   #37
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Doesn't change the fact as who Barkley was as a fighter and that was a glorified journeyman. And Terry eats Barkley alive like so many others have done so.
Barkley a glorified Journeyman? The three-weight world champion?

...Besides, journeyman have been known to almost knock Norris out cold.

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Old 03-21-2010, 05:03 PM   #38
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Doesn't change the fact as who Barkley was as a fighter and that was a glorified journeyman. And Terry eats Barkley alive like so many others have done so.
Well Keith Mullings wasnt much more of a journeyman himself. Cmon you gotta get the timing of these fights right.
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Old 03-21-2010, 05:04 PM   #39
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Barkley a glorified Journeyman? The three-weight world champion?

...Besides, journeyman have been known to almost knock Norris out cold.

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No they have.
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Waters wasn't a journeyman, he was just a contender type who happen to knock Terry down. Terry ended up giving him 32 stitches anyway.
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No they have.
Yes, when he was a completely shot fighter who could barely pronounce his own name.
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Waters wasn't a journeyman, he was just a contender type who happen to knock Terry down. Terry ended up giving him 32 stitches anyway.
Did this clown just call Barkley a journeyman whilst also talking up Troy Waters?
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Yes, when he was a completely shot fighter who could barely pronounce his own name.
Leonard was prime when he fought Norris then.
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Yes, when he was a completely shot fighter who could barely pronounce his own name.
Well thats kind of the point isnt it? One of you guys was saying Leonard was still 100% when he faced Norris, and as you stated above, these boxer mover types go downhill pretty quick once they start fading.
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Leonard was prime when he fought Norris then.
And again find me a post where I said Leonard was prime against Norris, please find one post, but hey your not going to find it cause I never said he was. What I did say was, yes Leonard was past his prime but not a shot fighter as his fans try to claim.
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