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Old 06-03-2010, 09:06 AM   #1
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i expect this has been covered many times before, my no 1 is herol graham, followed by tony sibson, henry cooper,a forgotten one is ashley crawford, he beat carl thompson and lost a close decision for a world title as well. have i overlooked anybody? im sure i have.
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Old 06-03-2010, 09:12 AM   #2
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Jamie Moore. Really good fighter. Probably didnt get a world title because he went back to knock Macklin out (which he didnt have to do). It really annoys me when guys like Gavin Ree's end up winning world titles against nobodys and real world class fighters like Moore miss out.
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Old 06-03-2010, 09:30 AM   #3
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yeh bad dog i have to agree there moore seemed to be left at euro level with no opertunity to move forward, he took fights that would be hardto get motivated for,
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Old 06-03-2010, 09:32 AM   #4
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Jamie Moore. Really good fighter. Probably didnt get a world title because he went back to knock Macklin out (which he didnt have to do). It really annoys me when guys like Gavin Ree's end up winning world titles against nobodys and real world class fighters like Moore miss out.
He wasn't world class. He was in the best form of his career coming into that fight and he lost.
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Old 06-03-2010, 09:33 AM   #5
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He wasn't world class. He was in the best form of his career coming into that fight and he lost.

x2 i like moore but he was over-rated. Wow i feel like i say everyone is over-rated at the moment, but he was.
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Old 06-03-2010, 09:35 AM   #6
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x2 i like moore but he was over-rated. Wow i feel like i say everyone is over-rated at the moment, but he was.
I disagree. He slipped in form so much before Rhodes.
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Old 06-03-2010, 09:46 AM   #7
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Michael Brodie for me.
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Old 06-03-2010, 09:53 AM   #8
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Ashley Crawford eh

Crawford Ashley was a solid fighter and fun to boot, but he was very much of a level, and that level was good domestic/European, he never really showed the potential to get to true world class IMO.
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I like Moore but i agree that he was probably slightly overrated because of the tremendous battles he put on. I dont think he would have been out of his depth if he got a title shot but is probably just that tiny bit below world level. Great fighter though absolutely love him.
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i expect this has been covered many times before, my no 1 is herol graham, followed by tony sibson, henry cooper,a forgotten one is ashley crawford, he beat carl thompson and lost a close decision for a world title as well. have i overlooked anybody? im sure i have.
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Herol Graham stands out for me.
Jamie Moore should have at least had a shot and if he'd have been with ****** he'd have deffo won one IMO
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Old 06-03-2010, 10:13 AM   #12
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Moore was badly managed, plus he was always at the top of the ''who needs him'' list.

As for being world class..... he probably falls short, but there are doubtless champions in recent years at 154 that he could have beaten.

Herol Graham is the obvious candidate, he'd easily be the best middle in the world now, arguably beat a prime McCallum, two wafer thin decisions against Kalambay.... then there's the highlight reel KO from Jackson.
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Old 06-03-2010, 10:22 AM   #13
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Kirklang Laing...
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I like Moore but i agree that he was probably slightly overrated because of the tremendous battles he put on. I dont think he would have been out of his depth if he got a title shot but is probably just that tiny bit below world level. Great fighter though absolutely love him.
Would have been nice to see him get the shot that he probably deserved though!

Think he was being lined up against Martinez at one point.
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