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Old 06-27-2007, 01:43 PM   #1
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Default Name some fighters who had great potential but wasted it away..

.. on the likes of drugs, booze, troubles with the law, mental problems, anything you can think of.
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Old 06-27-2007, 01:45 PM   #2
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Old 06-27-2007, 01:46 PM   #3
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I guess Leon Spinks is the most obvious choice. Olympic gold-medalist, heavyweight champion, then got taken by the wrong crowd.
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Old 06-27-2007, 01:48 PM   #4
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.. on the likes of drugs, booze, troubles with the law, mental problems, anything you can think of.

This would pretty much account for most of them post 1970...
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Old 06-27-2007, 01:49 PM   #5
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This would pretty much account for most of them post 1970...

Well.. name the ones who you think had the greatest potential.
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Old 06-27-2007, 01:57 PM   #6
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Greg Page
Donald Curry
Davey Moore
Bernard Mays
Alex Ramos.
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Old 06-27-2007, 02:04 PM   #7
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Mando Ramos
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Old 06-27-2007, 02:22 PM   #8
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Tyson... had his management stayed together, Cus lived, and on and on, he probably goes undefeated for many more years.
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Old 06-27-2007, 02:49 PM   #9
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i think i've seen this thread before. Oh yeh, i remember now. This thread was already posted around 300 times.
wow u have seen this thread that many times and u only have 4 post......dont post often do u
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Old 06-27-2007, 03:00 PM   #10
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.. on the likes of drugs, booze, troubles with the law, mental problems, anything you can think of.
Isuppose you could name most of Don Kings heavweight stable at one time.
Some others,Tony Ayala,Kirkland Laing,Jeff Merrit.
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Old 06-27-2007, 03:04 PM   #11
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i think i've seen this thread before. Oh yeh, i remember now. This thread was already posted around 300 times.

.............I believe you're lost, sir.

Go up to the intersection here, hang a left, and follow the signs to "General Forum."
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Old 06-27-2007, 03:37 PM   #12
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Old 06-27-2007, 04:04 PM   #13
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mike tyson, scott harrison
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Ayala, Ike, Ricky Womack
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Michael Dokes
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