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Old 12-11-2010, 12:44 PM   #31
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Default Re: Which Boxers were lucky\unlucky in regards of timing?

Buster Douglas had very lucky timing in his career. I would also have liked to have seen the man in my avatar in some superfights.
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Old 12-11-2010, 12:45 PM   #32
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Black fighters pre-Ali.


And all the great fighters in Robinsons time who couldn't take/keep the belt from him
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Old 12-11-2010, 12:46 PM   #33
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Black fighters pre-Ali.


And all the great fighters in Robinsons time who couldn't take/keep the belt from him
respectfully, i think the tide shifted some time before ali. yes, there was a degree of mob control and racism before that (ending with liston) but black fighters got title shots post-dempsey era
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Old 12-11-2010, 04:05 PM   #34
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Default Re: Which Boxers were lucky\unlucky in regards of timing?

Trevor Berbick - Lucky because he got to beat up an old Ali
Trevor Berbick - Unlucky because he ran into a prime Tyson
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Old 12-11-2010, 04:08 PM   #35
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Lucky-Leon Spinks
Unlucky-Marvin Johnson.
Excellent call on Johnson.
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Old 12-11-2010, 04:36 PM   #36
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Black fighters pre-Ali.


And all the great fighters in Robinsons time who couldn't take/keep the belt from him

Yup.
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Old 12-11-2010, 05:16 PM   #37
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Black fighters pre-Ali.


And all the great fighters in Robinsons time who couldn't take/keep the belt from him
totaly agree Lamotta would been a lot happier if Robinson had not been an absolute force of nature! Also Joe C was lucky to be around after the best SMW crop had past, his best names were well past their best.
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Old 12-11-2010, 09:01 PM   #38
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Any tens of dozens of greats/near greats/very good fighters who fought in the same era and division of an extraordinary master champion. It's an endless list.

- Tendler, Welsh, Kilbane, Dundee etc in Benny Leonard's day
- Buchanan and DeJesus in the Duran era
- Winstone and Ramos in Saldivar's heyday
- Rudkin crossing Harada, Rose and Olivares in his 3 title cracks
- Enrique Bolanos and Freddie Dawson against Ike Williams
- Cokes and Benvenuti crossing paths with Napoles and Monzon
- Kates, Ahumada and Lopez in the 70's light heavy scene
- Kid Lewis having to split dibs with Britton

And so on and so forth....
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Old 12-12-2010, 01:42 AM   #39
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Old 12-12-2010, 02:36 AM   #40
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Les Darcy- Unlucky with WW1 and political agendas. If only...

Alan Rudkin- Harada, Rose and Olivares.. FFS.
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Old 12-12-2010, 12:21 PM   #41
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unlucky-lazlo pap
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Old 04-16-2012, 11:07 AM   #42
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Jimmy Bivins, Harry Wills, and Wilfred Benitez were unlucky.Buster Douglass, Oliver McCall, and Bonecrusher Smith were lucky.
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Old 04-16-2012, 11:13 AM   #43
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Frank Bruno: Unluckiest mandatory title defense ever, following his title winning effort against McCall.
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Old 04-16-2012, 12:45 PM   #44
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Surprised no one has said Ali yet. Although the man had an unbelievable career what could have been considered his prime years were arguably taken away from him.
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Old 04-16-2012, 01:12 PM   #45
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Charley Burley has to be the unluckiest.
Yes no 1.
Sam Langford is in the frame too.
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