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Old 03-13-2011, 03:23 PM   #1
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Default Name a fighter that made you a fan

Name a fighter who, for one reason or another, that you didn't like and for some reason besides all of a sudden winning (no bandwagoners) you became a fan. Mine is Miguel Cotto. I didn't like him because of the shady tactics in the Judah fight where he resorted to numerous low blows to nullify Judah's offense and the Mosley fight when he spit out his mouthpiece to get out of trouble from Mosley. I even rooted for Margarito big time when they fought and was happy that he lost. But upon rewatching that fight and seeing the sheer boxing ability and just watching the heart he puts into his fights plus the fact that he has fought a very high level of competition for a while I have become a real fan. He is an excellent boxer and always makes for a fight worth paying for. Thoughts?
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Old 03-13-2011, 04:06 PM   #2
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Probably Froch.
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Old 03-13-2011, 04:07 PM   #3
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Probably Froch.
carl froch indeed
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Old 03-13-2011, 04:08 PM   #4
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Marquez
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Old 03-13-2011, 04:09 PM   #5
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Default Re: Name a fighter that made you a fan

Tito/B. Hop were the first fighters I ever became a hardcore fan of.

JMM
JML
Casamayor
Joe Louis
J. Gonzalez
Cotto
Pacman
Hearns
Litzau
Zab
Collazo
Benitez
Roman Martinez....Hardcore fan of them too plus more
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Old 03-13-2011, 04:11 PM   #6
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Antonio Tarver..
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Old 03-13-2011, 04:12 PM   #7
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froch , alvarez , rios
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Antonio Tarver..
I hate this man
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Old 03-13-2011, 04:14 PM   #9
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I used to ****in hat Amir Khan but after Prescott beat him I became a fan oddly enough. Realised his mistake and went away to America to fix his career. Great attitude to the sport.
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Old 03-13-2011, 04:14 PM   #10
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Paul Williams, because of his honesty. I used to think he was a hypejob until I saw some of his interviews and realised that he was a hard working honest fighter who did not make excuses.
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Old 03-13-2011, 04:16 PM   #11
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Maidana and Froch.
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Old 03-13-2011, 04:16 PM   #12
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Also pac,trinidad,martinez,morales,hopkins,oscar,cotto,vitali,khan,donaire,marquez.
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Old 03-13-2011, 04:19 PM   #13
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It used to be Victor Ortiz, and then, after a while, I went with everyone else and decided he was an idiot.

Jermain Taylor though is one fighter that I never really liked that much but has grown on me over time.
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Old 03-13-2011, 04:39 PM   #14
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I'd say Carl Froch. When I first saw him it was against Jermaine Taylor, and Froch came off after that fight as very ****y and arrongant. If he hadn't gotten that KO, then Taylor would have won on points. He looked amateurish at best, he just had decent power. Now he has evolved into a full-fledged boxer. He showed great ability against Kessler and also against Abraham. He has developed nicely and in return he has totally gained my respect as well as made me a fan.
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Old 03-13-2011, 04:43 PM   #15
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Hate to say it coz i'll probally get stick for it but Margarito, one of the gamest fighters i've ever seen.......He gives 100% everytime regardless. (dont really root for him since the handwrap issue but prior to that he was my fav fighter)
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