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Old 09-20-2011, 02:57 PM   #1
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Default Fighters who got more then they expected in a tune up fight

Tommy Morrison Blowing his 8 million dollar payday against Lennox Lewis by fighting Michael Bentt
Larry Holmes almost blowing his 2.5 million dollar payday against Ernie Shavers 2 by fighting Mike Weaver

Was Sweat Pea vs Hurtardo a tune up for Oscar?
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Old 09-20-2011, 03:05 PM   #2
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another larry Holmes gaffe: the fight against Renaldo Snipes.
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DLH-Sturm
Holyfield-Cooper (more of a 2nd late replacement though than a tune up)
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Default Re: Fighters who got more then they expected in a tune up fight

I think Ali's fight with Chuck Wepner may fit the bill. .Although I don't know if that was supposed to a be a tune up or a " take it easy" fight.
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Tyson-McBride
Klitschko-Brewster
Mercer-Ferguson
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Old 09-20-2011, 03:44 PM   #7
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Tyson-McBride
Klitschko-Brewster
Mercer-Ferguson
Klitschko-Brewster was a vacant title fight.

Now Klitschko-Sanders was a tune up fight.
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Old 09-20-2011, 04:33 PM   #8
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Default Re: Fighters who got more then they expected in a tune up fight

Arguello allegedly blew a fight with Duran dropping a non title fight.

Tyson blew a June 1990 date with Holyfield losing to Douglas.

Witherspoon blew a Tyson pay day losing to late sub Bonecrusher Smith.

Alex Garcia decided to give up a $1 Million pay day against Bowe to 'gain more experience'; and he duly learnt how to get flattened by Journeymen!

Mercer blew a Bowe pay day, losing to the Ferguson. He was even alleged to offered Jesse money late in the fight to take a dive.
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Old 09-20-2011, 04:42 PM   #9
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Judah lost substantial pay when he lost to Maussa and baldomir!

I remember when he lost to baldomir he almost blew the whole fight with Mayweather!
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Old 09-20-2011, 04:48 PM   #10
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I think Ali's fight with Chuck Wepner may fit the bill. .Although I don't know if that was supposed to a be a tune up or a " take it easy" fight.
How? It was a take it easy fight after beating Foreman, but I fail to see how he got more than he expected. An easy win against a game, but ridiculously outclassed fighter.
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How? It was a take it easy fight after beating Foreman, but I fail to see how he got more than he expected. An easy win against a game, but ridiculously outclassed fighter.
To put my foot into this discussion; Ali got put on his ass by Chuck.
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Old 09-20-2011, 04:54 PM   #12
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To put my foot into this discussion; Ali got put on his ass by Chuck.
Have you seen the fight?

Stood on his foot, Ali tripped + a shove to the chest.
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Old 09-20-2011, 05:03 PM   #13
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Didn't think so
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Old 09-20-2011, 05:05 PM   #15
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Have you seen the fight?

Stood on his foot, Ali tripped + a shove to the chest.
I think you have put your foot in it now.
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