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Old 12-13-2007, 12:17 PM   #1
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Default Name a fighter who u use to hate then began to like.

Then u begun to like after a while. For me joe frazier, liston and holmes.
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Old 12-13-2007, 01:14 PM   #2
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Marvin Hagler. Maybe because he beat up Sibbo and Minter.

Tommy Hearns: He scared me when I was a kid, especially at stare-downs.


Larry Holmes: Awful personality, only later could I appreciate his great skill.



The opposite way:

Julio Cesar Chavez. Great champion turned whining spoilt little brat.

Naseem Hamed: Deeply unpleasant cunt.
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Old 12-13-2007, 01:27 PM   #3
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Roy Jones

I am still not a huge fan but now that i look at his carrier and accomplishments, i think he is alot better then some say and too harshly criticised by some
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Old 12-13-2007, 02:23 PM   #4
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Joe Frazier
when i was younger i loved Ali of course and hated the first fight between him and frazier but then i started to love that bob and weave style because it was necessary considering his height and reach
now hes one of my favs of all time
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Old 12-13-2007, 02:39 PM   #5
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Sugar Ray Leonard. I hated his show boating, still do, but I like his style (take out the show boating of course).
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Old 12-13-2007, 03:35 PM   #6
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sonny liston, i dont know why i never used to rate him highly or like him(probably being niave and young bias) but after studying his career and life in depth and watching film, now i rate liston in my top 2 heavyweights of all time.


ingemar johansson is another
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Old 12-13-2007, 03:44 PM   #7
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Default Re: Name a fighter who u use to hate then began to like.

Hamed...Used to dislike him a great deal. I have come to enjoy his style a little more...BUT still do not consider him elite!

Hatton...Couldn't stand the little punk, but have come to appreciate him.

JCC...After the meldrick fight I HATED him for years...He still should have lost, but is now one of my fav's

George Foreman...Again after Smokin Joe was destroyed (2X's) I had to hate him...but in hindsight he was great and is now vastly under rated.
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Old 12-13-2007, 04:01 PM   #8
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Joe Louis. I thought he was a slow, robotic, glass-chinned small heavyweight who was overrated because he beat up on small white hypes for 12 years, and would get the pants beaten off him by a good boxer, or big, powerful swarmer. Now I appreciate what the Brown Bomber brought to the table and consider him a nightmare for any heavyweight at his peak.
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Old 12-13-2007, 06:49 PM   #9
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Sugar Ray Leonard. I hated his show boating, still do, but I like his style (take out the show boating of course).
same here.
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Old 12-13-2007, 06:57 PM   #10
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Lennox Lewis. Thought he was an arrogant asshole. He still is of course, but i've grown to appreciate his ability and couldn't deny his record.
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Old 12-13-2007, 07:04 PM   #11
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Jimmy Braddock is one that springs to mind.

When I started not knowing much other than records, needless to say, Braddock didn't jump out on me. Much earlier than before the movie did I come to appreciate that he willed himself to be a champion and that he was a lot tougher/better fighter than his record would suggest. He was also a helluva guy and a huge overachiever.
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Old 12-13-2007, 08:16 PM   #12
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Carlos Monzon, I thought he was boring as, but then I watched some of his fights and realised the subtleties and how good he was. Now i'm a huge fan
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Old 12-13-2007, 08:19 PM   #13
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Lennox Lewis. Thought he was an arrogant asshole. He still is of course, but i've grown to appreciate his ability and couldn't deny his record.
Ya one punch Kayo losses to hasim rahman and oliver mccall to lose his championship sure look good
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Joe Bugner; sure he was just glad to be there; but as time as gone by I got his sense of humour.
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Old 12-13-2007, 08:48 PM   #15
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Joe Frazier
when i was younger i loved Ali of course and hated the first fight between him and frazier but then i started to love that bob and weave style because it was necessary considering his height and reach
now hes one of my favs of all time
Good man.

Joe Frazier is my all time favorite. He possibly got about as much out of his ability as he could have and that to me is what it is all about.

I wish Joe had taken Yank Durham's advice and retired after the FOTC.
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