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View Poll Results: Who's the most overrated by the general public?
Steve Cunningham, "dominating no1 CW today" 2 1.36%
Chad Dawson, "top elite fighter, made Hopkins quit" 16 10.88%
Andre Ward, US media hype, premature P4P ranking 19 12.93%
Dmitry Pirog, "the Man after Sergio", he's a mere paperholder, barely escaped C-level Maciel 11 7.48%
Manny Pacquiao "improved P4P king" 62 42.18%
Amir Khan "man at LWW, would dominate Bradley" (emotional choice) 8 5.44%
Robert Guerrero "soon P4P-er elite" off Katsidis win, Yordan, Salido struggles ignored 1 0.68%
Yuriorkis Gamboa "(soon) P4P-er KO machine", still flawed, yet to fight true elite 2 1.36%
Nonito Donaire - "uncrowned SBW, FW, SFW champion" come on! 6 4.08%
Other - name the fighter you think that's not as good or accomplished as general public thinks 20 13.61%
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Old 11-19-2011, 09:50 AM   #1
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Default Most overrated fighter by the general boxing public today?

By "overrated" I'm NOT talking about fanboyism and ATG fantasies, but the general public's overcrediting of certain fighters who get either higher praise/ranking than their skills level/resume (losses, tough wins included) would warrant (let the reason be popularity, hype, emotional choice), or their flaws / style problems / careful management is being ignored.

Say Wlad is getting praise, but we know his losses and flaws too, and he's fighting the best, can't call him overrated. Say Cunningham, years since last statement win, suspect Ross fight, Hernandez L considered a clear W when he barely escaped a long count (ending was still BS) - he's considered the dominating CW World Champion which he's not in 2011. Say Canelo, getting hype but not considered a top LMW just yet and getting criticism, again, not overrated by the public.


Please vote for the name you think the general public overrates the most today, or name a fighter that is not on the list and is being overcredited!
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Old 11-19-2011, 09:54 AM   #2
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Manny Pacquiao
Brandon Rios
Marcos Maidana

Im a fan of all three but they do get overrated
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Old 11-19-2011, 09:56 AM   #3
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Does the general public know most of these guys?
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Does the general public know most of these guys?
By general public I mean general boxing public.

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Manny Pacquiao
Brandon Rios
Marcos Maidana

Im a fan of all three but they do get overrated
True that Rios is getting a lot of praise. He needs to fight a big name such as Soto to warrant the praise, even if IMO he'd beat him.

I'm a fan of Gamboa and Khan, and consider Pirog a very interesting character, but likewise, for different reasons per person, I don't think that they've proved (yet) that they belong where the general boxing public puts them.
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Old 11-19-2011, 10:01 AM   #5
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Gennady Golovkin. Oh woops general public then Donaire.
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Sergio Martinez
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Martinez and Donaire
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Rios is so over hyped it's untrue, he's going to end up soundly busted up the first time he fights a top BOXER, not brawler, boxer.
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Martinez is an interesting choice considering he's being criticized for the Barker performance and for "fighting smaller guys". Still, his run of Cintron, Williams x 2, Pavlik, Dzinziruk and Barker is very strong, but clearly not P4P#1 strong, not that anyone puts him there. Is he really being overrated by the general public?
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Manny Pacquiao hands down.. he is a great fighter but not the god some people would have you believe.
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Martinez is an interesting choice considering he's being criticized for the Barker performance and for "fighting smaller guys". Still, his run of Cintron, Williams x 2, Pavlik, Dzinziruk and Barker is very strong, but clearly not P4P#1 strong, not that anyone puts him there. Is he really being overrated by the public?
The point is his general status as a top p4p'er. Beating Williams, who was vastly overrated himself IMO, just doesn't cut it.
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Pacman.
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By general public I mean general boxing public.



True that Rios is getting a lot of praise. He needs to fight a big name such as Soto to warrant the praise, even if IMO he'd beat him.

I'm a fan of Gamboa and Khan, and consider Pirog a very interesting character, but likewise, for different reasons per person, I don't think that they've proved (yet) that they belong where the general boxing public puts them.
Rios is ducking Soto.
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Manny Pacquiao
Brandon Rios
Marcos Maidana

Im a fan of all three but they do get overrated
this is my list^^
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