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Old 05-31-2012, 01:00 PM   #1
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...with a loss than any of his wins?
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Old 05-31-2012, 01:07 PM   #2
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I always liked Eubank but it took him losing to get a lot of people's respect.
Because I was hardcore Leonard,I didn't really appreciate Hagler until after they fought.
And I'll never forget Dennis Andries' courage when losing to the Hitman.
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Old 05-31-2012, 01:12 PM   #3
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JOE LOUIS!

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Old 05-31-2012, 01:13 PM   #4
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Marquez after the third fight with Pac.
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Old 05-31-2012, 01:14 PM   #5
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Paulie M (after the cotto loss)

guy showed heart of a champion
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Old 05-31-2012, 01:14 PM   #6
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Cotto losing to Margarito I felt really pushed him to re-focus and make improvements.

Lennox losing, both times, pushed him to stop being lazy and realize that if you let up, you can be defeated.

Marquez, with all the Pac bullshit, I feel is always desperately trying to prove himself at the A+ level.
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Old 05-31-2012, 01:20 PM   #7
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Can't speak for myself since I was already a fan, but a lot of people seem to respect Bute more since he lost. Am I right?
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Old 05-31-2012, 01:37 PM   #8
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Can't speak for myself since I was already a fan, but a lot of people seem to respect Bute more since he lost. Am I right?
To be fair Cloudz,he was well up in my estimation as a man before the fight took place,especially in the build up.
Is this what he really wants though?
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Old 05-31-2012, 01:46 PM   #9
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To be fair Cloudz,he was well up in my estimation as a man before the fight took place,especially in the build up.
Is this what he really wants though?
You'd be surprised! Ultimately, the answer is probably "yes", for various reasons I'm not going to go into.

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Old 05-31-2012, 01:50 PM   #10
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Default Re: A fighter that grew more in your estimation...

Great thread, I've been wanting one like this for a while.

Bert Cooper earned a lot of respect when he lost to Holyfield.
Froch in the ring after losing to Kessler
Who can forget the gut wrenching feeling of watching Katsidis after losing to JMM?
Paulie for calling his bs loss against Diaz.
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Old 05-31-2012, 01:56 PM   #11
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To be fair Cloudz,he was well up in my estimation as a man before the fight took place,especially in the build up.
Is this what he really wants though?
Yeah but I meant, in the thread "Lucian Bute : Carl Froch was better", many people seemed to come up with comments like "I didn't really care about him / I didn't like him much, but he won me over because of the way he acts after his loss".
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Old 05-31-2012, 02:04 PM   #12
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Marquez after the third fight with Pac.
Had the same reaction, JM. Also, Cotto's loss to Mayweather
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Old 05-31-2012, 02:06 PM   #13
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Roy Jones, in his third fight with Antonio Tarver.

Some of you might find that controversial.
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Old 05-31-2012, 02:12 PM   #14
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Roy Jones, in his third fight with Antonio Tarver.

Some of you might find that controversial.
Indeed!
I thought it was disgraceful that the most outrageously talented fighter of his generation celebrated not getting knocked out as if he'd unified the belts at heavyweight.
It was actually more sad than anything else.
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Indeed!
I thought it was disgraceful that the most outrageously talented fighter of his generation celebrated not getting knocked out as if he'd unified the belts at heavyweight.
It was actually more sad than anything else.
Jones came out knowing he was long gone, a shell of what he was, and he'd been KO'd twice in his last two fights. He came out and tried to win.

He showed his heart in the first Tarver fight, and proved his balls with the third fight.
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