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Old 10-02-2012, 06:53 PM   #1
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Default Olympic Gold Medalists who had terrible professional careers?

Henry Tillman and Audley Harrison come to mind for me. Tillman beat Tyson twice in the amateurs, and won a gold medal in the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics at Heavyweight, Tillman was plagued by a weak chin and never achieved anything worth noting in his professional career. Aside from being blow away by Tyson and Holyfield the rest of the guys he lost to were mostly no names and Journeymen.

Now on to Audley Harrison, now this guy has had a very pathetic professional career. He never made it past the domestic level, and he has some pretty embarrassing losses. Who loses to Martin Rogan, Michael Sprott, Danny Williams, and Dominick Guinn??? Terrible career. He was given every chance to move on to world level and challenge for titles, he was even given a shot at David Hayes Paper world title, and we all know how that went... After he gets KO'd by Price he needs to retire and STAY retired.
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Old 10-02-2012, 07:31 PM   #2
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Pete Radamacher, the one who fought Patterson
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Old 10-02-2012, 07:56 PM   #3
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Mark Breland. While not "terrible", his post Olympic career was dissapointing.
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Old 10-02-2012, 08:07 PM   #4
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Old 10-02-2012, 08:43 PM   #5
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Lazy eye David reid I think was gold medalist
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Old 10-02-2012, 08:45 PM   #6
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Old 10-02-2012, 09:10 PM   #7
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The Cuban, Yan Barthelemy. 2004 Olympic Gold Medalist (and used to whoop Gamboa's ass every year in the Cuban Nationals) Already has 3 losses to very low opposition in only 15 fights
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Old 10-02-2012, 09:18 PM   #8
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the british gold medal winners are a huge let down when they turn pro. i think they're cursed for us. silver and bronze do much better.

hope our gold winners break this evil curse. if not, we should warn every AM that getting a gold means you're a loser, not a winner. go for one of the other two. LOL
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Old 10-02-2012, 09:21 PM   #9
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Old 10-02-2012, 09:32 PM   #10
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Dude got thrown in the blender.
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Old 10-02-2012, 09:55 PM   #11
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Mohammed Abduleav I think was a gold medallist, his pro career was dissapointing..
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Old 10-02-2012, 09:59 PM   #12
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Pete Radamacher, the one who fought Patterson
AYEEE! Patterson does what he does!!!!
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Old 10-02-2012, 10:14 PM   #13
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Dude got thrown in the blender.
Literally the worst handling of a gold medalist ever.

Well, at least he knocked down the Heavyweight champ in his first fight.
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Old 10-02-2012, 10:20 PM   #14
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Audley is the one that springs straight to mind. He turned pro with the division at one of its weakest ever and made little or no impact.
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Old 10-02-2012, 10:23 PM   #15
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Literally the worst handling of a gold medalist ever.

Well, at least he knocked down the Heavyweight champ in his first fight.
Ive never heard of anyone getting a world title shot in their debut match
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