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Old 05-22-2009, 05:07 PM   #1
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Default how good was bobby joe young?

the one greatest accomplishment that bobby did during his proffesional career is common knowledge to you guys.

how good was he? great amature, even a shadow of aaron pryor is still a world class fighter im assuming, seemingly not as consistant looking at his record.

could he have won a alphabet title?
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Old 05-22-2009, 05:17 PM   #2
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Bobby Joe was a club-fighter who was at the bottom of the top-10 in the middle 80s.... He was a welterweight..... He stopped a shot Aaron Pryor in 1987....... Bobby Joe never made it big on the world class circuit.... He was good to okay at best......... Nothing special......... He still lives off the KO of Pryor to this very day........ Had he never fought Pryor, he'd be totally forgotten............... Cheers......

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Old 05-22-2009, 10:13 PM   #3
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Actually Bobby Joe Young could hit HARD.He got rushed into a fight with Kevin Howard and lost a decision and Young never rebounded too well from that loss.ut for a little bit Young was onethe hardest hitters in the welterweight divison.
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Old 05-23-2009, 09:56 AM   #4
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Actually Bobby Joe Young could hit HARD.He got rushed into a fight with Kevin Howard and lost a decision and Young never rebounded too well from that loss.ut for a little bit Young was onethe hardest hitters in the welterweight divison.
Much better post. Young at one time was considered the hardest hitter at 147 but never fulfilled expectations.
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Old 05-23-2009, 11:38 AM   #5
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To this day i still feel the'punch' he landed on Pryor was indeed a clash of heads.
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Old 05-23-2009, 12:46 PM   #6
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Bobby Joe probably falls into that catagory "Failed Prospect" Like Jose Baret and Engels Pedroza, a good puncher but with parts of the Jigsaw Missing which ultimately denies them success at top level and and a chance of sustained contendership, But they are exciting to have around until they get found out.
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Actually Bobby Joe Young could hit HARD.He got rushed into a fight with Kevin Howard and lost a decision and Young never rebounded too well from that loss.ut for a little bit Young was onethe hardest hitters in the welterweight divison.
I always felt that that loss to Howard hurt him.He wins that fight, and probably meets up with McCrory, or Curry in a title eliminator.I think McCrory would've probably beaten him, and probably Curry also, but he had a definite shot of cold****ing Curry.
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Old 05-23-2009, 08:27 PM   #8
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As I recall, he was one of the heir apparents to Leonard and Hearns, but his career fizzled out. His win over Pryor was strange but I thought he was winning the fight before the stoppage.

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Old 05-23-2009, 08:29 PM   #9
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People need to remember the Pryor fight was at WW, on top of Pryor being out of shape, seriously on drugs and on top of all this he wasn't sparked out or anything. He misread the count and seemed capable of continuing.
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People need to remember the Pryor fight was at WW, on top of Pryor being out of shape, seriously on drugs and on top of all this he wasn't sparked out or anything. He misread the count and seemed capable of continuing.
Nobodies forgetting that, how could we.
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Bobby Joe probably falls into that catagory "Failed Prospect" Like Jose Baret and Engels Pedroza, a good puncher but with parts of the Jigsaw Missing which ultimately denies them success at top level and and a chance of sustained contendership, But they are exciting to have around until they get found out.

Very nicely put. I'll add Alex Ramos to your fine little list.
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Old 05-23-2009, 11:51 PM   #12
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Very nicely put. I'll add Alex Ramos to your fine little list.
good call john,

how about tracy spann and paul gonzalez?
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good call john,

how about tracy spann and paul gonzalez?

Definitely good enough for me!
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Old 05-24-2009, 06:27 PM   #14
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Definitely good enough for me!
haha thank you john

it just shows how hard it is to get even a alphabet title in this sport. even world class talent with a great punch.
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Pretty good fighter when he started out, was considered on par with Curry, Starling, and McCrory, after the loss to Howard, faltered, but the man could hit.
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