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Old 11-14-2012, 11:37 AM   #1
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Default Fighters touted that simply dissapeared

Steve "Superbad" Barnes was one, he was extremely young, had been touted as a brilliant new prospect due to his work in the gym.
Had some pretty awful performances and then lost to journeyman Ian Bailey and was never seen or heard of again.
Anyone know what happened to him? hes still only 21.

ANyone else got an example of guys hyped as prospects only for them to dissapear after a small number of fights?
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Old 11-14-2012, 11:44 AM   #2
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Kid in the North East called Trevor Crewe had alot of hype but lost two in a row and aint heard from him since. Think he has gone on the unlicensed scene.
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Old 11-14-2012, 11:46 AM   #3
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Richard Towers in 6 months time?
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Old 11-14-2012, 11:55 AM   #4
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Kevin Lear.
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Old 11-14-2012, 12:47 PM   #5
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Kevin Lear.
Hear that his brother King is pretty handy.
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Old 11-14-2012, 01:11 PM   #6
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Alexander Frenkel.
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Old 11-14-2012, 01:15 PM   #7
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That 17 year old Hamed wannabe. A 4-round draw then nothing.
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Old 11-14-2012, 01:20 PM   #8
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Not highly touted but Yuri Romanov. Outclassed Thaxton and then?
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Old 11-14-2012, 01:26 PM   #9
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That 17 year old Hamed wannabe. A 4-round draw then nothing.
He ended up in prison after an incident in a nightclub.
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Old 11-14-2012, 01:29 PM   #10
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Michael Maguire. Read loads about him being class butwent off the rails abit then came back and lost to Najar Ali after being dropped in the final seconds of the fight.
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Old 11-14-2012, 01:30 PM   #11
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6:00 Onwards about Kevin Lear. Lear beat Michael Gomez if you didn't know he went up to Manchester and stopped him. Kid was talented. Eames tells all here..

[ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0PKZrJtn2po[/ame]
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Old 11-14-2012, 01:32 PM   #12
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I'd say Jeff Lacy. Remember him? The bloke who Calzaghe humiliated and ruined.

Before his fight with Joe he was being touted as the next big thing and a future pound for pound king (pretty much what being said about Andre Ward now).

The manner of the drubbing Calzaghe gave him absolutely ruined him. Don't think he fought on a major card ever again and he quietly just disappeared. Probably working in library or something now.
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Old 11-14-2012, 01:35 PM   #13
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I'd say Jeff Lacy. Remember him? The bloke who Calzaghe humiliated and ruined.

Before his fight with Joe he was being touted as the next big thing and a future pound for pound king (pretty much what being said about Andre Ward now).

The manner of the drubbing Calzaghe gave him absolutely ruined him. Don't think he fought on a major card ever again and he quietly just disappeared. Probably working in library or something now.
Lacy didn't disappear. Fought Manfredo on the Hatton/Mayweather card, fought Taylor who was coming off the 2 Pavlik losses and even ended up losing to a shot RJJ.
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Old 11-14-2012, 01:49 PM   #14
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Fair enough, still a classic example of a supposedly great fighter who just didn't make it like many predicted he would.
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Old 11-14-2012, 02:29 PM   #15
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Alexander Frenkel.
too many gym wars and jewish/muslim conflict with Huck and he decided he didnt want to do it anymore, strange id just move gyms but whatever
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