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Old 02-12-2008, 05:05 PM   #16
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I think a genuine 'upset' is when the consensus underdog outperforms the favourite and proves to be the better man on the night.
Marion Wilson dominating Mercer comes to mind in that instance.
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Old 02-12-2008, 05:05 PM   #17
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sven ottke vs robin reid
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Old 02-12-2008, 10:16 PM   #18
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How about the stoppage on Dokes-Weaver? Then to top it off Weaver gets jobbed in the rematch. Benitez breaking his ankle against Davey Moore. Or James Green goes from totally in charge to getting cut and he just freezes. And Frank Fletcher rains punch after punch to get the stoppage!
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Old 02-12-2008, 10:36 PM   #19
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Well, the Dokes/Weaver fight was stopped by an anxious ref shortly after the Mancini/Kim fight...
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Old 02-12-2008, 10:59 PM   #20
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If you're talking about Flukes there's the 1914 Middleweight Championship fight between George Chip and Al McCoy fight where Chip, the reigning middleweight champion was knocked out by McCoy in the first round in 1914, with one punch. McCoy lost several newspaper decisions after that fight, but didn't lose the title because it was only at risk if he was knocked out. Never made a successful title defense or did anything noteworthy in his career again.
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Old 02-13-2008, 03:14 AM   #21
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I don't know if you could call Lewis' victory over McCall a fluke, but crikey did Oliver make it easy for him or what?
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Old 02-13-2008, 03:18 AM   #22
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Eh, McCall was dragged out of rehab by people looking to make a buck.

He was a scary dude when motivated, as we saw vs. Lewis, Akiwande, Seldon when he was an undefeated prospect...
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Oscar DelaHoya fluked out a win vs Ike Quartey. I firmly believe Quartey won that fight regardless of who won the the last round. DelaHoya didn't do nearly enough to win the decision and was at the end of Quartey's jab and right hand over and over. If that fight was fought anywhere else other than Las Vegas, Quartey would probably get the decision. DelaHoya also fluked out against Whitaker, who I'd say beat him worse than Mayweather did and also against Felix Sturm. That decision that he got against Felix Sturm is the kind of black mark on the sport that shouldn't happen. The judges gift wrapped that one for DelaHoya because he was scheduled to fight Bernard Hopkins.
agreed with ike and sturm, but oscar had a couple of close ones go against him as well.
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Old 02-13-2008, 05:20 AM   #24
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Having HBO backing you really isn't a fluke, is it?
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Old 02-13-2008, 05:34 AM   #25
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Chris Byrd was very fortunate against Vitali. He was getting the piss slapped out of him, and had NO chance of knocking Klitschko out in the last two rounds.

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Old 02-13-2008, 05:40 AM   #26
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Like Sonny's Jab mentions, almost all of these examples are where a guy still had to throw a punch, still had to connect to it, his opponent still had to fail to defend it properly due to overconfidence or tiredness or whatever.

For Byrd-Vitali for example, Byrd was making an awful lot of Vitali's punches miss (something like 79%) and Vitali was exerting himself trying to get the heavy shots in, leading to him damaging his shoulder. He's not the first guy to get a shoulder injury from trying to hit Byrd, after all.

Hill winning due to Washington bashing his head on the camera, on the other hand, has nothing to do with the punches thrown or missed and it's as flukey as you can get.

Or the recent post about Norris vs Cooper, where Norris landed a punch but didn't pivot right and tore the ligaments in his knee, collapsing to the deck and unable to get up, losing TKO8.

Love hearing about that kind of stuff
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Mike Tyson vs Orlin Norris

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Old 02-13-2008, 06:42 AM   #28
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Mike Tyson vs Orlin Norris

I had completely forgotten about that one. Tyson should have been DQ'd, honestly.
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Old 02-13-2008, 06:42 AM   #29
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Chris Byrd was very fortunate against Vitali. He was getting the piss slapped out of him, and had NO chance of knocking Klitschko out in the last two rounds.

Another good pick.
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Old 02-13-2008, 06:03 PM   #30
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I don't know if this one qualifies as a flukey win but I firmly believe Ray Leonard would have lost to MM Hagler if that fight was scheduled for 15 rounds. Leonard wanted the bigger ring and 12 round fight in the contract and he got them both. Most people that I've spoken to who watched that fight will agree that Hagler gave away the first rounds and lost the fight because of that.

Leonard was definitely lucky to get away with a draw against Tommy Hearns in the second fight. Hearns won that fight by a bare minimum 2 points on my scorecard. In fact, Emanuel Steward was quoted on HBO saying Lewis-Holyfield I ranks high on the robbery scale next to Leonard vs Hearns II.
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