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Old 08-20-2008, 04:50 PM   #76
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Michael Spinks, this guy could have seriously done more after the tyson loss. Qawi and Eddie Mustafa are better than any middleweights Hagler ever beat, so i'm surprised Hagler gets ranked higher for beating hearns, duran and antuofermo.

Imagine if Spinks beat 3 or 4 more legit heavyweights, his p4p ranking would have gone through the roof.
You think, being associated with "Neon Leon" Has hurt Michael's standing somehow? Because, when you think of Spinks, you think of a pretty medicore heavyweight, who got lucky & beat an aging Ali.
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Old 08-20-2008, 05:31 PM   #77
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.............Maybe it was a gradual slide that you saw coming from some distance. Maybe it was a sudden crash that took you by surprise, and things were never the same for him after that.

Which would you pick?
Ali for me his present condition saddens me.The Holmes fight was a pretty awful night,I watched it on closed circuit,a very quiet drive home.
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Old 08-21-2008, 10:09 AM   #78
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For me, it has to be the downfall of Tyson. At one time, Tyson was a hero to many, especially children. They looked up to Mike.

I remember people couldn't believe the contrast in personalities between the guy who fought in the ring, compared with the softly-spoken, well-mannered man outside the ring. Obviously, this wasn;t always the case because nobody is perfect.

During the latter years of his career, seeing & hearing people say they only pay to see Mike now because they like the excitement of not knowing what he will do next. That's quite sad when you think about it!

Mike's downfall was quick, dramatic, played out in front of the world for all to see.
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Old 08-21-2008, 03:03 PM   #79
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I gotta say Jim Lampley's face after the cotto-margarito fight was defenitly... sad.

''We lost our biggest hope'', his face kinda spelled.

For me, i gotta say RJJ getting knocked... not pretty man, not pretty. Heartbreaker. But hes getting back... getting back... Joe, hes coming for you.
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Old 08-22-2008, 11:57 PM   #80
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For me, it has to be the downfall of Tyson. At one time, Tyson was a hero to many, especially children. They looked up to Mike.

I remember people couldn't believe the contrast in personalities between the guy who fought in the ring, compared with the softly-spoken, well-mannered man outside the ring. Obviously, this wasn;t always the case because nobody is perfect.

During the latter years of his career, seeing & hearing people say they only pay to see Mike now because they like the excitement of not knowing what he will do next. That's quite sad when you think about it!

Mike's downfall was quick, dramatic, played out in front of the world for all to see.
Mike's downfall was self-induced. Note his comments about "children".

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Old 08-23-2008, 12:02 AM   #81
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Mike's downfall was self-induced. Note his comments about "children".

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............I wouldn't be too quick to judge; being young and tender, children braise very well. Serve with greens or perhaps prepare them in a stir-fry, and you have a meal no man could pass up. Tyson could hardly be blamed for that.
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Old 08-23-2008, 04:21 PM   #82
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............I wouldn't be too quick to judge; being young and tender, children braise very well. Serve with greens or perhaps prepare them in a stir-fry, and you have a meal no man could pass up. Tyson could hardly be blamed for that.
.... with some fava beans, and a good chianti.......
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Old 08-23-2008, 06:33 PM   #83
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............I wouldn't be too quick to judge; being young and tender, children braise very well. Serve with greens or perhaps prepare them in a stir-fry, and you have a meal no man could pass up. Tyson could hardly be blamed for that.
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Old 08-23-2008, 11:35 PM   #84
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Old 03-24-2012, 05:03 PM   #85
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Michael Dokes, Greg Page, Matthew Saad Muhammad, Frank Fletcher, Donald Curry, Mark Breland, and Danny Romero.
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Old 03-24-2012, 05:18 PM   #86
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Old 03-24-2012, 05:45 PM   #87
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Aside from the obvious of tyson and the like i'd say Rocky Lockridge. Not so much for his career in the ring more what happened after with him being addicted to drugs and becoming homeless.

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Old 03-24-2012, 07:40 PM   #88
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Larry Holmes was the prime heavyweight champion of my childhood. I admired his efficiency, pride and unique charisma in the ring.

Seeing him fall to Tyson so dramatically and conclusively saddened me. It was like seeing my dad getting beat up, no matter how hard he tried to avoid it. Even the way Larry absorbs that final right swipe raising his head, eyes squeezed shut, along with the left hand on his way to crashing into the canvas told me he succumbed only bodily, never in spirit.

Though he never regained the title, I was so glad he was later able to come back and give us a much worthier bookend to his journey in the ring.
You admired his efficiency, pride and what??
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Old 03-24-2012, 07:42 PM   #89
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i openly wept when roy jones lost to glen jones. drunk on homemade beer, in my buddy's basement, my favourite fighter in history took the second step in one of the steepest declines in modern boxing
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