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Old 07-22-2007, 01:59 PM   #1
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Default Best fight predictor in history--Who was it?

Are there any people in history who were almost always "dead on" in their predictions of major fights?
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Old 07-22-2007, 02:01 PM   #2
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I thought Gil Clancy was pretty good at predicting stuff.
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Old 07-22-2007, 02:06 PM   #3
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I thought Gil Clancy was pretty good at predicting stuff.

He wasn't bad. He was the worst loser in boxing history though.

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Old 07-22-2007, 02:06 PM   #4
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Harry Mullan was good.
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Old 07-22-2007, 02:10 PM   #5
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Teddy Atlas predicted Tyson would get DQ against Holyfield second time.
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Old 07-22-2007, 02:13 PM   #6
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Ron Borges of the Boston Globe called the Holyfield-Tyson fight and was about the only sports writer here on the east coast who did. Teddy Atlas called not only the rematch, but how Tyson was going to get himself disqualified once he realized that Holyfield would beat him.

Clancy is a fair call.
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Old 07-22-2007, 02:17 PM   #7
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Borges has lived off that one.

Incidentally, three out of the five writers from the boxing bible (that's Boxing News of course ) predicted Ali would beat Foreman.
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Old 07-22-2007, 02:20 PM   #8
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I knew about Borges, but not about Teddy Atlas' prediction of a DQ !

That's amazing. I'll listen to Atlas's rantings about Tyson with more attention from now on.
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I would have to go with myself
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Old 07-22-2007, 03:06 PM   #10
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I knew about Borges, but not about Teddy Atlas' prediction of a DQ !

That's amazing. I'll listen to Atlas's rantings about Tyson with more attention from now on.
But Atlas is a horrible fight picker all around, even though he knows Tyson to the exact detail. Atlas rarely gets them correct, he chose Winky this weekend for example.
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Old 07-22-2007, 03:18 PM   #11
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But Atlas is a horrible fight picker all around, even though he knows Tyson to the exact detail. Atlas rarely gets them correct, he chose Winky this weekend for example.
Yeah, but that prediction of a DQ in Holyfield-Tyson 2 sure gives him credibility in his musings on Tyson's psyche.

Having said that, I seem to remember him predicting Tyson would implode against Michael Spinks.
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Old 07-22-2007, 03:25 PM   #12
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But Atlas is a horrible fight picker all around, even though he knows Tyson to the exact detail. Atlas rarely gets them correct, he chose Winky this weekend for example.
He also picked De La Hoya to demolish Mayweather.
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Old 07-22-2007, 07:05 PM   #13
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Ed Schuyler stands out by a country mile. Of all the numerous fights i have seen him pick he bats better than all others and was often perfectly set in his fight description as well. He got some wrong, that's always going to happen but he got many right. He may as well have written up the fight results of Spinks - Braxton and Pryor - Arguello before they even happened. Unbelievable foresight.
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Old 07-22-2007, 08:12 PM   #14
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I've seen Manny Stewart make some very good calls. The worst I rember was Dick Young. He would pick fighters for all the wrong reasons. His best might have been Marvis Frazier over Larry Holmes.
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Old 07-22-2007, 08:29 PM   #15
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Ali was pretty good early on calling the rounds he would finish the fight
He was so good that when NY put up a bill to abolish boxing they called in Ali
to ask if he thought their was a problem that he was calling the exact rounds
his opponent would fall in.
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