Amateur stars you wish would have turned pro?

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  1. It's Ovah

    It's Ovah I am very physically stay humble Full Member

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    Camarelle and Nistor at HW. Nistor I believe has turned pro, but way too late and he looks like garbage compared to his amateur and WSB days. This guy was an absolute beast, the nearest fighter I've seen to Marciano in decades. Brutal aggressive style, knocked out Joshua and gave Usyk fits.

    Camarelle reminded me of a southpaw Corrie Sanders, very fast hands for a big man and packed some real power when he let shots fly. Should have beaten Joshua in the Olympic finals but got jobbed on the cards (along with Savon earlier in the tourney; one of the main reasons I was extremely slow to warm to Joshua).
     
  2. robert ungurean

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  3. deyell

    deyell MOLECULE FROM HELL. Full Member

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    Serafim Todorov
     
  4. UnleashtheFURY

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    a plethora of Eastern European and Cuban fighters.... My choices have already been mentioned.
     
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  5. Badbot

    Badbot I Am An Actual Pro. Full Member

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    A bit off topic, but were there many/ any amateur stars who turned pro, but had a really short run.
     
  6. Ted Stickles

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    Stevenson would have been interesting to see as a pro... though his competition would have been insane with Ali, Frazier, Foreman, Norton, Lyle, Ellis, Young, Quarry etc
     
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  7. robert ungurean

    robert ungurean Богдан Full Member

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    I 4got Popenchenko
     
  8. GeorgeDeservesAMedal

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    Roman Romanchuk and Nistor. Both would have been Forces.
     
  9. steve21

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    Two schools of thought on Stevenson: one said his skills would be trouble for any HW ... tall, rangy, long jab, good power

    The other, that he only faced amateurs, and fresh ones at that - few veterans with experience - and wouldn't be able to handle the pressure and skill set of a pro.

    No way of truly knowing, we've seen both play out with other Olympians who turned pro - still, fun to ponder
     
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  10. Mike Cannon

    Mike Cannon Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Terry Waller
    Dick Mctagget
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  11. Tripoli

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    Oleg Saitov ( Russia)
    Francisc Vastag (Romania)
    Kenny Egan (Ireland)
    Gaydarbek Gaydarbekov (Russia)
    Clemento Russo (Italy)
    Vitaly Dunaystev (Russia)
    Oleg Saitov (Russia)
    Vassily Levit ( Kazakhstan)

    and Majidov and Papp when they was younger!
     
  12. KernowWarrior

    KernowWarrior Bob Fitzsimmons much bigger brother. Full Member

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    As others have said the late Teofilo Stevenson, in his prime with those skills and attributes honed by a top pro trainer, now that would have been a damned interesting addition to this era of heavyweights.

    Alas we will never know what could have been.
     
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  13. tokyo5exwale

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    Tischenko makes his pro debut on 27th May aged 37! Better late than never!!
     
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  14. J Jones

    J Jones Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Good call. I think he would’ve done better than Joel Casamayor.
     
  15. fenoc1

    fenoc1 Active Member Full Member

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    Some of the best footwork I've ever seen. Boxed at very high intensity