Best US Debuts in Boxing

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  1. mark ant

    mark ant Marciano used to dip below opponents waist line Full Member

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    Which were the top 3 US debuts made by a fighter not born in the US?
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  2. Bulldog24

    Bulldog24 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Owen Moran-Battling Nelson?
     
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  3. NoNeck

    NoNeck Pugilist Specialist Full Member

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    Hamed—Kelly?
     
  4. Bulldog24

    Bulldog24 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    That was terrible. Pernell Whitaker was actually laughing.
     
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  5. NoNeck

    NoNeck Pugilist Specialist Full Member

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    Whitaker didn't match the excitement of that fight in his entire career, that's probably why.
     
  6. Saintpat

    Saintpat Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Best I can think of is Alexis Arguello KO 13 Ruben Olivares. I think that was Alexis’ first fight on U.S. soil.
     
  7. Makingweight

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    Kirkland Laing beating Roberto Duran on points, Don King going mad at Mickey Duff saying he had sent over a ringer.

    Won 1982 upset of the year Ring magazine, Duran didn't even dispute the defeat well under par but for Laing a great win shame he went missing for months after didn't fight for a year.

    Laing even admitted it was the only time in his career he went into a fight feeling scared!
     
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    Dmitry Pirog bought over to be just the opponent taking apart Daniel Jacobs in 5 rounds.
     
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  9. Stevie G

    Stevie G Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Exciting to watch but Hamed could have made it a lot easier on himself if he'd have utilised his boxing skills more. He allowed it to turn into a slugfest.
     
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  11. FastLeft

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    Ingemar Johansson v Floyd Patterson 1959

    cannot think of a better one
     
  12. mark ant

    mark ant Marciano used to dip below opponents waist line Full Member

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    He didn`t come close to getting knocked out like that either, Naz was completely reckless.
     
  13. mark ant

    mark ant Marciano used to dip below opponents waist line Full Member

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    D`Amato was a genius.
     
  14. Flo_Raiden

    Flo_Raiden Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Salvador Sanchez vs Danny Lopez 1
     
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  15. mark ant

    mark ant Marciano used to dip below opponents waist line Full Member

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    He got caught by a fighter that could match his speed and reach, his lack of fundamentals made him easy to counter by quickfisted opponents like MAB and Kelly.