Beyond Possible

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  1. Boxing2019

    Boxing2019 If you want peace, prepare war. Full Member

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    Make a list of fighters who have achieved successes greater than their potential and beyond all expectations.
     
  2. Conteh'sLeft

    Conteh'sLeft Active Member Full Member

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    Carl Froch, heck of an overachiever, I'd heard him say that his style was inspired by Naseem Hamed, I can't think of a more unsuitable fighter.

    Stellar resume, hot wife, supposedly had a growth spurt from 5'3" to 6' after 17 and last but not the least knocked out Groves in front of 80000 fans at Wembley.

    That's like getting every gift on the wish list.
     
  3. testez

    testez Member Full Member

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    the best example would be Pacman.
    another great overachiever would be Wilder.
     
  4. BELLERS

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    Chris Eubank snr
    Herbie Hide
    Frank Bruno
    Lloyd Honeyghan
    Nigel Benn

    All pretty good, probably over achieved. Credit to them all.
     
  5. On The Money

    On The Money Dangerous Journeyman Full Member

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    I agree with that list apart from Benn. Not the most gifted style wise but a ferocious competitor
     
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  6. MagicE

    MagicE Active Member Full Member

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    Eubank and Benn didn't overachieve, they were both super tough and belonged at the level they competed at.

    Would they have lost to RJJ? Yes
    Would they have been among the best wins on RJJ's resume? Yes
    Would they have had a chance (note I said chance) against Toney and BHop? Yes
     
  7. DoubleJab666

    DoubleJab666 Dot, dot, dot... Full Member

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  8. destruction

    destruction Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Wladimir Klitschko

    If you look at what he achieved after the Lamon Brewster loss when everyone had written him off.

    Then going undefeated for 10 years as HW champion. Simply amazing.
     
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  9. Boxing2019

    Boxing2019 If you want peace, prepare war. Full Member

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    Neon Spinks
    M. Spinks
    Rahman
    Peters
    Maskaev
    Old Foreman


    And I hope USyK on September
     
  10. Conteh'sLeft

    Conteh'sLeft Active Member Full Member

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    Another one that comes to mind is Steve Collins , scalped both Eubank and Benn twice at the tail end of his career and earned a lot of respect.

    I saw him lose to Mccallum , boxrec say he lost to Reggie Johnson and Kalambay too but I haven't watched those fights.

    Tough nut, not the most technical guy out there, in fact the way he was lunging in his fight with Eubank would give you second hand embarrassment but it is what it is.
     
  11. Smudge_

    Smudge_ Teak tough Full Member

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    Ricky Burns. Big fan of Burns so don't mean it in a disrespectful way, but I'd say he achieved more than expected of his talent. His dedication, professionalism, heart and toughness more than made up for any shortcomings in his ability.
     
  12. Salty Dog

    Salty Dog Boxing Addict banned Full Member

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    Micky Ward and Arturo Gatti. Seems to me Gatti had a little more boxing talent but both got rich and famous and fought some HoFers based on their toughness and the appeal of their styles.
     
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  13. Jackstraw

    Jackstraw Active Member Full Member

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    Not to mention Micky had a very successful movie made about and was played by Marky Mark
     
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  14. Pepsi Dioxide

    Pepsi Dioxide Active Member Full Member

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    Marciano? Two left feet, short reach, started late and still had a fantastic career
     
  15. Lesion of Doom

    Lesion of Doom Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Winky Wright
    Paulie Malignaggi
    Derek Chisora