Biggest Hype Jobs

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  1. Joeywill

    Joeywill Active Member Full Member

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    Who are the biggest hype jobs in boxing history
    Names like
    Adrien Broner
    Audley Harrison
    Zab Judah
    David Tua
    Mark Breeland
    Jeff Lacy
    Michael Grant
    Felix Verdejo

    All come to mind. Who am I missing?
     
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  2. Fogger

    Fogger Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Boy, we certainly disagree on what a hype hob is. Of the group you list, you have numerous world champs and others who did very well. They may have not lived up to expectations but hardly any of them were hype jobs.
     
  3. Tockah

    Tockah F-GOAT Full Member

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    Judah, Tua, Grant?!?! I agree Fogger I don't understand how these accomplished fighters are hype jobs.
     
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  4. Terror

    Terror Well-Known Member Full Member

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    To me, a guy like Tye Fields is a hypejob. Or someone who when they get their first shot gets demolished despite having a big push from the industry. David Tua, for example, has knocked out world champs and was just in a tough HW division. Zab Judah gave the best boxer of our generation legitimate problems. I can agree on Jeff Lacy, if he wasn't Calzaghe's signature performance nobody would remember him.
     
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    Charles White Chucker Full Member

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  6. NoNeck

    NoNeck Pugilist Specialist Full Member

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    Judah did a great job of making Junior Witter, Cory Spinks (rematch), and Vernon Paris look like hype.
     
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  7. Dynamicpuncher

    Dynamicpuncher Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Michael Olajide he was at once considered the best Middleweight out of all prospects including Michael Nunn it didn't quite turn out that way.
     
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  8. Pepsi Dioxide

    Pepsi Dioxide Boxing Addict Full Member

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    His little brother was getting a lot of hype too for a short while and that didn't last either
     
  9. CrouchStanceBoxing

    CrouchStanceBoxing Member banned Full Member

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    Cleveland Williams,TUA,Mercer...there are plenty of them.
     
  10. Pepsi Dioxide

    Pepsi Dioxide Boxing Addict Full Member

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    The next De La Hoya.....

    Francisco Panchito Bojado! Lot of hype for him
     
  11. Fogger

    Fogger Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Although the hype has slowed now, Edgar Berlanga was a big hype job.
     
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    scartissue Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Chuck Davey
    Jose 'The Threat' Baret
    Shawn O'Sullivan
     
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  13. scartissue

    scartissue Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    I almost forgot about Jorge Luis Gonzalez. He should have just tattooed a target on the left side of his jaw because no one ever missed him with an overhand right.
     
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  14. steve21

    steve21 Active Member Full Member

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    Duane Bobick comes to mind
     
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  15. Vic The Gambler

    Vic The Gambler Active Member Full Member

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    David Price.
    The lad started his career demolishing all before him, and after he took John McDermott apart in one round…the same McDermott that gave the unbeaten prospect Tyson Fury a major headache… many here in the UK at least, said this boy would get a title shot sooner rather than later. Price was 6ft 8 of pure KO power. The kid was dynamite….

    …until he ran into Tony Thompson who brutally exposed Price’s flaws, not once but twice as Thompson knocked him out on a couple of occasions.
    The David Price Express train turned into the David Price Hype Train and was now derailed.