Brightest Flames who Burnt the Fastest

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  1. roughdiamond

    roughdiamond Ridin' the rails Full Member

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    Boxing has attracted some of the most mecurially talented men ever, whose peaks were short, but oh what a peak it was.

    Who falls into this category?

    I have:
    Mike Tyson
    Harry Greb
    Jack Dempsey
    Terry McGovern
    Jung Koo Chang
    Jeff Fenech
    Tony Canzoneri
    Mando Ramos

    Any one else come to mind?
     
  2. The Undefeated Lachbuster

    The Undefeated Lachbuster Well-Known Member Full Member

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  3. roughdiamond

    roughdiamond Ridin' the rails Full Member

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    Very good shouts, thanks.

    These two are the epitome of my statement.
     
  4. mark ant

    mark ant Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Meldrick Taylor even though I feel his performance against Chavez was overrated, Don Curry and Michael Nunn.
     
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  5. BitPlayerVesti

    BitPlayerVesti The Ad Wolgast of Googling Stuff Full Member

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    To various extents

    Riddick Bowe
    Henry Armstrong
    Ad Wolgast
    Jimmy Britt
     
  6. George Crowcroft

    George Crowcroft Youngest Ezzard Charles Fan Ever Full Member

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    Gazelle Punch Active Member Full Member

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    Bowe is a great choice not to sure about Dempsey he was around awhile. Tyson def Marciano. Mosley looked like an ATG then dropped off fast.
     
  8. joebeadg

    joebeadg Active Member Full Member

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    I don't really think Mike's peak was so short. Actually I think his peak started as he was coming up, started fading when he fired Rooney
     
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  9. The Undefeated Lachbuster

    The Undefeated Lachbuster Well-Known Member Full Member

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    I was mulling over adding Ad Wolgast, actually

    What's your warrant for a short career?
     
  10. he grant

    he grant Historian/Film Maker Full Member

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    McGuigan
    Camacho ( was around forever but a short peak as a terrific fighter )
    Jeff Chandler
     
  11. emallini

    emallini Boxing Junkie Full Member

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  12. Russell

    Russell Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Olivares was well past his best before he even hit 30...
     
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    williams7383 TKO 6 Klit Lickers Full Member

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  14. George Crowcroft

    George Crowcroft Youngest Ezzard Charles Fan Ever Full Member

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    Eric Morales is a good shout
     
  15. BitPlayerVesti

    BitPlayerVesti The Ad Wolgast of Googling Stuff Full Member

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    Not sure TBH.
     

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