Brightest Flames who Burnt the Fastest

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  1. Saad54

    Saad54 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Mike Tyson best example

    Davey Moore, the one at 154 lbs
     
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  2. Saad54

    Saad54 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Overrated my a$$. It was a great performance.

    Overrated Tzyu and Hatton would have been beaten worse and in shorter fashion by prime 140 lb. JC Chavez. I can see Taylor beating both of them, as well

    His prime was fairly short, though as the Chavez fight surely took a lot out of him. Still, he won another title.

    His prime was like 87-91. Short, but there have been shorter
     
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  3. steve21

    steve21 Member Full Member

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    I'd give a nod to Wilfred Benitez ...
     
  4. nikrj

    nikrj Active Member Full Member

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    Donald Curry
     
  5. Flash24

    Flash24 Well-Known Member Full Member

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    D.Curry, J Chandler, A.Pryor, D.Moore, (dying young factors in though) J.Frazier, R.Leonard ( between his eye issues, and the drugs, and multiple retirements) J.Mugabi( Hagler ruined him) M.Taylor(I predicted this one,even before Chavez I thought he got hit to much) Some off the top of my head .
     
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  6. GoldenHulk

    GoldenHulk Active Member Full Member

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    Ike Ibeabuchi, Joe Mesi, David Reid
     
  7. ETM

    ETM I thought I did enough to win. Full Member

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    Tyronne Everett.

    Zack Padilla
     
  8. young griffo

    young griffo Boxing Addict Full Member

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    young griffo Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Terrible Terry McGovern

    Made his debut at 16.

    Won his first world title at 19.

    Won his second 3 months later.

    Lost his title at 21 and declined as a fighter subsequently.

    Dead at 37.
     
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  10. Longhhorn71

    Longhhorn71 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Stanley Ketchel
    On October 15, 1910, Stanley was sitting on the ranch, with his back to the door having breakfast, his gun on his lap. One of the farm hands, Walter Dipley, evidently jealous and avaricious, crept silently near, with Stanley’s own rifle in his hand.

    Shot in the back
    He took careful aim and fired. The bullet went through Stanley’s left lung and he dropped from his chair to the ground. The murderer then took Stanley’s gun and smashed him on the head with it.

    He tore the ring off Stanley’s finger, grabbed two one-thousand dollar bills from his pocket and made his escape.

    Colonel ****erson ordered a special train to take Ketchel to a hospital in Springfield, Missouri, but they arrived too late for Stanley’s life to be saved.

    The murderer and his female accomplice were brought to justice. Both were sentenced to life imprisonment, but the woman was later released.

    1925-07-04 :
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    115 lbs by PTS in round 10 of 10

    • Location: Oaks Ballpark, Emeryville, California, USA
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    Villa had an infected tooth extracted the morning of this bout, according to contemporary newspaper accounts. Against the advice of his physicians, and apparently not wanting to disappoint fans, Villa entered the ring with a badly swollen jaw to face McLarnin.

    Later, on July 6, Villa had three more ulcerated teeth pulled out. He had to cancel a scheduled July 10 bout with
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    was training hard for their scheduled July 17 bout in Vancouver, British Columbia, at the contracted 118 pounds for some title (perhaps the Pacific Coast Bantamweight Title).

    Then Villa suddenly died. Blood poisoning from his infected teeth, reported newspapers. Rafael Guilledo, Villa's putative father, and Philippine Islands Governor General Wood, immediately placed blame on manager
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    for Villa's death.

    Meanwhile, back in Manila--the day before he died-- Pancho's wife gave birth to their son. In 1989, she swore that his death was caused by an intentional overdose of anesthesia: a gambling syndicate's conspiracy to murder Villa for losing to McLarnin.

    The Flyweight World Title became vacant with the death of its reigning champion--Pancho Villa. The next day
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    Pancho's "legitimate successor." But it was
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    who would become the next Undisputed Flyweight Champion of the World.
     
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  11. JackSilver

    JackSilver Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Ibeabuchi was still in or nearing the peak when he threw it all away so it’s a bit different from most of the rest.
     
  12. juppity

    juppity Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Mathew Hilton won world title at 154 lbs and looked a world beater. However trouble outside the ring meant he never fulfilled his potential and meant his star only shone so briefly.
     
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    robert ungurean Богдан Full Member

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    Mancini
    Frazier
    Leonard
    Cuevas
     
  14. klompton2

    klompton2 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    How does Greb make this list? He was considered one the very best men in two divisions from 1917 to 1926. His championship reign was short but I wouldnt use his reign as a determining factor in judging his prime.
     
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  15. roughdiamond

    roughdiamond Ridin' the rails Full Member

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    Joichiro Tatsuyoshi definitely fits.
     


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