Brightest Flames who Burnt the Fastest

Discussion in 'Classic Boxing Forum' started by roughdiamond, May 4, 2019.


  1. GordonGarner65

    GordonGarner65 Active Member Full Member

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  2. GordonGarner65

    GordonGarner65 Active Member Full Member

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    Tyson's reign was Nov 86 until Feb 90
     
  3. RulesMakeItInteresting

    RulesMakeItInteresting Well-Known Member Full Member

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    I think that might just be considered short in comparison to someone like Larry's reign.
     
  4. Jel

    Jel Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Armstrong would be my pick as the greatest fighter with a short peak ever.
     
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  5. Flo_Raiden

    Flo_Raiden Boxing Addict Full Member

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    In a way Roman Gonzalez's status as the top P4P fighter in the world was short lived. Sergey Kovalev's run as the top LHW fighter was also pretty short as well.
     
  6. RulesMakeItInteresting

    RulesMakeItInteresting Well-Known Member Full Member

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    He was incredible.
     
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  7. roughdiamond

    roughdiamond You're not going to do it for free Full Member

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    To be fair, Gonzalez was a P4P fighter long before the band wagoner jumped on him IMO.
     
  8. The Undefeated Lachbuster

    The Undefeated Lachbuster Boxing Addict Full Member

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  9. roughdiamond

    roughdiamond You're not going to do it for free Full Member

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    There was never any fire there

    Sprints away
     
  10. Curtis Lowe

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    Good choice. M Hilton looked liked the goods and his future appeared very bright, with the chance to make a ton of money. Unfortunately, the entire family seems to have been infected with a giant stupidity gene, with Matthew being no exception.
     
  11. Curtis Lowe

    Curtis Lowe Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Benitez was around a long time. A world champ at 17. He was in a lot of big fights, Leonard, Hearns, Cervantes, Hope and Duran.
     
  12. Curtis Lowe

    Curtis Lowe Well-Known Member Full Member

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    With Everett, getting shot dead will do that.
     
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  13. scartissue

    scartissue Boxing Addict Full Member

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    There was a jr. welterweight in the mid-80s named Frankie Warren that looked like the goods. A complete Henry Armstrong style. He bursts on the scene and in one year beats Buddy McGirt, Gene Hatcher, Ronnie Shields, Sammy Fuentes and Roberto Elizondo. He totally dominated McGirt in their 10 rounder (I scored it 7-1-2 for Frankie) and looked like he was on his way. But fighting for the vacant title, a complete reversal of fortunes and he gets schooled by McGirt in their rematch. He still pulls off a win or two - most notably over Mickey Ward - but loses to Loreto Garza in a bout where he looked nothing like what he once did, and he was done. I heard he retired due to a detached retina, but if you compare him against Shields and then Garza, it wasn't the same fighter. That perpetual motion will burn out the best of them.
     
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  14. ETM

    ETM I thought I did enough to win. Full Member

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    Everett was always full of excuses
     
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    heerko koois Boxing Junkie Full Member

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