brits that wasted/never fulfilled there potential

Discussion in 'British Boxing Forum' started by TIGEREDGE, Nov 19, 2009.

  1. iamthegreatest

    iamthegreatest Active Member Full Member

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    Junior Witter springs to mind but I guess he did fulfil his talent. It's just a shame he's not a more well-known name amongst casuals and he didn't fight Hatton.
     
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  2. Astro

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    I still do not understand why Herol Bomber Graham did not become world champion ? He was an amazing boxer with all the right tools.
     
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  3. LeavemealoneKoooogs

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    Frampton should have done a bit more considering his natural talent. Think the endless rounds of sparring at Shane's gym shortened his career a bit.
     
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  4. PerfectNose

    PerfectNose Galahads reign of 14 weeks lol banned Full Member

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    No he actually overachieved . He was lucky he was in a weak division and got a vacant title shot.
     
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  5. I Shot JR

    I Shot JR Boxing Junkie Full Member

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  6. Glenn McKrory

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    Anthony Joshua.

    He was sold to us as the best things since Mike Tyson, Lennox Lewis, Audley Harrison, and sliced bread combined.

    Turned out he was just Audley with sliced bread on top.
     
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  7. MidniteProwler

    MidniteProwler Fab 4 Full Member

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    I think Kell Brook could've been so much more if he never made the choice to fight GGG. I think he could've unified at welterweight and then pick up a belt at 154
     
  8. DON1

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    He probably overachieved, bagged every boxing belt on offer. But you are right, missing those big fights/names.
     
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  9. zulander

    zulander Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Khan - Should never have stayed with Virgil Hunter. Would have been better sticking Roach and becoming ambush fighter along the lines of Martinez.
    Brook - We all know the story here, poor match making and decision making and a bit of bad luck.
    Jaime Moore? Could have gone further with a bit more finesse.
     
  10. Furey

    Furey EST & REG 2009 Full Member

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    Michael Maguire
    Kevin Mitchell
    Kirkland Laing
     
  11. Scissors

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    Tyson Fury has got to be up there. Without the drags ban and the subsequent bender imagine if he would have fought through for them years. I think he’s the best right now but he could have dominated for years and cleaned up everything that came his way.
     
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  12. Mitch87

    Mitch87 Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Kell Brook is the first name that springs to mind.

    Fury, now no where near the level he was pre- retirements, coke and food binge.

    Degale- more to do poor judging going against him as I had him winning both Groves and Jack fights. Also was never the same after the Jack fight which an absolute war.
     
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  13. nurological

    nurological Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Kevin Mitchell is an obvious one. It must eat him up abit inside he never really fully commited to boxing, it was all there ready for him to take it.
     
  14. kevinreid001

    kevinreid001 Punchdrunk101 Full Member

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    Kevin Mitchell, francie gavin

    Is saying groves degale and Saunders harsh ?

    Could probably say price and Harrison aswell
     
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  15. channy

    channy Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Pat Barrett for me, he was one hell of a puncher at the time.

    I used to see him in certain parts of Manchester with people i knew, including some relatives of mine, and i used to think to myself, WTF is he doing with these fools, turning up in flashy convertibles etc etc, i could only see him going downhill.

    When he beat Efrem Callamatti for the Euro title and he was voted british boxer of the month i thought this fella has nailed it now and will go on to do great things.

    But as i said the above happened, and when they announced the Manning Galloway fight, i said to many people this is where it ends for him, and sadly he got beat, taking nothing away from Galloway who i had been watching before the Barrett fight was made, it was always going to be a difficult tricky fight, but if PB was fully focussed i firmly believe he would have possibly come from behind to get a lucky late stoppage.

    Such a shame, but you live and learn and i am genuinely happy to see him putting his experience in to his fighters, they could do a lot worse than Pat...
     
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