Cherry Picking Gone Wrong

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  1. Showstopper97

    Showstopper97 The Icon Full Member

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    Name some great examples of when cherry-picking goes wrong.
    Some of mine
    Broner-Maidaina
    Ledwaba-Pacquaio
     
  2. MURK20

    MURK20 Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Wlad vs Purity, Sanders and Brewster.
     
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    Morrison v Bent.
     
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    scartissue Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Angel Espada v Pipino Cuevas I
    Alfonso Zamora v Jorge Lujan
     
  5. Reinhardt

    Reinhardt Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Ali vs Spinks
     
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    NoNeck Pugilist Specialist Full Member

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    Povetkin—Whyte
    Price—Thompson
     
  7. Richard M Murrieta

    Richard M Murrieta Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Barry Mc Guigan vs Steve Cruz, 1986.
     
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    Wilder vs Fury
    even though both are frauds
     
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    Kamikaze Be real• Full Member

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    What?
     
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  10. Kamikaze

    Kamikaze Be real• Full Member

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    AjJ and Ruiz to some degree- I remember people calling Andy a sacrificial lamb before the fight.
     
  11. Ken Ashcroft

    Ken Ashcroft Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Ironic that 7 years later the next dominant heavyweight champion after Ali, Larry Holmes, needing one more victory to equal Rocky Marciano’s 49-0 record, would also come unstuck against another cherry picked Spinks.
     
  12. BitPlayerVesti

    BitPlayerVesti Boxing Hagiographer Full Member

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    He was a replacement opponent, so calling him a cherrypick is pretty unfair.
     
  13. Richard M Murrieta

    Richard M Murrieta Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Andy Ruiz was the Ingo of modern times. In 1959, Ingemar Johansson was touted as a champion that would reign for a long time after knocking out then champion Floyd Patterson. But on June 20 1960 all that changed with one left hook. Just like Andy Ruiz was the victor in some of these hypothetical matches, all that changed in the rematch with Anthony Joshua too.
     
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  14. TBooze

    TBooze Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    To be fair to the McGuigan team, Cruz was a late sub. But also Barry suggests he did not want to fight, and his row with Eastwood was causing huge problems behind the scenes.

    As for the thread:

    Two on one bill come straight to mind, the night Terry Lawless saw both his top prospects lose to American 'journeymen':

    Bruno/Bonecrusher and Mark Kaylor/Buster Drayton
     
  15. Richard M Murrieta

    Richard M Murrieta Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Thanks for the info my friend, great post.
     
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