Cherry Picking Gone Wrong

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  1. mr. magoo

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    Yeah I didn’t think either of those were cherry picks myself
     
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  2. mr. magoo

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    Mathew Saad Muhammad tried to get his career back on track after losing to Qawi and took on some soft touches which backfired. But I think In fairness the beatings he took from Dwight ruined him.
     
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  3. ironchamp

    ironchamp Boxing Addict Full Member

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    This wasn't cherry picking. The Heavyweight Division was being ruled by a 3 headed monster that consisted of Wilder, Fury and Joshua. This is NOT a cherry pick. This was a fight towards unification.
     
  4. ironchamp

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    Precisely the point.
     
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  5. mr. magoo

    mr. magoo Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    I thought that post was pretty strange myself. How in the hell is a unification between the #1 and #2 combatants cherry picking ???
     
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    Jim Wick’s, ‘enery Cooper’s manager, calculated that Floyd Patterson was beyond repair, following his severe back injury defeat to Ali.
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    Khan v Prescott. Real big shock
     
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  9. BCS8

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    I remember Lehlohonolo "Hands of Stone" Ledwaba kicking ass at super bantamweight. His sixth defence of his IBF title was against some no-name brand Filipino called Pacquiao who had already been knocked out twice. What could go wrong?

     
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  10. NoNeck

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    Pacquiao was top ten in the division for two straight years and had beaten Nedal Hussain. That's nonsense.

    If anything, Hussain had the cherry pick gone wrong.
     
  11. BCS8

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    I remember people expecting Ledwaba to dispose of Pacquiao. The announcers could barely pronounce his name.
     
  12. NoNeck

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    Aren’t you from SA? Ledwaba wasn’t well known in the US. It was more of a small upset to Americans.
     
  13. Tyistall

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    A fight towards unification??? Wilder could have fought AJ TWICE in an ACTUAL unification fight. He even said it was a mistake not to take those fights now.
     
  14. ironchamp

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    Fury was the undefeated lineal champion. It was a unification fight any way you slice it. Negotiations aren't always smooth with different promoters, networks, etc. But make no mistake, it wasn't a cherry pick fight.
     
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