Chris Byrd: "I'm making a comeback at middleweight, Golovkin is the fight I want!"

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  1. iceferg

    iceferg Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    I just had former heavyweight great Chris Byrd on my podcast and in this clip he says that he is making a comeback at middleweight in his 50's and wants to fight Golovkin.

    I advised him against this towards the end and said I'd rather see him in the masters league with Tyson and/or others of that age and era.

    It was an interesting one though this man was Olympic silver medalist and beat greats like Holyfield, Vitali Klitschko and David Tua.

    Full video here the above one is just a clip of him talking about fighting Golovkin.



    I'm going to get a few more champions in soon already had Antonio Tarver, Nate Campbell, Steve Cunningham and now Chris Byrd all very underrated fighters in my opinion.
     
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  2. RockyMarciano

    RockyMarciano Active Member Full Member

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    He looks terrible in the gym...worst idea of his life.
     
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  3. iceferg

    iceferg Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Not seen any videos.
     
  4. janitor

    janitor Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    I assume that he is joking.
     
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  5. FromBuenosAires

    FromBuenosAires Member Full Member

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    another former pro desperate for attention.
     
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  7. iceferg

    iceferg Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    He seems serious mate. Obviously that fight won't happen but it's interesting that he won an Olympic medal at middleweight. Makes you wonder what he would have achieved if he stayed at that weight.
     
  8. The Senator

    The Senator Active Member Full Member

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    It wasn't that long ago that someone posted an article that detailed how much Byrd's suffered from injures and damage from his career. I can't imagine this is serious.
     
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  9. ForemanJab

    ForemanJab Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Byrd looks like he’s training for a Cast Away reboot. The vegan lifestyle has probably taken years off his life.
     
  10. Somali Sanil

    Somali Sanil Wild Buffalo Man Full Member

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    He’s not strong enough for a hard spar imo. He looked terribly weak in a vid I seen recently, like unhealthily thin
     
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  11. kirk

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    Wouldnt be a total shock to me if Golovkin actually fought him too.
     
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  12. Decker

    Decker Well-Known Member Full Member

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    I didn't realize Byrd took that many shots to the head. But HW shots are damaging. He should've fought at CW, but he wanted mo $.

    He's not fighting GGG or mother goose at this stage.
     
  13. Manu Vatuvei

    Manu Vatuvei Active Member Full Member

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    I’ve read a few Byrd interviews over the years and I think this is totally in keeping with his mentality.

    According to himself, he turned pro weighing less than 170lb (without cutting weight) and intended to campaign at either 154 or 160. After 1 or 2 fights he decided (seemingly quite irrationally and prematurely imo) that he wasn’t going to get a promotional push at those weights and for some reason (again, it doesn’t really make sense) he decided that eating his way to slightly north of 200lb and fighting at heavyweight was the thing to do.

    Unfortunately, having turned an insane and illogical dream into reality once, it’s believable that he thinks he can do it again. It’s that sort of committed madness that sometimes gets these guys to the top.
     
  14. Rico Spadafora

    Rico Spadafora Best Chin On ESB Full Member

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    Didn’t his wife divorce him and take most his money?
     
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