Emanual Augustus one of the most talented and entertaining boxers never to win a title?

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  1. drronnie

    drronnie Member Full Member

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    Would Augustus been champ if there were not so many controversial decisions againts him?
     
  2. escudo

    escudo Boxing Addict Full Member

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    The absolute worst fight who belongs in the boxing hall of fame. IDGAF. Augustus was amazing.
     
  3. salsanchezfan

    salsanchezfan Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    History is full of Emanuel Augustuses. We know of but a few.
     
  4. Dubblechin

    Dubblechin Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    There weren't. He lost a ton.
     
  5. red cobra

    red cobra Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    One of my favorite fights...ever.
     
  6. Dubblechin

    Dubblechin Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    He wasn't amazing. He just wasn't a quitter. If you wanted a knockout, you had to knock him out. He didn't do the "gloves-over-the-face-and-fall-down-when-the-prospect-hits-your-gloves" move that most journeymen who fight everyone do.

    I always respected him because he tried. In a sport where everyone doesn't do that, it can make a fighter - even a losing one - stand out.

    But "amazing" is a massive overstatement. (LOL)
     
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  7. escudo

    escudo Boxing Addict Full Member

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    There's like 4 or 5 fights from that never fail to make me smile and love boxing. He had his nights.
     
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  8. Dubblechin

    Dubblechin Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    He did.
     
  9. HolDat

    HolDat Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Amazing means exciting and fun to watch.
     
  10. greynotsoold

    greynotsoold Boxing Addict Full Member

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    I know someone that sparred with him. When Augustus found out that my friend was going to be sparring with Mayweather, Augustus took some time and taught him a few of the things he had done to disrupt Floyd's rhythm.
    When my friend was in the ring with Mayweather and started using what Augustus had showed him, Floyd started laughing and said "why is that mofo out there telling my secrets."
     
  11. FrankinDallas

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    Had I been a promoter I would NEVER make a match with Augustus and my fighter.
     
  12. Kamikaze

    Kamikaze Bye for now! banned Full Member

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    Easily one of the most amusing characters in boxing, with one of the most interesting styles.
     
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  13. Richmondpete

    Richmondpete Real fighters do road work Full Member

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    I've always viewed Augustus as an overachiever not some mega talent that never was
     
  14. Saintpat

    Saintpat Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Well he’s certainly one of the fighter who never won a title, so he’s got that part of the equation.

    Tough out, willful, always brought what he had ... but I’d say there are more entertaining and talented fighters who never won a world belt of some sort.
     
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  15. escudo

    escudo Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Talented sure. Entertaining? No way in hell.