Fighters that people expected more from them. Only heavyweights

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  1. mark ant

    mark ant Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    I think his defense let him down ultimately.
     
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    mark ant Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    I feel all three were overrated anyway, but at least Tommy beat Ruddock who himself was a dissappointment.
     
  3. PhillyPhan69

    PhillyPhan69 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Perhaps, and he certainly had defensive flaws there that were shown but not majorly taken advantage of, as well as a propensity to just slug it out sometimes. To me lack of commitment to training and conditioning were a larger factor.
     
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  4. mark ant

    mark ant Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Biggs is a massive dissapointment because he got stopped by Mason, he looked a shadow of the fighter that fought Tyson, I don`t think Stewart was a flop apart from the Tyson blowout, he was a steady talent rather anything you`d expect much from, I seem to remeber him losing to Stewart also though, not good.
     
  5. mark ant

    mark ant Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Yes, he should have been lighter in the Holy rematch and should have exploited his reach better.
     
  6. catchwtboxing

    catchwtboxing Boxing Addict Full Member

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    For all of his accomplishments, his resume is paper thin. There is no great. There is no one approaching that level.
     
  7. scartissue

    scartissue Boxing Addict Full Member

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    John Tate
    Howard Smith
    David Tua
    Eric Curry
    Maurice Harris
     
  8. JohnThomas1

    JohnThomas1 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Page
    Dokes
    Witherspoon
    Tyson
    Tate
    Cooney
    Baer
    Monroe
    Douglas
    Tucker
    Bowe

    When it comes to Heavyweights the simpler question might be who got 100% or close to it out of themselves.
     
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    johnmaff36 Boxing Addict Full Member

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  10. he grant

    he grant Historian/Film Maker Full Member

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    John Tate just collapsed.

    Cooney just lost whatever he did have ..

    Dokes was some drop.

    Witherspoon's whole career was an underachievement .

    Thomas was a big hype.

    Grant was a disappointment ..

    Tua was a bit , stage by stage as his limitations unfolded.

    Bowe was a huge drop off past Holyfield 1 .. he looked like a big potential with the first two defenses then blew it.

    Buster came down to Earth fast against Holyfield.

    Page was a bust.

    Really most seemed o underperform which is why a Holmes was great .. he managed to show up night after night, year after year ..
     
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  11. juppity

    juppity Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Mac Foster was no 1 HW contender and 30 - 0 30 ko when his management put him with the more experienced Jerry Quarry and stopped in 6 and was never the same.
     
  12. sweetsci

    sweetsci Active Member Full Member

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    When I was a kid I thought Greg Page had the tools to be an ATG. As an adult I'm more cynical... or something. But I did buy into the Michael Grant hype.

    A fighter people expected more from, literally, was Mike Tyson. Not that someone who cleaned out a division and pretty much maintained a top 5 rating for over 15 years should be considered a disappointment. But in the late eighties we thought he'd finish his career with an ATG reputation up there with Louis and Ali.
     
  13. Momus

    Momus Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Mathew Ellis is one of the biggest busts in British boxing history.

    When you’re billed as Britain’s first billion dollar sportsman, and end up falling short of domestic level as a pro, that’s some serious hype out of control.

    To be fair, he had talent and a good amateur pedigree, and could probably on a different timeline have made some waves at British title level at cruiser. As it was, his career highlights were quick stoppage losses to the likes of Fury, Harrison, Bellew and Enzo Mac.
     
  14. heerko koois

    heerko koois Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Anyone remember Michael Williams? 25-3 (20 KO)
     
  15. Momus

    Momus Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Is that a different guy than Mike “Union Cane” Williams, who was heavily touted in the mid 80s?
     

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