Fighters that people expected more from them. Only heavyweights

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  1. Flash24

    Flash24 Well-Known Member Full Member

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    D,Bobick, G.Cooney,T,Biggs, G.Page,M.Dokes, R.Bowe, All had tremendous talent, all sidetracked by lifestyle outside of the boxing ring, usually drugs or simple laziness.
     
  2. heerko koois

    heerko koois Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Same guy i think
     
  3. Titan1

    Titan1 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Greg Page
    Michael Dokes
    Carl Williams
    Mitch Green
    Tony Tucker
    Riddick Bowe
    Elijah Tillery
    Renaldo Snipes
    James Tillis
    James Broad.
     
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  4. Jackomano

    Jackomano Boxing Addict Full Member

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    This. I’d also add in Haye, Stiverne, Solis, Luis Ortiz, and even Malik Scott.
     
  5. janitor

    janitor Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Yes I think that his temporary retirement due to injury, prevented him from realizing his full potential.
     
  6. Jackomano

    Jackomano Boxing Addict Full Member

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    This. Can’t believe I forgot James Broad, who literally ate himself out of a career despite all his talent.
     
  7. he grant

    he grant Historian/Film Maker Full Member

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    Jack Dempsey
    Derrick Jefferson
    Lou Nova
    Fred Fulton
    Jerry Quarry
    George Foreman (1)
     
  8. janitor

    janitor Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    A lot of these guys are legitimately very successful fighters.
    Not sure they are quite the spirit of the thread, even if some of them could have done more!
     
  9. he grant

    he grant Historian/Film Maker Full Member

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    Depends .. to me Foreman went from being considered an unstoppable all time great monster to a worldwide flop at 26. Dempsey went from being a savage tiger fighting machine to a next to invisible champion. Both significantly underachieved after winning a title despite huge expectations.
     
  10. AwardedSteak863

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    One guy I haven't seen anyone mention is Andrew Golota. He had the talent to do so much more if he had his head screwed on straight.
     
  11. KasimirKid

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    Jeff Merritt
    Coley Wallace
    Pat McMurtry
    James J. Beatty
    James J. Woody
    Thad Spencer
    Bombardier Billy Wells
    Charley Weinert
    Chuck Wiggins
     
  12. Hookandjab

    Hookandjab Active Member Full Member

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    Wasn’t Foster’s record 24-0?
     
  13. C.J.

    C.J. Boxings Living Legend revered & respected by all Full Member

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    We didn't get to see the best of Ike Ibeabuchi
     
  14. NoNeck

    NoNeck Pugilist Specialist Full Member

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    Akinwande
    Herbie Hide
    David Haye
    Audley Harrison
    David Price
    Frank Bruno

    There has to a pattern there somewhere.

    Tuesday night fights also used to hype a heavyweight named Gary Bell who fell to pieces. HBO also went hard with Seth Mitchell.
     

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