Fighters that weren't expected to win the rematch, but pulled it off.

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  1. Devon

    Devon Member Full Member

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    Can you name any?
     
  2. AwardedSteak863

    AwardedSteak863 Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Henry Maske vs Virgil Hill II comes to kind. Maske lost the first fight and hadn't fought in a decade but ended up winning the fight. Both were way past their best but still.
     
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  3. Bulldog24

    Bulldog24 Boxing Addict booted Full Member

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    Watson, Benn and Collins all completely changing tactics v Chris Eubank while going in betting underdogs
     
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  4. George Crowcroft

    George Crowcroft Bit of a Gobshite Full Member

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    Pep vs Saddler is virtually a miracle win. I don't know what the odds were for LaMotta to beat Robinson, but I can't imagine they were in Jake's favour!

    Charles vs Marshall may be one, but the only reason Charles lost so bad the first time is because he was badly injured, so I don't know if this one counts.
     
  5. Bulldog24

    Bulldog24 Boxing Addict booted Full Member

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    Jake was a big middle facing a 145lb welter though
     
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    salsanchezfan Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    surfinghb1 Member Full Member

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    Barkley was a 2 to 1 dog against Hearns in the rematch
     
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  8. BoxingDialogue

    BoxingDialogue Active Member Full Member

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    And Sugar Ray Robinson was Sugar Ray Robinson
     
  9. Saintpat

    Saintpat Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Ossie Ocasio-Jimmy Young II.

    Young comes in a flabby 220 for a tuneup on the undercard of Holmes-Norton expected to cruise past the unknown, awkward Puerto Rican and get a shot at the winner of the title fight. It’s pretty much in the bag.

    Only Jaws outworks him and out-awkwards Young to win a split decision.

    Fast-forward seven months later and Young has dropped six pounds and looks to be in much better shape and Ocasio wins comfortably in the rematch. He fights Holmes and gets jabbed to death while Young is relegated pretty much to the heavyweight scrap heap.
     
  10. George Crowcroft

    George Crowcroft Bit of a Gobshite Full Member

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    A 145lb welter who's on the shortlist of greatest MWs, and fighters, ever.
     
  11. BELLERS

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    Wasn't Wilder a slight favourite to beat Fury second time around ?
     
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  12. Bulldog24

    Bulldog24 Boxing Addict booted Full Member

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    Word games. Physically he wasn't as big as Jake when Jake beat him, he was giving away 20+lb. It's more than putting Leonard in with Hagler in 1980, with Leonard making 147 and Marvin weighing 160 - Leonard'd be obliterated.
     
  13. channy

    channy F937 Full Member

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    Watson and Benn never won the rematch, Benn drew his and Watson was stopped in the last round.
     
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  14. Bulldog24

    Bulldog24 Boxing Addict booted Full Member

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    Well yeah, but Benn should've got the decision and Watson was winning big
     
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  15. channy

    channy F937 Full Member

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    I hear what you are saying, i wasn't being funny with my reply, i was just replying in response to the thread question.

    But yeah, Benn, if he didn't get that point deducted, and Watson, what a damn shame, he won the first in my opinion and was well on his way to not only beating Eubank, he was humiliating him as well with the beating he gave him.
     


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