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

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  1. Jel

    Jel Reserving the right to be inconsistent Full Member

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    Nelson over Fenech is the best example I can think of.
     
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  2. Richard M Murrieta

    Richard M Murrieta Well-Known Member booted Full Member

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    5 time middleweight champion was the original Sugar man, Ray Robinson.
     
  3. sweetsci

    sweetsci Active Member Full Member

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    Fury beating Wilder, generally speaking.

    In some people's eyes, Tyson was expected to have his act together and beat Holyfield, who "just had a good night", the second time around.

    Wasn't Liston favored in the rematch with Ali? I know he was before the original November 1964 date.
     
  4. JohnThomas1

    JohnThomas1 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    I'm not sure Marshall would have been favored George. 12 months prior Marshall had lost 2 in a row to Moore while Charles had beaten Moore lopsidedly just two months before the Marshall rematch. Adding to this Oakland Billy Smith had KO'd Marshall in Lloyd's bout immediately prior to the Charles rematch.
     
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  5. Flo_Raiden

    Flo_Raiden Boxing Addict Full Member

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    I seem to recall Morales being expected to win the last trilogy fight against Barrera, especially after Barrera arguably lost the second fight and was also stopped by Pacquiao afterwards. Morales also had the weight advantage as well. Turns out that Barrera just had his number and also the perfect style against Morales.

    Israel Vazquez was also not expected to win against Rafael Marquez going into the second fight after retiring on his stool in the previous fight. Vazquez really did get his sweet revenge by stopping Marquez himself to even up the score.
     
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  6. mochabuzz

    mochabuzz Active Member Full Member

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    Luis Santana
     
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  7. Berlenbach

    Berlenbach Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Tony Thompson and David Price...
     
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  9. Smokin Bert

    Smokin Bert Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Chiquita Gonzalez against Michael Carbajal

    Terry Norris against Simon Brown.
     
  10. NoNeck

    NoNeck Pugilist Specialist Full Member

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    Tarver over Jones.
     
  11. Saad54

    Saad54 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Yes Santana put on an academy nominated percormance not once but twice. Coggi used the blueprint against Randall years later.
     
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  12. BitPlayerVesti

    BitPlayerVesti The Ad Wolgast of Googling Stuff Full Member

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    Not many picked Srisaket Sor Rungvisai to beat Roman Gonzalez again recently.

    Ruhlin Vs Sharkey is another rematch with a pretty surprising result
     
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  13. William Walker

    William Walker Well-Known Member Full Member

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    How about the obvious? Walcott vs. Charles III?
     
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  14. ETM

    ETM I thought I did enough to win. Full Member

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    Holyfield/Bowe
     
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    Plumber From Liverpool New Member Full Member

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