Fighters who blew a career high pay day, by underestimating an opponent

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  1. swagdelfadeel

    swagdelfadeel Boxing Addict Full Member

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    This was honestly pathetic. Untrained or not. Imo worse than Shavers-Quarry
     
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  2. Unforgiven

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    Some of these guys were just not as good as they (and others) thought/think they were.
    So often more a case of "overestimating" themselves or being "overestimated" THAN an underestimation of the other guy.
     
  3. juppity

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    There was talk Don Curry had on the table a multi million dollar offer for a showdown with
    Marvin Hagler. Instead he took a fight with Lloyd Honeyghan and what was supposed to
    be a routine fight turned into a brutal beating.
     
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  4. swagdelfadeel

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    You're still here? Thought you were gone :lol:
     
  5. NoNeck

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    That is incorrect about Tyson. He did schedule the fight with Holyfield but pulled out due to a training injury. Holyfield fought Cooper instead.
     
  6. Unforgiven

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    I'm always coming back. A bit like Ray Leonard.
     
  7. Flash24

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    Bobby Czyz and Alex Ramos . Both had big pay days waiting for them with Marvin Hagler (In hind site, it was a blessing they lost early, Hagler would've destroyed them.) Davey Moore also was being groomed for a title shot against Hagler, a old guy with the last name of Duran had something to do with closing that door.
     
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    Arguably Alexis Arguello againat Vilomar Fernandez when Duran was waiting round the corner.
     
  9. swagdelfadeel

    swagdelfadeel Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Your username disappeared and everything. I made an entire thread :lol:
    This content is protected
     
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  10. Unforgiven

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    Strange. I must be in some sort of in-between dimension. Like purgatory. :lol:
     
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  11. swagdelfadeel

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    :lol:
     
  12. janitor

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    That doesn't change the fact that he blew a big money fight with Holyfield, by losing to Douglas.

    He was under no pressure to take the Douglas fight!
     
  13. sweetsci

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    That was in 1991 and is correct. However, Tyson-Holyfield was first scheduled for June 1990. June 16th, I think. But the Douglas loss scuttled that one.

    As far as Tyson being under no pressure to take the Douglas fight, he'd already cancelled a late 1989 bout with Razor Ruddock. I think he'd cancelled or postponed others in 88 & 89 in the aftermath of kayoing Spinks. So I'd imagine there was at least a little of "Mike, you can't keep pulling out of fights" from Don King.
     
  14. NoNeck

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    Yeah, it was set up for after Douglas, but ultimately the court case is what prevented the fight. Stewart, two Ruddock fights, and a match match with Holyfield would've paid a whole lot, so the loss to Douglas in itself didn't prevent Tyson from getting huge purses.
     
  15. Songshadow

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    Nonsense.