Fighters Who Gained Your Respect After A Loss.

Discussion in 'World Boxing Forum' started by Tramell, Sep 17, 2019.


  1. Tramell

    Tramell Well-Known Member Full Member

    2,125
    1,663
    Sportsbook:
    1,000
    Sep 21, 2012
    1st ever was Holyfield. He took heat & I was along with naysayers: He fights old men like Holmes, Foreman & can't stop them. He got a standing 8 against Bert Cooper.
    He's a blown up cruiser who will lose to the first young HW---if he takes one on.Well he did fight a Young gun and lost.

    But that loss turned him from Real-Deal to the Warrior. Never stopped trying, eye swolled up and still went toe to toe. And of course the round of the year, had Holyfield landing more by the close of the round. I Became a Holyfield fan after that loss.

    Pacman.
    Pacquiao vs Morales. Up to that point I'd only seen his Ledwaba, MAB & JMM fights (3)
    Back then, most forums called Pac a one hand wonder, as soon as his left is stopped, his day is over.
    Man O man. Morales gave this kid a boxing lesson. the 130lb Filipino who is touted as not being able to move up that far in weight, came in at 139lbs ending the myth he was too small to move up.

    Jim Lampley Round 1: "Roach his trainer said he has been too left hand dominant. In order to beat Morales he has to use his lead hand.
    Pac 2 minutes in 1st round decided now was the time, cracking Erik, who responded back by snapping Pac's head back, beat him back to the ropes and whooped his heads between the ropes, I knew this was on!
    By round 5, Pac was bleeding from a punch. & boy did they give him time to recover.

    Rd 12, Morales decides rather than play it safe, he turned southpaw!

    12th round Merchant "This is a picture that doesnt need any captions."
    Roy Jones "This is crazy U dont turn southpaw in give Pac a chance to comeback."
    Morales went toe to toe southpaw with the baddest southpaw at that weight.
    I couldn't help but see Morales as the wizard. He gave Pac a round where he fought southpaw, & Pac still couldn't drop Morales. He opened himself to Pac's powerhand, whew!

    Next day most boards (4 those who remember that day after) almost gave up on Pac. Not me. I knew he was going to continue. As much as I was shook by his win over MAB, dropped JMM 3x and sending Lucero punch drunk to the ropes---it was his loss to Morales that turned me into a Pacfan.

    When they announced Morales, PAc bowed his head and started bawling like a baby on Buboy's shoulder. I was convinced this young man was going to develop, just didn't know how great it would be!
     
    Ph33rknot, titanic, Holler and 2 others like this.
  2. roughdiamond

    roughdiamond You're not going to do it for free Full Member

    4,075
    5,461
    Sportsbook:
    1,000
    Jul 25, 2015
    Recently, George Groves. Didn't like him till after those 2 Froch bouts. Didn't enjoy that last Smith bout either.
     
    Ph33rknot, Pompey Junglist and Holler like this.
  3. chacal

    chacal Boxing Addict booted Full Member

    5,043
    1,753
    Sportsbook:
    1,000
    Jun 21, 2015
    Provodnikov. He gained my respect and me myself as an unconditional fan.
     
    Tramell likes this.
  4. kirk

    kirk l l l Staff Member

    62,282
    7,984
    Sportsbook:
    62
    Jul 26, 2004
    Vargas against Trinidad
    Vargas against Mosley (1)
    Mayorga against Trinidad
    Ouma against Taylor
    Klitschko against AJ
    Katsidis against Casa
    Corrales against Casa (1)
    Gatti against Ward
    Vasquez and Marquez against eachother
    Pac against Morales (1)
    Mab and Morales against eachother
    Judah against Cotto
    Andrade against Kessler
    Ruslan against Bradley
    Magomed against Perez
    Vitali against Lewis
    Haye against Bellew (1)
    Macklin against Moore
    Torres against Cotto
    Morales against Maidana
    Morales against Garcia (1)
    Maidana against Mayweather (1)
     
    Rumsfeld, aaalbert, Ph33rknot and 4 others like this.
  5. gerryb

    gerryb Active Member Full Member

    1,251
    924
    Sportsbook:
    1,000
    Mar 24, 2019
    Ruiz against Parker.
     
    oldcanvasback likes this.
  6. Tramell

    Tramell Well-Known Member Full Member

    2,125
    1,663
    Sportsbook:
    1,000
    Sep 21, 2012

    You got my respect. You made this post in how many minutes? No boxec'ing here, thats from memory!:clap2:
     
    aaalbert, Ph33rknot and kirk like this.
  7. Tramell

    Tramell Well-Known Member Full Member

    2,125
    1,663
    Sportsbook:
    1,000
    Sep 21, 2012
    Man he took some nut shots and stayed clean!
     
    kirk likes this.
  8. bruce_keyes

    bruce_keyes Well-Known Member Full Member

    1,611
    912
    Sportsbook:
    1,000
    Feb 9, 2008
    Ward gained my respect after he lost to Kovalev. Also Canelo earned my respect after he lost to GGG
     
    aaalbert, Ph33rknot, Rilz and 2 others like this.
  9. kirk

    kirk l l l Staff Member

    62,282
    7,984
    Sportsbook:
    62
    Jul 26, 2004
    Yup!
     
    Tramell likes this.
  10. kirk

    kirk l l l Staff Member

    62,282
    7,984
    Sportsbook:
    62
    Jul 26, 2004
    Thanks Tramell!

    I mainly knew those because I was rooting heavily for the loser in most of those :lol: Boxing was not kind to me when I was coming up lol.
     
    aaalbert and Tramell like this.
  11. MrTombourineMan

    MrTombourineMan Торрейра хорошо. Full Member

    1,045
    1,808
    Sportsbook:
    1,000
    Apr 16, 2016
    Most recently, Yarde.

    I still don't think he's particularly good, and feel his lack of experience at his age will ultimately have a big impact on his ceiling despite his obvious athletic potential. But he went to Russia, fought with a lot of heart and showed he's got a far better chin than I thought he had.
     
    KiwiMan, Slowhand, Furious and 6 others like this.
  12. First Round KO

    First Round KO Well-Known Member Full Member

    1,607
    253
    Sportsbook:
    1,000
    Sep 14, 2013
    SGG after first Froch fight, he nearly had big nose out of there in one.
     
  13. testez

    testez Member Full Member

    261
    127
    Sportsbook:
    1,000
    Jul 16, 2008
    The title implies that the normality is losing respect for fighter that lose. That shouldnt be the case. Every fighter that gives his everything should be respected. We should be more harsh with those that dont..
     
    Rumsfeld likes this.
  14. notjustacasual

    notjustacasual Active Member booted Full Member

    987
    1,154
    Sportsbook:
    1,000
    Jun 3, 2019
    Canelo after both golovkin fights, oh wait
     
    Rilz, Slowhand and Pompey Junglist like this.
  15. jquest

    jquest Active Member Full Member

    811
    366
    Sportsbook:
    714
    Oct 30, 2014
    Victor Ortiz after the Maidana fight. Hear me out, I know a lot of fans jump on fighters who take the way out. For me when I saw that particular fight which consisted of both fighters being hurt/knocked down I wasn't upset or angry that the fight didn't have a conclusive ending. It made sense to me that he was protecting himself. I don't think his corner was made up of anything but 'yes' men at that point anyway and that version of Maidana at 140 was serially avoided I believe.

    Also Victor Ortiz was actually an exciting fighter to watch. Over hyped?, sure but he was decent for a time and I didn't really have much respect for Andre Berto either before they fought but though that fight was one of the best WW fights in the last ten years. Didn't include Floyd or Pac. Two overhyped fighters in a good scrap.
     


Sign up for ESPN+ and Stream Live Sports! Advertisement