Fighters YOU Are Guilty Of Overating

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  1. JohnThomas1

    JohnThomas1 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Agreed but Hearns victory over Benitez was mighty impressive, particularly given the broken right hand midway.
     
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  2. George Crowcroft

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    Absolutely, and I'd concede an argument that Benitez was better at 154 than 147, and Hearns went in with a broken hand. It's an amazing win, but I think it's inarguable that Leonard's win was more conclusive. He lost less rounds, and got a stoppage - even if it was a bad one.
     
  3. JohnThomas1

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    8th round it went.

    Leonard's win was amazing, absolutely. He was on fire.

    On another note James Broad overate a lot per the thread topic.
     
  4. George Crowcroft

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    In the book the four kings, Steward (I think? I don't have it in front of me) said that Hearns broke his hand in training and in the pre-fight workouts. He went in with a broken hand, and I think he worsened it in the eighth. Or at least, that's going off my memory of this book.
     
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    ideafix12 Well-Known Member Full Member

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  6. William Walker

    William Walker Boxing Addict Full Member

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    My health's not too good, but other than that, pretty good. You?
     
  7. Mark Dunham

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    I think Leonard's great! He's just not in Hagler's class as a fighter. That's all we're saying

    If he was, he'd have a comparable win - loss record
     
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  8. HolDat

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    I might too.
     
  9. William Walker

    William Walker Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Leave?
     
  10. Gatekeeper

    Gatekeeper Well-Known Member Full Member

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    He was exactly the same fighter that was beating up Lemieux, Willie Monroe, Dominic Wade only a year before the Jacobs fight and looking like like an unstoppable destroyer, only thing that changed is he stepped up his level of opposition, nobody ages that quick. You really think it's a coincidence that the aging excuse began at the precisely the same time GGG started fighting tier 1 and tier 2 level opposition ??? I think not.
     
  11. swagdelfadeel

    swagdelfadeel Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Your health's not good? Aren't you 17 my man?
     
  12. HolDat

    HolDat Active Member Full Member

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    Yep.
     
  13. Cecil

    Cecil Boxing Addict Full Member

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    When the Hatton v Mayweather fight was first mooted I actually thought Ricky was going to give Floyd all the trouble he could handle and even possibly beat him.
    By fight time I’d came to my senses and actually predicted the way the fight panned out.
    I was overrating Ricky big time.
     
  14. William Walker

    William Walker Boxing Addict Full Member

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    I'm 18, and yeah. It's not good.
     
  15. William Walker

    William Walker Boxing Addict Full Member

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    PM me and get my email later then, unless I'm the reason you're leaving.