Fighters you thought were destined to be world champions but failed

Discussion in 'World Boxing Forum' started by anjawnaymiz, Jun 9, 2021.

  1. Badbot

    Badbot I Am An Actual Pro. Full Member

    Apr 17, 2011
    In defense of Stevens, he did drop down to 154 which is a **** division.
    But his management absolutely failed him. He had barely any ring time and took a year off. And he fought Wale Omotoso.
    Should have taken another tuneup in Dominican Republic.

    And I donĀ“t get why managers are so eager to put their guys in 12 round fights before they are even close to a title shot(Lundy).
    2 clearly mismanaged careers.
  2. Guerra

    Guerra New Member Full Member

    May 23, 2020
    I had high hopes for Ismail Sillakh...
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  3. Wakmo

    Wakmo New Member banned Full Member

    Jun 10, 2021
    Too many to mention, and for a variety of reasons they 'failed'

    Alexander Povetkin, Ievghen Khytrov, Michael Katsidis, Lucas Matthysse, Andre Dirrell, Kevin Mitchell, Andrew Selby, Matt Korobov, Mahammedrasul Majidov, Rakhim Chahkiev, Mateus Masternak, Alexander Frenkel, Martin Murray, Paddy Barnes, John Joe Nevin, Evgeny Tischenko
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  4. heerko koois

    heerko koois Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Apr 26, 2006
    Rudy Koopmans
    Herol Graham
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  5. David B

    David B How you expect to run with the wolves come night, Full Member

    Feb 25, 2006
    Hector Lopez

    Tokunbo Olajide

    Oba Carr

    Herol Graham

    Henry Wharton

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  6. chacal

    chacal F*** the new normal Full Member

    Jun 21, 2015
    This, I'm really having a bad time trying to define "world champion". There are so many trash belts that if you are not able at least to win one of the trashest ones, well, it's not that you are not top, the problem is that you are not even simply good.
  7. Wizbit1013

    Wizbit1013 The Original 101.3 Full Member

    Mar 17, 2018
    I'm no fan of Whyte but he is still active and has not even had his shot

    I wouldn't say he has failed...yet
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  8. Robatron

    Robatron New Member Full Member

    Apr 13, 2008
    Briggs was World Champion, twice in fact!
  9. caligula4

    caligula4 Well-Known Member Full Member

    Jul 13, 2011
    Groves comes to mind, despite having won a world title. In every attempt minus Froch I I'd backed him to win one, given the promise and talent he'd shown before it
  10. C.J.

    C.J. Boxings Living Legend revered & respected by all Full Member

    Apr 14, 2009
    You mean Ike Ibeabuchi ? I thought he was headed that way too. It wasnt his boxing that failed him. It was a lying hooker & a biased justice system accelerated if not caused his mental breakdown
  11. MidniteProwler

    MidniteProwler Fab 4 Full Member

    Sep 19, 2012
    I thought that Paul Briggs was going to beat Adamak in the rematch and become world champion.
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