Fighters you thought were destined to be world champions but failed

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  1. Limerickbox

    Limerickbox Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Lots already mentioned here.

    I thought Antione Douglas was really going to go places but crashed and burned.

    Also, Paddy Barnes pro career went no where when he seemed like a cant miss prospect out of the amateurs.
     
  2. Limerickbox

    Limerickbox Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Frankie Gomez is one of the greatest wastes of talent in the last generation.
     
  3. Pepsi Dioxide

    Pepsi Dioxide Active Member Full Member

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    Did he ever give a reason for stopping?
     
  4. Joeblogh

    Joeblogh New Member Full Member

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    The Cannon is a former 2 time world champion….
     
  5. Clinton

    Clinton Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Great shout, Titan
     
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  6. LevelsToTheGame

    LevelsToTheGame New Member banned Full Member

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    Amazed how Sergiy Derevyanchenko hasn't picked up a belt yet.

    He was the World Series of Boxing GOAT, with 23 wins out of 24.
     
  7. Fogger

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    Garza was a world champion but lost in his first defense.
     
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  8. Fogger

    Fogger Member Full Member

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    In retrospect, it wasn't the greatest choice but I thought Terrence Alli would become a world champion.
     
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  9. catchwtboxing

    catchwtboxing Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Chahkiev
    Andrew Maynard
    Golata
     
  10. catchwtboxing

    catchwtboxing Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    There is one we agree on...I really wanted Maynard to go all the way, and I think he would of had Leonard not messed with his style.
     
  11. drenlou

    drenlou Most people DKSAB! I got your Gordo @JOKER Full Member

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  12. Zhuge Liang

    Zhuge Liang Active Member Full Member

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    Rocky Juarez
    Daud Yordan
    Luke Campbell
     
  13. Clinton

    Clinton Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Thanks Fogger. I stand corrected
     
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  14. Olu G. Rotimi

    Olu G. Rotimi Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    I thought Oba “Motorcity” Carr, Kid Akeem Anifowoshe and Ajose “the Ring Marshall” Olusegun were all destined to become World Champions. Close but not quite.
     
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  15. Olu G. Rotimi

    Olu G. Rotimi Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Holmes knocked out Cooney. Larry did a number on him in a great fight.
    Still don’t understand how Howard Davies Jr with all his ability did not become world champion. Much lesser talents won world titles. I remember watching Jim Watt lose the Commonwealth title fight to Dele Jonathan in Lagos and thinking there was not much to him but he later won the world title. Just goes to show anything is possible.
     
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