Fighters you thought were destined to be world champions but failed

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  1. Olu G. Rotimi

    Olu G. Rotimi Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    John Mugabi at his peak was one of the best boxers I have seen. Who will ever forget his war with Marvelous Marvin Hagler.
     
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    I can definitely understand your feeling about Garza. I thought he was going to be a long standing world champ. So he may have won a title but it was a disappointing reign.
     
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  4. Titan1

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    Part of Howard's problem was his father as his trainer. The Whacko Twins offered some quality opponents for Howard and he wanted them, but his father turned him down. If he had the right person in his corner, he beats Watts easily and becomes a 2 division champion, at minimum.
     
  5. Titan1

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    I also remember his life-and-death struggle with James "Hardrock" Green.
     
  6. Titan1

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    Thanks:thumbsup:! I was watching the Garza-Negron fight a few weeks ago again, and it was a good scrap. Negron could have been champion, and both him and Garza would have given Wilfredo Gomez a few good rounds before the ultimate demise.
     
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  7. BoxingKnowledge

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    Hmmmmm, althought it says he did win a couple of titles, I always thought raushee warren would be a big name and has come up very short, excuse the pun :D
     
  8. Olu G. Rotimi

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    Agreed.
     
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  9. Olu G. Rotimi

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    Those days the contenders were real guys. Being a contender meant something.
     
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    Tony Jeffries
    Darren Sutherland
    Spencer Oliver
    Kevin Mitchell
    Frankie Gavin
    Andrew Selby
    John Murray
    Herol Graham
    Michael Watson
    Audley Harrison
    Matthew Macklin
    Paul Smith
    Chris Finnegan

    For one reason or another they just didn’t do it despite some challenging for the world titles.
     
  11. Titan1

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    Very True. Not everything is this big, freaking mess.