Fights That Could Have Happened That Were All Wrong For One Fighter

Discussion in 'World Boxing Forum' started by Sugar 88, Jun 11, 2024.

  1. NoNeck

    NoNeck Pugilist Specialist Full Member

    Apr 3, 2012
    He had to be telling the truth if he said it to David Letterman.

    Thank God I learned not to be so gullible.
  2. Reinhardt

    Reinhardt Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Oct 4, 2016
    Hmm? who to believe, you or Foreman?
  3. BubblesUK

    BubblesUK Doesn't buy hypejobs Full Member

    May 6, 2021
    I mean, sometimes it's provocation to try and make it happen.

    Sometimes it's a front to hide who was really ducking (let's call it "the Deontay method") and raise profile at the same time.

    Or maybe he really did believe it.

    It's not always easy to figure out why people say what they do in public - especially in boxing.
  4. KO_King

    KO_King Horizontal Heavyweight Full Member

    Apr 16, 2023
    Agreed. I always thought Haye v Fury was an interesting fight. I was really keen to see it when it was meant to happen. A lot of revisionist Fury fans wrote Haye off in retrospect. But that was a real danger fight IMO
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  5. Throwback

    Throwback "Somebody wake up Hicks" Full Member

    Jul 11, 2020
    Whereas I reckon that Hagler at that time could have got out hustled by a supremely confident (at the time) Graham, Hagler never liked speedsters, and styles make fights.

    I do agree that Hagler seemed to find extra gears to win, but he was slowing down in 86/87
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  6. zeratul

    zeratul Active Member Full Member

    Nov 18, 2013
    I felt like David Haye would be a very inconvenient opponent for Vitali. If I remember correctly, their fight was in the talks in the early 10s, when Vitali was already nearing the end of his career.