Has any bum/journeyman ever developed world class skills?

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  1. bluebird

    bluebird Boxing Addict Full Member

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    I can't think of any. Emmanuel Augustus had very good skills with a bum record. Glen Johnson lost a tonne of fights before winning a title but even he reached 30-0 at one point.
     
  2. TheMikeLake

    TheMikeLake Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Don't like the term bum really but Mike Weaver was 6-6 after 12 fights.
     
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    CaravanDweller New Member Full Member

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  4. DrederickTatum

    DrederickTatum We really outchere. Full Member

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    Srisaket Sor Rungvisai was 1-3-1 in his first 5 fights, and was literally eating out of bins he was so poor.

    My guy went on to beat, at that time, the P4P no 1 Chocalatito.
    Didn't even start boxing till he was in his 20s.

    Absolute ****ing handful for anyone on this planet under 120lbs.

    Think thats what you're looking for.
     
  5. DrederickTatum

    DrederickTatum We really outchere. Full Member

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    Emmanuel Augustus was a freak athlete, and by his own admission, doesn't know **** about boxing.

    You putting the word "journeyman" anywhere near the name Glen Johnson is making me feel sick, I think I need to lie down.
     
  6. Braindamage

    Braindamage Baby Face Beast Full Member

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    To me, a bum is someone that has the ability to get better, but doesn't have the mentality to put in the work to get better and keeps losing as a result. Just because someone has a bad record when they start out or runs into a rough patch or reaches their highest level of skill and can't compete any higher, isn't bum worthy by any stretch.
     
  7. DrederickTatum

    DrederickTatum We really outchere. Full Member

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    If you take the question literally it's an oxymoron mate, I think he's trying to say journeymen who improved to be good or great.

    I.E someone like Cuevas I guess; Underdog going into a title fight, turns into a good champion when he gets the belt.

    I may be wrong though.
     
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    Fat_asian Member Full Member

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    Buster Douglas overnight
     
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  9. Decy

    Decy Barely Coherent Full Member

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    Hate the fact that some internet warrior has the balls to call a boxer a bum but the obvious answer is Steve Robinson.
     
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    Boxingfan2 Active Member Full Member

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    Toney F*** U Boxing junkie Full Member

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    gurmon Active Member Full Member

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    chino2dapiapimp WBC Fecarbox champ Full Member

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    Quirino Garcia was a "bum" who ended up making a contender/journeymans run
     
  14. Olu G. Rotimi

    Olu G. Rotimi Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Don’t like the term “bum” at all and won’t refer to boxers as such. Journeyman is fine some of whom are very good actually.
     
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  15. BCS8

    BCS8 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Jack Dempsey's early record is nothing to write home about. He had a ton of fights vs debut guys and draws with some bargain-basement fighters. He had a rough start to his career.
     


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