If Boxers hadn't passed away so young they would have been even greater than they are remembered

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  1. NickChristo

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    Dave Sands deserves a mention alongside Les Darcy as countrymen, potential to be one of the top guys in one of the strongest middleweight eras ever
     
  2. ETM

    ETM I thought I did enough to win. Full Member

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    There was this 130lber from Philadelphia, southpaw, very fast, great boxer. He had fought for the title once and by most accounts got ripped off by the WBA.
    Tyrone Everett should have been World Champion already by the time he was gunned down. Had that not happened i think Everett was a lock to win the World Championship. All he needed was a level playing field and the opportunity.
    I would not have been surprised if he won titles at '35 and even '40. Just from the eye test.
     
  3. ETM

    ETM I thought I did enough to win. Full Member

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  4. janitor

    janitor Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    It can go one of two ways.

    Sometimes people die at the right time from a legacy standpoint.

    If Mike Tyson could have fallen under a Japanese Bullet Train the nigh before the Douglas fight, it would have enhanced his legacy considerably!
     
  5. RulesMakeItInteresting

    RulesMakeItInteresting Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Even just after Spinks.
     
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  6. Richard M Murrieta

    Richard M Murrieta Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Very controversial win for Alfredo Escalera against Tyrone Everett, I do remember that fight,
     
  7. ETM

    ETM I thought I did enough to win. Full Member

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    That was the only fight Tyrone Everett lost in his career.
     
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  8. Richard M Murrieta

    Richard M Murrieta Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    I remember watching the fight, Everett really won, but you know how that goes sometimes. It was terrible the way that he died, he was shot.
     
  9. ETM

    ETM I thought I did enough to win. Full Member

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    Yea weird, bizzare circumstances.
     
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  10. Boxed Ears

    Boxed Ears this my daddy's account (RIP daddy) Full Member

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    Common misconception on Greb. He used to take an inordinate amount of time every morning at the newspaper stand to make a decision on which publication he'd go with on any particular day. People misattribute all these newspaper decisions to sport but they weren't actual boxing matches. He was even worse at the ice cream shops. He'd want samples and it was just this whole thing.
     
  11. Mike Cannon

    Mike Cannon Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Correct. keep well.
     
  12. Titan1

    Titan1 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Salvador Sanchez would be my top choice, then Tyrone Everett. But I have a feeling that Salvador, once he got to 135, would find that the climb would possibly be too much.
     
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  13. Rakesh

    Rakesh Active Member Full Member

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    Then there's ones that can go both ways.

    Ali loses his court case and dies in prison in 1969 (harsh I know :lol:)
    Then what? How would his ranking even be? it's hard to think about.
     
  14. Clinton

    Clinton Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Simply superb. Thanks Rules
     
  15. Mike Cannon

    Mike Cannon Well-Known Member Full Member

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    You could put Villa in the mix, died at 23 !! keep well.
     
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