Ike Quartey v Zab Judah

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  1. ETM

    ETM I thought I did enough to win. Full Member

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    That is questionable. The champion that Quartey took the belt from was more formidable than Spinks in my view. (Espana). Spinks was on the same level with Vince Phillips. Judah also lost to Spinks which clarifies my point.
    Ike didn't exactly lose to DelaHoya in alot of people's opinions. That fight probably should have went to him but in the very least could've gone either way.
    I don't see Judah taking Quartey's punches, do you?
     
  2. NoNeck

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    You can read my post right above yours where I pick Quartey.

    But I’m also not into being disingenuous. Spinks was a two division champ (without Judah) who almost won the middleweight title. Phillips achieved exactly nothing above 140. Espana might have been at a close level, but Spinks proved more in the ring.

    Picking Quartey has more to do with him showing he could compete with Lopez, Oscar, and Vargas than his actual win column.
     
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  3. ETM

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    Fair enough.
    Zab was really a better fighter than Spinks but he still managed to lose to him. That says more about Judah's lack of focus than anything.
    Vince Phillips was at his best @40 true, so was Zab. He beat KT, a guy who Judah couldnt go 2 rounds with.
    In a nutshell the 90s was a tougher division
     
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  4. Cobra33

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    The Espana win by Quartey was a good win.
     
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