Is it possible for an amateur to win a world title in his first pro fight?

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  1. Butch Coolidge

    Butch Coolidge Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    I thought a thai boxer pulled it off
     
  2. mark ant

    mark ant Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    A pro thai boxer can be more skilled at punching than an olympic gold medalist sometimes.
     
  3. fenoc1

    fenoc1 Active Member Full Member

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    Yeah heres an example. Mikey Garcia was top 10 p4p recently. An amateur Loma beats Mikey over 3 rounds no questions asked.
     
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  4. BoxingABC1

    BoxingABC1 6x WBK Champ Full Member

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    Don't you need to be ranked to fight for a title? so surely it is impossible to win one in your first fight? That's why Loma fought for one in his second as the WBO said as he isn't ranked, he can't
     
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  5. fenoc1

    fenoc1 Active Member Full Member

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    That's correct mate, think its just hypothetically speaking
     
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  6. Northadox

    Northadox Active Member Full Member

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    the question was can they win a world title, the ppl with world titles aren't necessarily the top 10 P4P.

    Using Ring Magazine P4P I don't think any amateurs could beat them 1st fight
     
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  7. Furey

    Furey EST & REG 2009 Full Member

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    Moving the goal posts now...
     
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  8. Cafe

    Cafe Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    As far as amateur winning the fight on skill, it's more than possible. I think the bigger problem is presenting that golden opportunity on the first fight.
     
  9. Cafe

    Cafe Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Nah, he equals Loma at 3.
     
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  10. UnleashtheFURY

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    Obviously it's possible. Just not likely.
     
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  12. mark ant

    mark ant Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Loma is no longer an amateur but did mature faster than most amateurs do, I don`t know what you`re trying to say, most pros start off as amateurs but I don`t know if Garcia did.
     
  13. mark ant

    mark ant Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Not against Ali.
     
  14. mark ant

    mark ant Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    You seriously think that`s the only reason gold medalist don`t get world title shots in their debut fight?!
     
  15. mark ant

    mark ant Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    I meant would they have the ability if given a hypothetical opportunity.