Michael Hunter is overrated and does not belong in the Top 10

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  1. drenlou

    drenlou Most people DKSAB! I got your Gordo @JOKER Full Member

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    This is always the narrative being pushed anytime someone has a bad night on these forums. "Hes overrated", "Hes shot", "He should retire", blah blah blah. **** gets old. Hes not overrated but is he a top 10? Sure, why wouldnt he be?
     
  2. drenlou

    drenlou Most people DKSAB! I got your Gordo @JOKER Full Member

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    Theres worst fighters in the top 10 that are less worthy of a top 10 ranking than Hunter.
     
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  3. NEETzschean

    NEETzschean Active Member Full Member

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    It was also Washington's 9th pro fight and he'd only been a pro for 12 months, with 14 amateur bouts before that. In Forrest's next fight he went the 8 round distance with Hunter, who conversely was a very experienced high level amateur. In retrospect, Washington's KO's over Forrest and Helenius were decent.
     
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  4. JunlongXiFan

    JunlongXiFan Active Member Full Member

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    Washington is actually a little underrated, might spell bad things for a much older Ortiz in January.

    Also, I should note, they were both new, but I think Forrest has gotten better, Washington mostly just older. They both fought while green.
     
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  5. On The Money

    On The Money Dangerous Journeyman Full Member

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    He tried to out slug a guy nicknamed the slugger, not exactly the smartest gameplan, and he was busted up by the end. Maybe an off night for Hunter as we all have them but he was lucky not to pick up an L.
     
  6. NEETzschean

    NEETzschean Active Member Full Member

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    Washington was very washed up when he fought Martin but I learned the other day that Martin took up boxing at 22, so he was fighting AJ on just 7 years of boxing experience. This means that Martin will have had almost double the time in the sport by the time he fights Ortiz. When we then consider that Ortiz apparently started boxing at 10 years old, allegedly had 370 amateur bouts, is officially going on 43 years old but may be several years older and has been KO'd by Wilder twice in the last 4 years, the difference in miles on the clock is absurdly big. Ortiz is cherrypicking Martin because he's not very good and Martin is cherrypicking Ortiz because he may finally be faded enough for Martin to get a big win.
     
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  7. f1ght3rz

    f1ght3rz Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    So because of one bad fight he doesn't belong in the Top 10? Mhh...Hrgovic looked like **** in the majority of his fights but got some cab drivers and bums so he still gets W after W after W....does he belong in the Top 10?.

    STupid topic.

    Hunter has a good resume and is a good fighter. He looked bad last night but everyone has bad nights. The important thing with him is how he reacts to it.

    Stop hyping or hating fighters for ONE bad night.

    Apart from that...Forrest is a really good fighter. GIVE HIM SOME CREDIT TOO FFS
     
  8. Babality

    Babality KTFO!!!!!!! Full Member

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    Of course he is. He's an Usyk victim, so he's beloved by default.
     
  9. drenlou

    drenlou Most people DKSAB! I got your Gordo @JOKER Full Member

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    :xmas2: youre not lying.
     
  10. sasto

    sasto Boxing Addict Full Member

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    He hasn't had a bad night, he's had a bad couple years.

    People have held on to the pause in reevaluating fighters a little too long. Guys like Luis Ortiz and Hunter who were doing good things several years ago shouldn't be grandfathered in anymore. Hunter should be out and Ortiz too if he doesn't beat Martin.
     
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  11. drenlou

    drenlou Most people DKSAB! I got your Gordo @JOKER Full Member

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    I respect your opinion, but i disagree about hunter.
     
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  12. northpaw

    northpaw Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    I've yet to see the fight (didn't even realize it was on a Thursday :confused:). Did Hunter look as awful as everyone is saying? I've held him in quite high regard for years. Did he get hurt? Hit the wall? Untrained/unfocused?
     
  13. MarvelousMarvinGolovkin

    MarvelousMarvinGolovkin Kownackis belly button lint Full Member

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    Miraculously there goes Hunters cult following immediately
     
  14. It's Ovah

    It's Ovah I am very physically stay humble Full Member

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    Yes, he looked very bad. Slow, lethargic, swinging wildly, getting tagged repeatedly by Forrest's straight lefts down the pipe, forced to hold on at times, threw up in his corner, swelled up under both eyes and failed to really hurt Forrest at all (though he should have been given a KD that was ruled a slip). Not sure the reason why as of yet. I'm sure more will come out in interviews.
     
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  15. It's Ovah

    It's Ovah I am very physically stay humble Full Member

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    Nope. If Hunter trains back to his best I still reckon he could cause a lot of top fighters problems. But he seems to have lost his fire and his ambition of late, so maybe we've seen the best of him.
     
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