Most memorable fights that stopped the hype train??

Discussion in 'British Boxing Forum' started by nick_1204, Mar 16, 2012.

  1. SunKillMoon

    SunKillMoon New Member Full Member

    Oct 9, 2023
    Yeh that's true. It was actually fairly close.
  2. Furey

    Furey EST & REG 2009 Full Member

    Oct 18, 2009
    Kev Mitchell v Katsidis
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  3. Max Thunder

    Max Thunder Proud member of the Cult of Vikings Full Member

    Apr 25, 2017
    Different kinds of hype trains:

    Joshua v Ruiz an obvious choice. That train was full of casuals when it rode off the cliff.
    Joyce v Zhang. Small train compartment with a few aficionados who thought Joyce could even be #1. Tragic case in its own right.
    Whyte v Povetkin. A train with a single very enthusiastic passenger.
  4. EJC83

    EJC83 Boxing Addict Full Member

    Jan 20, 2019
    The Dave Allen hype train going into that Price fight had built up a lot of speed despite having to have extra carriages added for all the believers. Allen was saying he could beat Joshua, talking about World Title fights, saying he was going to knock Price out, I'll never tire of talking about that fight and the build up because it all ended so beautifully.
  5. LeavemealoneKoooogs

    LeavemealoneKoooogs All hail his excellency Full Member

    Apr 30, 2021
    The icing on the cake being when Price grabbed his crotch to celebrate
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  6. Here's Johnny

    Here's Johnny Boxing Addict Full Member

    Jan 18, 2015
    Kahn Prescott

    Fury Wilder 1, yes 1. He lost.

    Joshua Ruiz

    Cardle Barrett

    Ritson 1st loss

    Davies Taylor

    Eubank Groves.

    Eubank Smith. Rematch him you shithouse, took you 10 rounds to stop him on his feet when he was fat and multiple injuries.

    Groves Degale. Fancy pants suddenly on channel 5 hahaha.

    Price Thompson, despite the long count in the rematch.

    Hopkins Pavlik

    Calzaghe Lacy

    I hate hype jobs. There’s load, will post more if I can think.
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  7. Heisenberg

    Heisenberg Boxing Addict Full Member

    Apr 30, 2017
    Did Khan’s career really come to a shuddering halt?
    He went on to win and defend unified light welterweight world championships between 2009 and 2012 and made absolute millions. I reckon he can sleep well at night.
  8. Caballo67

    Caballo67 Active Member Full Member

    Oct 17, 2012
    Froch v Bute for me, Bute was rated above Ward despite not taking part in the 'super six'. Was viewed as a stone cold killer, leaving Froch as a massive underdog despite being at home. He got absolutely banjo'd and was never the same again.
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  9. davidjay

    davidjay Well-Known Member Full Member

    Feb 23, 2009
    I don't think McMillan was hyped, he was just a promising fighter until he had problems with his collarbone. Robinson was the very opposite to hype - nobody gave him a chance against John Davidson, he was always tipped to lose when he defended yet he kept the title for a couple of years, it took Naz at his best to beat him and even afterwards he went on to become European champion.
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  10. EJC83

    EJC83 Boxing Addict Full Member

    Jan 20, 2019
    How could I forget, Rylan Charlton, a full time chef, smashing that Geordie idiot, Joe Laws, all over the place, beautiful stuff. Laws was calling out Haney.
  11. iamthegreatest

    iamthegreatest Well-Known Member Full Member

    May 4, 2020
    Joe Calzaghe vs. Jeff Lacy

    Obviously, in hindsight, it was always an easy win for Calzaghe but at the time, Lacy was unbeaten and was being promoted in the USA as the next big thing.
  12. Gymbot

    Gymbot Active Member Full Member

    Mar 8, 2017
    Memorable perhaps for the wrong reasons but Benn v McClellan.

    Benn's own hype train stopped by Michael Watson's jab
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  13. kevin-novice

    kevin-novice Active Member banned Full Member

    Mar 19, 2016
    No..khan went onto have a great career but at that particular moment the hype train was stopped.
  14. ryanm8655

    ryanm8655 Boxing Addict Full Member

    Oct 23, 2008
    I thought he was robbed against Peterson by a dodgy ref. Do you mean Prescott?
  15. LeavemealoneKoooogs

    LeavemealoneKoooogs All hail his excellency Full Member

    Apr 30, 2021
    Hopkins Pavlik was excellent, I remember reading the issue of the Ring before this match where Pavlik was flavour of the month and the way they were gushing about him was horrific. Old B-Hop won me a few quid that night
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