Most memorable fights that stopped the hype train??

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  1. williams0504

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  2. Here's Johnny

    Here's Johnny Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Haha reading this has made me realise I wrote Peterson! What the hell was I smoking then.
     
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  3. Here's Johnny

    Here's Johnny Boxing Addict Full Member

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    I did like Pavlik and his big right hand but Hopkins just battered him.


    Cant believe I forgot Calzaghe Lacy.
     
  4. kevin-novice

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    Yes. Talking about the hype train, he was unbeaten going into the Prescott fight.

    Peterson one robbed but he was warned for pushing and got point off.
     
  5. iamthegreatest

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    David Price vs. Tony Thompson.

    Price's first step up from the domestic scene. His hype train was stopped after a devastating loss.
     
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    Carl Thompson v Haye? Although Haye went on to do OK
     
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    Why do people get banned?
     
  8. davidjay

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    The maddest thing was that Price was well odds-on for the rematch. That one earned me a nice few bob.
     
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    ...what brought this thread up again? it's great you did. i totally forgot how explosive the Darchinyan derailing of the Mijares Express
     
  10. EJC83

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    I still think Lacy would have gone on to have a very decent career had he not fought Calzaghe, that fight took things from him that he never recovered from. When you go into a fight as the strong favourite and then get so clinically schooled it's got to mess with your head unless you are made of extremely strong stuff. He was being talked about as a 168 Mike Tyson, people were fearful of him and his power but Joe showed zero fear once in the ring and ran rings around him. It's one of the most polished displays I've ever seen in a World Title fight.
     
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  11. Throwback

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    Plus Peterson had a testosterone pellet in his hip
     
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    His corner assisted that demise in my opinion.


    He was miles behind, cut, beat up, exhausted, yet they still sent him out round after round.


    A career ending beating ensued as a result.
     
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    It still baffles me that Lacy was such a favourite. They didn't do their research on Calzaghe. He had such an engine.
     
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    Throwback "Somebody wake up Hicks" Full Member

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    I think they were looking at his age, injuries, unfounded reputation for a lack of power (Calzaghe could really whack, but held back because of his incredibly fragile mitts) and maybe thought he would steamroll him?

    Was a major miscalculation, but I can sort of understand why at the time
     
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  15. Sonny1

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    This is true, even a shot to pieces RJJ schooled him post Calzaghe.
     
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