Name boxers who won their 1st title fight while being clearly past their prime

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  1. JohnThomas1

    JohnThomas1 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Lets talk Alberto Davila.

    @roughdiamond - Care to have a go at the years?
     
  2. roughdiamond

    roughdiamond Ridin' the rails... Full Member

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    Well I'd say Davila's best showcase performance was against Duarte. I think that was '77? He won the title, finally, in '84 I believe. You could argue he was at least 3+ years past prime I guess, but @scartissue would probably be better to ask.
     
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  3. JohnThomas1

    JohnThomas1 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Yeah he was still fighting at a high level but i reckon he'd been slipping a little for a while. Most definitely wasn't peak.
     
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  4. scartissue

    scartissue Boxing Addict Full Member

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    It's all ones opinions, of course. But the first Duarte fight would be close to where Davila was peaking IMO. I always felt the Rodolfo Martinez/Carlos Zarate fights were Davila at his zenith. His speed of combos were intense at this time. I think by the time he won the title - although still fast - he wasn't quite the ring general with loss of foot speed, but he really became a good body-puncher as evidenced in his win over Enrique Sanchez. Again, just my opinion. He had many great performances and the second Pintor fight was also one of them.
     
  5. Barrf

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    isn't there some question as to Liston's actual age at that time?
     
  6. Flo_Raiden

    Flo_Raiden Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Glen Johnson
     
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  7. NoNeck

    NoNeck Pugilist Specialist Full Member

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    More of a late bloomer. He wasn’t even training full time earlier in his career.
     
  8. mr. magoo

    mr. magoo Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Corrie Sanders
     
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  9. Noel857

    Noel857 I Am Duran Full Member

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    Harsh to call Bruno a bum.Maybe not the best but he had loads of courage
     
  10. iceferg

    iceferg Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Sakio Bika.

    He was the first who came to my mind. I felt he had his best days in the era where he fought Calzaghe, Bute etc past his best won a title vs. Rubio, I felt he also beat Anthony Dirrell the first time and gave Adonis Stevenson a tough fight.
     
  11. Saad54

    Saad54 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Levander Johnson
     
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  12. Mod-Mania

    Mod-Mania Boxing Addict Full Member

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  13. cross_trainer

    cross_trainer Bergeron Avatar Club Full Member

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    Did he even have a prime?
     
  14. DJN16

    DJN16 Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Katie Taylor
     
  15. he grant

    he grant Historian/Film Maker Full Member

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    Jack Johnson was already thirty with many bouts and miles under his belt ..

    Buster Drayton
     
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