Premature coronation: might it be that *none* of the lightweight "four kings" end up HOF worthy?

Discussion in 'World Boxing Forum' started by IntentionalButt, Nov 28, 2021.

Who could still become great?

  1. Teófimo Andrés "El Brooklynero/The Takeover" López Jr.

    34.7%
  2. Devin Miles "The Dream" Haney

    36.7%
  3. Gervontaa Brown "Tank" Davis

    61.2%
  4. Ryan "The Flash/King" García

    30.6%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. IntentionalButt

    IntentionalButt Guy wants to name his çock 'macho' that's ok by me Full Member

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    In the words of @George Crowcroft, this guy gets it. :deal:
     
  2. IntentionalButt

    IntentionalButt Guy wants to name his çock 'macho' that's ok by me Full Member

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    Safe to say if we're viewing this as like those arcade skeeball horse races, then López was out in front heading into the weekend and has just come to a full halt and given his peers a several rolls' lead.

    Canastota may still not be impossible for any, but just became a whole lot more difficult for him in particular unless he rebounds smartly.
     
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  3. Serge

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  4. Pepsi Dioxide

    Pepsi Dioxide Active Member Full Member

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    They just need to fight each other, its a detriment to everyone (including them) that they dont
     
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  5. IntentionalButt

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    Even if they do, are they really up to a mantle shorn by Hags/SRL/Hitman/Piedra? Under, like, any present imaginable circumstances?
     
  6. Nonito Smoak

    Nonito Smoak Ioka>Lomo, sorry my dudes Full Member

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    When it comes to all time placement at 135; no. They will all be at 140 before you know it.

    As for HOF; also no. Its always more likely a rising fighter doesnt make the HOF so I stick with the safe bet.
     
  7. IntentionalButt

    IntentionalButt Guy wants to name his çock 'macho' that's ok by me Full Member

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    Which of the four do you see having success at 140? Barring a move up to welter for TTT, in my view the whole gang is ****ed.
     
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  8. George Crowcroft

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    This guy gets it.
     
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  9. Nonito Smoak

    Nonito Smoak Ioka>Lomo, sorry my dudes Full Member

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    I honestly dont think any are great. Before last night I would have said Teofimo off the merit and accomplishment of the one fight, really. I dont see Garcias future being too bright and suspect he will have the hands down weakest comp between the four.
     
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  10. Pepsi Dioxide

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    Nope, but its a good step in the right direction
     
  11. Zakman

    Zakman ESB's Chinchecker Full Member

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    I'll go with Davis, I think he's packing glass.
     
  12. IntentionalButt

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    He's the only remaining would-be king that we've seen hurt, isn't he? I might have tuned out Haney or Davis getting stunned a time or two as white-noise static in my overloaded internal encyclopedia of boxing memories. :sisi1

    But for the sake of argument, if we've never seen hints that either of their chins are crackable by aught short of a monster, then he very well could be next to follow López into a stumble the first time he faces a huge puncher, or even just another boxer as good as Luke Campbell with a tad more pop.

    I think Davis is likeliest to find LW a struggle to make in the near future - let's see whether he can even do it next week - and there are certainly better and more dangerous sharks in the waters of light welter than Barrios. I wouldn't be shocked to see him get his comeuppance when he starts finally taking on guys his own size.

    Haney might be safest for now due to his style being more defensive than García's and his ability to comfortably make 135 seeming more consistent than Davis' (although many consider Haney an oversized lightweight and perhaps a weight bully himself, so a day may come when it ceases to be so easy).
     
  13. shza

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    They're all still young, so it's too early to tell... could go either way.

    Also I believe GKJ became the fifth "king" last night (or he at the very least took Garcia's spot)
     
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  14. FrankinDallas

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    None of the above.

    That is, until they start fighting each other. The "4 Kings" of the Eighties...Duran, SRL, Hearns, Hagler....ALL FOUGHT EACH OHER at one time or another. These guys are acting like the other guy has the Opticron or Omicron or whatever it is.
     
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  15. IntentionalButt

    IntentionalButt Guy wants to name his çock 'macho' that's ok by me Full Member

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    Oh, and they're not *all 5'8", but this is hilarious and I've been waiting for an excuse to use it somewhere...



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    (*López and Haney are both exactly 5'8"; García is 5'10" and Tank's little ass is 5′ 5½″ with the pair's height actually averaging out to just under five foot eight)
     
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