Shortest "Primes" in History

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  1. KidDynamite

    KidDynamite Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Which boxers had the shortest primes?
     
  2. NickChristo

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    Riddick Bowe, Donald Curry and Mike Tyson are obvious choices that come to mind.
     
  3. mark ant

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    Meldrick Taylor.
     
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  4. KidDynamite

    KidDynamite Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Riddick Bowe was literally like one fight ... Lol

    Dude was just lazy
     
  5. Boxing GOAT

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    Ken Norton, especially since he got off to a late start.
     
  6. Turnip mk3

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    Lloyd Honeygan. Short Prime but very good during those few years.
     
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  7. mark ant

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  8. Oddone

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    Razor Ruddock needs an honorable mention.

    Boxed beautifully until he decapitated Dokes. Then he became a headhunter. Wins over Weaver, Smith and Dokes had people believing he was the next big thing. Unfortunately he ran into Tyson.
     
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  9. ChrisJS

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    Lionel Rose had a short but spectacular peak.
     
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  10. George forearm

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    Barry mcguigans prime was all of 30 seconds
     
  11. BoxxyMcBoxface

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    Riddick Bowe’s prime lasted 36 minutes.
     
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  12. ChrisJS

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    Mcaguigan’s a good one. Jorge Lujan, Alfonso Zamora would be others. There’s a lot of fighters who found lightening in a bottle for a short moment.
     
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  13. HolDat

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    I've always felt that Tyson reached his apex instead of his 'prime', if you know what I mean.
     
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  14. HolDat

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    Against Fighting Harada
     
  15. djanders

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    I submit Buster Douglas should be added, along with the others mentioned.
     
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