Tate v Nunn

Discussion in 'Classic Boxing Forum' started by Turnip mk3, Feb 4, 2022.

  1. Turnip mk3

    Turnip mk3 Member Full Member

    Feb 6, 2021
    Just 're watched the fight for the first time since 88 , WOW I forgotten now incredible Nunn looked !!
    Tate was a very good fighter and was completely outclassed. No wonder Nunn was seen as the next great fighter . Didn't quite work out that way .
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  2. Scott Cork

    Scott Cork Well-Known Member Full Member

    Feb 3, 2021
    Another thing is that Nunn was an underdog in this fight.
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  3. Ken Ashcroft

    Ken Ashcroft Boxing Addict Full Member

    Dec 23, 2008
    Unexpectedly derailed by James Toney in a fight that he seemed to be winning handily. Pity there was never a rematch.
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  4. Unforgiven

    Unforgiven Obsessed with Boxing banned Full Member

    Nov 24, 2005
    Nunn seemed to go downhill a few fights before the Toney loss, I think.
    He looked awesome against Tate, Roldan and Kalambay, then dropped off with the fights with Barkley, Starling and Curry.
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  5. SmashBoxing

    SmashBoxing Video Editor for Smash Boxing Productions Full Member

    Jun 19, 2020
    Nunn was bitter towards Tate for beating him 2-1 in the amateurs, I'll pay for an HD version of that fight.

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  6. Ken Ashcroft

    Ken Ashcroft Boxing Addict Full Member

    Dec 23, 2008
    I don’t know about going downhill but maybe he just looked like he couldn’t get himself really motivated against Curry who by then was clearly a shadow of the fighter he was and Starling who was by and large a career Welterweight?
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  7. George Crowcroft

    George Crowcroft Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Mar 3, 2019
    Nunn was on the slide prior to Toney, but was still an unbelievable fighter.

    This version was an absolute menace.
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  8. Reinhardt

    Reinhardt Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Oct 4, 2016
    Oldest story in boxing, if he'd applied himself .......
  9. Cobra33

    Cobra33 Boxing Addict Full Member

    Feb 2, 2006
    You should have seen how hard he was to hit about 2 years prior to this - he changed his style in an effort to attract more fans.
    This was his greatest performance as a pro.
    Totally dominated Tate.
    And Kevin Watts who always gave everyone a hard time Nunn boxed his ears off easily.
    People now don't realize how great Nunn was when he was on.
    Even the Barkley fight he wasn't really on and still won.