The curious case of Lerrone Richards

Discussion in 'British Boxing Forum' started by destruction, Nov 13, 2023.

  1. destruction

    destruction Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Mar 26, 2009
    So Lerrone has had 18 fights in 10 years. Still hasn’t fought anyone with a pulse. He is now 31 and has noteven won an area belt or British title.

    Does this guy perfectly highlight how bad the boxing business is? Fighters like him who literally just want to fight puffs and can make a decent living for 10 years doing so.

    Will any promoter force this guy to step up, or will he spend another 3-4 years feasting off cream puffs?

    Terry Chapendama comments on him during his latest podcast.
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  2. DramaShow

    DramaShow 19 banned Full Member

    Dec 22, 2020
    He did step up against Carlos Gongora who was in the top 10 of the Ring Magazine at the time. No one really wanted to fight him but he was offered Ali Akhmedov who Gongora already KOd on the Canelo vs GGG III undercard. Can’t believe he declined it and left Matchroom. Ruined his career.

    Apparently he’s fighting Lyndon Arthur on a Wasserman show for the IBO World Title next year.
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  3. Inglis_1

    Inglis_1 Boxing Addict Full Member

    Aug 4, 2018
    A cure for insomnia if ever there was.
  4. LegsAreShaky

    LegsAreShaky New Member Full Member

    Nov 2, 2023
    Beat Lennox Clarke for the British and Commonwealth titles. Pretty sure the Gongora win got him the IBO as well. Titles aren’t really the issue it was turning down Akhmedov and resulting inactivity.
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  5. Mazza

    Mazza New Member banned Full Member

    Nov 11, 2023
    Hes just another kid galahad type without the ingle overrating, facing nobodies for years and boring everyone to sleep. Soon as he faces someone actually good , we won't see his name again.
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  6. rezzer

    rezzer Active Member Full Member

    Feb 11, 2009
    Eighteen fights in ten years, less than 2 fights a year. Lennox Lewis, first 13 months, 13 fights. Everything that’s wrong with modern boxing summed up in 2 sentences.
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  7. Wizbit1013

    Wizbit1013 Prayed for Shadow,Waste of time,Still a nincompoop Full Member

    Mar 17, 2018
    Guy can sing however
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  8. iamthegreatest

    iamthegreatest Active Member Full Member

    May 4, 2020
    He's been poorly managed. Should have fought for a Commonwealth/European belt by now. Abit like that Viddal Riley. Loads of potential but no ambition.
  9. LegsAreShaky

    LegsAreShaky New Member Full Member

    Nov 2, 2023
    He's been Commonwealth and EBU champion before. Riley just fought for the English, and might get a fight with Chamberlain for the British next, inside 11 fights.

    Don't disagree with Lerrone being poorly managed post-Gongora but he was moved well before, has actually won the titles you're complaining about, and Riley is a weird example.
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