When was the last time

Discussion in 'World Boxing Forum' started by Up the gut, Jun 19, 2019.

  1. Up the gut

    Up the gut Active Member banned Full Member

    Dec 10, 2018
    someone so highly rated by most, fell so hard like Joshua ?? Not Tyson v Douglas, Tyson took a beating and was knocked stupid to the point he COULD NOT CONTINUE, Joshua on the other hand looked like he wanted saving, like embarrassing !!! What matches it ?? I cant think, theres been upsets, but the manner of it was unrivalled imo..Come in like a Lion, left like a happy lamb.. What beats it ?
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  2. LeftRightDownThePipe

    LeftRightDownThePipe Well-Known Member banned Full Member

    Aug 14, 2018
    It stands alone in that regard. No question about it. And it’s hilarious because Joshua ‘fans’ love to always point out that Wlad “Lost to a FAT bum” but Corrie looked like Hugh Jackman compared to Andy. :lol:
  3. 3rdegree

    3rdegree Well-Known Member Full Member

    Aug 23, 2014
    Nothing beats it in terms of the physical disparity between the fighters. The results of this match elevated the idiom "don't judge a book by it's cover" to the stratosphere. Next stop mesosphere.
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  4. KO KIDD

    KO KIDD Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Oct 5, 2009
    The first Ali vs Liston fight comes to mind though Ali is light years ahead of Ruiz

    That’s a pretty high profile quit job by an expected favorite

    I’m trying to think of a fight where a guy took a knee and didn’t get up until 10 but looked ok to go. Maybe Scott vs Chisora though obviously not on the same magnitude of what happened in Ruiz vs Joshua
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  5. Maidanas Gun Tattoo

    Maidanas Gun Tattoo Member Full Member

    Sep 29, 2017
    Jeff Lacy. So many people thought Joe Calzaghe was going to be his coming out party. Until the bell rang and Joe beat him silly for the next 12 rounds. Muscles look cool, but they don’t win boxing matches.
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  6. G Man

    G Man Boxing Addict Full Member

    Jun 25, 2011
    The difference is that most weren't sold on Joshua in the first place. It was unexpected from Ruiz given his misleading physique but it was expected to happen soon enough anyway.
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  7. Bollywooden

    Bollywooden Boxing Addict Full Member

    Jun 8, 2014
  8. gdm

    gdm Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Mar 20, 2011
    What are you talking about Jeff lacy was never considered anything special.
  9. kirk

    kirk l l l Staff Member

    Jul 26, 2004
    In April of 2004, Roy Jones Jr was P4P#1, and was near the peak of his popularity (after having just recently succeeded at his heavyweight attempt) and people were placing the already highly regarded Jones, even higher in their estimations and acclaim.

    In October of that same year, he had been shockingly knocked out twice in a row by two different fighters, dropped from p4p lists, legacy questioned, and from a few in the press, even whispers that he should retire.


    I have to assume that people that dont think Wlad fell in a similar manner after Sanders and Brewster, werent around at the time. He was absolutely ridiculed in similar fashion to what AJ is experiencing now.
  10. Up the gut

    Up the gut Active Member banned Full Member

    Dec 10, 2018
    Just as I thought, nothing beats it imo
  11. kirk

    kirk l l l Staff Member

    Jul 26, 2004
    Depends on what you mean by special.

    He had plenty of hype at the time and was considered a legitimate entity at the weight.

    There's a reason he was the favorite going in to the JC fight.
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  12. kirk

    kirk l l l Staff Member

    Jul 26, 2004
    Someone going from being argued as the best to ever do it, top 5 greatest of all time, p4p number one... to being told maybe he should retire and everyone questioning his legacy within the span of 7 months, isnt a bigger fall from grace than Joshua, losing to Ruiz? Lmao....

    The notion that AJ is held as highly as Jones was, and that he fell farther, is kinda funny.

    You must not have been a boxing fan back then. No worries. Roy Jones was considered an ATG.
  13. Tramell

    Tramell Hypocrites Love to Pray & Be Seen. Mathew 6:5 Full Member

    Sep 21, 2012
    A young Ray Leonard in his 2nd defense was supposed to beat the old guy Duran who dominated at LW, not WW. RL got bruised and swollen losing by way of UD. Out punched & out landed.
  14. George Crowcroft

    George Crowcroft 'Snarky Little Gobshite' - IntentionalButt Full Member

    Mar 3, 2019
    Tbf Liston even Past prime is light years better than AJ as well
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  15. Blandman

    Blandman Member Full Member

    Jun 7, 2019
    Zab Judah was the next superstar in the making when he got ko’d Kostya Tszyu, the way he was ko’d and his antics afterward made for a meteoric fall.

    Naseem Hamed when he got beat down by Barrera

    Razor Ruddock was considered the uncrowned champion after Tyson went to prison and was expected to walk through Lewis, then blam.

    Bowe when he ran into Golota.

    Wlad’s early ko losses remind me a little of AJ’s because they were unexpected and Wlad looked mentally beat, but then he found Emanuel Steward.

    AJ is a superstar in large part thanks to good luck and great marketing. And it was the perfect storm from a marketing standpoint. From a legacy standpoint, I’m not sure the luck was all good because his opportunities appear to have come earlier than expected or before he was truly ready. Or maybe they came before catastrophe struck, tough to tell. We’ll see how he comes back from it.
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