Which fighters that moved up in weight in the past did better than Garcia did v Spence?

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  1. mark ant

    mark ant Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    I thought Garcia was awful, thee have been fighters that have fared much better moving up in weight to challenge the bigger guy, Conn being one of them v Louis, who else comes to mind for fans?
     
  2. roughdiamond

    roughdiamond Bronson Full Member

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    A lot

    Harry Greb
    Duran
    Joe walcott
    SRR
    Arguello
    Fighting Harada
    Ezzard Charles
    Jimmy Wilde

    To name a few
     
  3. Loudon

    Loudon Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    I'm sorry mate, but this is just another pointless thread.

    Seriously, why don't you think before you post?

    There's tons of examples of smaller guys moving up and beating or coming close to beating bigger guys. But that's because although they were giving up physical advantages, they had other attributes which could fill the void.

    Mikey Garcia didn't have any attributes that gave him an advantage.

    He had nothing.

    He was giving up:

    Height
    Reach
    Weight
    Strength
    Power
    Speed
    Skills

    It was a mountain to climb.

    He had absolutely nothing going in his favour.
     
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    Flash24 Well-Known Member Full Member

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  5. George Crowcroft

    George Crowcroft Youngest Ezzard Charles Fan Ever booted Full Member

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    Holyfeild
    Langford
    Charles
    Robinson
    Mayweather
    Pacquiao
    Ffs even Loma did better
     
  6. Loudon

    Loudon Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    I agree.

    There's tons.

    But it's just a pointless thread.

    The guys you listed had advantages in other areas, to compensate for being outsized.

    Mikey Garcia had none.

    He had no advantages whatsoever.

    At least guys like Loma and Floyd had advantages in skills, speed and reach etc.
     
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  7. PernellSweetPea

    PernellSweetPea Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Thomas Hearns did better than most and does not get the credit. He won the light heavyweight title 2 times after winning the welterweight title. He even won a sort of title at Cruiserweight. He outboxed Virgil Hill in 1991 who was undefeated and had 10 title defenses. People seem to forget this.
     

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