Who are the most overhyped fighter that got exposed.

Discussion in 'World Boxing Forum' started by ellerbe, Nov 30, 2022.

  1. Roughhouse

    Roughhouse Member Full Member

    Sep 15, 2012
    Joe "Lethal Weapon" Savage. The guy went on a full fledged promotional tour and even did the Letterman Show bragging about fighting Tyson and Lewis in one night and trying to not kill mere mortals with a mighty backhand swat. Everyone was curious and started to believe the bravado. Then he decided to try Bert Cooper on for size. Kersplat!!! Guy looked like he'd never thrown a serious punch in anger in his life.

    For the diehard historians, I'd throw in Mike "The Mad Russian" Tarasewich. He got hyped as a Marciano rebirth and was getting pushed towards a big money showdown with Cooney in the Felt Forum and then his stock dropped like a cement blimp with a series of terrible performances that had Sports Illustrated suggesting he have his license pulled for his own safety.
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  2. vast

    vast Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Nov 27, 2010
    Broner I think takes the cake. The second coming of Mayweather.....lol

    But Jeff Lacy as well. He was gonna crush Calzaghe by all accounts. The mini Tyson.....lol
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  3. Murderers' Row

    Murderers' Row Boxing Addict Full Member

    Apr 23, 2020
  4. Richard M Murrieta

    Richard M Murrieta Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Jul 16, 2019
  5. Finkel

    Finkel Well-Known Member Full Member

    Feb 10, 2020
    That one's easy: Dubois

    Warren had already seen to that. The cards were brutal at the time of the stoppage.

    Warren was visibly gutted when Joyce derailed that train. Fair play to him though, he's came round to Joyce and started backing him.
  6. mark ant

    mark ant Ass isn't a banned word Full Member

    May 4, 2017
    Haney and Spence, just c-level weight bullies, Ryan Garcia is a 5`11 weight bully too, but unlike Haney he has power, in one hand any how.
  7. box33

    box33 Well-Known Member Full Member

    Jul 25, 2021
    Yeah both of them are his fighters, Joyce & his team know this very well when it relates to Warren, expect him to make a move when it suits him best,

    Boxers & their team's are always aware & may appear to be unknowing but deep down keep tabs on everything intact, ready to maneuver when it favors them too, then when there's breaking news it's usually one of these reasons, business above everything.
  8. ZablieJudahnoff

    ZablieJudahnoff Charleston White 2024 Full Member

    Apr 2, 2015
    Margarito found Cotto lacking in many departments.
  9. Gomo

    Gomo Active Member Full Member

    Apr 1, 2018
    Just because he lost to joyce doesn't mean he's overhyped. Joyce is perhaps the toughest opposition in the division.

    Dubois probably would whoop wilder but that's not a great feat
  10. BoxingFanOfIranianDescent

    BoxingFanOfIranianDescent Tony Galento was an African American boxer. Full Member

    May 24, 2021
  11. mark ant

    mark ant Ass isn't a banned word Full Member

    May 4, 2017
    He cheated with padded gloves then got spanked in the rematch.
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  12. ad4m88

    ad4m88 Member Full Member

    May 7, 2016
    Honestly everything that is wrong with boxing is in this thread you lose one fight differently your over hyped and **** this is why no one takes risks anymore
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  13. Richmondpete

    Richmondpete Real fighters do road work Full Member

    Oct 22, 2015
    The AJ hype train came to a screeching halt long before Usyk ever stepped in the ring with him
    Last edited: Dec 2, 2022
  14. CathyBarry

    CathyBarry Active Member Full Member

    Jan 10, 2016

    The guy still has fans who just won't let it go. Already lost to a few guys including Malignaggi before he even got to Maidana, was given titles and decisions just off star power alone. Just comes for the paycheck now and slaps his fans in the face and they still for it, bad for boxing.
  15. Richmondpete

    Richmondpete Real fighters do road work Full Member

    Oct 22, 2015
    Broner lost to malignaggi?