Who is the most avoided HW today? Your opinion? Poll included

Discussion in 'World Boxing Forum' started by destruction, May 13, 2021.

Most avoided HW today?

This poll will close on Jul 11, 2021 at 12:22 AM.
  1. Filip Hrgovic

  2. Usyk

  3. Luis Ortiz

  4. Hughie Fury

  5. Agit Kabayel

  6. Other (please name)

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  1. destruction

    destruction Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    My vote goes to Filip Hrgovic.

    Charles Martin ducked him in a fight for the IBF title eliminator

    Now Michael Hunter has straight ducked him for the same fight, instead preferring a shot at the 'toys r us', plastic WBA regular belt.

    What made the Hunter duck worse was that he let Hrgovic spend months in a training camp pretending he was going to sign to fight, only to say he was ducking the fight once the contract was sent to him.

    Then you have the fact none of the top 8 are prepared to face him and instead prefer facing 40 year old veterans.

    A 79 year old Luis Ortiz was previously given the title as most avoided HW by boxing hardcores, but surely given the tanking that Wilder gave him that title is no longer merited?

    I would also consider Usyk on the list, as you will see the big boys are always avoiding mentioning his name.
     
  2. seansanashee

    seansanashee Boxing Addict Full Member

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    None of them are avoided. They are not that good anyway.
     
  3. Vegan Beast

    Vegan Beast Active Member Full Member

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    I'll have to go for Hgrovic as he's the only one confirmed to have literally been avoided.
     
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  4. Finkel

    Finkel Member Full Member

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    Has Whyte had his WBC title shot yet?
     
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  5. BCS8

    BCS8 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Nah nobody is avoided. Avoided fighters are typically high risk low reward guys and there's nobody fitting that description right now.
     
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  6. heerko koois

    heerko koois Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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  7. DirtyOldTown

    DirtyOldTown Boxing Addict Full Member

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    I think Ortiz was avoided years back because he was good but brought nothing to the table.

    Jersey Joe Walcott famously ducked Ortiz for example.
     
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  8. Inglis_1

    Inglis_1 Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Hrgovic and Makhmudov
     
  9. heerko koois

    heerko koois Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Ezzard Charles did the same thing.....
     
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  10. heerko koois

    heerko koois Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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  11. Nopporn

    Nopporn Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Tyson Fury is the most avoided HW today.
     
  12. kostya by ko

    kostya by ko Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Whyte was a bad scenario because it conveyed the point that someone can take tough fights to be in a position to fight for a belt. But this can count for little because the system is rigged otherwise. Thus few bother to take that path.

    Why bother taking risks if these lead nowhere.
     
  13. heerko koois

    heerko koois Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    no...ask Otto Wallin if you don,t believe me
     
  14. gollumsluvslave

    gollumsluvslave Member Full Member

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    Personally, I think AJ has been actively seeking the Fury fight, because it's a much better fight for him than Usyk, who I don't think Joshua really fancies - not because he's afraid, but because he knows that styles make fights, and Usyks style is bad for AJ.

    If AJ lost to Usyk, it would be like Ruiz again, "Joshua can't even beat puny Cruiser!"
    Whereas, most people judge Fury as the best HW right now, so if Joshua loses that in a competetive fight, then he's not really much worse off.
     
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  15. destruction

    destruction Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    If he wants to make it then he needs to fight more regularly

    1 fight in 1.5 years at aged 31 isnt going to cut it

    Who is his promoter?