Who was the LUCKIEST boxer of all time?

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  1. MarvelousMarvinGolovkin

    MarvelousMarvinGolovkin Member Full Member

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    What I mean by that is who is the boxer that was in the right place at the right time the most? Didn't have a lot of skill or power or anything, was just extremely lucky in most to every fight/decision/DQ's/etc. If they weren't a champion, who was the luckiest champion of all time?
     
  2. kdyehs

    kdyehs Member Full Member

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    Antonio Tarver?

    Substract one single left hand from his landed punches and he is almost unknown.

    I mean look at his record, he started at the elite level with a lost to Harding. Got a split decision against Reggie Johnson which allowed him to maintain some degree of seriousness, he was allowed to fight Harding again and won. He lost to Roy jones and was given a rematch. Lost to Glen Johnson, again, was given a rematch. Lost to Bernard Hopkins. Lost to Chad Dawson twice.

    His KO victory against Roy Jones in the rematch is what gave him the superstar level in boxing. I think this is fairly lucky. And that one punch KO allowed him to grab these:

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  3. Reinhardt

    Reinhardt Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Without question, no one else even close, for being at the right place at the right time . Leon Spinks.
     
  4. Big Ukrainian

    Big Ukrainian Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    It should be
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    , in my opinion
     
  5. MarvelousMarvinGolovkin

    MarvelousMarvinGolovkin Member Full Member

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    Wow forgot about him, he may have the belt for Luckiest of all time
     
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  6. Gatekeeper

    Gatekeeper Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Steve Collins come to mind, made his name off beating a completely shot Nigel Benn x2 and getting close decisions over a Chris Eubank whose heart wasn't really in the sport anymore. Then retired without fighting Calzaghe or Robin Reid.
    Right place, right time.
     
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  7. DirtyOldTown

    DirtyOldTown Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Charles Martin got paid £7m to fall over.
     
  8. HolDat

    HolDat Active Member Full Member

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    Yes, Collins (and his fans) hype him up to be an ATG and lost against the elite every time as well.
     
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  9. Toney F*** U

    Toney F*** U Boxing junkie Full Member

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  10. The Real Lance

    The Real Lance Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Carlos baldomir... Got lucky enough to face a space case like Judah for WW championship.
     
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  11. DirtyDan

    DirtyDan Worst Poster of 2015 Full Member

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    Buster Douglas.
     
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  12. Forza

    Forza Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Easily floyd. Taking the right fights at the right time, being able to use steroids for his hands, getting the decisions in fights he clearly lost (Castillo, ODLH, maidana 1). He's a very skilled fighter that relied on the corruption of vegas and how easily deceived most sports fans are, his entire career is an illusion. You have to understand at the time he "beat" oscar, the sport was doing very bad in the USA and we had almost no super stars, oscar was like 36 and already on his way out. They had to create a star to keep boxing afloat in USA/vegas. I would never deny that floyd isn't a good fighter and extremely talented, but he's not what they sold him as. Not even close.
     
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  13. Kiwi_in_America

    Kiwi_in_America Boxing Addict Full Member

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    John Ruiz.

    Nice guy, apparently. But HW CHAMPION OF THE WORLD ??
     
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  14. Pepsi Dioxide

    Pepsi Dioxide New Member Full Member

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    John Ruiz. Not saying he wasnt a hard worker or skilled or anything, but in the 2000s it seemed like he just kept finding victory and WBA titles. His wins over Kirk Johnson, Oquendo, Golota, Holyfield, Rahman....all guys who at the time youl would expect to beat him but for one reason or another (DQs, judging, Ruiz's ugly style) he kept winning. He got a mega payday against Roy Jones, then his loss against Toney was revoked.
     
  15. Flo_Raiden

    Flo_Raiden Boxing Addict Full Member

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