Who was the LUCKIEST boxer of all time?

Discussion in 'World Boxing Forum' started by MarvelousMarvinGolovkin, Nov 23, 2020.

  1. Aussie Invader

    Aussie Invader Well-Known Member Full Member

    Jan 5, 2017
    you and CJ need to go out for a drink together...
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  2. Somali Sanil

    Somali Sanil Wild Buffalo Man Full Member

    Sep 1, 2019
    As in the fella that lost to crisanto ??
  3. UniversalPart

    UniversalPart Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Jul 1, 2010
    Buster Douglas

    Andy Ruiz

    Lloyd Honeygan
  4. Philly161

    Philly161 "Fundamentals are the crutch of the talentless" Full Member

    Oct 25, 2020
    If you believe Tim Witherspoon when he says that he took a dive in their fight to get out of his don king contract, then I vote bonecrusher smith. Just lucked into a title reign against a guy who dominated the first fight.
  5. TFP

    TFP Member Full Member

    Feb 20, 2012
    Charles Martin sprung to mind.

    Though he was a good fighter, and seemed to be anything but lucky in terms of the shots he took to the head, Riddick Bowe was exceptionally lucky in terms of the reprieves he got against Golota, twice.
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  6. Plumber From Liverpool

    Plumber From Liverpool Member Full Member

    Dec 3, 2019
    But at least he got to walk this earth like a god before that.
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  7. Journey Man

    Journey Man Journeyman always. Full Member

    Aug 22, 2009
    He features on an episode of the Netflix show "Losers" which is a really good watch. Bentt was a really good amateur, despite not really liking the sport of boxing. He had some top quality wins and was around the scene for a while before turning pro. In his debut he didn't know he was fighting a southpaw and got sparked early, then did ok as a prospect before the late notice fight against Morrison, where he landed the punch of his career. He was then sub sequentially knocked out against Herbie Hide in England and retired after 13 fights.
  8. TheMikeLake

    TheMikeLake Well-Known Member Full Member

    Jun 17, 2013
    Roxky Jurarez comes to mind for me. He got like 6 or 7 world title shots, and many of them came after losing streaks. Every fight he had for a while was for a world title or eliminator, I always wondered how he managed it.
  9. lefthook82

    lefthook82 Boxing Addict Full Member

    May 1, 2009
  10. TheMikeLake

    TheMikeLake Well-Known Member Full Member

    Jun 17, 2013
    Hasim Rahman comes up too. His strategy after losing to Lewis and going 0-3-1 including Lewis and his next three fights was bs, but effective. He's fight a series of "nondescript" opponents, get a title shot, and lose, rinse and repeat 3-4 times.
  11. drenlou

    drenlou The Real KING OF THE HILL! Full Member

    Jan 22, 2015
    Montell griffin. Got lucky roy hit him while he was down in the first fight, because roy was bout to whoop that ass hard.
  12. northpaw

    northpaw Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Jun 5, 2010
    Buster Douglas. This isn't even in question or close. He defeated one of the most dominant HW's in history on his best night fueled by his mother's death combined with that certain HW's lethargic attitude toward the fight, a binger with asian hookers and an overall malaise with boxing in general. It was a perfect storm that allowed him to win. That was luck.
  13. Reinhardt

    Reinhardt Boxing Addict Full Member

    Oct 4, 2016

    Well,, what he did to Tyson wasn't luck, in perhaps the only time he actually showed up in a fight he whipped his azz
  14. panchman69

    panchman69 Well-Known Member Full Member

    Sep 10, 2012
    Wilder. His boxing is trash but he was blessed with concussive power in his right hand .
  15. Badbot

    Badbot Just A Nobody From Nowhere. Full Member

    Apr 17, 2011
    I remember reading about how the only reason he got his shot vs Ali was because Ali wanted to fight another Olympic Gold medalist.