Who was the LUCKIEST boxer of all time?

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  1. Aussie Invader

    Aussie Invader Well-Known Member Full Member

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    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

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    As in the fella that lost to crisanto ??
     
  3. UniversalPart

    UniversalPart Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Buster Douglas

    Andy Ruiz

    Lloyd Honeygan
     
  4. Philly161

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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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  10. TheMikeLake

    TheMikeLake Well-Known Member Full Member

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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