Who's the king of showboating?

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Who's the king of showboating?

  1. Sugar Ray Leonard

    5 vote(s)
    5.7%
  2. Roy Jones Jr.

    13 vote(s)
    14.8%
  3. Ricardo Mayorga

    2 vote(s)
    2.3%
  4. Adrian Broner

    3 vote(s)
    3.4%
  5. Prince Nazeem Hamed

    63 vote(s)
    71.6%
  6. Jorge Paez

    2 vote(s)
    2.3%
  1. Nopporn

    Nopporn Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    If you ain't great enough then don't try to taunt your opponent.
     
  2. Boris Johnson

    Boris Johnson Member Full Member

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    Roy Jones, no contest.

    He would be dancing like a male stripper one minute, and punching your lights out the next.
     
  3. Brighton bomber

    Brighton bomber Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Hamed I'd say. From the ridiculously over the top entrances, the flamboyant shorts, the flip over the ring rope and that's even before he got into the ring.

    One of the stand out moments for me was when he was dragged down to the canvas one time then did a kip up onto his feet followed by a forward flip.
     
  4. Dodgy Syrup

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    Sorry, but nobody could showboat like Prince Naseem.
     
  5. Boxing Gloves

    Boxing Gloves Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Naz was the king of showboating hands down
     
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  6. lone star

    lone star Member Full Member

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    Yes it’s a toss up between Jones Jr and Hamed. I wasn’t really a Hamed fan but I remember that fight Brighton bomber mentioned. I laughed my ass off. Can’t remember but wasn’t even the ref smiling. His opponent must have thought “what the ****?” Then as mentioned Jones Jr doing a dance with his hands behind his back then flattening his opponent.
     
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  7. Boon

    Boon Boxing Addict Full Member

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    The Prince

    Naseem Hamed

    Roy Jones is up there too.

    That's number 1 and 2.
     
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  8. Finkel

    Finkel Active Member Full Member

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    ^^^^^^^ This guy
     
  9. Nick UK

    Nick UK New Member Full Member

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    It has to be the Prince!
     
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  10. Nick UK

    Nick UK New Member Full Member

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    Whilst we are at it this is imho one of the funniest ring walks ever -

     
  11. boxingforum24

    boxingforum24 Active Member Full Member

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    Still can't decide between RJJ and Prince!

    An honorable mention show off moment is PBF mid-fight answering a question posed by the commentary team:

    Commentator: So Roy do you like the Steelers or the Patriots?

    Floyd Mayweather:

     
  12. ShovelHook

    ShovelHook Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Nas and Roy are the most renowned
    showboaters for sure. I'd have Emmanuel Augustus as an outside shout too. May not have been an elite fighter, but he was one hell of a showman in the ring. The Drunken Master made a mockery of many fighters with his endless bag of tricks.
     
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  13. The Clan

    The Clan Well-Known Member Full Member

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    I’ve gone for SRL, nobody else on that list (pound for pound) could showboat against an opponent with as much quality and who carried such dangerous intentions as Roberto Duran and make him quit!!
     
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  14. Wakmo

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    Naz had too much of a clown, comedy, Ali G type element to his showboating, plus he couldn't hang with the best, so it was all a bit of a joke thing

    Leonard and Jones Jr were actually elite fighters who did it
     
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  15. northpaw

    northpaw Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Hamed and honestly it isn't close. Everyone listed showboats a bit but they get back down to business. And everyone listed I can think of fights where they didn't showboat at all. I cannot think of one fight I've ever seen of Hamed where he didn't
     
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