View Full Version : The Most Resilient fighters


cotto16
04-21-2009, 10:51 AM
A resilient fighter is one who came back from a career ending injury, from the brink of defeat to win, to come back from a devasting loss, from club fighter to champion, to come back from a long retirement and get back to winning ways, to prove every one wrong and do something no else's thinks you can do.
For me Vinny Pazienza, Johnny Nelson, Roberto Duran, Librado Andrade, Ray Leanard, Craig Bodzianowski and Feddie Pendelton all come to mind. Who you got put your reason why you think this fighter is resillient

mickey malone
04-21-2009, 11:54 AM
A resilient fighter is one who came back from a career ending injury, from the brink of defeat to win, to come back from a devasting loss, from club fighter to champion, to come back from a long retirement and get back to winning ways, to prove every one wrong and do something no else's thinks you can do.
For me Vinny Pazienza, Johnny Nelson, Roberto Duran, Librado Andrade, Ray Leanard, Craig Bodzianowski and Feddie Pendelton all come to mind. Who you got put your reason why you think this fighter is resillient
Vinny Pazienza immediately comes to mind...
There's a lot more to... Got me thinkin head on!

mickey malone
04-21-2009, 11:58 AM
Vinny Pazienza immediately comes to mind...
There's a lot more to... Got me thinkin head on!
He's the man!! Johnny Tapia... What that poor sole went through!!

MarkScott
04-21-2009, 12:14 PM
Battling Nelson.

http://www.amazon.com/Joe-Gans-Biography-American-Champion/dp/0786439947/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1240329666&sr=1-1

cotto16
04-21-2009, 05:33 PM
He's the man!! Johnny Tapia... What that poor sole went through!!

Cant believe i forgot johnny tapia

them_apples
04-21-2009, 05:49 PM
Duran, got sparked out by Tommy Hearns and some how came back strong.

Foreman, got knocked out by Ali and still came back years later, took massive punches from Holyfield and to this day doesn't show any signs of being punch drunk.

Southpaw16BF
04-21-2009, 06:14 PM
Duran, got sparked out by Tommy Hearns and some how came back strong.

Foreman, got knocked out by Ali and still came back years later, took massive punches from Holyfield and to this day doesn't show any signs of being punch drunk.

Yeah at times it amazes me how well some boxers look and how good there sene's are. Foreman is a good example, but George Chuvalo took alot of punishment in career and invlolved in some grulling fights along the way. And is now 71 years years of age, and he may be slowing down. But only a few years ago he was a ESPN Doc, he talked great and look great.

But at times taking to many punchers etc and being invovled in grulling fights can at take it's effect on fighters a prime example would be Bobby Chacon.

Miburo
04-21-2009, 06:19 PM
No mentions of Chacon? His wife commits suicide over his refusal to retire (she thought he was finished), and he fights and wins the next night, eventually becoming a champion again.

cotto16
04-21-2009, 06:47 PM
No mentions of Chacon? He wife commits suicide over his refusal to retire (she thought he was finished), and he fights and wins the next night, eventually becoming a champion again.

Great pick in bobby

beecherhq
04-21-2009, 06:51 PM
No mentions of Chacon? He wife commits suicide over his refusal to retire (she thought he was finished), and he fights and wins the next night, eventually becoming a champion again.

Just read up about that. Its a pretty amazing story, i want to see the fight now.

PLATE
04-21-2009, 07:09 PM
Marciano, of course. You could outbox the **** out of him, blind him, split his nose in two, knock him to the canvas, drain him of blood - but he always came back to beat you.

Always.

JAB5239
04-21-2009, 08:12 PM
No mentions of Chacon? He wife commits suicide over his refusal to retire (she thought he was finished), and he fights and wins the next night, eventually becoming a champion again.

Never knew that about Chacon, thank you.

I realize his career was over, but George Chuvalo may be the strongest man I've heard of. To not only overcome the tragedy in his life, but to speak out about it and help others.......thats a real man. Got nothing but respect for him.

http://archives.cbc.ca/sports/boxing/clips/5293/

portuge puncher
04-21-2009, 09:12 PM
micky ward comes to mind, he never stopped fighting.

pipino cuevas, had a record of 17-6 when he won the title, and defended it 11 times. pretty good for a hard hitting journymen.

and carlos monzon, had a record of 14-3-3, and went undefeated in his next 80 fights.

oldgringo
04-22-2009, 01:28 AM
Matthew Saad Muhammad
Michael Carbajal
James Toney
Jorge Castro
Arturo Gatti
Diego Corrales

Infern0
04-22-2009, 02:34 AM
Evander!!!!