View Full Version : The ten worst fighters to become champions(heavyweights not included)


cotto16
05-12-2009, 04:58 PM
This is not an insult to the fighters who become champions. Who are they?

-CANE-
05-12-2009, 05:08 PM
Steve Little for one.

TheGreatA
05-12-2009, 05:18 PM
Luis Santana

Southpaw16BF
05-12-2009, 05:30 PM
Luis Santana

Santana won his Title on a DQ and defended it on DQ, when Terry Norris was disqualified for illegal blows, so Santana never even won or defended his Title Legit, and basically won them from Norris's error's.

Here's his record
http://www.boxrec.com/list_bouts.php?human_id=1701&cat=boxer

GJC
05-13-2009, 02:25 PM
This is not an insult to the fighters who become champions. Who are they?
At last a thread that won't cause any arguments lol.

Two Clips
05-13-2009, 02:26 PM
Zaheer Raheem

TheGreatA
05-13-2009, 02:54 PM
Zaheer Raheem

I don't think he ever won a title.

KnockoutTheFat
05-13-2009, 03:30 PM
What about Keith Mullings the legitimate linear 154 lb champion

Southpaw16BF
05-13-2009, 04:01 PM
Zaheer Raheem

Zahir Raheem was never a World Champion, he got 1 try and failed. His only ever Title shot came against Acelino Freitas, which he lost by SD.

He also lost in two IBF Title Eliminator bouts against Rocky Juarez and Ali Funeka. Do he did beat a ATG, virtually wipe washing Erik Morales in 2005. In his best ever performance.

Two Clips
05-13-2009, 09:23 PM
Zahir Raheem was never a World Champion, he got 1 try and failed. His only ever Title shot came against Acelino Freitas, which he lost by SD.

He also lost in two IBF Title Eliminator bouts against Rocky Juarez and Ali Funeka. Do he did beat a ATG, virtually wipe washing Erik Morales in 2005. In his best ever performance.oh, I thought Morales had a belt. My bad.

Two Clips
05-13-2009, 09:24 PM
Cory Spinks would be up there on my list.

them_apples
05-14-2009, 12:29 AM
Sergio mora

Ziggy Stardust
05-14-2009, 12:43 AM
Floyd Mayweather Jr.

Poet

JAB5239
05-14-2009, 01:37 AM
How is it that nobody has mentioned the esteemed Carlos Baldomir yet?

MANGLER
05-14-2009, 01:44 AM
How is it that nobody has mentioned the esteemed Carlos Baldomir yet?


Somebody did yesterday homey, but the site was ****in up and placin thread replies in threads they weren't even supposed to be in. Besides, baldomir ain't so bad. he's a beast. Just ask Mr boat buyer's stans. :rofl:

Two Clips
05-14-2009, 10:47 AM
How is it that nobody has mentioned the esteemed Carlos Baldomir yet?I feel like if Baldomir is on there we might as well put Judah on the list.

black.ink
05-14-2009, 11:23 AM
Cory Spinks would be up there on my list.

Just because he had a very negative style does not mean he was bad. He was slick and had a good jab. He sort of brought his own art to boxing.

Art is boring.

GJC
05-14-2009, 11:34 AM
Alan Minter

Southpaw16BF
05-14-2009, 11:38 AM
Cory Spinks would be up there on my list.

I don't think Cory should be on the list. He may be a negative and cautious fighter first, but he is very slick, fast hands and feet and good movement.

He holds wins over Ricardo Mayorga who was undisputed Welterweight Champion and was off coming back to back wins over then unbeaten Veron Forrest. He has also defeated Zab Judah, who hand't been beat in 3 years, and had only been defeated once at the time and that was to Kostya Tszyu.

He also holds good wins over Miguel Angel Gonzalez, Roman Karmazin, and Michele Piccirillo. I feel some of the losses on his record, should be wins as I feel he beat Michele Piccirillo the 1st time, and alot of people though he should of got the win against Antonio Diaz.

And when he stepped up to battle Jermain Taylor for the Middlweight crown, it was a very close fight, but I feel he should of got the decision.

Spinks may not look great in getting wins, but he is a very underrated fighter who in his prime beat the best and pushed the best. He is also very resilant.

JAB5239
05-14-2009, 09:25 PM
I feel like if Baldomir is on there we might as well put Judah on the list.

Judah actually had skills though. He lacked the dicipline and mental faculties to be great, but he had skills.

Baldomirs skills were journeyman/club fighter like at best. I do give him credit for overachieving though, I just don't think he was very good. Jmo.

gusto910
05-14-2009, 09:46 PM
Paulie mALIGNAGGI

Jim Jeffries
05-15-2009, 01:43 AM
Gavin Rees has to be up there.

CiganoBoxer
05-15-2009, 05:46 AM
Anyone remember Vincenzo Nardiello???? became the WBC SM champ ! He was horrible to watch :thumbsdow

BennyST
05-15-2009, 08:41 AM
Zaheer Raheem

He was also actually quite good. Rather skilled boxer. But, yes, as mentioned, Raheem has never actually won a title.

BennyST
05-15-2009, 08:43 AM
Hey guys, there's a difference between being horrible to watch or boring and actually bad, as in not a good boxer and never should have won in the first place.

Derranged
05-15-2009, 08:47 AM
Surprised nobody mentioned Valuev. Horrendous fighter, he got his title for getting two gift decisions against Larry Donald and John Ruiz. He should've never got that title shot to bein with.

BennyST
05-15-2009, 09:40 AM
Surprised nobody mentioned Valuev. Horrendous fighter, he got his title for getting two gift decisions against Larry Donald and John Ruiz. He should've never got that title shot to bein with.

Now, there is a winner! :lol1:

Valuev truly is horrible. I mean, no offense to the guy or his fans, but if you are seven feet tall and tower over a guy by a foot and can't even beat him, especially if that guy also happens to be 93 years old, then you seriously ... ahhh ... need to .. ahhh ... work .. more .. at boxing .. or something .....

I don't know. Nonetheless, you're right. He has to be up there with the worst ever. His nickname should be Nikolai 'Neo-Carnera' Valuev. That is basically all he is, a contemporary version of Primo Carnera. Good one mate.

Well, actually, there you go, add Carnera to that list.