View Full Version : Boxers with bright future to be gone


The Italian Stallion
03-20-2005, 11:05 PM
The only one I could think of off the top of my head is "The Duke" Tommy Morrison.

He actully beat George Foreman, and fought Lennox in a hard bout.

Rockin'
03-21-2005, 05:13 PM
The guy that I thought would go all the way was Joseph Kiwanuka, from Uganda. He had moved to the U.S and had strung together an impressive string of wins. He began fighting in Las Vegas and then came to Michigan and began training out of the Galaxy Gym. This man could fight. He was tall and lean and had a great right hand. My trainer had no reservations of putting me in the ring with anybody to throw. I worked with Dennis Andries, James Toney, Kenny Gould, but he would not let me ever step in with Joseph. Joseph would fight Thomas Tate for the NABF super middleweight title and lose a decision over 12 rounds. He would win his next six fights in a row, stopping 5 of them early. Then it wa another go with Tate and Joseph was stopped in the 11th round. After that I dont know what happened to him, he went 2 and 7 over his next 9 fights and then disappeared. Its interesting that he did beat Glenn coffee johnson for one of those wins. The guy was trouble to step in with and I just wonder what exactly took him down........Rockin'

paul750
03-21-2005, 05:18 PM
what about David Reid? he was another disapointment

number6
03-21-2005, 05:30 PM
Naseem Hamed.I don't think that many people thought that
he would just disappear after just the one loss,even though
he was taken to school big time.

the giant one
03-21-2005, 09:06 PM
Zach Padilla. Guy was a punch output machine and a pretty good 140 lb fighter. Then he got a brain injury sparring with Shane Mosely in i think 1994 and had to retire. I remember he set a compubox record for most punches thrown in a fight combined, i want to say against Carols "Bollilo" Gonzalez

joeboxer
03-21-2005, 09:17 PM
The only one I could think of off the top of my head is "The Duke" Tommy Morrison.

He actully beat George Foreman, and fought Lennox in a hard bout.


Was Tommy in Rocky 5 before or after he got aids? Anybody know?

BadMagick
03-21-2005, 09:21 PM
How did Tommy get AIDs? Was he gay, or something? I have no idea, joe.

joeboxer
03-21-2005, 09:43 PM
How did Tommy get AIDs? Was he gay, or something? I have no idea, joe.

Tommy got aids from too many Ring Card Girls. I don't know why I capitlized it. That is why he stopped boxing, otherwise he would probably be one of the million heavy's trying to make a comeback right now.

He is doing ok with it, kind of like Magic Johnson. He doesn't even need the pills anymore. He just stays in great shape. Something about Aids, it just doesn't seem to be able to take out the great athleates. If you are a rock star, bam that **** will kill you fast. But if you rock in sports you can beat it.

BadMagick
03-21-2005, 11:24 PM
Tommy got aids from too many Ring Card Girls. I don't know why I capitlized it. That is why he stopped boxing, otherwise he would probably be one of the million heavy's trying to make a comeback right now.

He is doing ok with it, kind of like Magic Johnson. He doesn't even need the pills anymore. He just stays in great shape. Something about Aids, it just doesn't seem to be able to take out the great athleates. If you are a rock star, bam that **** will kill you fast. But if you rock in sports you can beat it.

I'm not sure what you mean by, "I don't know why I capitalized it," but... that sucks for him. Even though he's doing all right, he's still in a horrible situation.

bigrealmike
03-30-2005, 12:51 PM
Cubans Roberto Balado, the 1992 Olympic and 1989-91-93 world champion, but he was killed in an car accident.

paul750
03-30-2005, 02:03 PM
Cubans Roberto Balado, the 1992 Olympic and 1989-91-93 world champion, but he was killed in an car accident.
yes he was another great cuban boxer, i think he was an even better boxer than savon

Mr. Ryan
03-30-2005, 02:28 PM
The only one I could think of off the top of my head is "The Duke" Tommy Morrison.
... and fought Lennox in a hard bout.
Didn't Jim Lampley proclaim "It is quickly becoming a blow out"?

fight fan
03-30-2005, 10:03 PM
Yeah it was becoming a blowout and did become a blowout!!!

Tommy fought hard and did his best, but Lennox had his jab in Tommy's face the whole night and battered him. Tommy couldn't really land anything of importance and finally was KOed!

fight fan
03-30-2005, 10:08 PM
Yeah it was becoming a blowout and did become a blowout!!!

Tommy fought hard and did his best, but Lennox had his jab in Tommy's face the whole night and battered him. Tommy couldn't really land anything of importance and finally was KOed!

speedbag
03-31-2005, 02:54 AM
I liked Tommy Morrison, but I have never seen a man take as bad a beating as he did from Ray Mercer. Out on his feet, Morrison took 7 or 8 of the hardest hits I've ever seen, Each punch helping him stay up from the last. the skinny little Ref couldn't get around Mercer to stop it. But he came back to fight again....

Josh2k5
04-17-2005, 03:37 AM
In recent times, I thought Danny Romero looked promising but two even bigger fighters who had great potential to dominate were Tony "El Torrito" Ayala Jr. and Salvador Sanchez. Sanchez did in fact dominate in his short lifespan, including annihilating hall of famer Wilfredo Gomez (who was 33-0 with 32 knockouts at the time), but Sanchez died in a car crash at only 23 yrs old and hadn't even really hit his prime. And Ayala was poised (predicted to) win a world title belt before he got arrested and did hard time for a violent assult and rape charge. A lot of analysts thought he had the potential to beat Leonard, Hagler, Hearns and Duran. Too bad he didn't get in that mix back in the '80s. It could've been a lot more interesting with "The Little Bull" involved in that fray.

McGoorty
08-07-2011, 05:42 AM
In recent times, I thought Danny Romero looked promising but two even bigger fighters who had great potential to dominate were Tony "El Torrito" Ayala Jr. and Salvador Sanchez. Sanchez did in fact dominate in his short lifespan, including annihilating hall of famer Wilfredo Gomez (who was 33-0 with 32 knockouts at the time), but Sanchez died in a car crash at only 23 yrs old and hadn't even really hit his prime. And Ayala was poised (predicted to) win a world title belt before he got arrested and did hard time for a violent assult and rape charge. A lot of analysts thought he had the potential to beat Leonard, Hagler, Hearns and Duran. Too bad he didn't get in that mix back in the '80s. It could've been a lot more interesting with "The Little Bull" involved in that fray.
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