View Full Version : Journey men and club fighters who turned it around and become champions or conteners?


Joey Giardello
01-02-2010, 05:32 PM
Name me some? johnny nelson comes to mind

Liar
01-02-2010, 05:36 PM
Manny Pacman for starters

Joey Giardello
01-02-2010, 05:38 PM
Manny Pacman for starters

can we plz keep pacman out of this thread, he has taken upo the whole of nsb

1SILVA
01-02-2010, 05:43 PM
Name me some? johnny nelson comes to mind

Fred Pendleton and Mike Weaver, to name a couple

Bundana
01-02-2010, 05:43 PM
Jim Braddock
Fritzie Zivic

ny123
01-02-2010, 05:44 PM
carlos baldomir

Steward
01-02-2010, 05:44 PM
off point but Emmanuel Augustus (or Burton) is a journeyman of the highest calibre.

Baldomir was a good journeyman, only fighting to make money. Then he turned it around.

Steward
01-02-2010, 05:45 PM
Glen Johnson

Junito-Rulez
01-02-2010, 05:46 PM
Manny Pacman for starters

Pacman was a highly regarded prospect in the Philippines when he was 17, got stopped and worked his way up through the ranks. He was a slugger and became a great boxer puncher but i don't think he was ever a journeyman.

Baldomir is a good example of a "journeyman" becoming a good champion.

ny123
01-02-2010, 05:47 PM
what about mayorga?

Steward
01-02-2010, 05:47 PM
Freddie Pendleton
Iran Barkley
Jorge Arce?! - is that fair? - i love him either way.

Joey Giardello
01-02-2010, 06:28 PM
Freddie Pendleton
Iran Barkley
Jorge Arce?! - is that fair? - i love him either way.

pendleton yes, barkley and arce no!

Dondi33O
01-02-2010, 06:32 PM
Antonio Margarito *

Angel Manfedy


*Possible loaded gloves

Joey Giardello
01-02-2010, 06:33 PM
Antonio Margarito *

Angel Manfedy


*Possible loaded gloves

Angel manfredy was a prospect then contender! never jouneymen or club fighter

GJC
01-02-2010, 06:59 PM
They guy Naz beat for the title Steve Robinson would qualify I think. Hadnt been going years and years but had settled into the journeyman bracket in my view.

Joey Giardello
01-02-2010, 08:27 PM
They guy Naz beat for the title Steve Robinson would qualify I think. Hadnt been going years and years but had settled into the journeyman bracket in my view.

great pick steve robinson, he come out of no were to beat john davison, on i think it was 48 hours notice

S H O B O X
01-02-2010, 08:52 PM
great pick steve robinson, he come out of no were to beat john davison, on i think it was 48 hours notice

yeah, its quite a story , he was working in a department store when he got the call , he defended his wbo belt 7 times , winning the title must have gave him the drive to do better

Joey Giardello
01-02-2010, 09:02 PM
yeah, its quite a story , he was working in a department store when he got the call , he defended his wbo belt 7 times , winning the title must have gave him the drive to do better

yeah i always rated robinson, that was a great win for naz

oldgringo
01-02-2010, 10:05 PM
Alfredo Layne.

JAB5239
01-03-2010, 07:58 AM
Jim Braddock
Fritzie Zivic

I don't think Zivic belongs in this category in spite of his record losing streaks. He fought a who's who of great fighters and contenders his entire career.

JAB5239
01-03-2010, 07:59 AM
Mickey Ward?

alexisarguello8
01-04-2010, 07:09 AM
jersey joe walcott

Ziggy Stardust
01-04-2010, 10:50 AM
Saoul Mamby

BG_Knocc_Out
01-04-2010, 10:53 AM
Glen Johnson is what comes to mind in recent years.