View Full Version : the loss was more popular than the win


talip bin osman
08-17-2010, 07:28 PM
chad dawson's recent loss was more of the issue here in the boards than it was pascal's win... which is somehow unfair to pascal...

can the more informative posters here in the history section name some examples when the defeat of the fighter is more popular than the victory of his foe...

i'll start...

tyson's to buster douglas...

ali's to holmes...

amir khan's to prescott...

carlos slim
08-17-2010, 07:36 PM
sugar ray robinson quitting...

BigStereotype
08-18-2010, 12:02 AM
Lewis to Rahman and McCall
De La Hoya to Trinidad

BattlingNelson
08-18-2010, 08:44 AM
Among english HW's you find some of the best examples:

Erskine's loss to Cooper
Cooper's loss to Bugner
Bugner's loss to Bruno
Bruno's loss to Lewis.

talip bin osman
08-18-2010, 08:49 AM
Among english HW's you find some of the best examples:

Erskine's loss to Cooper
Cooper's loss to Bugner
Bugner's loss to Bruno
Bruno's loss to Lewis.


bat! hower u man?

whats up with them englishmen huh?

can u still remember khan being pasted by prescott?

after that great win, it was khan and not prescott who got the breaks... whew....

BattlingNelson
08-18-2010, 10:31 AM
bat! hower u man?

whats up with them englishmen huh?

can u still remember khan being pasted by prescott?

after that great win, it was khan and not prescott who got the breaks... whew....
'sup Talip?

In the case of these english the funny thing is that all those fights was a sort of changing-of-the-guards fights. The loser became more popular in losing than he ever was in winning. That is with the possible exception of Bruno who was always insanely popular.

TheGreatA
08-18-2010, 11:48 AM
Dempsey-Tunney II

BattlingNelson
08-18-2010, 02:20 PM
Dempsey-Tunney II
Good example. dempsey wasn't terribly popular during his reign. The long count gave him the sympathy of a nation.


Tyson-Holmes might be another one.