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ИATAS
02-07-2012, 06:37 PM
I was listening to some sports radio the other day and they were talking about the ultimate one hit wonders in all of sports. The guys they came up with were pretty lame and I thought the ultimate one hit wonder in ALL OF SPORTS is Buster Douglas for obvious reasons.

This got me thinking, who are some other one hit wonders in boxing? Guys that came out of no where and beat a star, a legend, only to fade away just as quickly as they came to the top.

IronDanHamza
02-07-2012, 06:43 PM
Billy Backus.

NChristo
02-07-2012, 06:48 PM
Leon Spinks is kinda a big one.
Rubin Carter
Frankie Randall

project xxx1
02-07-2012, 06:50 PM
recent times prescott and Quintana

Ray Corso
02-07-2012, 06:55 PM
James was actually a pretty good prospect because of his size and coordination. He had a tuff life as a kid and that added to his inconsistance, outside life has alot to do with successes. He also had about 40 pro fights prior to Tyson so he wasn't exactly a one shot wonder and he was picked as an easy mark but he TRAINED for the fight hard and they were willing to stand in front of Mike and step to him then back him up! You bully the bully and they usually panic, even the ones that are pretty good. Tyson trained like a dog because he trained himself and that never works!! Good for James Buster Douglas he demolished the bad ass bully and did it after he took some good shots too, a great win! Ray


Ruben Carter???

ИATAS
02-07-2012, 07:17 PM
James was actually a pretty good prospect because of his size and coordination. He had a tuff life as a kid and that added to his inconsistance, outside life has alot to do with successes. He also had about 40 pro fights prior to Tyson so he wasn't exactly a one shot wonder and he was picked as an easy mark but he TRAINED for the fight hard and they were willing to stand in front of Mike and step to him then back him up! You bully the bully and they usually panic, even the ones that are pretty good. Tyson trained like a dog because he trained himself and that never works!! Good for James Buster Douglas he demolished the bad ass bully and did it after he took some good shots too, a great win! Ray


Ruben Carter???

yeah I know buster was decent but for the most part no one really knew who he was and while he had a couple decent wins like over Trevor Berbick, he was ko'd a few times once by Tony Tucker and by a couple no names. He was in the land of obscurity as far as I'm concerned. In modern day comparisons it would have been like Tony Thompson knocking out Klitschko. Us hardcore fans know who Thompson is but for the rest of the world no one knows him. He's a decent fighter but not world class.

talip bin osman
02-07-2012, 07:26 PM
kirkland laing...

NChristo
02-07-2012, 07:40 PM
Ruben Carter???

He got his huge win in Griffith (Forgot about Ellis fight) and did nothing after, one (two ?) hit wonder.

El.Naranjito707
02-07-2012, 07:45 PM
He got his huge win in Griffith (Forgot about Ellis fight) and did nothing after, one (two ?) hit wonder.


Probably because he was in prison for a crime he didnt commit...

hhascup
02-07-2012, 07:48 PM
Probably because he was in prison for a crime he didnt commit...

Just look at his record, he was on his way down when he was arrested.

I lived a few blocks away from the murder. I knew Carter and Artis and even went to the court house to report on the case when I was in high school in Paterson.

Here's the real story, not the one you saw in the movies.

http://www.graphicwitness.com/carter/index.html

NChristo
02-07-2012, 07:51 PM
Probably because he was in prison for a crime he didnt commit...
He went to prison in 66', his career took a nose dive in 64' after his loss to Giardello and he was never going to improve, loosing all his big fights before going too prison against Tiger and Rodriguez and plenty of boxers that the man that beat Griffith wouldn't have lost too. Unless you're suggesting that if he didn't go to prison he makes some huge comeback ?. :dunno:

ИATAS
02-07-2012, 07:51 PM
I lived a few blocks away from the murder. I knew Carter and Artis and even went to the court house to report on the case when I was in high school in Paterson.

Here's the real story, not the one you saw in the movies.

http://www.graphicwitness.com/carter/index.html

not buying it.

IronDanHamza
02-07-2012, 07:51 PM
He got his huge win in Griffith (Forgot about Ellis fight) and did nothing after, one (two ?) hit wonder.

The Benton win too.

Nothing compares to that amazing Griffith win though.

IronDanHamza
02-07-2012, 07:54 PM
:lol1:

He went to prison in 66', his career took a nose dive in 64' after his loss to Giardello and he was never going to improve, loosing all his big fights before going too prison against Tiger and Rodriguez and plenty of boxers that the man that beat Griffith wouldn't have lost too. Unless you're suggesting that if he didn't go to prison he makes some huge comeback ?. :dunno:

Prison ruined Carter's career. Didn't you know?

Had Carter not gone to Prison he would have been an ATG.

It doesn't matter that he was 7-7 between 65-66.

hhascup
02-07-2012, 07:58 PM
not buying it.

What aren't you buying?

He was found guilty 2 times. He was never found not guilty.

I lived just a few blocks away from the Lafayette Grill and I was a BIG fan of Carter because he treated me pretty good. He use to pitch on a softball team and when he saw me he would say, hey kid, do you want to be our batboy.

With that said, I truly believe he and Artis did the murders. I know several people that were very close friends with the police captain and they all stated that he was a very fair and honest guy.

I also read the web site many times, as it was up-dated several times. I once printed out all the information and it came out to over 500 pages, BUT it's a very good read.

http://www.graphicwitness.com/carter/index.html

El.Naranjito707
02-07-2012, 08:03 PM
not buying it.
Sounds like an angry racist white guy got mad.
Prison ruined Carter's career. Didn't you know?

Had Carter not gone to Prison he would have been an ATG.

It doesn't matter that he was 7-7 between 65-66.


Back in those days fighters had balls and fough a lot win or lose. Not like todays divas.

NChristo
02-07-2012, 08:06 PM
What aren't you buying?

He was found guilty 2 times. He was never found not guilty.

I lived just a few blocks away from the Lafayette Grill and I was a BIG fan of Carter because he treated me pretty good. He use to pitch on a softball team and when he saw me he would say, hey kid, do you want to be our batboy.

With that said, I truly believe he and Artis did the murders. I know several people that were very close friends with the police captain and they all stated that he was a very fair and honest guy.

I also read the web site many times, as it was up-dated several times. I once printed out all the information and it came out to over 500 pages, BUT it's a very good read.

http://www.graphicwitness.com/carter/index.html

Seems like a lot of information on the page but it's kind of unorganized, any parts in particular you find most interesting / advise checking out ?.

hhascup
02-07-2012, 08:09 PM
Sounds like an angry racist white guy got mad.

Back in those days fighters had balls and fough a lot win or lose. Not like todays divas.

Carter wasn't even in the top 10 at the time he was arrested.

hhascup
02-07-2012, 08:13 PM
Seems like a lot of information on the page but it's kind of unorganized, any parts in particular you find most interesting / advise checking out ?.

I know it's a lot but if you really start getting into it, it will be very interesting.

El.Naranjito707
02-07-2012, 08:13 PM
Carter wasn't even in the top 10 at the time he was arrested.

Doesn't matter if he was or wasn't. No one will know what could of been.

IronDanHamza
02-07-2012, 08:14 PM
Sounds like an angry racist white guy got mad.

:lol1: @ Henry being racist.



Back in those days fighters had balls and fough a lot win or lose. Not like todays divas.

Back in those days Ruben Carter was considered irrelevant in the Boxing world and after a terrible run and coming to the end of a lackluster career.

IronDanHamza
02-07-2012, 08:15 PM
Doesn't matter if he was or wasn't. No one will know what could of been.

:lol1: :lol1:

Everyone knows what Ruben Carter would never have been.

He was heading toward journeyman level when he was arrested.

hhascup
02-07-2012, 08:16 PM
Doesn't matter if he was or wasn't. No one will know what could of been.

Like I stated, I knew Carter pretty well and I followed his career since he first started, and he wasn't the same fighter as he once was.

NChristo
02-07-2012, 08:29 PM
Would Iran Barkley qualify as a one hit wonder ?.

I know it's a lot but if you really start getting into it, it will be very interesting.

Will do, got it bookmarked will try and get into it tomorrow.

tonyjones
02-07-2012, 08:55 PM
Hashim rahman

Forza
02-07-2012, 09:12 PM
antonio tarver, vic darchiniyan

ИATAS
02-07-2012, 09:34 PM
antonio tarver, vic darchiniyan

what? neither make any sense.

goblin213
02-07-2012, 10:59 PM
Vince Phillips

allupnem
02-07-2012, 11:04 PM
Stevie Cruz

Scott9945
02-08-2012, 12:52 AM
Tom Bethea. He was 9-5-1 when he stopped middleweight champion Nino Benvenuti in a non title fight. Bethea lost the rematch for the title and finished his career with a 22-21 record.

J-Smooth
02-08-2012, 01:21 AM
margarito...he had a few little good wins than had that huge win over cotto...but than he ran into sugar shane and it was all down hill after that

Unknown Champ
02-08-2012, 02:27 AM
Baby Joe Mesi

BattlingNelson
02-08-2012, 07:16 AM
Does Randy Turpin qualify as a one-hit wonder?



kirkland laing...

Interesting pick. Laing had major talent that only came to fruition once which was against Roberto Duran.

New England
02-08-2012, 08:02 AM
margarito...he had a few little good wins than had that huge win over cotto...but than he ran into sugar shane and it was all down hill after that




margarito was actually considered a total monster and the most avoided man in boxing for many many years.


not a one hit wonder by any stretch

kayfoo
02-08-2012, 03:04 PM
Leon Spinks is a good one

BigStereotype
02-08-2012, 03:57 PM
margarito...he had a few little good wins than had that huge win over cotto...but than he ran into sugar shane and it was all down hill after that

I think not. Margarito was an animal back in the day.

Scott9945
02-08-2012, 04:01 PM
Baby Joe Mesi


IMO he doesn't qualify since Mesa had no big wins and never lost a pro fight.

joseph5620
02-08-2012, 04:04 PM
I was listening to some sports radio the other day and they were talking about the ultimate one hit wonders in all of sports. The guys they came up with were pretty lame and I thought the ultimate one hit wonder in ALL OF SPORTS is Buster Douglas for obvious reasons.

This got me thinking, who are some other one hit wonders in boxing? Guys that came out of no where and beat a star, a legend, only to fade away just as quickly as they came to the top.

Akinobu Hiranaka won a shocking one round KO over Edwin Rosario for the WBA 140 pound title in Mexico. He did nothing of note before that, lost his next fight, and never fought again.

J-Smooth
02-08-2012, 04:21 PM
margarito was actually considered a total monster and the most avoided man in boxing for many many years.


not a one hit wonder by any stretch

I think not. Margarito was an animal back in the day.

yea you guys are right....

baya
02-08-2012, 04:37 PM
I think not. Margarito was an animal back in the day.

i remember when he and antonio diaz fought for the vacant 147 title, i'm a huge diaz bro's fan, and was like "who's this skinny mf'er, easy work" .... man was i wrong. it was after that fight that i knew that margarito's pressure was something out of this world.

VIPrice
02-08-2012, 06:47 PM
nobuhiro ishida

Scott9945
02-08-2012, 07:27 PM
nobuhiro ishida


Maybe, but first we'll have to see how he does against Paul Williams on Feb 18.

Mike Haynes
02-08-2012, 08:42 PM
Lloyd Honeyghan

Renal Colic
02-08-2012, 09:46 PM
Corrie Sanders
Oliver McCall

$coinblatt$
02-08-2012, 10:17 PM
zahir raheem

Obama
02-09-2012, 12:22 AM
zahir raheem

PFFFFFFFFFT. Really Raheem didn't just beat Erik Morales, he also beat Rocky Juarez and Acelino Freitas. Even though it was upset of the year I'd knew he beat Morales.

T.Horton
02-09-2012, 12:37 AM
ingemarr johansen

T.Horton
02-09-2012, 12:38 AM
PFFFFFFFFFT. Really Raheem didn't just beat Erik Morales, he also beat Rocky Juarez and Acelino Freitas. Even though it was upset of the year I'd knew he beat Morales.i picked raheem too.

TBear
02-09-2012, 01:53 AM
Tomas Molinares

NChristo
02-09-2012, 02:18 AM
Lloyd Honeyghan

Hardly a one hit wonder, he didn't just beat Curry and then fade he had a pretty decent career.

Tomas Molinares

Nice one, although didn't the decision 'eventually' get changed too NC because Molinares hit Starling after the bell ?, ****ing Cortez. Starling was clearly winning the fight as well.

Barn
02-09-2012, 02:55 AM
Hardly a one hit wonder, he didn't just beat Curry and then fade he had a pretty decent career.



Nice one, although didn't the decision 'eventually' get changed too NC because Molinares hit Starling after the bell ?, ****ing Cortez. Starling was clearly winning the fight as well.
Do I look wobbled?

TBear
02-09-2012, 07:35 AM
Nice one, although didn't the decision 'eventually' get changed too NC because Molinares hit Starling after the bell ?, ****ing Cortez. Starling was clearly winning the fight as well.

Yes it was changed to a NC and the bell had rung. But it wasn't a blatant foul. The bell rang and both fighters were throwing punches but Molinares's landed, knocking Starling out. But the ol' adage protect yourself at all times could apply. The result was changed to a NC and Molinares faded away. Starling went on the fight Honeyghan and the WBA in their infinite wisdom gave the belt back to Breland who fought for the vacant title.

Starling fought Nunn, Curry(2 times) Simon Brown, Breland(2 again) and Honeyghan and never was really hurt. But that one Molinares punch had him out. It was so bad in the interview after the fight he told Merchant he wasn't even down(the ref counted ten).

Emon723
03-27-2012, 12:04 PM
Robert Hines, who defeated Canadian Matthew Hilton, it would be interesting to see Hilton vs Julian Jackson.

Rolando Pascua, a record of 24-5 (8 KOs) stunned unbeaten mexican Humberto Gonzales, who was in line to fight Michael Carbajal next. It was 1990s second biggest upset of the year.

#1Assassin
03-27-2012, 12:40 PM
Yes it was changed to a NC and the bell had rung. But it wasn't a blatant foul. The bell rang and both fighters were throwing punches but Molinares's landed, knocking Starling out. But the ol' adage protect yourself at all times could apply. The result was changed to a NC and Molinares faded away. Starling went on the fight Honeyghan and the WBA in their infinite wisdom gave the belt back to Breland who fought for the vacant title.

Starling fought Nunn, Curry(2 times) Simon Brown, Breland(2 again) and Honeyghan and never was really hurt. But that one Molinares punch had him out. It was so bad in the interview after the fight he told Merchant he wasn't even down(the ref counted ten).

nah man it was very blatant. the bell rung and a good second afterwards molinares threw a punch that knocked starling out. the rule is if you start throwing a punch at or before the bell sounds its a legal shot regardless if it lands afterwards. molinares clearly threw after the bell, it was very blatant and could result in nothing other than a DQ.

protect yourself at all times always applies, for the sake of your health if nothing else. but the bottom line is it was a blatant foul and it rendered starling unable to continue, there are no excuses to be made it was as clear a DQ as theres ever been.

Bigdaddy_Vh
03-28-2012, 01:22 AM
Does Randy Turpin qualify...

I'd say so

SCtrojansbaby
03-28-2012, 02:45 AM
Has anyone said Bobby Joe Young? gave Pryor his only loss

JAB5239
03-28-2012, 06:09 AM
Has anyone said Bobby Joe Young? gave Pryor his only loss

Not even sure I'd call that a one hit wonder. Pryor was so shot and blind at that point Alexis Arguello begged him before the fight not to go through with it. Certainly his biggest win, but not really surprising given the circumstances.

catalinul
03-28-2012, 05:28 PM
Rubin Carter is NOT a one hit wonder.

Has wins over Griffith,Fernandez,Ellis and Benton.

Very solid resume.

allupnem
03-29-2012, 02:52 PM
Uehera who Ko'd Serrano

BattlingNelson
03-29-2012, 03:03 PM
ingemarr johansen
Disagree. Johansson has solid wins other than the Patterson upset including a brutal kayo over the no. 1 ranked Eddie Machen and britains Best in Joe Erskine.

Do I look wobbled?
I wasn't even knocked down!