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Dempsey 1919
02-24-2006, 03:24 PM
name some boxers that when they came on the scene, everyone knew they would be champion in a very short time.

i can think of a few. joe louis, sonny liston, mike tyson, and rocky marciano. any others? :boxing:

Yaman
02-24-2006, 03:30 PM
George Foreman, Roy Jones, Jack Dempsey just to name a few who you didn't mention.

Dempsey 1919
02-24-2006, 04:17 PM
George Foreman, Roy Jones, Jack Dempsey just to name a few who you didn't mention.

roy jones, yeah. but not foreman or dempsey.

Yogi
02-24-2006, 04:47 PM
Marciano was certainly no phenom, as he was the underdog in quite a few of his fights coming up and recieved his share of bad press during those development years, as well.

smasher
02-24-2006, 04:51 PM
Marciano was certainly no phenom, as he was the underdog in quite a few of his fights coming up and recieved his share of bad press during those development years, as well.

True. Marciano was considered, too short, too slow, too awkward. I remember Walcott said something to the effect of, "If I lose to this guy take my name out of the record books."

Dempsey 1919
02-24-2006, 05:33 PM
True. Marciano was considered, too short, too slow, too awkward. I remember Walcott said something to the effect of, "If I lose to this guy take my name out of the record books."

then how come he was favored to beat watcott then?

Kid Achilles
02-24-2006, 05:39 PM
By the time he got to Walcott he had many fights and had proved to most that he was champion material. That and the fact that Walcott was an older guy near the end of his career. Marciano was young, very strong, had a great chin and a knockout punch with both hands. They figured he'd catch Walcott eventually. No one expected Walcott to move and fight as well as he did.

RockyMarcianofan00
02-24-2006, 06:01 PM
Mike Tyson everybody thought would win the title, umm Rocky was favored only later in his career in the beginning they figured its great he's got good suzie q but thats only gunna carry him so far, but he developed a defense and alittle more agility.
i'm not sure about any others

smasher
02-24-2006, 06:14 PM
True. Marciano was considered, too short, too slow, too awkward."

This assesment was at the beginning of his career. Not at the time he fought Walcott.

hellfire508
02-27-2006, 04:45 AM
Tyson, De La Hoya, Tszyu, R.Leonard, Jones Jr., Meldrick Taylor, Whitaker, Michael Spinks... plus many more

Da Iceman
02-27-2006, 08:58 AM
i really dont know bout foreman people said frazier would kill him.

Dempsey 1919
02-27-2006, 11:32 AM
i really dont know bout foreman people said frazier would kill him.

i think foreman would be in the same class as ali, dempsey, and frazier in that respect. they all were well known, but just that nobody thought they could dethrone the champion, but they proved them wrong.

Dempsey1238
02-27-2006, 09:24 PM
Jack Dempsey has to be cast in there. He was just blowing guys in 3 rounds or less in the years of 1918-1919. I think Willard was the favor mostly on his killing Bull Young going into there bout.

cobracore
02-28-2006, 06:46 AM
Floyd Mayweather, anyone?

Kid Achilles
02-28-2006, 12:06 PM
Who is your fist aimed at in that pic Cobra? I can't make out the drawing.

Two Fisted Piston
02-28-2006, 01:26 PM
De La Hoya, Tyson, Jones Jr, SRL, PBF

McGoorty
07-19-2011, 06:41 AM
name some boxers that when they came on the scene, everyone knew they would be champion in a very short time.

i can think of a few. joe louis, sonny liston, mike tyson, and rocky marciano. any others? :boxing:
KOSTYA TSZYU, LES DARCY, JEFF FENECH, OSCAR DE LA HOYA, Shane MOSLEY, SUGAR RAYS LEONARDBINSON, LIONEL ROSE, VERNON FORREST, WILLIE PEP, NonPareil JACK DEMPSEY, OBELIX The GAUL, BENNY LEONARD, JAMES J. JEFFRIES, JIMMY CARRUTHERS, JIMMY CLABBY, PERNELL WHITTAKER, FLOYD PATTERSON, ROY JONES Jr and MIKE TYSON AND HOLYFIELD and CALZAGHE and THOMASZ ADAMEK. To Name some obvious ones.

McGoorty
07-19-2011, 06:48 AM
KOSTYA TSZYU, LES DARCY, JEFF FENECH, OSCAR DE LA HOYA, Shane MOSLEY, SUGAR RAYS LEONARDBINSON, LIONEL ROSE, VERNON FORREST, WILLIE PEP, NonPareil JACK DEMPSEY, OBELIX The GAUL, BENNY LEONARD, JAMES J. JEFFRIES, JIMMY CARRUTHERS, JIMMY CLABBY, PERNELL WHITTAKER, FLOYD PATTERSON, ROY JONES Jr and MIKE TYSON AND HOLYFIELD and CALZAGHE and THOMASZ ADAMEK. To Name some obvious ones.
WHY OBELIX ????? Lets face it he'd kill any boxer to ever live, literally,..... It would be like trying to beat BUGS BUNNY And DROOPY DOG and you know THAT ain't ever gonna happen. I promise to get serious next post

SCtrojansbaby
07-19-2011, 06:57 AM
The Olympics is what used to create hype for most guys such as Oscar De La Hoya, Wladimir Klitschko, Roy Jones, Henry Maske, Sugar Ray Leonard.