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Old 04-16-2009, 11:49 AM
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Everyone wrong end went on to become good fighters past or present?
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Old 04-16-2009, 12:26 PM
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Mickey Ward and Antonio Margarito come to mind.
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Old 04-16-2009, 12:32 PM
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Rocky Marciano definitely comes to mind.
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Old 04-16-2009, 04:00 PM
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Mickey Ward and Antonio Margarito come to mind.


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Old 04-16-2009, 04:09 PM
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Jimmy Young, went 7-4 in his first 11 fights, but went on to beat Foreman and Lyle and, arguably, Ali, Norton and Shavers.
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Old 04-17-2009, 11:45 PM
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Old 04-17-2009, 11:56 PM
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Saoul Mamby
Pipino Cuevas
Freddie Pendleton
Buster Drayton
Carmen Basilio

are the ones that come to my mind

they all started out with rough careers, but became world champions and beat some very good fighters.
all VERY good fighters at their best. they all seemed to fall apart toward the end of their careers too, interestingly enough.

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