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Old 08-02-2011, 03:41 PM #21
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ike ibeabuchi lost his marbles


does that count?

He failed to live up to his potential.....but was never "exposed" in the ring.


Johnny Bumphus never lived up to his early hype/potential. Dude was a ridiculously awesome amateur, and probably burnt himself out in the ams.
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andre berto.when he was put up against sum1 half decent he was beaten.i thought he lost the collazo fight aswell
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Old 08-03-2011, 09:30 AM #25
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He failed to live up to his potential.....but was never "exposed" in the ring.


Johnny Bumphus never lived up to his early hype/potential. Dude was a ridiculously awesome amateur, and probably burnt himself out in the ams.

agreed


i guess i must have missed that stipulation


although he did fall off in the ring, he certainly wasn't exposed to be less than what he was billed

people close to him said he started really losing his mind after his fight with tua. hearing things and talking nonsense, etc.
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Hands down it has to be Mark Breland. Honorable mentions: Grant, Ray Mercer, Mugabi, Howard Davis and David Reid
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Remember Yuri Vaulin? Not sure if I'm spelling his name right... Also, Merqui Sosa & Gino Geromino were tremendous prospects at one time.. I think this was back in the MSG times...
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Audley harrison - olympic gold, 6 ft 5in 230+lbs skills had it all to become great but has the heart & mental strength of a hobo.
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