Bookmark Website  | Free Registration  | The Team
Boxing Champions |  Boxing Schedule |  Boxing Video  |  Boxing History   |  Pound For Pound  | Lounge  | The Wire |  Audio  | Arcade

Navigation
Go Back   Boxing Forum > Boxing Forums > Boxing History
Reply
Thread Navigation

#11
Old 02-09-2012, 12:51 PM
joseph5620
undisputed
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Calabasas, Calif
Posts: 5,836
Rep Power: 20 joseph5620 has a reputation beyond reputejoseph5620 has a reputation beyond reputejoseph5620 has a reputation beyond reputejoseph5620 has a reputation beyond reputejoseph5620 has a reputation beyond reputejoseph5620 has a reputation beyond reputejoseph5620 has a reputation beyond reputejoseph5620 has a reputation beyond reputejoseph5620 has a reputation beyond reputejoseph5620 has a reputation beyond reputejoseph5620 has a reputation beyond repute
Points: 12,043,005,117,844.38
Bank: 1,387,152,011,719.79
Total Points: 13,430,157,129,564.17
a knowledgeable poster - Carnivore Great Poster! - Barnburner I would say you have the IQ of a rodent. But that would be an insult to the rodent.. - Unknown Champ quality posts - Stokely 
Arthritis - Child Abuse - Colon Cancer - Colorectal Cancer - Dystonia - Education - Free Speech - Interstitial Cystitis - ME/CFIDS - Reye's Syndrome - Save the Music - Teens Against Smoking - Victim's Rights - Water Quality - JAB5239 
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by wmute View Post
Post fighters you thought would be great but just came up short to your expectations.

Hopefully this did not happen only ti me, my latest big mistake was

Jorge Linares (I seeing he was getting hit too much, but I probably hoped that he had a really hard chin, just because I had not seen anyone *great* coming up in while I really wanted someone to be great)

My first one, (when I was a kid), was probably

Donald Curry
Zab Judah. He came up way short. Victor Ortiz too but he can still redeem himself unlike Zab.
Reply With Quote
joseph5620 is offline
Advertisements
>>>TO REMOVE THESE ADS, PLEASE REGISTER HERE FOR FREE<<<
#12
Old 02-09-2012, 01:40 PM
New England
Heavy Duty
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Boston.
Posts: 26,135
Rep Power: 96 New England has a reputation beyond reputeNew England has a reputation beyond reputeNew England has a reputation beyond reputeNew England has a reputation beyond reputeNew England has a reputation beyond reputeNew England has a reputation beyond reputeNew England has a reputation beyond reputeNew England has a reputation beyond reputeNew England has a reputation beyond reputeNew England has a reputation beyond reputeNew England has a reputation beyond repute
Points: 6,002,681,630,309.89
Bank: 80,032,568,046,445.70
Total Points: 86,035,249,676,755.59
consistently excellent posts that always strike to the heart of the matter - It's Ovah Congrats on 3000 First Class Posts buddy! - The Surgeon Merry Christmas - The Surgeon for a great poster! - sweetpea87 Drinks on me brother - BoxingGenius27 
I hate boxing too, lmaaoooooooooooo - Sweet Pea 50 thanks for the green...always enjoy reading your post...green you once I can again... - jose830 great poster award - jazluvr Merry Christmas bro. Kick back and enjoy. Surround yourself with your loved ones and have a cold one. - deanrw Happy Holidays  New England - !! AI-Holmes!! 
Ma nigguh, you should come to Ol' England. - D-MiZe for entering the weed thread! - HUGH JASS BoxingScene's Educator-in-chief - Dr Rumack i didn't know you live in that area affected, my heart goes out to you...stay strong homie - jose830 #freeNewEnglang - thuggery 
Coming home on parole brew. - Sweet Pea 50 top poster and cool story in my thread of how you first joined boxingscene. - HUGH JASS happy independence day you zulu warrior!!! - HUGH JASS For the fitness and nutrition advice, thanks. - jas A top poster - jas 
Childhood Cancer - khepesh Arthritis - Child Abuse - Colon Cancer - Colorectal Cancer - Dystonia - Education - Free Speech - Interstitial Cystitis - ME/CFIDS - Reye's Syndrome - Save the Music - Teens Against Smoking - Victim's Rights - Water Quality - jazluvr World Trade Center Victims and Heroes - Fireworks Safety - jose830 Mourning - Anti-Gang - Melanoma - jose830 World Trade Center Victims and Heroes - Fireworks Safety - -jose- 
Troop and Military Support - Amber Alert - Bladder Cancer - Endometriosis - Equality - Liver Cancer - Liver Disease - Missing Children - POW/MIA - Spina Bifida - Suicide - -jose- Childhood Cancer - sugarsmosley 
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by joseph5620 View Post
Zab Judah. He came up way short. Victor Ortiz too but he can still redeem himself unlike Zab.


judah is a good one

i thought edwin valero was going to be a great fighter as well so long as he stayed below WW. the best i've ever seen him look is in sparring matches, but the guy had some great moves and serious talent. i wasnt huge on the power, i was big on the other things he did well.


i thought jermain taylor was going to be the next big thing, but it never turned out that way.

meldrick taylor

david tua (he ran into a pretty good HW era, to his credit.)

Ike ibeabuchi (ran into himself)

celestino caballero too. at 122 and even 126 i thought he could have been the goods.
Reply With Quote
New England is offline
#13
Old 02-09-2012, 04:54 PM
Emon723
Undisputed Champion
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 1,271
Rep Power: 10 Emon723 has a reputation beyond reputeEmon723 has a reputation beyond reputeEmon723 has a reputation beyond reputeEmon723 has a reputation beyond reputeEmon723 has a reputation beyond reputeEmon723 has a reputation beyond reputeEmon723 has a reputation beyond reputeEmon723 has a reputation beyond reputeEmon723 has a reputation beyond reputeEmon723 has a reputation beyond reputeEmon723 has a reputation beyond repute
Points: 5,136,777.45
Bank: 0.00
Total Points: 5,136,777.45
Default

Riddick Bowe, when he won the heavyweight title from Holyfield in 1992, i've thought he's gonna beat all of them.

Lennox Lewis
Ray Mercer
Michael Moorer
Tommy Morrison
Mike Tyson

but he never fought any of them, instead Bowe would have a short career.
Reply With Quote
Emon723 is online now
#14
Old 02-09-2012, 05:02 PM
El.Naranjito707
El Michoacano
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Edmonton, AB.
Age: 28
Posts: 1,631
Rep Power: 7 El.Naranjito707 has a reputation beyond reputeEl.Naranjito707 has a reputation beyond reputeEl.Naranjito707 has a reputation beyond reputeEl.Naranjito707 has a reputation beyond reputeEl.Naranjito707 has a reputation beyond reputeEl.Naranjito707 has a reputation beyond reputeEl.Naranjito707 has a reputation beyond reputeEl.Naranjito707 has a reputation beyond reputeEl.Naranjito707 has a reputation beyond reputeEl.Naranjito707 has a reputation beyond reputeEl.Naranjito707 has a reputation beyond repute
Points: 22,304,368,470.78
Bank: 195,568,757,508.45
Total Points: 217,873,125,979.23
!!! - `STEELHEAD I feel like sending pressies, have a cookie :D - Bossy for being a good sport. - jose830 
Default

Juan Diaz...I had high hopes for him. He is a likeable guy. First time I rooted against him though was against the great
Reply With Quote
El.Naranjito707 is offline
#15
Old 02-09-2012, 05:09 PM
Flo_Raiden
Contender
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 333
Rep Power: 4 Flo_Raiden has much to be proud ofFlo_Raiden has much to be proud ofFlo_Raiden has much to be proud ofFlo_Raiden has much to be proud ofFlo_Raiden has much to be proud ofFlo_Raiden has much to be proud ofFlo_Raiden has much to be proud ofFlo_Raiden has much to be proud ofFlo_Raiden has much to be proud of
Points: 133,472.48
Bank: 0.00
Total Points: 133,472.48
Default

Michael Nunn and Meldrick Taylor had the talents to be great, unfortunately they both ran into 2 future ATG fighters in James Toney and Julio Cesar Chavez.
Reply With Quote
Flo_Raiden is offline
#16
Old 02-09-2012, 05:31 PM
Ziggy Stardust
Life On Mars?
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Tacoma, Washington USA
Age: 46
Posts: 17,579
Rep Power: 57 Ziggy Stardust has a reputation beyond reputeZiggy Stardust has a reputation beyond reputeZiggy Stardust has a reputation beyond reputeZiggy Stardust has a reputation beyond reputeZiggy Stardust has a reputation beyond reputeZiggy Stardust has a reputation beyond reputeZiggy Stardust has a reputation beyond reputeZiggy Stardust has a reputation beyond reputeZiggy Stardust has a reputation beyond reputeZiggy Stardust has a reputation beyond reputeZiggy Stardust has a reputation beyond repute
Points: 2,862.29
Bank: 55,877,907,195,413.52
Total Points: 55,877,907,198,275.81
No Message - Tha_Greatest No Message - Tha_Greatest No Message - Tha_Greatest No Message - Tha_Greatest No Message - Tha_Greatest 
No Message - Tha_Greatest No Message - Tha_Greatest No Message - Tha_Greatest No Message - Tha_Greatest No Message - Tha_Greatest 
No Message - Tha_Greatest No Message - Tha_Greatest No Message - Tha_Greatest No Message - Tha_Greatest No Message - Tha_Greatest 
for you homie, - Tha_Greatest For 'always' making me lol - mickey malone Thanks for the thumbs up! - Holtol BURR! Until I can get you some green... - Bloody$Nate$ U called it -  Classic Klitchko Snoozer! - The Surgeon 
Send a message via Yahoo to Ziggy Stardust
Default

Herol Graham (still love Herol though)
Meldrick Taylor
Jermaine Taylor
Reply With Quote
Ziggy Stardust is offline
#17
Old 02-09-2012, 05:52 PM
wmute
Undisputed Champion
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Posts: 8,037
Rep Power: 31 wmute has a reputation beyond reputewmute has a reputation beyond reputewmute has a reputation beyond reputewmute has a reputation beyond reputewmute has a reputation beyond reputewmute has a reputation beyond reputewmute has a reputation beyond reputewmute has a reputation beyond reputewmute has a reputation beyond reputewmute has a reputation beyond reputewmute has a reputation beyond repute
Points: 198,261.10
Bank: 15,124,600,448.84
Total Points: 15,124,798,709.94
Default

I m shocked so many ppl thought so highly of Jermain Taylor. Likeable guy, excellent athlete, but it was always clear that he was well basically... somehow he was not a fighter. I did pick him to beat Hopkins first time around though. I think anyone who saw Hopkins-Eastman should have been of the same opinion, but I think I was in the minority at the time. But he did disappoint my already low expectations in the Ouma and Spinks fights... just terrible stuff.
Reply With Quote
wmute is offline
#18
Old 02-09-2012, 05:53 PM
wmute
Undisputed Champion
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Posts: 8,037
Rep Power: 31 wmute has a reputation beyond reputewmute has a reputation beyond reputewmute has a reputation beyond reputewmute has a reputation beyond reputewmute has a reputation beyond reputewmute has a reputation beyond reputewmute has a reputation beyond reputewmute has a reputation beyond reputewmute has a reputation beyond reputewmute has a reputation beyond reputewmute has a reputation beyond repute
Points: 198,261.10
Bank: 15,124,600,448.84
Total Points: 15,124,798,709.94
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by talip bin osman View Post
ricardo mayorga and jermaine taylor...
Oh if only Mayorga had discipline and a trainer...
Reply With Quote
wmute is offline
#19
Old 02-09-2012, 05:58 PM
wmute
Undisputed Champion
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Posts: 8,037
Rep Power: 31 wmute has a reputation beyond reputewmute has a reputation beyond reputewmute has a reputation beyond reputewmute has a reputation beyond reputewmute has a reputation beyond reputewmute has a reputation beyond reputewmute has a reputation beyond reputewmute has a reputation beyond reputewmute has a reputation beyond reputewmute has a reputation beyond reputewmute has a reputation beyond repute
Points: 198,261.10
Bank: 15,124,600,448.84
Total Points: 15,124,798,709.94
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Flo_Raiden View Post
Michael Nunn and Meldrick Taylor had the talents to be great, unfortunately they both ran into 2 future ATG fighters in James Toney and Julio Cesar Chavez.
Word is Michael Nunn ran into coke and that was his first problem. And yeah of course finding Toney in your division is not exactly a good thing :-) but boy did he have it all (almost).

Mel looked like he was going to be the **** at the time I think to pretty much everyone, but in hindsight you can see the flaws even in his best performances. Did not catch them at the time, which is not surprising considering i was a kid, but no one around me did either.
Reply With Quote
wmute is offline
#20
Old 02-09-2012, 06:01 PM
wmute
Undisputed Champion
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Posts: 8,037
Rep Power: 31 wmute has a reputation beyond reputewmute has a reputation beyond reputewmute has a reputation beyond reputewmute has a reputation beyond reputewmute has a reputation beyond reputewmute has a reputation beyond reputewmute has a reputation beyond reputewmute has a reputation beyond reputewmute has a reputation beyond reputewmute has a reputation beyond reputewmute has a reputation beyond repute
Points: 198,261.10
Bank: 15,124,600,448.84
Total Points: 15,124,798,709.94
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by The Surgeon View Post
I think Scott Quigg is the UK's next great fighter..... Even after that scare last week. Maybe its a sign im wrong about him though.

I thought Fernando Vargas and Joan Guzman were gonna be Greats.

El Feroz was a high profile big name fighter who beat Winky and Quartey, took on Mosley twice, Oscar and Tito among others but i thought he would have had a better record vs the best and lasted longer in the game. Weight making, a bad back and Felix Trinidad ruined him


Guzman is the biggest waste of talent i have ever seen, id have had him favourite over guys like Pacman and Valero at one point, he looked special and could have been the MAN in various weight divisions along with being a PPV and P4P star. Instead the lazy bastard lets his weight go, doesnt lock down any big fights of note and fails to capitalise on his ability. Disgusting
Vargas was a train wreck waiting to happen, but Guzman yeah me too. I remember telling my friends about him "**** Valero, this here is the guy to look at"... and then the idiots starts failing to make weight...
Reply With Quote
wmute is offline
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
fighters, great, picked, wrong...

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Privacy Policy - Submit News - Feedback - Site Map - Advertise with Us

Copyright 2003-2013 BoxingScene LLC All rights reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:27 PM.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.