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Old 02-10-2013, 02:02 PM #1
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I know boxers are meant to hype themselves up but what fighter's pre-fight trash talk was the most hilariously ironic or inaccurate?

I'd go for:

"And come April 15th, in 3 rounds, I will be the greatest."
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Old 02-10-2013, 02:08 PM #2
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"I might have retired if not for Leonard wanting to fight me. But I guess you want to prove to yourself that you're the best out there"

Pretty prescient of Hagler there. He's obviously a classy dude to have sacrificed himself for Leonard's reputation like that.
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Hagler wanted to prove to everyone he was the best.

And he did, the robbery not withstanding.
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I know boxers are meant to hype themselves up but what fighter's pre-fight trash talk was the most hilariously ironic or inaccurate?

I'd go for:

"And come April 15th, in 3 rounds, I will be the greatest."



Holyfield's fixation with knocking Lewis out in round three. Fight 1
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I know boxers are meant to hype themselves up but what fighter's pre-fight trash talk was the most hilariously ironic or inaccurate?

I'd go for:

"And come April 15th, in 3 rounds, I will be the greatest."



Ricardo Mayorga in a few big fights including:


Delahoya

Trinidad

Mosley


Maybe the worst was when he told Cory Spinks he would "send him to his dead Mother."
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Hagler wanted to prove to everyone he was the best.

And he did, the robbery not withstanding.
I had Leonard winning the fight, but... I have a big but.

Leonards' b!tchassness before (waiting years, negotiating ring, rounds etc) and especially after (fake retirement until Hagler retired) the fight told the real story.
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I know boxers are meant to hype themselves up but what fighter's pre-fight trash talk was the most hilariously ironic or inaccurate?

I'd go for:

"And come April 15th, in 3 rounds, I will be the greatest."
Yeah true, little did Hearns know it would be over in 3 rounds, but it wouldn't end in his favor.
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