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  • Comments Thread For: Wilder-Zhang, Hrgovic-Dubois, And The 'Loser Leaves Town' Heavyweight Run

    The term "loser leaves town" dates back to the territorial days of pro wrestling, when promotions stuck to particular regions and the ultimate way to finish off a long-running feud was with a loser-leaves-town match. It was a way to artificially inflate the stakes before a wrestler who was planning to go elsewhere for a while anyway packed his bags.
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    I think Wilder's done enough to hang around longer even if he loses. Esp when you have 2 guys with huge power. Any of them could lose and still get another chance tbh!

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    • #3
      "salad averse" that f-kin killed me

      I think Dubois takes it against Hrgovic. He's been waiting around for his Joshua pay-day for like 2 years and he's getting paid very well for this fight which is why he took it. Thought Zhang was a stay-busy. There's a reason he wouldn't give the guy a rematch. I'm really tired of hearing his name with no impressive performances ever. His 2 wins last year were shambles opposition.

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      • #4
        Every fight is a crossroads fight at this level. Look at Parker, for whom every fight has indicated he was either done or back. The reality is that he was never done and was always a good boxer. He just lost against some decent fighters, which is what might happen when you fight decent fighters.

        Wilder v Zhang and Ruiz v Miller are proper end of the road fights though. Both losers will be finished.

        Hrgovic and Dubois still have plenty left regardless of result. Whoever loses will only need a decent win and they'll be straight back in it.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Soltador de Bocadillo
          Eric Raskin

          I don't even have anything to say because you've said everything. Excellent writer bro.
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          Great article.

          Just one thing to point out, “Anthony Joshua, who has beaten every opponent he’s faced save for Usyk, is next.​”

          This line is so ridiculous and silly. It’s what some use to describe Lennox too while wilfully ignoring he got KO’d twice by journeymen.

          If AJ faces Usyk a third time and manages to win, we’ll be hearing that sht for a long time - “AJ has beaten every opponent he’s faced”! What a croak of shte.

          Calzaghe, Floyd, Marciano beat everyone they faced. That is a true statement

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Oregonian View Post
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            Great article.

            Just one thing to point out, “Anthony Joshua, who has beaten every opponent he’s faced save for Usyk, is next.​”

            This line is so ridiculous and silly. It’s what some use to describe Lennox too while wilfully ignoring he got KO’d twice by journeymen.

            If AJ faces Usyk a third time and manages to win, we’ll be hearing that sht for a long time - “AJ has beaten every opponent he’s faced”! What a croak of shte.

            Calzaghe, Floyd, Marciano beat everyone they faced. That is a true statement
            This one is used all the time to describe fighters who at least got revenge against those who defeated them. Its no different than saying, "up until Parker, Deontay Wilder floored every man he faced." Even though Stiverne went 12 rounds with him in their first fight.

            I actually like the phrase, I think its a good way to note that there is a bit of chance out there in the ring, sometimes the fighter who is consistently better, isn't better on a given night. But at least that fighter who lost came back and showed, or at least provided evidence, that they are better than the man who beat them. And I think most people recognize the meaning of the saying.

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            • #7
              Nah, Hrgovic -Dubois loser will not be finished, why? Dubois is still young and Hrgovic never lost so far. It is a heavyweight division, one good win and you are back. Look at Parker.

              Zhang - Wilder loser is probably done, because they are both old and the loser will have two loses in row.

              Ruiz -Miller loser is also finished. That would be Miller.
              Last edited by JakeTheBoxer; 05-30-2024, 11:35 AM.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Oregonian View Post
                Calzaghe, Floyd, Marciano beat everyone they faced. That is a true statement
                Yep, every single one.
                Allow me to add Andre Ward to the list. Never lost a pro fight and had among the best ring IQ and will to win of any of the ATGs in my opinion.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Toffee View Post
                  Wilder v Zhang and Ruiz v Miller are proper end of the road fights though. Both losers will be finished.
                  One would think so, right?
                  Boxing has a way of bringing back those who hang on too long and those who are deemed - by conventional wisom - as "finished", although usually as a gatekeeper or just as a name on a resume for an up-and-comer.

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                  • #10
                    it is not just when they loose but how they loose that makes keeps them in the mix for another few rounds----in one fight with several great rounds to remember and all is forgotten until the next article i mean fight......

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