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« on: October 07, 2017, 03:35:40 PM »

Was just looking at the crolla burns fight tonight and my mind went off on one.
I was thinking of Scott harrison the last good fighter out of Scotland and world champion.
His career was ready to really go places and then the trouble started.
Do got me thinking about all the nearly men who never quite reached their potential. The ones that floundered their careers away and just wastage.

Who stands out for you gus
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« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2017, 03:40:35 PM »

Was just looking at the crolla burns fight tonight and my mind went off on one.
I was thinking of Scott harrison the last good fighter out of Scotland and world champion.
His career was ready to really go places and then the trouble started.
Do got me thinking about all the nearly men who never quite reached their potential. The ones that floundered their careers away and just wastage.

Who stands out for you gus

Kev Mitchel ?
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« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2017, 03:43:13 PM »

Jr witter, Zab Judah
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« Reply #3 on: October 07, 2017, 03:43:55 PM »

Edwin Valero
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« Reply #4 on: October 07, 2017, 03:45:32 PM »

Edwin Valero

Good call. Was an animal
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« Reply #5 on: October 07, 2017, 03:58:51 PM »

One as kelly pavlik who although got to the top never sustained it and in the one big fight blew it.

There was also henry Wharton who for his own bad luck came about in the hey day of Benn, eubank, reid and collins to name a few.
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« Reply #6 on: October 07, 2017, 05:43:22 PM »

Tyson - could have been even more if he'd stayed focussed - would not have needed the "in his prime" debates
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« Reply #7 on: October 07, 2017, 05:45:48 PM »

Ike Ibrabuchi and Tony Ayala Jr are two that come to mind for me as well as Kirkland Laing.
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« Reply #8 on: October 07, 2017, 06:21:03 PM »

Ike Ibrabuchi and Tony Ayala Jr are two that come to mind for me as well as Kirkland Laing.

Ike Ibeabuchi is a great shout. The stories people tell of him and his mental state are insane.
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« Reply #9 on: October 07, 2017, 06:44:27 PM »

Edwin Valero

Absolutely, horrible fker tho
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« Reply #10 on: October 07, 2017, 06:53:10 PM »

Absolutely, horrible fker tho

27-0 with 27 ko's, on the cusp of becoming a major name in the sport, stories of him beating the crap out of illustrious names in sparring..........then goes and murders his wife and commits suicide.

It doesn't get any more spectacular as a wasted talent as far as I'm concerned. Feral human being and knowing all the stuff about him in hindsight, it was inevitable that it would end ugly for him. But what a story he was generating for himself at the time. He could well have been horribly exposed at the very elite level..OR....we'll just never know.
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« Reply #11 on: October 07, 2017, 08:35:51 PM »

Kirkland Laing ... amazing talent, absolute waste of time.
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« Reply #12 on: October 08, 2017, 12:14:26 PM »

Currently Id say Fury....just think how big a fight with AJ would be if he didnt go off the rails.
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« Reply #13 on: October 10, 2017, 04:51:25 PM »

Scotland's had a few decent fighters that came short, Kevin Anderson was doing well - and his fight with Young Mutley was one of the best scraps I recall.

But then he lost his way, was defeated by McIntrye and then disappeared.

Willie Limmond came close to a massive upset with Khan and was very unlucky that night. Fought Morales etc.
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« Reply #14 on: October 10, 2017, 04:54:39 PM »

Yuri Romanov is name that sticks out for me.

He took apart Jon Thaxton at York Hall and looked world class.. then vanished for about 4 years, had a couple of fights then packed it in.

I remember when he was here the previous time, against Graham Earl - and he was robbed utterly blind. It was awful.

Perhaps he thought eff it.
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