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What's the most humiliating way to lose a boxing bout?

  • Very early one-sided KO defeat (Perhaps First Round)

    Votes: 3 33.3%
  • The Incredibly Lopsided Unanimous Decision Defeat!

    Votes: 6 66.7%
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The Maul Brawling Slugger
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You're a boxer... and you're against an opponent. From the opening bell he is all over you... and before you know it... he drops... you're out via KO in The First Round. AND... if he doesn't get you in the First Round... he'll get you in the 2nd of 3rd. He may even knock you down a few times before landing a final decisive blow. You had no answer for this attack... you had no chance in hell... you hardly threw in any offence of your own.

Such examples of this include Sonny Liston's destruction of Floyd Patterson in The First Round (TWICE) and Joe Louis' destruction of Max Schmeling in The First Round (during their 2nd encounter).

Now think of yourself as a boxer... and you're opponent completely outclasses you. You could've given in at any time... but he just hasn't punished you "THAT MUCH" you make you want to throw in the towel. But you're feeling it... you know you're sore... you know you're losing... so why hasn't he knocked you out yet?

You're opponent goes on to win a a LOPSIDED UNANIMOUS DECISION... that's humiliating for you!

Examples of this include Muhammad Ali vs. Ernie Terrell and Larry Holmes vs. Randall 'Tex' Cobb.

What defeat is more humiliating for a fighter? Being KO'd very early on in the fight (For Example... The First Round) without doing very much for yourself... or being completely outclassed and made fun of on the way to a Lopsided Unanimous Decision?

NOTE: Losing a fight when you think... when you are so sure of the fact that you've won (Larry Holmes vs. Michael Spinks) isn't on this list... because you think you've won. In these 2 cases as mentioned above... you know that you've lost and that you've lost bad!!! :thumbsdown:
 

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Two ways I think are the worst. 1. Being beat before you ever step in the ring. (Spinks vs. Tyson) If you are scared of your opponent, you are in the wrong profession. 2. Dominating the whole fight and getting KOed in the final seconds of the last round. (M. Taylor vs. JCC) That had to have sucked. Taylor was not the same after that.
 

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KNUCKLE UP said:
Two ways I think are the worst. 1. Being beat before you ever step in the ring. (Spinks vs. Tyson) If you are scared of your opponent, you are in the wrong profession. 2. Dominating the whole fight and getting KOed in the final seconds of the last round. (M. Taylor vs. JCC) That had to have sucked. Taylor was not the same after that.
How would you rate losing by Disqualification???
 

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At the bottom. It's the fighters fault for the DQ. And that gets no respect in my book. Golata vs. Bowe comes to mind.
 

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the worst way for any fighter to lose is the way lacy lost to calzaghe, joe made him his prag. its a lot more easy to come back from a quick ko than a pasting over 12.
 

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You do not want to go the distance winng only to get caught with a surprise left hook. All that effort gone to waste just ask Big John Tate.You wouldn't want to be ahead on Larry Merchant's card and end up losing by UD either,now that would be embarissing:laugh:
 

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:cheeky4: lol i agree totally with tommy. Lacy will never get over that
 

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I believe being knocked out in the first few seconds of a fight is the worst way to loose. Example John Ruiz vs. David Tua. It took John a long time to recover from that loss, not that he was ever that great of a fighter but it is easier for a fighter to recover from a lopsided decision than a quick knock-out. So mentally, the worst way to loose would be a quick knock-out.
 

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Worst way to lose a fight is if Boxer A dominates Boxer B from rounds1 through 11 and the beginning of Round 12 and Boxer A gets KO'd during the late 12! (Any examples of this??) Cause i dont know any..


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Getting KO'd by the first punch.. lol cause the stats will show for your opposition. Punches thrown:1
Punches Landed:1
Percentage: 100 Percent

Any example of this too?
 

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AmVhon said:
Worst way to lose a fight is if Boxer A dominates Boxer B from rounds1 through 11 and the beginning of Round 12 and Boxer A gets KO'd during the late 12! (Any examples of this??) Cause i dont know any..


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Getting KO'd by the first punch.. lol cause the stats will show for your opposition. Punches thrown:1
Punches Landed:1
Percentage: 100 Percent

Any example of this too?
frank bruno vs bonecrusher smith, frank one the first 9 rounds easily of the 10 rounder and was ko'd in the 10th.

frank did come back to win the HW title though.
 

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tommygunn said:
frank bruno vs bonecrusher smith, frank one the first 9 rounds easily of the 10 rounder and was ko'd in the 10th.

frank did come back to win the HW title though.
Maybe Maskaev v. Rahman? Oh and Liakhovich v. Briggs. He was winning on scorecards and got KOed in the 12th.
 

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micheal morrer george foreman is another, it wasn't in the last round though.
 

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Who was it that had the ****s so bad he quit & ran back tothe dressing room :dunno:

He had diarrhea & gave up the fight instead of ****ting himself in the ring. This just happened a few months back.

Was it Corley?


That would be the worst way to lose a fight.
 

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ruiz came back to hug his way to titles though white tyson.
 

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ruiz came back to hug his way to titles though white tyson.
Hugging is such a lame-ass tactic though... but if it gets him TITLES... he can keep on doing that!!! :cool:
 

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To quit like Duran.If you get knocked out you went out like a MAN.If you lose on points or they stop the fight,you went out like a man.You earned your respect as a man and a fighter.To walk away and turn your back as to say, give me my ball im going home.(I quit)Thats the most digraceful way you can go out as a fighter.Duran,Liston.
 
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