Post Fight Did the heffron brothers turn out to be UK boxings biggest dissapointment

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So i recently found out that mark heffron lost a few weeks ago, from watching the highlights he was battered all around the ring, both he and his brother were noth hyped up to be world champioms mark was supposed to be this huge puncher, but he looked completely out ov his depth, both these 2 will go down as not even winning an area title never mind world title.
 
Jun 4, 2012
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Harrison at the minimum wona european belt, gavin as overrated as he was won the longsdale
The point is who was hyped the most. Harrison was tipped to be a World Heavyweight Champion. Gavin was the first Brit to win a World Amateur Gold, was odds on favourite for Olympic Gold and expected to then turn over and be a world champ in the pros.

Outside of boxing circles, nobody has ever heard of the Heffrons. Mark Heffron was unbeaten going into the fight with Williams, with a record of 21-0 (17) and yet what threads about him were there on here? A British boxing subsection of a specialist boxing site, and an unbeaten, ostensibly heavy handed young fighter was barely spoken about. When he was spoken about, it was usually someone saying he had wasted a lot of time and they would take notice when he beat someone of merit.

So he was not hugely hyped, nor was Ronnie. Mark Heffron was tipped by some in boxing circles to do well, but there was nothing like the hype or exposure that other fighters in the past have had, who failed to live up to their billing. I remember Pele Reid being talked of as a future world champion on Sky, when he won his first 12 fights by KO and won his British title eliminator in 1 round against another unbeaten prospect.

Reid never won anything bar a vacant "Masters Title" against a journeyman.

Heffron just turned 27. He might win a British title one day....who knows? His career so far suggests he will go off the rails or just not bother now that he has found out he's not as good as he believed, but on paper he has time to improve and come back. Williams is technically above British level anyway, so losing to him is not the same as losing to some other British title holders.
 
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Jul 6, 2012
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Harrison at the minimum wona european belt, gavin as overrated as he was won the longsdale
gavin was britains first ever world am champion, irish, commonwealth, british, lonsdale and ppv world title challenger. 99.9% of boxers would dream of a career like that despite what the experts on here will tell you. he just found his level, nothing wrong with that.
 
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gavin was britains first ever world am champion, irish, commonwealth, british, lonsdale and ppv world title challenger. 99.9% of boxers would dream of a career like that despite what the experts on here will tell you. he just found his level, nothing wrong with that.
Still below what was expected of him. In a era when it's easier then ever to win a world title most would of expected Gavin to pick up a belt at least, even if they didn't expect him to be a great.

You have to remember he came into the pros with the same sort of reputation as Amir Khan
 
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Mark Heffron has had more trainers than @rossco's spotify playlist has Sommerville tracks.

Get the impression Heffron has no boxing brain at all, and relies heavily on his trainer, like Scott Quigg did with Joe Gallagher in the Frampton fight.

Just listen to his press conferences and interviews, you can sometimes suss out a intelligent boxer from their interviews and outside ring persona, couldn't think quickly when Liam Williams was trash talking to him, same as in the ring.

Saying the above Heffron will be in exciting fights, Heffron v Liam Cameron would have been brilliant.
 
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Jesus Christ hardly. Only hardcore boxing fans will have heard of the two of them for fuck sake and there's been amateur standouts from the UK who in the eyes of many underachieved for one reason or another.
 
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Joe Selkirk was the one I was convinced would do big things, looked class as an amateur & seemed to have a style that would do well in the pro’s. Hand issues have apparently held him back but I doubt that’s the full story with his house been shot at