Fighters with the most ugly boxing styles.

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I was fully sure Augustus was killed when he got shot. From what I remember there was a documentary crew following him around for a few years in the hope he'd get a world title shot. Would probably make a really good doc if it was ever put together.
I hope they do release a documentary. The former world cruiserweight champ O'Neill Bell , was shot and killed whilst getting of a bus around about the same span of time when Emmanuel Augustus got shot alot of people have the two stories confused, and think August is the one who died. Thankfully Augustus is still alive.
 
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What about Leon Spinks? His career was very up and down with his early career win against Ali in his 8th professional bout to become Heavyweight Champion and pretty much mediocrity after that when he lost the rematch several months later. Almost any fighter of any caliber either won by MD or Stoppage against "Neon Leon".
Good old Leon Spinks had a self-destructive streak that makes the likes of Adrian Broner look like Choir boys.

He went on one big drug and prostitute fuelled party after his win over Ali and stayed partying for the rest of his career.

Trainer George Benton had someone placed outside his door make sure. He did not leave camp for his rematch with Ali. Leon would climb out through the window and be returning from the seedy clubs when everyone was waking up. People was raging at Andy Ruiz jr for not taking his rematch with AJ seriously. Andy is no competition to how Leon trained for his rematch with Ali.

He was once training at the Kronk when he totally disappeared. Manny Steward managed to track him down after a couple of weeks in a seedy motel. High on crack and in bed with Prostitutes.

He went through his money pretty quick. Post retirement suffered continously with Drug and Alchohol addiction problems. Ended up in low paged jobs from working as Mcdonalds to a Janitor.

"Neon" Leon got seduced by the "Neon" lights. He has lived such a roller coaster life that if someone made a movie about him. Nobody would believe it.

There is a movie title in there somewhere from "From Beating Ali to Working at Mcdonalds."
 
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Good old Leon Spinks had a self-destructive streak that makes the likes of Adrian Broner look like Choir boys.

He went on one big drug and prostitute fuelled party after his win over Ali and stayed partying for the rest of his career.

Trainer George Benton had someone placed outside his door make sure. He did not leave camp for his rematch with Ali. Leon would climb out through the window and be returning from the seedy clubs when everyone was waking up. People was raging at Andy Ruiz jr for not taking his rematch with AJ seriously. Andy is no competition to how Leon trained for his rematch with Ali.

He was once training at the Kronk when he totally disappeared. Manny Steward managed to track him down after a couple of weeks in a seedy motel. High on crack and in bed with Prostitutes.

He went through his money pretty quick. Post retirement suffered continously with Drug and Alchohol addiction problems. Ended up in low paged jobs from working as Mcdonalds to a Janitor.

"Neon" Leon got seduced by the "Neon" lights. He has lived such a roller coaster life that if someone made a movie about him. Nobody would believe it.

There is a movie title in there somewhere from "From Beating Ali to Working at Mcdonalds."
Holy shit.
 
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Vic "CrabMan" Darchinyan counts?
Sure why not you can have Vic Darchaniyan in the list if you want...For me this thread was just an excuse to post something on Manning Galloway. A fighter nobody followed when he was fighting and nobody remembers after he retired. I must be the only Manning Galloway fan out there lol.
 
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Right now Lawrence Okolie has to be top of the list. Fucking awful to watch but can't deny it's effective. He'll probably win a world title but i have no desire to ever watch him fight.
 
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Junior the shitter Witter no need to go into specifics
Khan- literally flurries uneducated and random, leaves himself wide open with his chin hanging out
 
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Maybe we need a distintinction on 'ugly'.

(1) There is an Ugly and awkward style that is deliberately mastered and results in boring fights and is effective. But also a cure for insomnia.

(2) Then there is the second type of Ugly style that basically means the boxer is technically unrefined and flawed but it usually results in the boxer being involved in thrill a minute exciting fights.

I think the guys in the number one category if they were martial artists would be labelled as grandmasters. Their stylistic ugliness made them a nightmare for any opponent. And usually they got avoided because it was impossible to look good against them no matter the result.
 
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