Is Nunn overrated?

tommygun711

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Jun 4, 2013
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How many fighters that get that kind of hype and support are cast aside so easily after a loss? People had enough of the fraud.Him stopping kalambay was one of the worst outcomes in middleweight title fight history imo
Did you just call Nunn a fraud?
 

Vic

Jun 7, 2012
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Hell no! Well, not here at least, I don´t know about other places, but the discussions I´ve seen of Nunn in here, he is rated as he should.....pretty good fighter, not of the greatest of all tiem or something, but a very very good fighter.....
 
Jun 19, 2012
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Did you just call Nunn a fraud?
aye man.

That's pretty much what he was in almost all his fights from the Barkley fight onward.Doesn't mean he wasn't still a decent fight, but i prefer the supposed top rated fighters in the world-or ones that have the talent to be- not be coked out, with 7 round stamina and a tire around their waist, huffing and puffing against the ropes every thirty 30s so they can go the distance.

It's kind of why he had so many boxing fans disliking him at the time, why many also didn't like loads of the 80s heavy contenders that the talent to be much sharper etc
 
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I'm surprised that no one mentioned the possibilities that his decline might have been due to his drug activities. He was a very good fighter when he was on, and he had all the ability in the world. He never reached his peak, though, IMO.
 

tommygun711

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aye man.

That's pretty much what he was in almost all his fights from the Barkley fight onward.Doesn't mean he wasn't still a decent fight, but i prefer the supposed top rated fighters in the world-or ones that have the talent to be- not be coked out, with 7 round stamina and a tire around their waist, huffing and puffing against the ropes every thirty 30s so they can go the distance.

It's kind of why he had so many boxing fans disliking him at the time, why many also didn't like loads of the 80s heavy contenders that the talent to be much sharper etc
Still, it's nuts to call him a fraud. Complete bullshit. That must mean Sumbu Kalambay is a fraud as well since he couldn't last 1 round with him.
 
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Notice how i said from the Barkley fight.But if that's too harsh make it from the Curry farce, having to take rounds off against Starling or the Cordoba gift decision onward.This was when he was supposed to be one of the best fighters in the world, man.

And it's to do with his work ethic and mentality towards the sport in and out of the ring, not his potential fighting ability, it really doesn't have anything to do with sunmbu kalambay or any other good fighter he beat.If you don't like the word fraud, let's just agree he had a shit attitude and wasted alot of his talent.
 
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A talented and elusive boxer that seemed to struggle with consistency once he became a superstar. I think he was slightly ahead in his fight with Toney before the stoppage too, although the momentum was clearly against him towards the latter stages.

People tend to always point to his one punch knockout of Kalambay as evidence of his greatness, and with good reason, but those two could have fought another 100 times and that would not have happened again. Of all the Middleweights of that era, it was really Kalambay that I found to be the most talented and otherworldly.
 

dominus

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Saw some video of the fight. Looked like they were both moving in slow motion.