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Is Usyk the greatest road performer in boxing history?

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  1. ExitLUPin K

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    Basically all the biggest wins of his career were in his opponent's backyard. I can think of a few boxers with some great road wins but not this many with the consistency. Anytime, any place.
     
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    Not sure if it’s the greatest or not but it’s great. I love fighters like these, they don’t have a home where they can host fights for big numbers so even when they are the #1 guy they still have to settle for the hometown of the guy they are fighting against.

    hopefully after this he can make his fighting home in a more neutral place like Vegas and start getting some real stardom and fans along with it. I think this guy has all the makings of a serious superstar
     
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  3. Old Cat Gold Belt

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    Lol. In history no less.
     
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  4. 4daLuLZ Black Belt

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    You got anybody who beats TS's statement ?

    <{vega}>
     
  5. Seano Hands of bone

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    I'd say it only really matters when you're not heavily favored. Did anyone expect him to lose to Bellew, homecourt advantage or not?
    The cruiser tourney wins and the Joshua fight, sure. Not Bellew and Chisora.
     
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  6. Grappling_With_My_Gnomies Rag & Bone Rugged Belt Platinum Member

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    Pretty damn impressive
     
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    Pacquiao?
     
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    I mean, he has a varied record of opponents in their backyards, but likely not even close, lol.
     
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  9. JayE Silver Belt

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    You could create a list of Americans that Pac fought in the US that would dwarf this, in all likelihood.
     
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  10. Cariñito Brown Belt

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    Canelo. Hasn't fought in Mexico in years. He has more wins outside Mexico than Usyk has fights.
    Canelo wins again.
     
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    I think he does it on purpose too. I remember they tried to stage the Gassiev undisputed fight in Saudi Arabia and when the russians said they'll give anything to make it in their soil he didn't think twice.

    As for the greatest in history IDK I'm trying to say NO but I can't find a name, I guess there are plenty eastern European stars who fought mostly overseas. Ali fought Mildenberger in Germany, a swiss guy in Switzerland and Henry Cooper twice in London, Brian London in London and Chuvalo in Toronto, Canada but obviously it's not a tremendous run considering the opposition.
     
  12. Seano Hands of bone

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    Basically any P4P level fighter who wasn't american in the past 50 years, really.
     
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    He fought near all his in America and Vegas in particular. I think we are talking going to their home turf and taking their belts.
    That’d be like Pacquiao fighting in Mexico, the UK, South Africa, Ghana etc etc

    Canelo, same thing.
     
  14. Seano Hands of bone

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    He fought lots of Americans in the US though.
     
  15. 4daLuLZ Black Belt

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    I like how you stick to your M.O of being purposely obtuse.

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  16. Seano Hands of bone

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    Please don't start discussions if you're just going to be a snide cock when you're not right. Tired of wasting my time with this shit. If you don't want to talk boxing, don't quote me and don't make posts for people to respond to. This is kind of what this forum is supposed to be, its not a fan club.
     
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    He’s sure fought a lot of elite fighters on enemy territory (as opposed to neutral ground).
     
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  18. Cariñito Brown Belt

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    Hes had a good stretch where he fought the other guy in his home country. Hes 11-0 outside of the Ukraine.
    Joshua-Usyk II? Anyone know where it will be held?
     
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    Where the money is. Likely the UK.
     
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  20. Pboxingfan123 Yellow Belt

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    That truly is amazing!!! No one else has a record anywhere near this on the road. Usyk is a very rare breed and special fighter!
     
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