Question from a boxing noob

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  1. Theoctagon

    Theoctagon Purple Belt

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    About Butterbean. I know he obviously isn't some all time great or anything. But was he ever considered a legit boxer? Maybe a fringe contender or just a solid test for up and comers? Or was he a freak show fighter.
     
  2. VooDooCHild

    VooDooCHild Orange Belt

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    From what i know, yes he was a legit boxer, did mma and kickboxing, too. he attracted the attention due to his size obviously and there aren't many super heavyweight divisions out there, so he could be looked at like a freakshow. but you wouldn't see him headlining any ppvs.
     
  3. ThirdPartyView

    ThirdPartyView Keeping Jack Dempsey from ducking

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    He was pretty much always a freak show - his gimmick was being the King of the 4 rounders.
     
  4. SunNovaGun

    SunNovaGun Blue Belt

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    Legit boxer is stretching it a bit, though he fought in about a hundred bouts.

    He was fed a steady diet of cans and only fought in three fights that were to be contested over more than four rounds.

    He did win and retain the IBA Super Heavyweight title and fought a 52 year old Larry Holmes. Possibly the only other notable fighter (and I use the term loosely) he faced was Peter McNeeley.

    Check out his wiki page and some of the other links it provides.
     
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    this is the truth. If he took boxing serious he would of lost the fat and tried his hand at HW
     
  6. LearningToLive

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    Super-freak... even worse than in mma.
     
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    StompHisFace** Banned Banned

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    he was a helluva toughman fighter ! i seen him get his start and he was a hometown hero !
     
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    Ever notice the resembalence?
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  9. Kimura77

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    Never was a legitimate contender to any major Heavyweight Championship
     
  10. Athenry04

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    The title 'King of the four rounder' answers any questions about his legitimacy.
     

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