Tribute shrine to The G-MAN: The rise and fall of Gerald McClellan

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  1. KillerIsBack V2

    KillerIsBack V2 Brown Belt

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    G-MAN, Teddy Atlas' favorite fighter, has two early dominating KO wins over The Hawk, a man most hardcores consider the hardest puncher in boxing history, the second was a first rounk KO, where he walked through his punches and didnt shake, outpunched him, outboxed him, and destroyed him in just one round.

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    He then wanted to challenge himself further and moved up to challenge another WBC champ, Nigel Benn.
    And was doing pretty well, and was even given the pridiction advantage beforehand. But as we all know, the "The Dark Destroyer" is like The Hulk, the more damage he gets, the angrier and stronger he gets, lol. And this was the first time in his entire Career that G-man went over the 8th round, as Benn pulls out the upset KO. One of my favorite fighter ever.
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    McClellan was dragged out on a stretcher, so it wasn't really, a give up of heart, as the commentators put it. He became fully blind and almost fully deaf with memory problems after that war, but I dont know if something outside the ring had anything to do with it as well.

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  2. LogicalInsanity

    LogicalInsanity Free RR! Belt

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    Some of the worst officiating I've seen in a fight...

    I love Nigel benn, but the ref bought him so much extra time.
     
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    G man was a fantastic fighter, but nothing will ever persuade me that as a person he was anything other than a horrible ****.
     
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    MC Paul Barman Gold Belt Platinum Member

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    I don't think many think he punches harder than the Hawk.
     
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    MC Paul Barman Gold Belt Platinum Member

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    Was it this fight where McClellan said something to Benn's family about them needing a pine box for their son after this fight?
     
  6. korean blood

    korean blood Keep tracks that make an Arab thief clap Platinum Member

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    Same I've heard he was awful
     
  7. treelo

    treelo //Do something here

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    yes, he said it to Benns father

    G-Man was a horrible **** of the highest order
     
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    You have 20 seconds to get back into the ring when you are knocked out of it, not 10. The ref was 100% right.

    Now, the ref did miss a deliberate head butt by benn.
     
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    I was referring to all the unnecessary breaks, and constant separation of the fighters, several times he literally shoved Gerald .
     
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    treelo //Do something here

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    you are also not allowed to be helped back into the ring, Benn clearly was

    the officiating was pretty poor
     
  11. KAZSoliloquy

    KAZSoliloquy 10/10 on Pitchfork

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    Obviously he could have continued as he went on to win the fight, but he took so much more damage after that KD. It's easy to say in hindsight but, for the sake of both fighters, that fight should have been stopped after Benn went through the ropes. He was out cold. Even though he beat the count, it's still terrible to take more brain trauma after an event like that. Same thing goes for Cooper/Moorer. Moorer should have lost by KO for the sake of his own career when Cooper knocked him through the ropes.
     
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    I don't think that's what he meant but I recall The Ring having McClellan ranked higher than Jackson on their "all-time punchers" list. I'll check though

    Edit: I was wrong. McClellan is #27 and Jackson is #25 (which is laughable btw)
     
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  13. treelo

    treelo //Do something here

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    Cooper didnt knock Moorer through the ropes, unless you are not talking about Bert and Michael?
     
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    Well not fully, a la Benn/McClellan or Maskaev/Rahman but partially. I also believe Moorer did it to Cooper with the final uppercut/left hand knockdown that ended the fight. Maybe I have to rewatch it.

    edit: you're right. I was indeed thinking of the first knockdown of that fight but he didn't go through the ropes at all



    Anyone who goes down that way is essentially sleeping. Never a good idea to let that guy try to get up. No ropes though.
     
  15. KillerIsBack V2

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    Why would anyone think otherwise?
    I dont see anything in the thread, so u must hang around some bad influence...
     

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