Discussion in 'Boxing Discussion' started by metalfan, May 24, 2014.
names to look out for. either old fighters or young ones
Trick question, there's no such thing.
Edit: Boxing section not mma, sorry
Jean-luc Beauvais Baguette is a good one to watch out for.
Tomas Parfait Omelette also seems to have a bright future too.
Not exactly the best category for French boxers.
Georges Carpentier was basically a blown-up middleweight but he challenged Jack Dempsey for the HW title. He broke his hand early and got Koed in 4 in a record-setting bout (first 1M$ fight in history and first fight to be broadcasted live on the radio, if I remember well).
Lucien Rodriguez went the distance when he challenged Larry Holmes for the WBC belt, but he basically lost every round. He was later KOed in 1 by Frank Bruno.
Jean-Maurice Chanet lost the EBU belt to Lennox Lewis.
Mormeck's run at HW was kind of sad.
Today Carlos Takam, who'll fight Tony Thompson for the WBC silver belt, lives in France but as far as nationality goes he's from Cameroon.
that's about it.
Came to say this.
thanks for giving me a serious answer
i dunno but they got a judo guy
Not a heavyweight, but Marcel Cerdan is one of the best French fighters in the history of the sport.
Gregory tony moved from kickboxing and was building a decent record, but helenius and a few less worthy guys put an end to that..
I don't see anyone of note. The last guy to make any international impact AFAIK was Mormeck, who moved up from CW and got beat rather easily by Wladamir at HW. More of a side note, but Jerome Lebanner had a few boxing matches at a low level and was undefeated, Given his size and athleticism, he might have done some damage in HW boxing if he had taken that up as his primary sport instead of kickboxing.
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