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imported_Nothingman
04-22-2010, 07:04 PM
(Well kids, time for you to read something about the real fighter!:cool:)

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WBC welterweight champion x2
WBA welterweight champion
IBF welterweight champion

Lloyd "Ragamuffin Man" Honeyghan

Lloyd Honeyghan was one of the most exciting fighters of the 80's. He was one of the stars in the incredible generation of welterweights that produced Donald Curry, Marlon Starling, Simon Brown, Mark Breland, Milton McCrory etc. He was born in Saint Elizabeth, Jamaica 22th April 1960 but moved to England where he began his boxing career. He had a very explosive, fast paced fighting style and hit hard. He entered the world stage in a thunderous manner, making one of the greatest upsets in history when he beat Donald Curry in september 1986. Before the fight nobody gave him a ghost of chance against one of the major stars of the time. Curry himself dismissed him as a "Ragamuffin Man" and the nickname stuck. The fight turned out completely opposite of what was expected, with Honeyghan totally dominating Curry with his furious assault and quick combinations, forcing him to retire with a split lip and a bad cut after six rounds. Out of the blue, Honeyghan had mercilessly dethroned the p4p king and become the undisputed champion!

But soon after the fight Honeyghan would relinquish the WBA belt in protest against apartheid after the organization mandated the South African Harold Volbrecht as his challenger. Honeyghan's first defense was against Johnny Bumphus, a top contender with a great amateur record who had previously beaten Marlon Starling. Bumphus was no match for Honeyghan's power and was knocked out in 2 rounds. Maurice Blocker was next and this time Honeyghan had to work harder and the fight went full 12 rounds, Honeyghan winning comfortably on points and putting on a masterful performance. His third defense, Gene Hatcher, was the former LWW champion who had beaten Bumphus for the title and had never been knocked out before. Honeyghan knocked him out in 45 seconds with a single left hook.

His next defense against Jorge Vaca wasn't recognized as a title fight by IBF, but after losing the fight controversially by technical decision due to accidental headbutt, IBF chose to strip Honeyghan for losing a "non-title fight"!:-?? He regained the WBC belt after koing Vaca in 3 rounds in the rematch. His last successful title defense came against the Korean Yung Kil-Chung by TKO5. He then lost to Marlon Starling by TKO9 and his era as champion ended. He had one more title shot against Mark Breland for the WBA title in 1990, but was past prime by this time and was bombed out in 3 rounds by the taller Breland. After that he fought as a jr mw and mw, but without notable success. He retired in 1995.

The main reason for Honeyghan's downfall as a boxer and his devastating loss to Starling was that he had abandoned the boxing style that made him famous and won him the undisputed championship. He fell in love with his power after those stunning knockouts over Bumphus, Hatcher and Vaca. Therefore he was helpless against such a masterful defensive boxer as Starling and was dominated and taken to school completely. At his best Honeyghan was an ATG, because he had oustanding reflexes, skill and punching power. It indeed makes one wonder what he could have done had he stayed a boxerpuncher instead of turning into a puncher. One thing is certain; his awe-inspiring destruction of Donald Curry has forever secured him a place in boxing history and remains perhaps the greatest achievement in British history.

Notable wins:
Donald Curry <undefeated>
Maurice Blocker <undefeated>
Johnny Bumphus
Jorge Vaca
Gene Hatcher
Gianfranco Rosi
Roger Stafford
Harold Brazier
Horace Shufford
Sylvester Mittee
Yung Kil-Chung

Notable losses:
Marlon Starling
Mark Breland *Honeyghan past prime

Overall points score:

'A' level wins:
Donald Curry
'A-' level wins:
Jorge Vaca, Gianfranco Rosi, Gene Hatcher
'B' level wins:
Maurice Blocker, Johnny Bumphus, Roger Stafford, Harold Brazier, Sylvester Mittee, Yung Kil-Chung, Horace Shufford

Points score: 2+4.5+7-6=7.5

Dj Si Thompson
05-03-2010, 09:41 PM
(Well kids, time for you to read something about the real fighter!:cool:)

http://thedailysports.com/news/data/upimages/Lloyd-Honeyghan.jpg

WBC welterweight champion x2
WBA welterweight champion
IBF welterweight champion

Lloyd "Ragamuffin Man" Honeyghan

Lloyd Honeyghan was one of the most exciting fighters of the 80's. He was one of the stars in the incredible generation of welterweights that produced Donald Curry, Marlon Starling, Simon Brown, Mark Breland, Milton McCrory etc. He was born in Saint Elizabeth, Jamaica 22th April 1960 but moved to England where he began his boxing career. He had a very explosive, fast paced fighting style and hit hard. He entered the world stage in a thunderous manner, making one of the greatest upsets in history when he beat Donald Curry in september 1986. Before the fight nobody gave him a ghost of chance against one of the major stars of the time. Curry himself dismissed him as a "Ragamuffin Man" and the nickname stuck. The fight turned out completely opposite of what was expected, with Honeyghan totally dominating Curry with his furious assault and quick combinations, forcing him to retire with a split lip and a bad cut after six rounds. Out of the blue, Honeyghan had mercilessly dethroned the p4p king and become the undisputed champion!

But soon after the fight Honeyghan would relinquish the WBA belt in protest against apartheid after the organization mandated the South African Harold Volbrecht as his challenger. Honeyghan's first defense was against Johnny Bumphus, a top contender with a great amateur record who had previously beaten Marlon Starling. Bumphus was no match for Honeyghan's power and was knocked out in 2 rounds. Maurice Blocker was next and this time Honeyghan had to work harder and the fight went full 12 rounds, Honeyghan winning comfortably on points and putting on a masterful performance. His third defense, Gene Hatcher, was the former LWW champion who had beaten Bumphus for the title and had never been knocked out before. Honeyghan knocked him out in 45 seconds with a single left hook.

His next defense against Jorge Vaca wasn't recognized as a title fight by IBF, but after losing the fight controversially by technical decision due to accidental headbutt, IBF chose to strip Honeyghan for losing a "non-title fight"!:-?? He regained the WBC belt after koing Vaca in 3 rounds in the rematch. His last successful title defense came against the Korean Yung Kil-Chung by TKO5. He then lost to Marlon Starling by TKO9 and his era as champion ended. He had one more title shot against Mark Breland for the WBA title in 1990, but was past prime by this time and was bombed out in 3 rounds by the taller Breland. After that he fought as a jr mw and mw, but without notable success. He retired in 1995.

The main reason for Honeyghan's downfall as a boxer and his devastating loss to Starling was that he had abandoned the boxing style that made him famous and won him the undisputed championship. He fell in love with his power after those stunning knockouts over Bumphus, Hatcher and Vaca. Therefore he was helpless against such a masterful defensive boxer as Starling and was dominated and taken to school completely. At his best Honeyghan was an ATG, because he had oustanding reflexes, skill and punching power. It indeed makes one wonder what he could have done had he stayed a boxerpuncher instead of turning into a puncher. One thing is certain; his awe-inspiring destruction of Donald Curry has forever secured him a place in boxing history and remains perhaps the greatest achievement in British history.

Notable wins:
Donald Curry <undefeated>
Maurice Blocker <undefeated>
Johnny Bumphus
Jorge Vaca
Gene Hatcher
Gianfranco Rosi
Roger Stafford
Harold Brazier
Horace Shufford
Sylvester Mittee
Yung Kil-Chung

Notable losses:
Jorge Vaca *controversial
Marlon Starling
Mark Breland *Honeyghan past prime

Overall points score:

'A' level wins:
Donald Curry
'A-' level wins:
Jorge Vaca, Gianfranco Rosi, Gene Hatcher
'B' level wins:
Maurice Blocker, Johnny Bumphus, Roger Stafford, Harold Brazier, Sylvester Mittee, Yung Kil-Chung, Horace Shufford

Points score: 2+4.5+7-7=6.5




A great fighter :) Shame he met Marlon Starling..

imported_Nothingman
05-03-2010, 10:12 PM
A great fighter :) Shame he met Marlon Starling..
Yeah...that was a bad call.:| Totally not the right opponent for him and as I stated, Honeyghan had neglected his defensive skills in favor of the offensive ones.