This amazing victory was both a blessing and a ruin for Nunn, as projected big-money showdowns with fading legends Sugar Ray Leonard, Roberto Duran and Thomas Hearns appeared to vanish as quickly as Kalambay did. His final bout, before fate and poor choices would irreparably change his life, was a cruiserweight appearance in Jan. 2002.
James Toney, a boisterous 22-year-old, fighting out of Ann Arbor, MI, fell way behind against Nunn in May 1991. The electrifying finish was voted THE RING Knockout of the Year and it was the pinnacle of Nunn’s professional life. (Hagler has hinted he would return to the ring for the sum of $20 million.) Mother Goosen, Ann, answers the phones. The Ten Goose outfit came into the boxing business on a lark. ... Michael ‘Second To’ Nunn. I just hope they invite me to the next one. © 2020 RING TV LIVE. If the 6-foot-2 southpaw performed below par, then he came under the same type of scrutiny that befell the great Pernell Whitaker. Two months ago, in a rematch with a man he knocked out in 1981, he fought to a draw with 30-year-old Thomas Hearns, who many observers feel was robbed by the decision. Occasionally the digitization process introduces transcription errors or other problems; we are continuing to work to improve these archived versions. ... Until Michael Nunn… Let them have their party. And today the field of Tyson's competitors is so uninspiring that George Foreman, the former champion who is staging a comeback at 40 years of age and 250-plus pounds, appears headed for a title shot. They had heard it from other networks as well. For every Jack Dempsey, Muhammad Ali or Joe Louis, there have been scores of slow-moving, out-of-shape big men who were curiosities only because of their girth. ''But it looks like he'll just have to be patient and let the fans discover him.''. In December, for a reported $14 million, he will take on, for the third time, 38-year-old Roberto Duran, whom he last fought and beat in November 1980, when Duran mysteriously quit in the middle of the eighth round. Special thanks to Michael Nunn’s long-time friend and legal advisor, Eric D. Murphy, for making this feature possible. '', THE LOSS AT THE TRIALS ALSO PROVIDED A silver lining for Nunn in the form of a meeting, through Surkein, with Dan Goosen of Ten Goose Boxing, then a novice management team from Southern California.
Now a Muslim-convert and vegetarian, Nunn made poor decisions in his past life and has paid a heavy price for being involved in the purchase of one kilogram of cocaine in Aug. 2002. by knockouts67 » 27 Jul 2015, 12:06, Post In his second year as a pro, he earned a reputation as a ''dancer,'' a fighter who contents himself with making opponents look bad, backpedaling around the ring, throwing occasional jabs. I thought he really had it, so I made up my mind to help him.''. STRONGEST – Barkley: For a middleweight, Barkley was exceptionally strong. The hierarchy is further complicated by the sport's confusion of organizing bodies.
But Nunn's style would soon become a problem. by elmersalsa » 22 Jul 2015, 14:29, Post
''With gloves on and an opponent at his feet, he'd be perfect for one of those old American Express commercials - 'Do you know me?' Even though Nunn was a better fighter at 160 than was Tommy, due to styles I'd pick Hearns. All rights reserved. MICHAEL NUNN ARRIVED AT THE sport of boxing in timeworn fashion, albeit in an unlikely setting. ''I'd love to fight a legend, and the payday would be great. In his first defense, the future of the 160-pound division would chew up fierce Argentinian power-puncher Juan Domingo Roldan in eight but what came next sent shockwaves through the sport. But, hey, it's only business. Joe and Dan Goosen took heed and went to work changing Nunn's approach. Now people mention my name with his and talk about us getting together and possibly fighting one day, and it is a little strange. Follow him on Twitter: Tom_Gray_Boxing. He was a crafty little man, who was hard to catch cleanly with big shots. We never saw him again.''. It's a perception that might be altered were he to fight Nunn, which he has thus far shown little inclination to do.
BEST DEFENSE – Marlon Starling: To this day, Starling is still asking for a rematch. This is a digitized version of an article from The Times’s print archive, before the start of online publication in 1996. SMARTEST – James Toney: I have to admit, looking back, James Toney was a smart guy in the ring. Despite annexing the WBA super middleweight title from Victor Cordoba in Sept. 1992, the Toney loss appeared to permanently remove some of Nunn’s sparkle. Check your inbox or spam folder to confirm your subscription. But even close in, he has displayed an uncanny ability to whirl to one side and counter accurately before an opponent can locate his whereabouts. .
''I wanted to get him out of Davenport,'' says Surkein. The four megastar middleweights have been as pugnacious in cultivating their marquee value as they have been in the ring. by Ambling Alp II » 23 Jul 2015, 11:27, Post With each punch, his eyes light up, the brows arching, much in the manner of Muhammad Ali, to whose legendary ring style his own is often compared. But who knows - if I'd gotten it back then, I might not be getting it now. ''They'd rather fight each other. Middleweight champs before Robinson were as popular and legendary for their brute force and courage inside the ring as they were for their reckless approach to life outside it. Even the best orthodox fighters have been known to have difficulty penetrating the right-hand lead of a southpaw -they're just not used to it. . '' Harry Greb, ''The Pittsburgh Windmill,'' amassed 294 bouts (44 of them in 1919 alone) and fought the latter part of his career without sight in one eye. He was my idol. A guy of smaller stature realizes he can't play the other sports, so he goes to a gym, where he can fight people his own size.''. ''People think Iowa is all cornfields,'' he says, rankled by the image. How can anyone be better than Michael "Second To" Nunn? ''In order to be the best, you have to fight the best,'' he says, philosophically. Since his ''unretirement'' two years ago, Leonard, now 33, has opted for big-money battles with one unheralded unknown - Donny Lalonde, whom he knocked out last November - and two aging rivals.
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