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So everyone is losing their 0 now a days, it's a trend, after all who really wants a 0? It's so unfashionable, in fact the fashion seems to be to actually have double figure losses on you're record. You know, like the cool guys, the champions. Guys like Gilberto Keb Baas (20 losses), Tomas Rojas (12), Orlando Salido (11), Muhammad Rachman (10), Luis Alberto Lazarte (9), Jhonny Gonzalez (7), Humberto Soto (also 7) are all champions recognised by one of the big 4, whilst a number of fighters are champions are currently sitting on 6 losses.

 

If you've been following the sport for the past couple of weeks you'll have noticed that it's the in thing, everyone's doing it, they are popping the cherry of their loss virginity, often in spectacular fashion. Lets take James Kirkland for example who, although not championship material, lost his 0 inside 2 minutes to someone that everyone thought was a patsy, Kirkland followed the trend that had been started the night before on ESPN. David Lemieux was the man who started this trend. The sexy Canadian power puncher lost to Marco Antonio Rubio to prove that he didn't need his 0, he wasn't scared of losing, in fact he embraced losing. A loss after all is just part of the sport, if you fight tough tests you get beaten, and Rubio is as tough as tests can come for a young emerging prospect.

 

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Re: Are 0's going part of a trend?

 

the fashion seems to be to actually have double figure losses on your record. Guys like Gilberto Keb Baas (20 losses), Tomas Rojas (12), Orlando Salido (11), Muhammad Rachman (10), Luis Alberto Lazarte (9), Jhonny Gonzalez (7), Humberto Soto (also 7)

 

Check out those double figures!

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On that basis, Amir Khan can have two losses cos Maidana almost KOed him so let's adjust it ;)

 

If anything, I think the recent rend shows a lot of promoters are so desperate for a new star that they're putting fighters up for championships before they're ready, thus you get the likes of Lemieux getting into trouble and having no idea how to deal with it - if he'd survived that fight and scraped home, he'd be on his way to fighting for a title now.

 

It's never been easier to be a world champion, so it's also never been easier to lose one.

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On that basis, Amir Khan can have two losses cos Maidana almost KOed him so let's adjust it ;)

 

If anything, I think the recent rend shows a lot of promoters are so desperate for a new star that they're putting fighters up for championships before they're ready, thus you get the likes of Lemieux getting into trouble and having no idea how to deal with it - if he'd survived that fight and scraped home, he'd be on his way to fighting for a title now.

 

It's never been easier to be a world champion, so it's also never been easier to lose one.

 

I don't think anyone really expected Rachman win and Salido was a 7/1 shot, so it's not like Sithmorseng (sp) and Lopez were being hugely rushed. Kirkland was another no one expected to lose (even though I did expect it to be hard for Kirkland I still expected him to win).

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