What are your favorite examples of "tomato cans" pulling off upsets against a top contender?
My favorite examples are Mike Dixon knocking out Alex Garcia in two rounds after he went on a losing streak losing to Ray Mercer, Bruce Seldon, Lennox Lewis. Or when Jesse Ferguson upset Ray Mercer in a ten round decision. What are your favorite examples of a "tomato can" fighter scoring the unthinkable win against a top contender or even against a champion?
- Anonymous1 decade agoBest Answer
Spinks over Ali jumps out at you.
Kirkland Lang over Roberto Duran
Uriah Grant over Thomas Hearns
Dave Tiberi over James Toney (even though Toney got the nod, it was all Tiberi)
Larry Donald beating Evander Holyfield
Ross Purity over Wladimir Klitschko
Chris John over Juan Manuel Marquez
And my two favorites Danny Williams and Kevin McBride beating Mike Tyson.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
Shannon Briggs vs Sergei Liakovich with 1 or 2 seconds left in the fight lmao.
Lamon Brewster and Chris Byrd both beating Klitschko
Sam Soliman (possibly should have beaten) Winky Wright
Donaire who was pretty useless in his last fight beat Darchinyan
Vince Phillips beating Kostya Tszyu
Buster Douglas on Mike Tyson
The all time funniest ive seen was in Australia between Willie Kickett - Chris Johns sparring partner earmarked as a future champ, against Ahmed Elomar, nothing more than a strong local fighter. Kickett looked to be outboxing Elomar for about two minutes before a huge right hand left Kickett outcold. The riot that ensued which led to Elomar being suspended for 6 months is on youtube
- toughguy2Lv 71 decade ago
Danny Williams and Kevin McBride beating Mike Tyson comes to mind first. Also Kirland Lang who wasn't a bad fighter beating Roberto Duran in a great upset. The very inexperienced Leon Spinks (no tomato can beating Ali after only 7 fights for the title was totally unexpected.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
Coming into the fight Gerry Penasola was supposed to be just a name for Jhonny Gonzalez and he knocked him out with that bodyshot. Alex Bunema getting a little recognition late in his career against Roman Karmizan was nice as well as Raul Marquez upsetting Giovanni Lorenzo. Nobou Nashiro's win over Alexander Munoz qualifies I guess.
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- WoodyLv 61 decade ago
Michael Bentt beating Tommy Morrision in the first round.
- Sean GLv 71 decade ago
Other than Tyson losing to Douglas and Lewis to Rahman...the one people always forget that I loved was Zahir Raheem beating Erik Morales...he was schooled.
- 1 decade ago
Rahman and McCall upsetting the overrated, arrogant, glass-chinned Lennox Lewis are my personal favourites.