Hassim wrote: The Ugandan... wrote: Hassim wrote: The Ugandan... wrote: dr.luv wrote: The Ugandan... wrote: dr.luv wrote: The Ugandan... wrote:
Africa is not Ghana.
John "The Beast" Mugabi was a bigger boxer. There is also Kassim Ouma “The Dream." A south paw and an ardent student of the sweet science.
And then there is Sharif Bogere.
How come CNN doesn't know them?
In case you didn't know, CNN is not an all knowing organization. They also have agendas to push too.
The question is do you know them? Any casual follower of the sweet science knows these guys.
I don't know them and not sure if CNN has an agenda to push nelson...
You've got to be kidding! Marvin Haggler vs John "The Beast" Mugabi was a classic.
Kassim Ouma's story alone will win you over, but when you see him at his best, you will be floored.
Sharif Bogere is a legend in the making.
CNN has several agendas. This is their feel good story. However, if you want a more touching story look up Kassim Ouma "The Dream."
Nelson should be applauded for what he has done and continues to do for the sport and Ghana. That alone makes him bigger than the rest.
You are obviously confusing the objective of this story. It is about selecting THE GREATEST AFRICAN BOXER, not the most moving sob story. Yes we are all aware that Kassim Ouma was an abducted child soldier who eventually escaped to win a world title (?154 lbs.). Yes that's a very touching feel-good story but it does not necessarily put him in the running for greatest African boxer.
Now here's a question for you: Would you in all honesty vote John Mugabi, Kassim Ouma, or the other "John Schmo" into the International Boxing Hall of Fame?.......I didn't think so.
When we talk about the Greatest African Boxer, the only boxer who comes close to giving Azumah any meaningful challenge is Di*ck Tiger of Nigeria. Now go and wash your mouth with soap for daring to suggest that those 3 yahoos deserve any consideration for that lofty title.
You don't know what you're talking about. "The Beast" was a better boxer ( and a hall of famer) than your idol.
Wait a minute: Are we talking about the same John Mugabi who was nearly decapitated by "Terrible" Terry Norris, losing his jr. middleweight title BY FIRST ROUND KNOCK-OUT?
.....The same John Mugabi who was destroyed by Gerald "The G-Man" Mcllelan, again BY FIRST ROUND KNOCK-OUT? Do you, sir, have no sense of shame mentioning this loser's name, in the same breath, as The Professor's?
I rest my case.
At the end, the Beast took on fights he didn't prepare for and paid the price but that doesn't take away from the fact that he was a good boxer and is a hall of famer.
The professor went in first because he fought before "the Beast" was born.