Audley Harrison did an interview today where he said he'll retire if he can't beat Michael Sprott in a rematch in a couple weeks. This got me to thinking - who have been the biggest flops in boxing history? I can name more than a few recent ones, but I'm sure there are people here with longer memories than I have. But to start...
Audley Harrison - Won a gold medal, signed a HUGE tv contract before even going pro, but turned out to be no heart and all bluster. Over time, his workrate has dwindled to nearly nothing, and now at 38 years old, he's fighting for the European title, which would be the biggest of his career.
Panchito Bojado - There were a bunch of guys who all came out of the same class who were fighting at 140. Most of them actually flopped - only Miguel Cotto had major success, while Ricardo Williams Jr. ended up in jail and Muhammad Adbullaev were never able to get much going as a pro. But Panchito was supposed to be the complete package. Once again, he showed no heart or dedication, and seems to be more interested in popping wheelies on his bike than actually beating fighters in the ring.
Dominic Guinn - I remember not too long ago he was supposed to be the next great American heavyweight. He too turned out to just not have enough motivation, barely throwing punches in most of his fights. He's on the comeback trail now and seems to be taking things more seriously, but at this point most of his talent is gone.
Heck, I could probably go on and on with American heavyweights - Michael Grant, Buster Mathis Jr., etc..
So who do you think have been some of the biggest disappointments and flops?