This guy was awesome. He could've been an all time great, but his hands were too brittle. Too bad.
i agree, he had terry norris in trouble a couple of times in there fight before the tko back when norris was in his prime and considered the best fighter around, i think one of the forum members on here used to train with him maybe they will comment on the cobra.
didn't he end up in jail for drug trafficking?
i don't think so...i think your thinking of michael nunn.
I believe he now has his own gym and can be found KOing rank beginners.
OK, My bad.
One Round Brown from this site?
yeah one round thats who i was thinking of!
I remember him getting roughed up by Lloyd Honeygan and then taken out by a beautiful left hook from Mike McCallum. That was the end of the Curry era.
Prior to that, he'd beaten McCrory (sp?) in a unification match, and word was that Ray Leonard had decided against a comeback because of how dangerous and complete Curry seemed to be at the time.
I know he did have some drug troubles at one time. I wonder if that caused his downfall? Hopefully, he's beaten the drugs.
He always struck me as an intelligent boxer and seemed the type who could transition into being a good trainer as well.
Chad, his problems started when his hands kept breaking. He was never the same after that.
He is fighting in K-1 this month!
No he's not fighting in K-1 or anywhere else.
Curry lost to Honeyghan because of weight problems (and Honeyghan). He was over the hill when he fought Norris (1991..he lost to Lloyd in 86). I know he had hand and weight problems, but no more than most boxers experience either in some varying degree.
he was a very precise boxer with good power.
"Prior to that, he'd beaten McCrory (sp?) in a unification match, and word was that Ray Leonard had decided against a comeback because of how dangerous and complete Curry seemed to be at the time."
Ray Leonard avoiding or handpicking and opponent? No!
The left he dropped McCrory with was so fucking bizarre, or seemed so on TV. It looked like the widest punch ever seen, but landed perfectly.
Isn't he thought to be one of the few famous homosexual boxers?
Ray Leonard is an all time great but he was great at handpicking fights and there was a period of time in which Ray had zero interest in fighting Curry. Curry was PFP #1 on several lists for a short time. Mills Lanereffed the McCorory fight and said on that night, he had never seen a better fighter than Donald Curry. He said he saw him months later at a casino and Curry was about 170 and looked like he was not training. Mills compared it to a cameraman leaving all of his equipment out in the rain.
Ray Leonard moved to 154 and fought Kalule instead of the real champ Mike mcCallum. When he moved to 175, it was against the biggest no hoper with a belt. After getting the gift decision against Hagler, he avoided the most anticipated fight in all of boxing at the time with Micheal Nunn. Ray Leonard fought the most advantageous fights in terms of risk vs reward that he possibly could. He only fought hagler because he was sure that hagler had slipped. He says this openly. He never wanted anything to do with a young hagler.
Ray fought Kalule in 1981, IIRC. McCallum wasn't 154 lb champ until 1984 when he beat Sean Mannion.
My bad. I was thinking McCallum KO'd Kalule before ary did but it was actually after. However, there was plenty of time for ray, Benitez, Herans and Duran to fight the body snatcher. None of them ever did.
The Body Snatcher is one of my all time favorite fighters. My liver hurts just thinking about the guy.