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_Sarcasmic_

When you're in contention for belts, I think that makes you a contender, regardless of age.


RRR04_

When a prospect beats a solid gatekeeper


shal9pinanatoly

Came here to say that


AltKite

Nobody is calling Davis a prospect, are they?


RRR04_

Al Haymon, Ellerbe and Mayweather definitely treat him like one 😂


Chadoodling

Some people still do its so weird. Albeit very few people.


THE_LORD_HERESY

Yes, they are.


Lazy_Seaweed

Tank Davis’ fights been advertised as a “”””world”””” title bout, but he’s still treated as a contender and is still learning instead of taking the big fights is some of the contradictory shit I’ve seen


RRR04_

I definitely agree with this. Same case with guys like Munguia, Zurdo and Benavidez during their title runs.


kaailrage

When they beat contenders, ex champs that are not completely washed up. Boots became a contender when he beat Lipinets.


626_ed7

Good example


THE_LORD_HERESY

In Stevenson's last bout there were many people saying he was a prospect. I had to remind them that Stevenson is no prospect due to being a unified champ. I also said he was fighting ten round fights. I also mentioned him fighting in front of over 10k people. Finally, if it's the number of fights, then Usyk, Beterbiev, Bivol, Loma and a few others that are n P4P lists are prospects, because only one of them has 20 fights (Usyk) and they are all within that range. The response? Downvotes and dummies arguing that he is a prospect without making a logical argument. So here is my take. Once you beat a top 10 guy you are a contender. Once you start fighting 10 round fights you're no longer a prospect. But calling a champ a prospect has to be one of THE most disrespectful things a so called fan can do.


GodOfBlobs

if shakur started his career at 135 and beat all the champs and top contenders there people wouldn’t think he’s a prospect he’d have everyone calling him p4p number 1. it’s just because people aren’t familiar with 130 and how good valdez and conceicao are


THE_LORD_HERESY

So they DKSAB?


GodOfBlobs

ye


626_ed7

I don't think I've seen anyone say he was a prospect in his last fight thread


THE_LORD_HERESY

So because you didn't see it that means it didn't happen? I'm just making it up and typed out the points I made out of thin air? Here you go. https://www.reddit.com/r/Boxing/comments/xmizgf/spoiler_shakur_stevenson_vs_robson_conceicao/iponjby/?context=3 And then I had some dummy jumping in my business (kinda like how you are now) making a fool of himself. You can read that here: https://www.reddit.com/r/Boxing/comments/xmizgf/spoiler_shakur_stevenson_vs_robson_conceicao/iporqsm/?context=3 But yeah, multiple times that night (spread across the main three threads) the statement about him being a prospect was made. Edit: This is from a thread made after the Valdez fight. https://www.reddit.com/r/Boxing/comments/ugp3ci/shakur_stevenson_dominating_oscar_valdez/i72a5ih/


626_ed7

One redditor that was dumb enough to call Shakur a prospect in two comments out of 332 in that thread. The second link, the redditor you think you schooled never even called Shakur a prospect. Also why comment if you don't wanna people to reply. Might as well write this drivel in a notebook and keep it to yourself.


ptmck

A prospect becomes a contenders when they beat a contender


Flowbees

If they then go to lesser opponents, does that make them not a contender? It's pretty common for this to happen to newly found ''contenders''.


ptmck

Only way to climb the ratings ladder is to step on the rungs above you


funghi2

Beat some one in the top 10


T444W

After you pay a 5-figure bribe to a consulting firm affiliated with a sanctioning body. Source: [https://www.insider.com/greg-cohen-promotions-bought-rankings-for-its-fighters-2022-6](https://www.insider.com/greg-cohen-promotions-bought-rankings-for-its-fighters-2022-6)