A run through of the five most brittle, glass-chinned boxers in recent memory
With David Price and Amir Khan due to fight very soon, and them being a pair of the most brittle chinned fighters the paid ranks has ever seen, we decided to run down the top five fragile boxers and talk through exactly why they are considered as such:
Let’s start with the most obvious of the bunch and a guy who’s forever defending that cracked glass chin that no amount of changing trainers or weigh classes can fix; Amir Khan.
Amir was seen as a real bright spark in the British boxing scene, so much so that each time he fought, the boxing betting odds would be slashed. Racking up 18 wins on the bounce, Khan was matched up against a relatively unknown entity in Breidis Prescott. You can already guess what happened… three wild slaps at Khan’s chin and that’s all she wrote. He’s since followed up by walking like Bambi on ice in pretty much any fight where a punch has landed flush.
The sad thing for David Price is, as a big bloke, really big bloke, he looks as though he should be able to eat overhand rights for breakfast without breaking sweat.
Unfortunately for him it’s not the case. Each time he’s pitted himself against a decent boxer, he’s been found out in spectacular fashion. Two losses to has-been Tony Thompson, a ridiculous flap against Povetkin and others have seen his star fall all the way down to picking up fights that should be staged in shopping centres.
Ok, I know that Floyd Patterson has been inducted into the boxing hall of fame, was a two-time world champion and a really nice guy by all accounts; however, he dropped like a sack of spuds a bazillion times in his career.
First round knockouts in consecutive fights against the great Sonny Liston put aside, most of his losses were by spectacular knockouts and even in most of the fights he won, he spent more time on the canvas than off it. Sorry, can’t change my mind on this one, he’s staying.
Another once-heralded British fighter, Audley Harrison also totted up a number of wins in the prize ring after turning pro, winning in his first 19 fights (albeit, fighting nobodies) and has the unfortunate title of even losing by knockout by another on this very list, David Price.
By the tail-end of Harrison’s career he was used as a tune up for fighters looking to get another win on their records, as displayed by losses against Deontay Wilder, David Price, David Haye, Danny Williams, and Michael Sprott… I won’t go on… he just didn’t have a chin, end of.
Frank Bruno was an absolute tank, if you saw him in his heyday you would have thought he was a bodybuilder, not a boxer.
It’s probably for that reason that the old saying rang true, the bigger they are, the harder they fall. Bruno certainly lived up to some of his hype and even shared the ring with Iron Mike twice, obviously losing both. It wasn’t for that reason he’s been added though, Bruno had the exact same issue as Amir Khan, as soon as a good punch landed flush it had him walking like he was wearing stilts.