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    Opinions on Frank Tate

    I know Nunn destroyed him but I was watching Tates early bouts and he was a slick boxer with pop in his righthand.I feel he is a little underrated at times.Anyone share that opinion?

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    Re: Opinions on Frank Tate

    I thought he was a good overall fighter. Won gold against a very tough Sean O'Sullivan in the 1984 Olympics and looked good in his pro bouts, demonstrating heart, good boxing skills, and a decent punch.

    Didn't turn out to be great, but losing to Nunn at that time was nothing to be ashamed of, either.

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    One of those guys who was a much better amateur than pro. He was a solid/decent guy who could beat B guys and compete with and even beat some B+/A- guys, but couldn't beat any A fighters. I think overall you'd have to say his career was a bit of a disappointment given the fact that he had been a gold medalist. But a decent/solid career nevertheless.

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    Re: Opinions on Frank Tate

    I can only echo the above statements regarding Frank Tate. Nearly went to his fight against an old Tony Sibson, but it had sold out.

    I always thought Frank Tate vs Micheal Watson would have been a good fight.

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    Re: Opinions on Frank Tate

    I still think O'Sullivan beat him.

    ..and that Shawn lost to Tiozzo.

    Tate? Ok. Lacked versatility in my book. If he couldn't fundamental you; or, if you weren't weaker than eh was, he was in trouble against guys who were excellent at things he was merely good at.
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    I was happy when Tate

    beat Olajide. But never expected him to progress much further than he did.

    I also thought O'Sullivan beat Tate.

    Hawk

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