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Old 07-11-2007, 08:14 PM   #6
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Default Re: Assume EVERY heavyweight retired close to their peak...

Originally Posted by cross_trainer
What would your top 10 be if everyone followed Tunney/Marciano's example and retired while on top?
Nice idea for a thread. Very Creative.

Now some fighters its difficult to establish how incomplete thier careers would be but here goes:

1. Louis
2. Holmes
3. Tyson
4. Marciano
5. Dempsey
6. Ali
7. Frazier
8. Johnson
9. Tunney
10. Liston

The most difficult thing about this list is that in order for rankings to be taken into account wins need to be excluded and consequently scenario's change. Ali doesnt lose to Frazier and Frazier's signature win is gone. My guess is the best way to do this kind of list is to rate careers up until thier absolute physical peak.
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