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Old 10-09-2012, 09:22 AM   #29
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Default Re: 70's heavies v 90's heavies ?

70s ATG Rankings

2. Ali
4. Foreman
7. Frazier
8. Larry Holmes
25. Ken Norton

90s ATG Rankings
5. Lewis
6. Holyfield
10. Tyson
12. Wladimir Klitschko (assuming he doesn't lose till retirement)
20. Riddick Bowe
21. Vitali Klitschko

This is taken from my most updated list. It shows what many have been saying all thread: although the 70s had the select greater fighters, the 90s depth is greater. If you want to try and exclude the K bros as there best work came in the 00s then you must consider completely excluding Larry Holmes and too an extent Frazier, as he was at his best in the late 60s. Foreman is also an interesting one. Although he had the better career in the 70s I'd only have him around 15, however being the oldest heavyweight champion moves him well up my list and IMO is in the too 5 achievements in boxing history.
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