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Old 12-29-2012, 10:58 PM   #105
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Default Re: Greatest Middleweight once and for all- Greb? Monzon? Hagler?

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Sugar Ray Robinson was the greatest middleweight ever. Just because he was a great welter does not take away from the fact he was a great middleweight.
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He was also beaten by Tunney twice and Gibbons twice and Loughran once.
But if you want to apply that standard, wasn't Robinson also beaten by Fullmer twice? Basilio once? Jake LaMotta once?

Sure, he was a great middleweight, but he also struggled GREATLY with just about every ranked middleweight he ever faced, whether great or merely good, even when he was younger and his in prime (see vs. Abrams, Mims, etc). I don't think he has the consistence at MW to rank him at number 1. Certainly nothing that would push him over Greb.

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