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Old 05-15-2010, 05:24 PM   #40
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Default Re: Bob Fitzsimmons Appreciation Thread

Originally Posted by Seamus View Post
Where do you folks rank him all-time Lb for Lb? He's a cinch for top-10 in my opinion, maybe as high as number 5.
A verry high pound for pound ranking can be justified.

No fighter since him has established lineage at middleweight, light heavyweight and anything north of 175lbs.

I also think that a case can be made for ranking him among the top 20 heavyweights of all time based on acomplishments relative to his era. There will always be questions about how he would have fared against top heavyweights from later eras due to his size but he basicaly beat everybody except Jeffries.
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