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Old 12-18-2011, 04:55 AM   #1
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Old 12-18-2011, 06:58 AM   #2
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No, Jimmy Wilde is and it is not really close, unless we are calling Fitzy a Brit.

Outside of Britain and Ireland, in proper Europe (we in England, do not really consider ourselves European) I would say Carpentier edges Benvenuti...

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Old 12-18-2011, 07:22 AM   #3
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Hell no! Probably top 10 or 15 but there were some better guys.
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Old 12-18-2011, 07:32 AM   #4
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Old 12-18-2011, 12:18 PM   #5
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I would also like to throw in Marcel Cerdan and Ted kid Lewis.

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Old 12-18-2011, 02:14 PM   #6
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"Forty six and O"

Joseph Calzaghe on being the GOAT
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Old 01-13-2012, 10:39 PM   #7
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Can you consider Lennox Lewis a euro?
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Old 01-13-2012, 10:59 PM   #8
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Joe Calzaghe is an ATG and one of the top 10 European fighters of all time, but he's not #1.
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Old 01-14-2012, 04:05 AM   #9
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Can you consider Lennox Lewis a euro?
Does it make a difference?
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Old 01-14-2012, 04:09 PM   #10
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Calzaghe deserves a ton of respect for destroying Jeff Lacy(undefeated at the time), soundly defeating Kessler(also undefeated at the time) and getting by Hopkins but, calling him the greatest anything is a stretch. With that said, he's in my top 5 at SMW but clearly below guys like Schmeling, Papp and Wilde on any list of atg European boxers.

I'd probably rate him on the same level p4p with Tszyu and Michalczewski.
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Old 01-14-2012, 04:22 PM   #11
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Outside of Britain and Ireland, in proper Europe (we in England, do not really consider ourselves European) I would say Carpentier edges Benvenuti...
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Carpentier is not even the best of France.
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Old 01-15-2012, 05:38 AM   #12
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Joe Calzaghe is not even the best British boxer of all time (L.Lewis, Lynch, Turpin, Buchanan, Berg, Conteh, Honeyghan)


Marcel Cerdan
Jimmy McLarnin
Max Schmeling
Young Corbett III
Duilio Loi

are just a few of the top of my head
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Old 01-15-2012, 11:27 AM   #13
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Well Britain isn't really considered to be Europe, so I'd say probably Klitschkos.
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Well Britain isn't really considered to be Europe, so I'd say probably Klitschkos.
...but it is a part of Europe?
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Old 01-15-2012, 12:51 PM   #15
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Well Britain isn't really considered to be Europe, so I'd say probably Klitschkos.
what is britain then? africa?
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