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View Poll Results: Billy Conn number 1 p4p?
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Old 05-23-2012, 05:54 PM   #31
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Old 05-23-2012, 06:21 PM   #32
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Great boxer...Lt.Heavyweight champ...beat 10 former or future world champions...ALMOST beat Joe Louis for the title in June 1941...Angelo Dundee said he was one of the best boxers that he'd ever seen...
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Old 05-24-2012, 12:24 PM   #33
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In my opinion his first fight against Louis is the single greatest performance in the history of the ring. Can he be rated above Sugar Ray Robinson?
He boxed beautifully against Louis and practically dominated the fight on the scorecards despite getting stopped late. It was one of the best performances by the losing fighter.

Conn is top 20 P4P all time IMO, but I wouldn't argue with those who have him rated higher.
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Old 05-24-2012, 12:31 PM   #34
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People have Charles in the top 5. Conn was at least every bit as good as them. All you English clowns rate Chris Eubank and Joe Calzaghe as 2 of the greats of the modern era which is ridiculous.
Many of the best posters on this forum are English.
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Old 05-24-2012, 02:01 PM   #35
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He boxed beautifully against Louis and practically dominated the fight on the scorecards despite getting stopped late. It was one of the best performances by the losing fighter.

Conn is top 20 P4P all time IMO, but I wouldn't argue with those who have him rated higher.
Yeah except the first part is not true; had Louis swept the last three rounds he would have pulled off a draw. Plus Louis had made 5 defenses in 5 months. Its possible he was a bit stale.
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Old 05-24-2012, 07:11 PM   #36
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skill wise eubank was great, but i rate watson and benn more, they went to america to fight the best, and in eubank benn II i had benn winning, and the first watson fight should of been a L and the second one he pulled out a huge punch when loosing i give him credit for that, the main thing with calzaghe was, he wouldnt travel out of mancheser/wales, and the other problem was his hands were ****ed.

as for billy conn, he did well for most of the fight but most isnt all. and he lost.
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Old 05-24-2012, 07:11 PM   #37
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he lost the fight. How could it be the single greatest performance?

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