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View Poll Results: who was the greatest ?
Benn 16 9.25%
Eubank 31 17.92%
Calzaghe 98 56.65%
Froch 28 16.18%
Collins 0 0%
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Old 06-01-2012, 10:36 AM   #61
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...... until Taylor did his usual trait of blowing out his ass in the late rounds
Why do people bother regurgitating this as fact? At the start of the 12th taylor was bright, up on his toes and going at Froch....It was only after Froch had caught him with a creamer straight down the pipe about a minute into the last that Taylor started to look troubled, nothing to do with gassing.
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Old 06-01-2012, 11:05 AM   #62
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Taylor was already destroyed by Pavlik and Froch was losing that by mile until Taylor did his usual trait of blowing out his ass in the late rounds, Pascal is an average fighter that acheived nothing at SM, the Kessler fight he lost and Bute has been overrrated for years and protected.

Its ridiculous that he even got one vote on here
If the former lineal LHW champ is average I'd like to see what you consider good.

My point is more on the fact that they were all great performances/fights.
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Old 06-01-2012, 02:07 PM   #63
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Taylor was already destroyed by Pavlik and Froch was losing that by mile until Taylor did his usual trait of blowing out his ass in the late rounds, Pascal is an average fighter that acheived nothing at SM, the Kessler fight he lost and Bute has been overrrated for years and protected.

Its ridiculous that he even got one vote on here
I'm embarrassed for you.
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Old 06-02-2012, 12:35 PM   #64
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What would you describe as great then
Suppose it's for everyone to establish their own definition. But I reserve the term 'great' for guys like Manny, Roy, Mayweather and Lewis. That kind of level.
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Old 06-02-2012, 02:41 PM   #65
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Paup Snith should replace Collins in the poll
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Old 06-02-2012, 03:58 PM   #66
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Joe Calzaghe
Chris Eubank
Nigel Benn
Steve Collins
Carl Froch
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Old 06-02-2012, 04:12 PM   #67
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nigel benn because he is the only person who would beat gerald mccleann anybody else wud have crumbled on that night......

i know gerald had two defeats on his record previously but that night he came to london he was like a man possessed unfortunately for gerald so was benn,


Let's not forget that McClellan was suffering from brain clots and was having problems in training before Benn ever threw a punch.


Probably the most visceral fight I have ever seen. The nerves I was suffering 10 minutes before the fight were nearly unbearable. Everybody knew it was going to violent.
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Old 06-02-2012, 04:16 PM   #68
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Why do people bother regurgitating this as fact? At the start of the 12th taylor was bright, up on his toes and going at Froch....It was only after Froch had caught him with a creamer straight down the pipe about a minute into the last that Taylor started to look troubled, nothing to do with gassing.


Taylor looked like he ran out of gas 4 rounds out to me.

It wasn't the first time he suffered from stamina problems in a fight.
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Old 06-02-2012, 04:54 PM   #69
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Eubank
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Old 06-03-2012, 10:27 AM   #70
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froch because of the calibur of oppoents
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Old 06-03-2012, 10:31 AM   #71
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Calzaghe By far the greatest talent of the 5 names! unified division, undefeated, beat Eubank and Collins quit rather than box him. Benn would have roughed Joe up for a few rounds but Joe would have adjusted accordingly and won on points. A bout with Froch would likely play out in a similar manner.

Benn & Eubank I would put at joint 2nd Whenever one is mentioned, so is the other and they engaged in one of the greatest British domestic rivalries and bouts in history. Both as exciting/intruiging as one another for contrasting reasons

Froch would be next but he has the potential to climb higher and his resume over the past 3 years is pretty impressive win or lose

Collins Cant put him in this list as he's Irish (Should change the title to Greatest British Isles SMW Ever) but he would still figure last
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Watson deserves a honarable mention.


He had one fight at the division, and lost it to another Brit!

Watson would struggle to make the top 10 (modern) British Super Middle list.

An honourable mention would be more suited to Murray Sutherland, who was at the vanguard when the modern division was created...
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Old 06-03-2012, 11:23 AM   #73
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The fact Benn and Eubank have votes is a complete travesty.
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Old 06-03-2012, 12:50 PM   #74
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The fact Benn and Eubank have votes is a complete travesty.
i know,its ****ing ridiculous, who would of thought it, both a bag of **** and as if either would ever stand up to these supermiddles of now

oh,and who are you a alias of,come on which super knob are you
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Old 06-03-2012, 01:02 PM   #75
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i know,its ****ing ridiculous, who would of thought it, both a bag of **** and as if either would ever stand up to these supermiddles of now

oh,and who are you a alias of,come on which super knob are you
They'd have no hope against Ward, Dirrell, Kessler or Froch - the first three are far superior either in terms of speed, technical ability, or both. Hell, they're both inferior to Bute and, if not actually inferior, they would lose to Bika.

I love how people here are so convinced that the British 90s super-middleweights are a genuinely top-class bunch when any and all visual and anecdotal evidence shows that they were a distance below the best.
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