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Old 11-04-2012, 05:59 PM   #16
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1.) Ezzard Charles
2.) Bob Foster
3.) Archie Moore
4.) Roy Jones Jr.
5.) Tommy Loughran


No Michael Spinks though. I'm a skeptic. He's got a good resume but I think he has a lot of stylistic limitations that would hold him back against the elite.
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Old 11-04-2012, 06:34 PM   #17
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1.) Ezzard Charles
2.) Bob Foster
3.) Archie Moore
4.) Roy Jones Jr.
5.) Tommy Loughran


No Michael Spinks though. I'm a skeptic. He's got a good resume but I think he has a lot of stylistic limitations that would hold him back against the elite.
In full disagreement with this , I think I might put Spinks at #1. That's a very tough and awkward man to outbox who also holds concussive power in his hands.

Charles looks sensational against Marshall, but I'd like to see more of him at 175.
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Old 11-05-2012, 03:32 AM   #18
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Thanks DFW.I liked Johnson because he beat quite a few of the number of very good heavies of that era.I believe he beat Eddie Machen,who must have been at his peak at the time,the guy who went the distance with Sonny Liston.Agreat achievement then.
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Old 11-05-2012, 05:04 AM   #19
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Not the 'greatest', but the best. i.e the one who would be the WINNERS.
Tunney
Charles
Langford
Greb
Loughran
Moore

Fitz/Foster

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Old 11-05-2012, 05:37 AM   #20
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Charles
Spinks
Tunney
Jones
Moore
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Old 11-05-2012, 06:20 AM   #21
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Ezzard Charles, Gene Tunney, Harold Johnson, Billy Conn, Tommy Loughran, Bob Foster, Michael Spinks, and Roy Jones would all beat Bob Fitzsimmons IMO. He's one of the greatest of all time for sure, but on tape the differences are very apparent. Tunney from the 1920's would be much more advanced.

Fitz's only chance would be a killer shot against a lot of those guys. I'm not willing to believe he lands a Hail Mary punch each and every time.
Unfortunately we will never know.I left out Loughran ,since included [6], and how about Conn?
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Old 11-05-2012, 07:07 AM   #22
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Default Re: 5 BEST Light Heavyweight of All Time?

1-Charles
2-Spinks
3-Foster
4-Moore
5-Jones Jr.
6-Greb
7-Qawi
8-Loughran
9-Johnson
10- Tunney
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Old 11-05-2012, 07:14 AM   #23
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Not the 'greatest', but the best. i.e the one who would be the WINNERS.

Out of the following 5 -


Ezzard Charles
Archie Moore
Gene Tunney
Roy Jones
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