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Old 11-11-2012, 08:46 AM   #31
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Old 11-11-2012, 08:51 AM   #32
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Props for you for being able to actually list 100, I can barely get through 20 without changing my mind 100 times about who goes where.

If it just comes down to the best fighters based on what you've seen any list of any sort could be argued....which is why i won't contest Pacquiao being in the top 10....even tho....nevermind....
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Old 11-11-2012, 08:57 AM   #33
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I give Hatton alot of credit for the win over Castillo I believe he was partly responsible for Castillo's decline.People will say Castillo was on the way down anyway but he didn't have a defeat to prove that.
in all seriousness, when you don't know enough about a sport, it's better to not attempt to make such lists

I've been following and watching boxing on a daily basis for many years, and there are still many eras/fighters I haven't digged yet, particularly the lighter divisions, below featherweight

a top 100 list of AT requires to know a whole lot on the history of boxing

most of the time, people just copy the lists they have seen elsewhere, so I would give you credit for attempting to make your own, but your attempt is still vain, as there are many laughable names on there
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Old 11-11-2012, 08:57 AM   #34
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Armstrong
Robinson
Greb
Benny Leonard
Ali
Duran
Pep
Ezzard Charles
Ray Leonard
Archie Moore
Gene Tunney
Joe Louis
Joe Gans
Sam Langford
Charley Burley
Roy Jones Junior
Pernell Whittiker
Marvin Hagler
Tommy Hearns
Jimmy Wilde
Jack Johnson
Jack Dempsey
Alexis Arguello
Julio Cesar Chavez Sr
Carlos Monzon
Emile Griffith
Kid Gavilan
Evander Holyfield
Barney Ross
Jofre
Billy Conn
Ketchell
Sandy Saddler
Jose Napoles
Ricardo Lopez
Larry Holmes
Bernard Hopkins
Manny Pacquaio
Floyd Mayweather Jr
Lennox Lewis
Joe Walcott
Fighting Harada
Rocky Marciano
Mickey Walker
Carlos Ortiz
Wilfredo Gomez
Salvador Sanchez
Joe Calzaghe
Morales
Barrera
Tyson
JMM
Tito Trinidad
Several missing noteables, but I did this in 5 minutes and only included fighters that I actually know something about.


Quite inclined to sit and do a proper one over my week off.
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Old 11-11-2012, 09:00 AM   #35
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Thanyou for posting this,this is the coolest thread ive seen in awhile. And list is great, I love it
it's great for a good laugh
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Old 11-11-2012, 09:09 AM   #36
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It is a tough to do a list, if you want to thought into it. So good effort, the one thing I would say is I personally try to avoid (occasionally there are exceptions) rating active fighters who are seemingly in or not reached their prime, as time can be very cruel. Thus Hopkins and Jones fine; Froch and Donaire less so.

But you have put a nice contemporary spin on a classic idea.
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Old 11-11-2012, 09:10 AM   #37
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ye well done for having a list, and putting it out there, but its a weird list

mayweather and johnson in the top 20 fighters you have ever seen? what criteria is this based on?
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Old 11-11-2012, 09:17 AM   #38
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Also, why do you have slow Khaosai so high??
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Old 11-11-2012, 09:49 AM   #39
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I love that Godzilla kick! Even Jet Jaguar was amazed

And I'm hardly a Khaosai 'hater' as much as a lot of people are uneducated about his opposition and era.
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Old 11-11-2012, 10:10 AM   #40
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Old 11-11-2012, 10:33 AM   #41
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This list is both insane and brilliant. I approve.

The 26 best fighters I never saw based on no real criteria
1. Harry Greb
2. John L. Sullivan
3. Peter Jackson
4. Battling Levinsky
5. Maxie Rosenbloom
6. Holman Williams
7. Young Corbett III
8. Joe Choynski
9. Young Griffo
10. Peter Maher
11. Jack McCauliffe
12. Tommy Ryan
13. Johnny Kilbane
14. Abe Attell
15. Jack Dillon
16. Jack Britton
17. Owen Moran
18. Jem Driscoll
19. Bob Montgomery
20. Frankie Genaro
21. George Dixon
22. Cocoa Kid
23. Kid Azteca
24. Dave Holly
25. Sam McVea
26. Frank Erne
List changed to reflect viewing habits.
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Old 11-11-2012, 10:43 AM   #42
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To the OP, it's nice to see someone who doesn't pretend to have seen every boxers since 1897.

However, what are your criterias when rating greatness ? Your list seems to go all over the place. A top 100 is probably too long and you end up naming boxers by the rank they came to your head. A top 10 or 20 would be easier to digest and discuss for other people.
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Old 11-11-2012, 02:15 PM   #43
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Fighters from the distant past are always given far too much credit.I think I evened it out a bit by placing hopkins,pacquiao and mayweather high.Think of all the top 20 all time lists people would make and you have not seen a full fight of most of the fighters Duran Leonard and Ali are the most recent and then you plunge back into the fifties and before.
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Old 11-11-2012, 02:24 PM   #44
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Also, why do you have slow Khaosai so high??
alot of world title defences around the same as Kostya Tszyu didnt beat anyone too outstanding but reigned for a long time.
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