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Old 11-15-2012, 05:45 PM   #1
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The most unpopular I remember was Liston.
It was commonplace to hear and read that he would destroy boxing with his mob ties.

A very close second was Ali during the 1960s. His mouth and draft dodging made him a lot of enemies.

Maybe Ali was more unpopular than Liston. They were close.
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Old 11-15-2012, 06:24 PM   #2
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john ruiz
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Old 11-15-2012, 06:27 PM   #3
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Fritzie Zivic,

Wasn't getting any Christmas Cards from anybody, even his own family.
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Old 11-15-2012, 06:59 PM   #4
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Isn't this a no brainer for Jack Johnson?
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Old 11-15-2012, 07:09 PM   #5
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An unfairly, unappreciated great, John Ruiz was disliked by some philistines and neophytes.

The cognoscenti of the sport truly understand his greatness.

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Old 11-15-2012, 07:23 PM   #6
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I am surprised Senor Pepe has not got here yet.

Maybe he wet himself in excitement, and does not want to touch any electrical appliances at the moment...

For once, in Pepe's defence, Ali would be a good call here.
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Old 11-15-2012, 07:56 PM   #7
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Wlad..That piece of shit wins by a long shot
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Old 11-15-2012, 07:58 PM   #8
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Isn't this a no brainer for Jack Johnson?
I agree totally. Gotta be jack johnson. There were people gettin murdered over his fights such was the hatred towards the guy
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Old 11-15-2012, 08:10 PM   #9
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Wlad..That piece of shit wins by a long shot
more than half of this forum are nothing but deluded klittards
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Old 11-15-2012, 08:21 PM   #10
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more than half of this forum are nothing but deluded klittards
No , most are delusional brittards.
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Old 11-15-2012, 08:31 PM   #11
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Larry Holmes, to a certain extent.
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Harold Johnson. He was so technically good that he wasn't appreciated by the fans of knuckle-dragging blood, guts and gore.
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He was only the WBA champ to be sure, but Ernie Terrell.
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Gene Tunney, for being an intellectual and whipping a hero.
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Old 11-16-2012, 12:39 AM   #15
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Sammy Angott was routinely booed for his safety first 'clutch' style even though he notched an amazing list of scalps including some over Jenkins, Montgomer, and William.

And the guy lined up to fight Robinson THREE times, when he was a lightweight and Ray was a massive welterweight. That takes some serious stones.
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