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Old 11-16-2012, 11:46 AM   #31
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I think Cleverly and Bellew would batter any European fighter. If you were to go through the weightclasses and pick the best European fighter in each I believe Brits would be at the top of most:

Heavyweight - Wlad Klitschko

Cruiser - Marco Huck

Light Heavy - Nathan Cleverly

Super Middleweight - Carl Froch (there's an argument for Kessler but he's not been very active and didn't look great against Allan 'Bum' Green)

Middle - Pirog (Does Golovkin count as European? If so I'd say him)

Light Middle - Sergei Dzinziruk

Welter - Kell Brook

Light Welter - Amir Khan

Lightweight - Ricky Burns

Super Feather - Liam Walsh/Vitali Tajbert

Feather - Lee Selby

Super Bantam - Carl Frampton

Bantam - Jamie McDonnell

Super Fly - Paul Butler

Flyweight - ??
Campillo is the best light heavyweight in Europe.
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Old 11-17-2012, 05:18 AM   #32
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Pirog is Russian. You may be thinking of some other middleweight, though.
Sorry, I meant Golovkin.

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Abraham came to Germany at 14 I think. He started boxing in Germany and is a German citizen. He can be a German boxer as much as he wants to.
Apparently Abraham was 15 when he moved to Germany. And he most definitely considers himself Armenian. Which is fair enough.
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Old 11-21-2012, 05:58 AM   #33
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A) BRITAIN is three countries. Not 4.

B) Why are you mentioning the likes of Enzo, Cleverly, Rees and Frampton?

England has produced the likes of Kid Berg, Kid Lewis, Brown, Moran, Turpin, Downes, Mills, Minter, Stracey, Conteh, Benn, Eubank, Honeyghan, Hamed ... some would claim Fitzsimmons and Lennox (i'm not one of them) ... in the past decade we've produced the likes of Hatton, Haye and Froch to go with some pretty solid beltholders.

So yeah, I stick by my assertion that England has produced a greater volume of top tier fighters then any other European nation.
The thread, seems to be, about BRITAIN (not England, in particular). Hence, why I was trying to eliminate ambiguity, with regards to fighters nationalities, from the thread.

I threw in Rees, Cleverly, et al, as they were names that had popped up earlier in the thread.

If we're talking about the island of Britain, then sure.. its 3. For most intents and purposes, though, its GB (which, includes NI).
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Old 11-21-2012, 06:27 AM   #34
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Except Frampton isn't British.
is he irish catholic? i genuinely dont know so theres no ulterior motive here, i assumed he was but on ringside he seemed to live in a unionist area
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Old 11-28-2012, 08:18 PM   #35
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Well, the two main boxing centres in Europe are the UK and germany. so it would be one of them, as germany imports a lot of eastern euro fighters i would say the UK
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Old 11-28-2012, 08:18 PM   #36
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and scott quigg is significantly better than carl frampton imo, though there may be some worries about his chin...
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Old 12-10-2012, 02:12 PM   #37
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Pirog is from Kazakhstan - he is not Russian.

Abraham is Armenian.

Furthermore Amir Khan has achieved more then Povetkin, Lebedev and Wlodarczyk. Why does he not warrant a mention?

And if we're talking historically England have been the most successful nation in the whole of Europe by some distance.
And Lewis is from Canada, right?! What are you talking about? Get you sh$t together. Golovkin has Russian roots It is the same with another prominent fighter from Kazakhstan - Vassily Jirov. Both are of Russian origin.

Khan gets beaten every time he steps up. What he has done besides his gift against Kotelnik. Had he fought him outside of the UK, he would have dreamed about a belt.

I wasn't talking hystorically but at this point.

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Old 12-10-2012, 02:21 PM   #38
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How is Froch not first tier? His resume is clearly ahead of Vitali's. Dirrell, Pascal, Taylor, Johnson and Bute are calibre's Vitali can't dream of in his piss poor division.
Froch has a good resume yet his is not the best in his division. He hasn't dominated the way Vitaliy does. Not to mention Vitaliy's hystorical comeback after the longest lay off or never been down in so many title fights. Vitaliy has cemented his legacy on those two things alone. Froch has alot to do to reach Vitaliy's legacy.

Froch is good and I like his will to fight everywhere. He gave Ward a good run. He fights tough opponents all the time...well except Mack...

Division is stronger than ever. Competition is very good. Never in hystory of boxing competition was so good. 20-30 years ago it was basically local American competition. Nowadays it is worldwide. Worldwide...
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Old 12-10-2012, 02:53 PM   #39
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You think Khan got a gift against Kotelnik?
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You think Khan got a gift against Kotelnik?

He wouldn't get it outside of the UK. Let's be honest about it. Why didn't he get the nod against Pederson?
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Old 12-10-2012, 03:25 PM   #41
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You think Khan got a gift against Kotelnik?

Look at the global picture. With Khan or without him Ukraine is miles ahead. 3-4 place is not bad.
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Old 12-11-2012, 11:18 AM   #42
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He wouldn't get it outside of the UK. Let's be honest about it. Why didn't he get the nod against Pederson?
Peterson actually hit him though, more than once.
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Peterson actually hit him though, more than once.
So did Kotelnik. Anyways, Khan is not that good. His claim to fame is that he manage to survive against Maidana. There is only one khan and this is Khan Kubrat not Amir.

The best British fighters are Froch and Gaye at this point. Others just fill the picture. You have alot of fighters, good venues for boxing and devoted fans.
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He wouldn't get it outside of the UK. Let's be honest about it. Why didn't he get the nod against Pederson?
You think Kotelinik won the fight? Or just that biased judges outside of the UK (as opposed to biased judges from the UK) wouldn't give him the win? If you think Khan lost, then you are certifiably insane. If you think judges from elsewhere wouldn't have awarded the win then that is irrelevant, Khan won that fight without any doubt, regardless of what any imaginary foreign judges may have thought.
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Old 12-11-2012, 03:42 PM   #45
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So did Kotelnik. Anyways, Khan is not that good. His claim to fame is that he manage to survive against Maidana. There is only one khan and this is Khan Kubrat not Amir.

The best British fighters are Froch and Gaye at this point. Others just fill the picture. You have alot of fighters, good venues for boxing and devoted fans.
Mate, I can't stand Khan, but I think I had him winning every round.
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