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Old 12-30-2012, 05:38 AM   #1
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.....has the greatest WBO reign of terror?

Who fought the longest list of obscure opponents?

Is it Calzaghe, Eubank, Nelson...etc ?
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Old 12-30-2012, 06:10 AM   #2
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Calzaghe IMO

that decade is one of the lowest points in british boxing

So many names he could have knocked off at that point.
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Old 12-30-2012, 06:18 AM   #3
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Nelson by far. Eubank's and Calzaghe's reigns were littered with quality fighters like Mike Watson, Graciano Rocchi, Mikkel Kessler, Nigel Benn, Lindell H, Rob Reid, Rich Woodhall, Charles Brewer, Byron Mitchell, Tony Thornton, and I suppose Lacy.
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Old 12-30-2012, 06:30 AM   #4
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Calzaghe IMO

that decade is one of the lowest points in british boxing
Look at the 30s through to the 70s, the UK barely had more than three world class fighters at any one time in that period. As the 80s began, we started to get a bit of depth. By the time 1997 was here, we had at least half a dozen world class fighters, that is an historic high, not low for the sport in this Country.
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Old 12-30-2012, 06:42 AM   #5
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Look at the 30s through to the 70s, the UK barely had more than three world class fighters at any one time in that period. As the 80s began, we started to get a bit of depth. By the time 1997 was here, we had at least half a dozen world class fighters, that is an historic high, not low for the sport in this Country.
I mean "his" decade

wasted away.

Typical reign of "he who must not be named" managed fighter.
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Old 12-30-2012, 06:44 AM   #6
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.....has the greatest WBO reign of terror?

Who fought the longest list of obscure opponents?

Is it Calzaghe, Eubank, Nelson...etc ?
Steve Robinson or Scott Harrison, probably the former
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Old 12-30-2012, 07:07 AM   #7
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.....has the greatest WBO reign of terror?

Who fought the longest list of obscure opponents?

Is it Calzaghe, Eubank, Nelson...etc ?
Naseem Hamed, 5 years he defended his WBO title.
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Old 12-30-2012, 07:25 AM   #8
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Nelson by far. Eubank's and Calzaghe's reigns were littered with quality fighters like Mike Watson, Graciano Rocchi, Mikkel Kessler, Nigel Benn, Lindell H, Rob Reid, Rich Woodhall, Charles Brewer, Byron Mitchell, Tony Thornton, and I suppose Lacy.
Nelson loses points imo for travelling so often & taking on guys in their hometown, a WBO reign of terror should be as easy as possible.

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Steve Robinson or Scott Harrison, probably the former


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Naseem Hamed, 5 years he defended his WBO title.
Good shout, but Naz loses points for unifying & going to America.
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Old 12-30-2012, 07:39 AM   #9
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Look at the 30s through to the 70s, the UK barely had more than three world class fighters at any one time in that period. As the 80s began, we started to get a bit of depth. By the time 1997 was here, we had at least half a dozen world class fighters, that is an historic high, not low for the sport in this Country.

WHAT???

there were only 8 divisions NOT 17!!!

ONE world champion and the Lonsdale Belt for many a year was as good as.
Fighters had to earn their right at a title fight the long & hard way... and many who could have never got near titles such was the comp.

Britain ruled boxing in the lower weights, and our Champions & Leading Contenders were the real deal...

the only reason we have more as you put it, is because of the 17 weight divisions and at least 5 possible world title belts to pursue and achieve after only having fought anywhere from 15 - 25 fights.

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WHAT???

there were only 8 divisions NOT 17!!!

ONE world champion and the Lonsdale Belt for many a year was as good as.
Fighters had to earn their right at a title fight the long & hard way... and many who could have never got near titles such was the comp.

Britain ruled boxing in the lower weights, and our Champions & Leading Contenders were the real deal...

the only reason we have more as you put it, is because of the 17 weight divisions and at least 5 possible world title belts to pursue and achieve after only having fought anywhere from 15 - 25 fights.

Well said.
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Old 12-30-2012, 12:31 PM   #11
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Nelson because he was in a shit division, he shoulda given Carl Thompson a rematch imo.
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Old 12-30-2012, 03:52 PM   #12
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WHAT???

there were only 8 divisions NOT 17!!!

ONE world champion and the Lonsdale Belt for many a year was as good as.
Fighters had to earn their right at a title fight the long & hard way... and many who could have never got near titles such was the comp.

Britain ruled boxing in the lower weights, and our Champions & Leading Contenders were the real deal...

the only reason we have more as you put it, is because of the 17 weight divisions and at least 5 possible world title belts to pursue and achieve after only having fought anywhere from 15 - 25 fights.

I think you are looking back with rose tinted glasses, to a 'golden era' that simply was not there. We were generally shocking above 112; relying on one or two exceptional talents to come through a poor domestic scene at any one time. It was not until the 80s when TV money and the Duff et al Promoters cartel was broken (led for all the grief he (often rightly) gets here, by FW) that the sport started to comeback to life and things got better.
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