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Old 01-13-2013, 04:27 AM   #1
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Default Best fighter an Australian has ever faced.

Thoughts on the best fighter that an Australian boxer has ever faced, two ways you could approach this;

1.The boxer in mention was in their prime e.g. Hector Thompson vs Roberto Duran.

2. The boxer was either past his prime or hadn't become great yet e.g. Danny Green vs Roy Jones, Skinny Hussein vs Manny Pacquiao.
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Old 01-13-2013, 04:29 AM   #2
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Default Re: Best fighter an Australian has ever faced.

Taylor v Mosley
Troy Waters v Terry Norris
Troy Waters v Felix Trindad
Kelly v RJJ

Mosley, Norris and RJJ were all top 3 P4P at the time. Felix was Top 10 but not long after top 3
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Old 01-13-2013, 04:31 AM   #3
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Thoughts on the best fighter that an Australian boxer has ever faced, two ways you could approach this;

1.The boxer in mention was in their prime e.g. Hector Thompson vs Roberto Duran.

2. The boxer was either past his prime or hadn't become great yet e.g. Danny Green vs Roy Jones, Skinny Hussein vs Manny Pacquiao.
Thompson V Duran is very very hard to beat.!!!!
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Old 01-13-2013, 04:32 AM   #4
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Default Re: Best fighter an Australian has ever faced.

I suppose if you include amateurs as well, then no one would top Tony Madigan who fought Muhammad Ali. Followed closely by Athol McQueen vs Joe Frazier
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Katsidis vs Juan Manuel Marquez has to be up there...
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Todd Makelim V Pac Man
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Old 01-13-2013, 04:42 AM   #7
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Tony Mundine vs Carlos Monzon would have to rate up near Thompson vs Duran.
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Thompson also fought Antonio Cervantes one of the Great Coumbian fighters.!!!!
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Old 01-13-2013, 04:49 AM   #9
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Tony Mundine vs Carlos Monzon would have to rate up near Thompson vs Duran.
That's the first that came to mind followed by Katz and Juan Manuel Marquez.

French and nelson rates a mention
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Mundine v Ottke ............ just saying
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mundine v ottke ............ Just saying
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Mundine v Ottke ............ just saying
Similar ending to when Tony Mundine Senior fought Kahu Mahanga.!!!!
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Mundine v Ottke ............ just saying



IMO Take a bow Rick Thornberry .
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That's the first that came to mind followed by Katz and Juan Manuel Marquez.

French and nelson rates a mention
Fenech vs Zarate as well as Fenech vs Zaragoza probably rate a mention.

Zarate is one of the greatest Mexican fighters of all time and while Fenech caught him at the end of his career, his name would carry as much weight as JMM.
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Alf Blatch fought the great Henry Armstrong back in the 1930's. Thats got to be up there.
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