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Old 02-03-2013, 04:33 AM   #31
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He really did.
We could say the same thing about Hagler then. Hagler was only 32 when he retired.
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Old 02-03-2013, 04:36 AM   #32
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Marciano beat nothing but shop worn walcott, Charles, an a shot to pieces louis. Some people actually try to argue that they still had anything left lol...At least Hagler beat prime solid fighters. The win over Hearns is better than any scalp Marciano ever had.
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We could say the same thing about Hagler then. Hagler was only 32 when he retired.
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Old 02-03-2013, 06:14 AM   #33
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Something left?

Walcott was the champion and Charles, Moore and Louis were the highest ranked opponents he could face.

criticism of who Rocky faced demonstrates a poor understanding of his era.

To answer the question though my top 5 list would be:

Marciano
Tunney
Lewis
Monzon
Lopez

There are others who retired at a good time for their career but never quite received the recognition they deserved during it so an argument could be made the retirement was bad (like packey for instance)
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Old 02-03-2013, 06:23 AM   #34
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Ricardo Lopez

definitly.
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Old 02-03-2013, 07:06 AM   #35
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Sven Ottke.
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Old 02-03-2013, 07:24 AM   #36
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Yeah keep telling yourself that lol. Rocky did **** at heavyweight an came around at the exact right time. I watched that era at 26 probably more than you have. Some people have him at number 3 an 4 is a ****in
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Something left?

Walcott was the champion and Charles, Moore and Louis were the highest ranked opponents he could face.

criticism of who Rocky faced demonstrates a poor understanding of his era.

To answer the question though my top 5 list would be:

Marciano
Tunney
Lewis
Monzon
Lopez

There are others who retired at a good time for their career but never quite received the recognition they deserved during it so an argument could be made the retirement was bad (like packey for instance)
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Old 02-03-2013, 07:27 AM   #37
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Old 02-03-2013, 07:49 AM   #38
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Yeah keep telling yourself that lol. Rocky did **** at heavyweight an came around at the exact right time. I watched that era at 26 probably more than you have. Some people have him at number 3 an 4 is a ****in
keep telling myself that? how could I tell myself anything different? Walcott was the champion, Louis, Charles and Moore were the highest ranked opponents he could face.

Damn right he's my number 4, how many champions can rival his dominance?
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The fact that they were highest ranked tells you all you need to know about that period. The division was at a turning point an one of the worst in history. It made the mid 80's look golden. Walcott was a spotholder at that point. (my favorite heavyweight ever). Ill admit the Archie win was good an he was fresh on his run up to that fight. Louis was a corpse, Ezzard badly faded an flat. Roland an Don. Lol.... You an my grandpa with Marciano ill tell ya. Its cool though your still one of my favorite posters to read here
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keep telling myself that? how could I tell myself anything different? Walcott was the champion, Louis, Charles and Moore were the highest ranked opponents he could face.

Damn right he's my number 4, how many champions can rival his dominance?
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The fact that they were highest ranked tells you all you need to know about that period. The division was at a turning point an one of the worst in history. It made the mid 80's look golden. Walcott was a spotholder at that point. (my favorite heavyweight ever). Ill admit the Archie win was good an he was fresh on his run up to that fight. Louis was a corpse, Ezzard badly faded an flat. Roland an Don. Lol.... You an my grandpa with Marciano ill tell ya. Its cool though your still one of my favorite posters to read here
maybe it was a weak period but rocky did what he had to do and cleaned the division out.
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Sugar Shane Robinson never fought Hagler, that was Sugar Randy Leonard.
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Old 02-03-2013, 08:43 AM   #42
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Old 02-03-2013, 08:46 AM   #43
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Randy Leonard was great. What was your favorite fight of his? I thought he looked a bit limited against Bob Duran but he was spec-****ing-tacular against Timmy Hearns. Mark Hagler was older when they fought, though.
He certainly ducked Fat Lawson.
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Old 02-03-2013, 09:18 AM   #44
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Spinks
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They lost their last fights but I believe they both cashed out at the perfect time.
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Old 02-03-2013, 12:39 PM   #45
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You're a re****.

This isn't a discussion of ATG status, this is a discussion of retiring at the ideal time. You God Damn Re****.
Calzaghe retired at the "right" time?, how more of a dumb piece of **** can you possibly be?
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