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Old 09-13-2009, 03:54 PM   #16
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Well his record in the decade is outstanding and 14 (?)successful defences as good as anyone. Cervantes would be a good call but he looked very much second best vs Benitez and outclassed by Locche, 1st time around. I'd say Benitez too just misses out despite two titles (the Leonard loss and a few below-par performances the main reasons).
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Old 09-14-2009, 12:48 AM   #17
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1. Monzon (undefeated in the decade, champ for seven years, record of 25-0 in the decade).

2. Duran (Montreal would have happened six months before I'd have voted him #1)

3. Ali. Achievement-wise makes it top 3, but he was beatable.

4. Arguello. A great record in this decade, two division champ.

5. Napoles. Regarded almost unanimously as the best p4p in boxing until 1974, so has to rank high.

Too little to choose from 6-10,probably:

Foster, Gomez, Zarate, Olivares, Canto.
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Old 09-14-2009, 07:01 AM   #18
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Excellent list.
Yeah, that coincides perfectly with my revised list I said I was going to make....I don't have to type it now. Monzon at #1, and all the rest are sorted out.
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Old 09-14-2009, 07:28 AM   #19
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1.duran 2. Ali 3.monzon 4.napoloes 5.arguello 6.gomez7.olivares 8.foster 9.foreman10.benitez-zarate 12 pedroza 13 canto-fraizer 15.cervantes16 danny lopez
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Old 09-14-2009, 08:26 AM   #20
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I always thought Duran was the best boxer of the seventies but looking at it Monzon may very well take the honour. Wins over Nino Benvenuti x2, Emile Griffith x2, Jose Napoles and Rodrigo Valdez x2 oudoes Duran's wins over Ken Buchanan, Esteban De Jesus x2 and Palomino quite easily really. Everyone agree?
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Maybe but griffith was past his prime,napoloes was too small he was a lightweight at one time,and monzon a big mwt monzons 70s record was 25-0with 19 knockouts durans was 52-1 with 40 knockouts. Im picking duran just on skills and i think he beats out monzon in that department
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Maybe but griffith was past his prime,napoloes was too small he was a lightweight at one time,and monzon a big mwt monzons 70s record was 25-0with 19 knockouts durans was 52-1 with 40 knockouts. Im picking duran just on skills and i think he beats out monzon in that department
I go for Duran as well with wins over Ernesto Marcel, HiroshI Kobayoshi, Buchanan, DeJesus x 2, Guts ishimatsu, Mamby, Palomino plus some other solid contenders, Fernandez, Thompson, Villa, Viruet(Edwin and Adolfo).
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Im still not sure myself. Overall career wise I definitely rank Duran higher although Monzon isnt far behind but for the decade? Its tough.
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