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View Poll Results: Who In Your Opinion Was The Greatest LHW Of All Time?
Archie Moore 5 12.82%
Ezzard Charles 22 56.41%
Michael Spinks 6 15.38%
Tommy Loughran 0 0%
Jimmy Bivins 0 0%
Bob Foster 1 2.56%
Roy Jones Jr 0 0%
Kid McCoy 0 0%
Gene Tunney 4 10.26%
Other (If So Name) 1 2.56%
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Old 12-25-2009, 05:05 AM   #16
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Ezzard Charles for me.
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Old 12-25-2009, 05:11 AM   #17
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Archie Moore, even though he did lose to Charles three times.
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Old 12-25-2009, 05:15 AM   #18
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You may as well drop Moore right now because we know for sure he finishes behind Charles.

My guess is that it would maybe come down to Tunney & Charles (tho decent footage would help)
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Old 12-25-2009, 05:43 AM   #19
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Poll To Come.......
Tunney/Charles ,but Sam Langford should get a shout here too.
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Old 12-25-2009, 05:47 AM   #20
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**** it......... Michael Spinks....... Spinks was champ at 175 and at 200+ pounds........ He barely tallied up 30 pro fights, but he has an amateur background too.......... Spinks is # 1 for me..... Plus, I favor him cuz he was champ in my golden yrs in high school........

# 2 is Bob Foster....... Foster was a murderer for anyone who fought between 160 to 175 pounds...... Foster really was only beatable when he fought above 179 pounds against bigger dudes who were able to handle his power....... Also, Foster was a serious bad-ass well into his later 30s....

# 3 is Archie Moore........ Moore was great, but tall boxers with speed, guile and power were normally able to out-finess him in a match...... But Moore sometimes got home with a punch of his own to end matters... Moore was great........

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i voted 'other' only because i couldnt seperate you top 3 plus conn and foster. The l/heavys to me is probabley the hardest to pick as i think they are too hard to pick one supreme fighter
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Old 12-25-2009, 07:31 AM   #21
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Ezzard Charles.
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Old 12-25-2009, 07:57 AM   #22
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Only allowed 10 on the poll. Who do you take off for Conn?
Jones Jr. shouldn't be on that list.

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Virgil Hill always gets shitted on at 175, but he made 20+ defenses over TWO reigns...... YES! His comp was merely good to average but, he deserves credit..... He also won a belt at 190 as well......

I'd vote Virgil Hill into the IBHOF...... He also has a silver medal from '84........ For **** sakes.......

That '91 loss to Hearns by decision still haunts Hill's legacy to this day....... Hill's 2007 decision loss to Henry Maske was horrid.... The fight stunk, but I thought Hill out-pointed Maske on the punch-stat...... Maske threw 10 punchers a round and was slow as shit......... Maske got some home cooking there........

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Yea, Hill often get's overlooked and I like him very much. A very nice and humble human beeing Also he is the third best lhw of the 90s I'd say just short of Michalchewski and Jones but not by that much. He deserves to be included into the HoF.

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Amateur achievements should not count when judging the pro career of a fighter.
Maske won in 2007 and clearly. The fight was a stinker but Maske made Hill fight his fight, controlled the pace and flow of the fight, landed the cleaner and harder punches and showed the better defence. Hill threw more but landed less. How anybody could have this fight for Hill really amazes me.

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Dominated the weight class for seven years and defeated McCallum, Hill, Griffin, Reggie Johnson, Harding, Gonzalez, Tarver, Trinidad and Lacy at the weight. Aswell as unifing the division.

I would like to hear your reasons on you rating Conn higher than him at 175lb.
Sorry but Jones did not dominate the weightclass. He was the number one contender of the linear champ who was DM but never made that fight happen - and if he wanted the fight would have happened. The only fighters of note at the time he beat them are Hill, who just came of a loss to DM and Tarver, who's only claim to fame is basically beating Jones. All the other guys were either far past their prime and/or far removed from their best weight, never has beens or just average.
Jones at lhw get's very overated. He should be top15 but nothing more.


To the topic:
I rank Charles, Moore and Foster alongside each other in my tier one. If I would have to decide I'd pick Charles as numero uno.
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Old 12-25-2009, 08:51 AM   #23
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charles
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Old 12-25-2009, 09:04 AM   #24
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Though I can think of others that would have concievably beat him in a matchup, I choose Ezzard Charles as the best overall.
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Old 12-25-2009, 09:31 AM   #25
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Ezzard Charles.
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Old 12-25-2009, 09:37 AM   #26
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I voted for Charles. I almost voted for Spinks but I have to admit to being biased towards fighters who fought 100 to 200 + fights versus guys who fought 30 odd fights (despite that being my era). I think H2H Spinks would be a very tough out for any of these guys.
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Old 12-25-2009, 09:42 AM   #27
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I'll second that. Foster was just a stone-cold monster as a LHW. I'd loved watching his fights back in the day. I'll never forget when he flattened Mike Quarry. I thought Bob killed him.

1. Foster

2. Spinks

3. Charles

4. Moore


He ****ing took Dick Tigers face off him as well
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Old 12-25-2009, 10:17 AM   #28
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archie moore. but i can live with the fact if someone says charles. all the rest is bullsh..
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