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Old 01-20-2011, 08:33 PM   #1
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What were the best best era's in the original 8 weight classes?

Heavyweight - Late 60's thru mid 70's

Light heavyweight - Late 70's thru mid 80's

Middleweight - Late 40's thru mid to late 50's

Welterweight - Mid/late 30's thru early 40's or late 70's to early/mid 80's

Lightweight - Mid teens thru early 20's

Featherweight - ???

Bantamweight - ???

Flyweight
- ???
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Old 01-20-2011, 08:58 PM   #2
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Good post but many of the boxers in the weight classes from the golden of boxing will be under weight compared to today's heavyweights and other weight classes.

Guys like Marciano would be a Light Heavyweight or Cruiser-weight. I think it kind of hard to gauge the best of the best.
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Old 01-20-2011, 09:04 PM   #3
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Heavyweight: Agreed.

Lt. Heavyweight: Probably the 40's and thereabouts, but I can't disagree too vehemently with your choice. Easily my favorite era.

Middleweight: Teens/20's or the 30's/40's. Both exceptionally deep.

Welterweight: 40's or thereabouts in terms of depth, 70's in terms of top quality.

Lightweight: 20's/40's

Featherweight: 60's

Bantamweight: Anywhere from the 60's to the early 80's.

Flyweight: See above.
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Old 01-20-2011, 09:05 PM   #4
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Good post but many of the boxers in the weight classes from the golden of boxing will be under weight compared to today's heavyweights and other weight classes.

Guys like Marciano would be a Light Heavyweight or Cruiser-weight. I think it kind of hard to gauge the best of the best.
So I guess it's a good thing he didn't mention Marciano's era then?
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Heavyweight: Agreed.

Lt. Heavyweight: Probably the 40's and thereabouts, but I can't disagree too vehemently with your choice. Easily my favorite era.

Lightweight: 20's/40's
I may be inclined to agree with the years 1933-1937 being a close second to the late teens/early 20's, but the 40's would be a distant 3rd (at best) in my opinion.

Great call on the the early to late 40's light heavyweight era. Don't know how I let that one slip by but I have to agree its a better era than the one I named.
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Old 01-20-2011, 09:55 PM   #6
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So I guess it's a good thing he didn't mention Marciano's era then?
yeah, you are right what was I thinking.
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Good post but many of the boxers in the weight classes from the golden of boxing will be under weight compared to today's heavyweights and other weight classes.

Guys like Marciano would be a Light Heavyweight or Cruiser-weight. I think it kind of hard to gauge the best of the best.
The thing is, Im not asking about how they would do p4p, only which era's were the most competitive. With all due respect, one has nothing to do with the other.
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HW - 70's

LHW - 40's

MW - 80's

WW - 80's

LW - 90's

FW - 90's

BW - 70's

FW - 90's
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lightweight - late 1890s to early 1900s over any other decade easily.
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Heavyweight - 70īs and 90īs

Light heavyweight - 50īs

Middleweight - 40īs and 70īs

Welterweight - 40īs

Lightweight - 20īs

Featherweight - 60īs and 80īs

Bantamweight - 60īs and 70īs and today

Flyweight - 70īs
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Old 02-23-2011, 04:14 AM   #11
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I think from lw to mw the 30s would be competative with any era for the first place. Thing is most great fighters there moved through the weights - very similar to now actually - and only stayed at one weight for a while. Most ended up at welterweight for a longer part of their career though.
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