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Old 03-11-2011, 12:04 AM   #16
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pre 30's era and 1940s

No Leonard's back then
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Old 03-11-2011, 12:21 AM   #17
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For big men it has to be the 70s. Look at anyone's ATG HW list and see which decade is chokes that thing out.

Below that, I'd have to say the 80s as well. For the really little guys, the last 10-15 years have been fabulous. I'm only around 40, so I can't speak for anything pre 70s.
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Old 03-11-2011, 04:11 AM   #18
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The most exciting era in boxing is turn of the century and just before I guess, Fitz, Walcott, McAuliffe, characters like this. ****ing Wyatt Earp was ref in a crooked Fitz fight ffs Fitz and his freakish apparent never to be equalled pound for pound punching power shipping terrible beatings that would be stopped in any other era to men 40lbs heavier...maybe the deepest division in the history of the sport with the Gans era lightweights...great boxers chased out of town by legal nicities fighting world title fights in a literal lawless no-man's land...great black pioneers like Dixon annexing world titles from a society that still thought him a slave. Some crazy and wonderful shit back then.

No footage though.

Of the filmed ones, I don't have a favourite era. Boxing is boxing, who give a shit if it's in black and white or colour?
The turn of the 20th century is indeed a fascinating era of boxing. Very much a transitional phase,as it seemed a hybrid of the old time prize fighting,and boxing as we know it today.
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Old 03-11-2011, 05:04 AM   #19
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Being a huge fan of Ali, Frazier, and Foreman the 1970's are my favourite period. Speaking of the turn of the century - if ever build a time machine I need to go back and see Wyatt Earp ref that fight.
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Old 03-11-2011, 06:03 AM   #20
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I would say the 70s for the Heavyweight division... Ali, Foreman, Frazier, Norton, Holmes, Shavers.....
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Old 03-11-2011, 07:05 AM   #21
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The Golden Era --1920~1949. Less interested in pre Walker-Law era at this point anyway, and almost as interested in 50s thru today.
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