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Old 08-11-2007, 02:49 AM   #61
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Old 08-11-2007, 08:44 AM   #62
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Dempsey
Holmes
Hagler
Duran
Chavez
Picks could change anyday though.
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Old 08-11-2007, 08:38 PM   #63
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Joe Louis
Rocky Marciano
Muhammad Ali
Sugar Ray Leonard

AP you only picked 4!
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Old 08-11-2007, 08:46 PM   #64
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1) Shane Mosley: Colorful, classy, and classic, Mosley fights with a mix of ferocity, professionalism, and determination that I have always found extremely entertaining. He's had more longevity that some might have imagined given his style and extremely high level of competition. Love the way he commits to the body, which spawned from thousands of hours sparring with the best Mexican and chicano fighters in California. He's got a great story too, tales abound of him sparring Azuma Nelson at the age of 15. Finally, there is somewhat of a personal connection. When I boxed, which seems like a thousand years ago, I got to meet Shane and his dad, and both men were 100 percent class acts.


2) Jack Dempsey: Talk about a guy who seemed to fight angry. No mercy, ever. JD thought to score a brutal knockout every second of every fight. He liked to beat people up. Took pride in it. The archetype for vicious heavyweights.

3) Marvin Hagler: I loved the chip on his shoulder. He used the injustices done to him to motivate him. Picture the exact opposite of Dave Tiberi if you're not sure what I'm alluding to. Hagler came in 100 percent top shape every single fight. As pure a fighter as there ever was. Could box, could slug, and could take a kick from a mule on the chin. When he walked away, he did so they way it SHOULD be done. No attention whoring, he moved on like a man, albeit bitter, and moved on the to the next phase of his life. Not suprsingly, he was a success there too.

4) Marco Antonio Barrera: I can't tell you many how many fun nights of boxing I enjoyed watching this guy. Except for Gatti, he produced more pure entertainment value than anyone on my list. Smooth, stylistic aggressor who was almost never in a boring match. Best of all, whenever people called his career over, he'd come back better than ever. All the more impressive considering this man had alot of options, and could have walked away comfortable in his accomplishments and future earnings possibilities.

5) Arturo Gatti: Heart and soul. Face turned into hamburger. A left hook that was a bigger harbinger of doom than Batman's utility belt. Patterson, Rodriguez, Ruelas, Manfredy, Robinson, Ward. Nuff said.
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Old 08-11-2007, 10:03 PM   #65
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1 Muhamed Ali
2 Carlos Monzon
3 Oscar de la hoya
4 Tommy Hearns
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Old 08-11-2007, 10:08 PM   #66
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Bernard Hopkins
Shane Mosley
Kostya Tszyu
Arturo Gatti
Vitali Klitschko
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Old 08-12-2007, 01:39 AM   #67
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Less is more. Besides, everyone else is picking more than 5, so I figured I'd go the other way. Basically, I left one spot open in case something jumped out at me later. There are so many that could fill that spot, I couldn't bring myself to do it. There are a whole lot of fighters that I love to watch, but had various reasons for leaving off.
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Old 08-12-2007, 05:04 AM   #68
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Let me bring up Ike 'Bazooka' Quartey. That guy had an aesthetically pleasing style and boy what a jab! He was at times gunshy and didn't have big-fight accomplishments besides a close points loss to Oscar De La Hoya, but he's one of my favorites as well

Sorry, Apollack! I had to 'steal' that vacant 5th spot
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Old 08-12-2007, 07:10 AM   #69
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Rocky Marciano.....
Marvin Hagler....
Joe Frazier.....
Joe Louis.....
Jack Dempsey....
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Old 08-12-2007, 07:13 AM   #70
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1) Shane Mosley: Colorful, classy, and classic, Mosley fights with a mix of ferocity, professionalism, and determination that I have always found extremely entertaining. He's had more longevity that some might have imagined given his style and extremely high level of competition. Love the way he commits to the body, which spawned from thousands of hours sparring with the best Mexican and chicano fighters in California. He's got a great story too, tales abound of him sparring Azuma Nelson at the age of 15. Finally, there is somewhat of a personal connection. When I boxed, which seems like a thousand years ago, I got to meet Shane and his dad, and both men were 100 percent class acts.


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Yeah, well said, he is all class that guy.
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Old 08-12-2007, 07:21 AM   #71
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1. Zab Judah
2. Zab Judah
3. Zab Judah
4. Zab Judah
5. Zab Judah
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Old 08-12-2007, 07:45 AM   #72
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Thomas Hearns
Eddie Mustafa Muhammad
Super Greg Page
Edwin Rosario
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Old 08-12-2007, 07:54 AM   #73
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Tony Ayala
Tony Ayala
Tony Ayala
Tony Ayala
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Old 08-12-2007, 07:56 AM   #74
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