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Old 03-04-2015, 03:18 PM   #1
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Default Top 20 Greatest Boxers Of All Time?

Who are the top boxers that were transcendent that make this list?
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Old 03-04-2015, 11:02 PM   #2
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No order

I suppose

1 John L Sullivan, for putting boxing in the spot lite in the 1880's, and pretty much working on making it a glove sport.

2 Ali

3 Louis

4 Robinson welter weight and middleweight

5 Jack Dempsey for making it a million $ sport

6 Harry Greb

7 Benny Leonard perhaps the greatness fighter of the 1920's.

8 George Dixon for being the first man of color champ

9 Jack Johnson for breaking the color bar in the heavyweight division

10 Jack Dempsey the middleweight for his work in the 1880's I guess?

11 Bob Fitzsimons for being all some. Middleweight, Heavweight and lightheavyweight titles during his run.

12 Henry Armstrong for holding 3 titles at once.

13 Ross, great boxer, 3 weight champ, and carry on the Jewish boxing reins from Benny Leonard

14 Joe Walcott at the turn of the century. Not the heavyweight.

15 Joe Gans, perhaps one of the greatness lightweights ever

16 Jimmy Wilde, underrated, perhaps, but he was the star of the flyweights of the 20's.

17 Jim Corbett perhaps on style.

18 Rocky Marciano's undefeated run perhaps

19 Mickey Walker for his run for the welter weights, up to heavyweights. At one time was ranked 5th in the heavyweights. Unreal for a former welterweight.

20 Ketchel perhaps?

No order. Just thinking of 20 guys that transcendent the sport.

Its really hard to nail 20 guys as I know I left many off.
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Old 03-05-2015, 11:28 AM   #3
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Very ggod list.
Maybe Floyd Patterson for being the first man to regain the heavyweight title?
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For transcendent boxers...

1. John L Sullivan
2. Bob Fitzsimmons
3. Joe Gans
4. Sam Langford
5. Jack Johnson
6. Jack Dempsey
7. Benny Leonard
8. Harry Greb
9. Joe Louis
10. Henry Armstrong
11. Sugar Ray Robinson
12. Rocky Marciano
13. Clay/Ali
14. Roberto Duran
15. Ray Leonard
16. Mike Tyson
17. Julio Cesar Chavez
18. Floyd Mayweather
19. Roy Jones, Jr.
20. Maske!
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Old 03-05-2015, 11:49 AM   #5
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Wilie Pep - comes to mind and often to this very day held up as the pinnacle of pure Boxing Ability
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Old 03-05-2015, 05:59 PM   #7
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Johnson, Dempsey, Louis, Marciano, Ali, Frazier, Tyson, Holyfield, Greb, Pep, Armstrong, Robinson, Duran, Leonard, Hagler, Chavez, Mayweather, Manny Pac, Lennox Lewis, De La Hoya.
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Thought Wilde was earlier than the twenties.
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For transcendent boxers...

1. John L Sullivan
2. Bob Fitzsimmons
3. Joe Gans
4. Sam Langford
5. Jack Johnson
6. Jack Dempsey
7. Benny Leonard
8. Harry Greb
9. Joe Louis
10. Henry Armstrong
11. Sugar Ray Robinson
12. Rocky Marciano
13. Clay/Ali
14. Roberto Duran
15. Ray Leonard
16. Mike Tyson
17. Julio Cesar Chavez
18. Floyd Mayweather
19. Roy Jones, Jr.
20. Maske!
Serious bias towards the old timers here!
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Serious bias towards the old timers here!
How did that happen!?
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Old 03-05-2015, 06:15 PM   #11
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Serious bias towards the old timers here!
Numerically that's only natural. There were a lot more back then.
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