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Old 09-02-2007, 08:13 PM   #1
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Default 10 best fighters of the last 30 yrs from 135-160

I posted this yesterday in the General Forun. After reading some of the responses, I wondered if it didn't fit in the Classic Forum as well. It covers an earlier period, and we sometimes get posters here with a longer view.

Post your list of the ten best boxers who had fights in the last thirty
years ** between lightwt (135 lb limit) and middlwt (160 lb limit).

Factors to considers:

Record
Quality of opponents
Domination
Titles in most weight classes
Longevity
etc.

State whether your list is based on achievement or head-to-head.


** If your pick had fights prior to 1977, (e.g. Duran) Count his entire career.
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Old 09-02-2007, 09:54 PM   #2
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Top 10 (Achievement)
1. Roberto Duran
2. Sugar Ray Leonard
3. Pernell Whitaker
4. Marvin Hagler
5. Julio Cesar Chavez
6. Roy Jones, Jr.
7. Bernard Hopkins
8. Thomas Hearns
9. Alexis Arguello
10. Floyd Mayweather, Jr.

Honorable Mentions
Aaron Pryor
Wilfred Benitez
James Toney
Oscar De La Hoya
Mike McCallum
Shane Mosley
Felix Trinidad
Winky Wright
Michael Nunn
Terry Norris
Donald Curry
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Old 09-03-2007, 01:08 AM   #3
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Default Re: 10 best fighters of the last 30 yrs from 135-160

Marvin Hagler
Roy Jones
Roberto Duran
Alexis Arguello
Salvador Sanchez
hearns
Hector Camacho
Pernell Whitaker
J C Chavez
Norris
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Old 09-03-2007, 01:10 AM   #4
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Default Re: 10 best fighters of the last 30 yrs from 135-160

I tried to do one but it hurt my head.
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Old 09-03-2007, 04:47 AM   #5
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Default Re: 10 best fighters of the last 30 yrs from 135-160

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Marvin Hagler
Roy Jones
Roberto Duran
Alexis Arguello
Salvador Sanchez
hearns
Hector Camacho
Pernell Whitaker
J C Chavez
Norris
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Default Re: 10 best fighters of the last 30 yrs from 135-160

I have tabulated the results so far. Thanks to the fourteen posters here and on the General forum, who provided their lists. (Two different weighting methods of tabulation yielded the same results in terms of rank order).


Of the eighteen boxers on the various lists, only two, Roy Jones and Pernell Whittaker, appeared on everyone's list.

The aggregate of all your lists yields the following list of eighteen:


TOP Ten:

1 Ray Leonard
2 Roberto Duran
3 Pernell Whitaker
4 Marvin Hagler
5 Roy Jones
6 Julio Cesar Chavez
7 Thomas Hearns
8 Alexix Arguello
9 Bernard Hopkins
10 Floyd Mayweather


The remaining eight (in order) were:

11 Oscar de la Hoya
12 JamesToney
13 Aaron Pryor
14 Hector Camacho
15 Azumah Nelson
16 Felix Trinidad
17 Wilfred Benitez
18 Terry Norris
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Old 09-03-2007, 08:44 PM   #7
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Marvin Hagler
Roy Jones
Roberto Duran
Alexis Arguello
Salvador Sanchez
hearns
Hector Camacho
Pernell Whitaker
J C Chavez
Norris
Sanchez didn't fit the criteria.
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Old 09-03-2007, 08:54 PM   #8
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Would you stop this? Please?
Why?

Your list came closest to the final aggregate of all of the posters.

Final List:

1 Ray Leonard
2 Roberto Duran
3 Pernell Whitaker
4 Marvin Hagler
5 Roy Jones
6 Julio Cesar Chavez
7 Thomas Hearns
8 Alexix Arguello
9 Bernard Hopkins
10 Floyd Mayweather


Your List:

1. Roberto Duran
2. Ray Leonard
3. Pernell Whitaker
4. Marvin Hagler
5. Julio Cesar Chavez
6. Roy Jones Jr.
7. Alexis Arguello
8. Tommy Hearns
9. Bernard Hopkins
10. Floyd Mayweather
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Old 09-03-2007, 09:37 PM   #9
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I'm flattered. But I was telling Redrooster to stop it. I just meant for him to stop, period. His hate for Leonard and his love for some of his fighters(Camacho, Norris) is mind-boggling.
That might explain why Leonard was missing from Redrooster's list. He was either 1 or 2 on every other list.
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Old 09-04-2007, 01:21 AM   #10
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You're right Cuch. Sanchez is too light. Too bad since he was so accomplished. Spinks was pretty good tho.
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Old 09-04-2007, 01:23 AM   #11
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Would you stop this? Please?
yeah, why? Ray undoubtedly would have come in at 10 but Norris deserved it more because he beat him.
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Old 09-04-2007, 01:27 AM   #12
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1. Ray Leonard
2. Pernell Whitaker
3. Roberto Duran (would be #1 but about 4 years of his 135 reign is knocked off by 77')
4. Marvin Hagler
5. Michael Spinks
6. Evander Holyfield
7. Roy Jones Jr.
8. Julio Caesar Chavez
9. Bernard Hopkins
10. Alexis Arguello (again some of his storied career was pre 77)
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yeah, why? Ray undoubtedly would have come in at 10 but Norris deserved it more because he beat him.
Yeah? Leonard deserved it more for beating Hearns and Duran.
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Yeah? Leonard deserved it more for beating Hearns and Duran.
Not to mention Hagler

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Old 09-04-2007, 03:38 AM   #15
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Not to mention Hagler

Yeah, while he's at it he shouls drop Jones, put up Tarver and Johnson, since they both beat Jones.

Then to really make things stupid put Hopkins over them, because surely Hopkins beathing both of those guys is more significant than one loss to Jones.
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