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Old 09-03-2007, 01:07 PM   #1
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Default Heavyweight Top 2

Most people have either Muhammad Ali, Joe Louis or Rocky Marciano in their top 2 heavyweights of all time but does anyone have a top two that has someone else in it eg Holmes, Lewis, Tyson? I personally have Ali first but Lennox Lewis second.
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Old 09-03-2007, 02:26 PM   #2
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Sometimes i have Foreman second.
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Old 09-03-2007, 02:34 PM   #3
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Sometimes i have Foreman second.
Lewis and Louis have been my set two for a long time now.
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Old 09-03-2007, 02:49 PM   #4
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Ali and Louis
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Old 09-03-2007, 02:53 PM   #5
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I can't think of a scenario where I don't have Ali and Louis at one and two.
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Old 09-03-2007, 03:56 PM   #6
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I have Dempsey, Holmes and Ali as my top three, with Ali and Holmes generally as the top two.
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Old 09-03-2007, 04:16 PM   #7
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Sometimes i have Foreman second.
This is a good second place choice.
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Old 09-03-2007, 04:16 PM   #8
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Two other good second place choices are Holmes and Liston.
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Old 09-03-2007, 04:21 PM   #9
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I have Ali and Tyson.
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Old 09-04-2007, 07:57 AM   #10
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Ali and Louis it for me and 3 is a distant third.

I couldnt imagine how fans would see it any other way.
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Old 09-04-2007, 08:47 AM   #11
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Ali and Louis, Holmes third.
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Old 09-04-2007, 09:32 AM   #12
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1. Louis
2. Ali
3. Holmes
4. Lewis
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Old 09-04-2007, 12:22 PM   #13
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If you base it on resume then it is dificult to make a case for anybody apart from Ali and Louis in the top 2 slots.

They both had more title defences and wins over ranked contenders than any other heavyweight champion by a ratio of 2 to 1 or more.

Therfore if you rank a third fighter over either of them it should be on the asumption that said fighter would beat them head to head.
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Old 09-04-2007, 06:23 PM   #14
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Ali and Louis it for me and 3 is a distant third.

This is how I see it.

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Old 09-04-2007, 06:31 PM   #15
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Ali and Louis it for me and 3 is a distant third.

I couldnt imagine how fans would see it any other way.

Ditto.
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