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Old 09-13-2009, 12:06 AM   #1
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Default Top Ten Boxers of the Seventies

My top ten boxers of the seventies in alphabetical order. If you think I pussed out by not ranking them in order of greatness, well its hard muthafuc*a you try.

Muhammad Ali
Alexis Arguello
Wilfred Benitez
Miguel Canto
Antonio Cervantes
Roberto Duran
Bob Foster
Wilfredo Gomez
Carlos Monzon
Ruben Olivares

Keep in mind I have the great Jose Napoles on my sixties list but he should arguably be on this one as well I just wanted to give someone else a chance. So I know most of you will probably hate me for leaving Frazier and Foreman off if you do post your own goddamn list and stop insulting me already. Try to put my list in order if you like or just tell me where I'm wrong.

PS Im going to bed so dont expect any replies for 12 hours okay.
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Old 09-13-2009, 12:32 AM   #2
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1.Carlos Monzon
2.Muhhamad Ali
3.Roberto Duran
4.Alexis Arguello
5.George Foreman
6.Eder Jofre
7.Eusebio Pedroza
8.Joe Frazier
9.Bob Foster
10.Jose Napoles
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Old 09-13-2009, 05:33 AM   #3
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1.Carlos Monzon
2.Muhhamad Ali
3.Roberto Duran
4.Alexis Arguello
5.George Foreman
6.Eder Jofre
7.Eusebio Pedroza
8.Joe Frazier
9.Bob Foster
10.Jose Napoles
i like this list,but i'd put buchanan and olivares in instead of arguello and pedroza,and put them in the 80's
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Old 09-13-2009, 06:55 AM   #4
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ESB article about it. This one says Monzon. Not sure I agree.


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Old 09-13-2009, 07:07 AM   #5
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1. Carlos Monzon
2. Muhammad Ali
3. Jose Napoles
4. Roberto Duran
5. Wilfredo Gomez
6. Alexis Arguello
7. Bob Foster
8. Ruben Olivares
9. Ken Buchanan
10. Wilfred Benitez
I may tweak this list a bit before the day is over.
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Old 09-13-2009, 11:19 AM   #6
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1.Carlos Monzon
2.Muhhamad Ali
3.Roberto Duran
4.Alexis Arguello
5.George Foreman
6.Eder Jofre
7.Eusebio Pedroza
8.Joe Frazier
9.Bob Foster
10.Jose Napoles
Ive got Jofre in my sixties list. Pedroza is a good choice and Foreman is another guy I looked at.
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Old 09-13-2009, 11:20 AM   #7
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No love for Miguel Canto?

It was very possibly the greatest decade for latino fighters, so many to choose from.
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Old 09-13-2009, 11:23 AM   #8
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I don't see how #1 could be anyone but Duran, to be honest. You saw all the stages of his career and his prime during this period, and it lasted throughout the entire decade. Monzon and Ali battle it out for #2.
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Old 09-13-2009, 01:57 PM   #9
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I don't see how #1 could be anyone but Duran, to be honest. You saw all the stages of his career and his prime during this period, and it lasted throughout the entire decade. Monzon and Ali battle it out for #2.
I agree Duran should be top, probably Monzon second, Ali third imo.
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Along with the usual suspects I think I'd find a spot for Carlos Zarate ahead of the likes Jofre, Cervantes, maybe even Benitez and Buchanan. All great fighters though.
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I agree Duran should be top, probably Monzon second, Ali third imo.
I would probably agree with that.
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Along with the usual suspects I think I'd find a spot for Carlos Zarate ahead of the likes Jofre, Cervantes, maybe even Benitez and Buchanan. All great fighters though.
Zarate is a good call what about Lupe Pintor, who just edged him in their fight?
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Zarate is a good call what about Lupe Pintor, who just edged him in their fight?

Come right at the end of the decade and Zarate arguably won it. I'd think of Pintor as more of an eighties fighter. I'm a big fan of Pintor as it happens.
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1. Monzon (undefeated in the decade, champ for seven years, record of 25-0 in the decade).

2. Duran (Montreal would have happened six months before I'd have voted him #1)

3. Ali. Achievement-wise makes it top 3, but he was beatable.

4. Arguello. A great record in this decade, two division champ.

5. Napoles. Regarded almost unanimously as the best p4p in boxing until 1974, so has to rank high.

Too little to choose from 6-10,probably:

Foster, Gomez, Zarate, Olivares, Canto.
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1. Monzon (undefeated in the decade, champ for seven years, record of 25-0 in the decade).

2. Duran (Montreal would have happened six months before I'd have voted him #1)

3. Ali. Achievement-wise makes it top 3, but he was beatable.

4. Arguello. A great record in this decade, two division champ.

5. Napoles. Regarded almost unanimously as the best p4p in boxing until 1974, so has to rank high.

Too little to choose from 6-10,probably:

Foster, Gomez, Zarate, Olivares, Canto.
Glad to see you included Canto, alot of people seem to overlook him.
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