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Old 11-23-2009, 06:45 AM   #16
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Default Re: Who were Boxing's best, who fought in one division?

Actually, he is the only guy I consider worthy of the term great the past 20 years. Lots of very goods, but only 1 great.
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Old 11-23-2009, 07:35 AM   #17
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Who were the best to fight mainly in one of the classic seven (Heavyweights obviously excluded) divisions?

The criterion is: A fighter must of fought for an eight year period (or there entire career if less) in a division:

Light Heavyweight: above 160 to 175

Middleweight: above 147 to 160

Welterweight: above 135 to 147

Lightweight: above 126 to 135

Featherweight: above 118 to 126

Bantamweight: above 112 to 118

Flyweight: up to 112

Common sense can be used when a fighter is a few pounds over the limit in a non title bout, or has one bout at another division before coming back down (Napoles or Foster being examples).

Also, it is clear early on, particularly in the lower weights, the divisions weight limits were structured different to their modern equivalents, so again common sense may be needed in coming to your conclusions.
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Old 11-23-2009, 07:47 AM   #18
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Why are heavyweights 'obviously' excluded?
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Old 11-23-2009, 07:53 AM   #19
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Why are heavyweights 'obviously' excluded?
Because heavyweights, sort of by default MUST fight within a single division. Due to the rather gargantuan sizes and proportions of the modern day heavyweight, how many of them do you ever hear of, outside of Chris Byrd's debacle recently, that ever drop down to cruiserweight to take a fight?
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Old 11-23-2009, 09:22 AM   #20
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Because heavyweights, sort of by default MUST fight within a single division. Due to the rather gargantuan sizes and proportions of the modern day heavyweight, how many of them do you ever hear of, outside of Chris Byrd's debacle recently, that ever drop down to cruiserweight to take a fight?
The best who fought in a single division, but leaving out Muhammad Ali, Joe Louis, etc? That's why I wondered why it was obvious. Plus, there are many light heavies and cruisers that became serious HW guys...
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Duran, Pedroza, Monzon, the great Cervantes (who I would take by ko in his prime against Aaron Pryor.
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Old 11-23-2009, 06:23 PM   #22
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Willie Pep at FWT
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