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Old 11-26-2009, 06:11 AM   #1
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Default Boxers who achieved ATG status in their pre-prime stage!!!

i can only think of one...
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Old 11-26-2009, 06:17 AM   #2
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Salvador Sanchez arguably never reached his prime. Perhaps he was already at it when he died though.
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Old 11-26-2009, 06:23 AM   #3
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Wilfred Benitez?
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Old 11-26-2009, 06:24 AM   #4
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Holyfield was the greatest cruiserweight ever before he was prime I think. But I'm not sure if he had really attained ATG status before he'd moved up and won the heavyweight title.
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Old 11-26-2009, 06:25 AM   #5
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Jimmy McLarnin, perhaps.
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Old 11-26-2009, 06:32 AM   #6
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mc larnin?

ATG by fighting smaller guys?
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Old 11-26-2009, 06:35 AM   #7
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SRL, i reckon he was just to hit (or hitting) his peak when he first retired.
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Old 11-26-2009, 06:36 AM   #8
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It's a really difficult thread actually, partly because cut-off points are going to vary and qualifications are going to be different. Holyfield was the #1 CW before moving up to HW but does that make him an ATG? How many fighters are ATG's? Hard one, isn't it...I mean even McLarnin, would he be a lock for a top 30, 40, without his peak efforts later in his career? You can't be sure.
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Old 11-26-2009, 06:37 AM   #9
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mc larnin?

ATG by fighting smaller guys?

Run along now.
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Old 11-26-2009, 07:32 AM   #10
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Asero, you should go watch Carbajal-Arce bud or any Boxing, because it's clear you know **** ALL.

This board is not a Pac love-in.
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Old 11-26-2009, 08:10 AM   #11
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Maybe pacquaio, looking back i think he hit his absolute prime around about the diaz fight (carrying on to now) and i would have probably classed him as an ATG before then.
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Old 11-26-2009, 08:16 AM   #12
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Default Re: Boxers who achieved ATG status in their pre-prime stage!!!

Please define "Prime"
Is it a certan age range?
is it a clear peak of abality?
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Old 11-26-2009, 08:55 AM   #13
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Ray Leonard. He hit his prime around the Norris fight, but had already beaten Hagler, Hearns & Duran.
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Old 11-26-2009, 10:16 AM   #14
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Ray Leonard. He hit his prime around the Norris fight, but had already beaten Hagler, Hearns & Duran.


Muhammad Ali. He was a solidified ATG Heavyeight after beating Liston twice, and playing with contenders...but he had his prime taken away from him.
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Old 11-26-2009, 10:31 AM   #15
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Sanchez was the 1st name that came into my head.
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