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Old 12-15-2009, 06:53 AM   #46
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Default Re: Who is the greatest British super-middleweight since the division started ?

I think even Benn said Calzaghe would've probably beaten him prime for prime.

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Old 12-15-2009, 07:44 PM   #47
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but should it have any effect on ranking?
No I said Calzaghe was best and I stand by it, just offering up an opinion on what might have been.
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Old 12-15-2009, 09:12 PM   #48
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Of the last 20 years or so.

I think the second Eubank-Watson fight was the first big British fight at 168 division. 1991.

Since then we've had several good super-middles coming out of the UK.

Who's number 1 ?
I'm not a Calzaghe fan, but I think he is the only answer here. I think the middleweight version of Eubank was as good a fighter as Joe was, but at smw the Calzaghe who fought Lacy would probably get the better of the other smw Brits. He definitely had by far the best smw career of them anyway.
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Old 12-16-2009, 02:21 PM   #49
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Who is the greatest British super-middleweight since the division started ?
why not change it to :
Who is the greatest British super-middleweight whose first name is Joe since the division started ?
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Old 12-16-2009, 03:25 PM   #50
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Default Re: Who is the greatest British super-middleweight since the division started ?

If you asked, who was the best SuperMiddleweight period, since the division started. The answer would still be the same: Joe Calzaghe.
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Old 12-16-2009, 07:00 PM   #51
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Default Re: Who is the greatest British super-middleweight since the division started ?

It sad that we are on the fourth page of this thread and no one has mentioned James Cook...

10 Murray Sutherland
9 Carl Froch
8 James Cook
7 Michael Watson
6 Richie Woodhall
5 Robin Reid
4 Carl Froch
=2 Chris Eubank
=2 Nigel Benn
1 Joe Calzaghe

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Old 12-16-2009, 07:14 PM   #52
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It sad that we are on the fourth page of this thread and no one has mentioned James Cook...

10 Murray Sutherland
9 Carl Froch
8 James Cook
7 Michael Watson
6 Richie Woodhall
5 Robin Reid
4 Carl Froch
=2 Chris Eubank
=2 Nigel Benn
1 Joe Calzaghe

Mentions: Mark Kaylor, Henry Wharton, Kid Milo, Slugger O'Toole, Herol Graham, David Starie, Dean Francis and Glenn Catley

cook was a good boxer and underated but would surely not be in the running to be called the greatest brit supermiddle but i agree would make the bottom end of the top ten
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Old 12-16-2009, 07:19 PM   #53
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My favorites were Nigel Benn and Irish Steve Collins but JC was the best by far IMO.
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Old 12-16-2009, 07:20 PM   #54
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I'm sorry Collins does not qualify because he was from southern Ireland. Sorry my bad.
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Old 12-16-2009, 07:23 PM   #55
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cook was a good boxer and underated but would surely not be in the running to be called the greatest brit supermiddle but i agree would make the bottom end of the top ten
I agree with you Mr Butt; Cook was indeed not the best, but he was up there with some of the names dropped, in these pages of this thread.
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