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Old 01-14-2010, 06:08 AM   #1
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Default Top 5 most overrated boxers of All Time

1. Roberto Duran
2. Jack Dempsey
3. Sam Langford
4. Barney Ross
5. Ezzard Charles

who in your opinion, are the top 5 most overrated boxers of all time?
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Old 01-14-2010, 06:12 AM   #2
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1. dempsey
2. marciano
these are the only 2 that i think are vastly overrated
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Old 01-14-2010, 06:13 AM   #3
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Reasons?

Charles and Ross are very often underrated.

Duran gets overrated by a section of his fans but he is quite simply in the top echelon of fighters alltime, which ever way you want to look at it. He should be rated high and talked about as one of the best ever.

Langford??? I mean shit. The guy is a consensus top 5 alltime. His record is crazy. Its really almost impossible to overrate him because he actually has an argument for GOAT. How more can you rate him then that?
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Old 01-14-2010, 06:18 AM   #4
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1. Roberto Duran
2. Jack Dempsey
3. Sam Langford
4. Barney Ross
5. Ezzard Charles

who in your opinion, are the top 5 most overrated boxers of all time?
1. Aaron Pryor
2. Alexis Arguello
3. Joe Louis
4. Bernard Hopkins
5. Archie Moore




the question of 'overrated' depends on the rating place , so i regarded this forum.

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Old 01-14-2010, 06:40 AM   #5
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Most fighters are just overated by their fanboys, so there is no definite list.
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Old 01-14-2010, 06:56 AM   #6
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Most fighters are just overated by their fanboys, so there is no definite list.
I like bodhi's answer for this.
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Old 01-14-2010, 07:07 AM   #7
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1. Roberto Duran
2. Jack Dempsey
3. Sam Langford
4. Barney Ross
5. Ezzard Charles

who in your opinion, are the top 5 most overrated boxers of all time?
Reasons?
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Old 01-14-2010, 07:11 AM   #8
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1. Roberto Duran
2. Jack Dempsey
3. Sam Langford
4. Barney Ross
5. Ezzard Charles

who in your opinion, are the top 5 most overrated boxers of all time?
Roberto Duran overrated ?? Interesting.
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Old 01-14-2010, 07:17 AM   #9
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the most overrated fighters are going to be those who are active because there is a vested interest (i.e. money) in promoting them.
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Old 01-14-2010, 07:27 AM   #10
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Jack Dempsey

Agree with this, but not your other choices.
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Old 01-14-2010, 08:02 AM   #11
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1. Roberto Duran
2. Jack Dempsey
3. Sam Langford
4. Barney Ross
5. Ezzard Charles

who in your opinion, are the top 5 most overrated boxers of all time?
Dempsey arguably but IMO no one really rates him as a top 5 heavyweight anyway.

Duran and Charles are ridiculous inclusions in an "overrated" list.
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Old 01-14-2010, 08:19 AM   #12
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1. Joe Louis
2. Bob Fitzsimmons
3. Archie Moore
4. Roberto Duran
5. Julio Cesar Chavez


the question of 'overrated' depends on the rating place , so i regarded this forum.
here on esb, the early triple crowners Fitzsimmons, Ross and Armstrong get alot of praise here

Ray leonard the most overrated I've ever seen but I know esbers like to jump on the bandwagon with so called experts or popular opinion to make themselves look knowledgable

Louis at least had some guns and a string of defenses
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Old 01-14-2010, 08:24 AM   #13
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This new poster must be an alias.

Awful post, as are those choosing Louis, although I do agree that Dempsey is overrated by some.

Frankenfrank is the man who has O Neil Bell in his top 10 P4P to put his choices into perspective
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Old 01-14-2010, 08:54 AM   #14
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bodhi has it right ...
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Old 01-14-2010, 09:21 AM   #15
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This new poster must be an alias.

Awful post, as are those choosing Louis, although I do agree that Dempsey is overrated by some.

Frankenfrank is the man who has O Neil Bell in his top 10 P4P to put his choices into perspective
Not sure on that one, i think louis gets his dues pretty correctly in this forum but if we look at a lot of "general" publications on who the greatest fighter is of all time p4p i've seen him as high as 3 or 4 which is clearly overrating him in my opinion
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