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Old 06-22-2007, 04:25 PM   #1
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Default Best of the 80s

I think I posted this list before, but as everything has gone, here is my best of the '1980's'


101 Herol Graham
100 Miguel Lora
99 Michael Moorer
98 Hilmer Kenty
97 Rolando Navarrete
96 Yong Kang Kim
95 Gabby Canizales
94 Fulgencio Obelmejias
93 Bobby Czyz
92 Frank Tate
91 Matthew Hilton
90 Sean O'Grady
89 Terry Marsh
88 Greg Haugen
87 Duke McKenzie
86 Jorge Paez
85 Wilfred Gomez
84 Maurice Hope
83 Elly Pical
82 Saoul Mamby
81 John Mugabi
80 Eddie Mustafa Muhammad
79 Milton McCrory
78 Cornelius Boza-Edwards
77 Rafael Limon
76 Sam Serrano
75 Dave McAuley
74 Livingstone Bramble
73 Dennis Andries
72 Juan Martin Coggi
71 Sung Il Moon
70 Tony Tucker
69 Marvin Johnson
68 Gianfranco Rosi
67 Jim Watt
66 Bobby Chacon
65 Jiro Watanabe
64 Fidel Bassa
63 Seung Hoon Lee
62 Alan Minter
61 Ray Mancini
60 Dodie Penalosa
59 Juan LaPorte
58 Simon Brown
57 Ayub Kalule
56 Iran Barkley
55 Chong Pal Park
54 Carlos Deleon
53 Rocky Lockbridge
52 Barry McGuigan
51 Mark Breland
50 Charles Williams
49 Sambu Kalambay
48 Humberto Gonzales
47 Julian Jackson
46 Lloyd Honeyghan
45 Raul Perez
44 Jose Luis Ramirez
43 James McGirt
42 Tim Whitherspoon
41 Marlon Starling
40 Hilario Zapata
39 Orlando Canizales
38 Virgil Hill
37 Roger Mayweather
36 Edwin Rosario
35 Daniel Zaragoza
34 Wilfred Benitez
33 Antonio Esparragoza
32 Mathew Saad Muhammad
31 Santos Laciar
30 Meldrick Taylor
29 Dwight Muhammad Qawi
28 Gilberto Roman
27 Don Curry
26 Brian Mitchell
25 Alexis Arguello
24 Hector Camacho
23 Lupe Pintor
22 Sot Chitalada
21 Michael Nunn
20 Jeff Fenech
19 Myung Woo Yuh
18 Jung Koo Chang
17 Mike McCallum
16 Evander Holyfield
15 Pernell Whitaker
14 Jeff Chandler
13 Khoasio Galaxy
12 Salvador Sanchez
11 Azumah Nelson
10 Roberto Duran
9 Aaron Pryor
8 Eusebio Pedroza
7 Julio Cesar Chavez
6 Larry Holmes
5 Michael Spinks
4 Tommy Hearns
3 Mike Tyson
2 Marvin Hagler

1 Ray Leonard
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Old 06-22-2007, 04:44 PM   #2
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Damn...Nice list
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Yeah, I gotta agree...really nice list. Glad you have Tommy Hearns in the top five
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33 Antonio Esparragoza
20 Jeff Fenech

Great to see Espaaragoza getting some credit- excellent fighter. Jeff too, but he should be higher I feel.


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Old 06-22-2007, 06:10 PM   #6
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If you are talking 80s then here are my top 3....

1. Leonard
2/3. Whitaker/Chavez (I know Whitaker got the better of jc in the 90s but I just cant separate them in their prime)

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Old 06-22-2007, 06:15 PM   #7
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1. Hagler
2. Leonard
3. Chavez
4. Tyson
5. Spinks
6. Hearns
7. Sanchez
8. Fenech
9. Holmes
10. Duran


1980-1989. Irrespective of what went before or after the decade.
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Old 06-22-2007, 06:32 PM   #8
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1. Hagler
2. Leonard
3. Chavez
4. Tyson
5. Spinks
6. Hearns
7. Sanchez
8. Fenech
9. Holmes
10. Duran


1980-1989. Irrespective of what went before or after the decade.
Excellent list.

I tried when doing mine, to think of it being the the 1st January 1990...

As time has gone by, I think I would of put Chavez higher up, Pryor lower and maybe Fenech a bit higher. Plus my loathing for Leonard has grown and grown.

Although I do like doing these top 100 lists, I can understand the argument about after top 30 or so it is a bit of a mere mentions list, and the numbers against the fighters names should be taken with a large pinch of salt (Minter #62; what shit was I on?).

But Minter a side, I like this list and IMO no fighter is more than 15/20 places above or below where they should be; which for a top 100 list is good going!

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Old 06-22-2007, 06:35 PM   #9
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Yeah, it's too difficult doing 100 because often there's nothing to choose between places 26-60 or the like. Pryor was originally in my top 10 but then I remembered that Duran won 3 titles in the decade so some may put him even higher- but he loses marks for his many losses.
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Good to see Ramirez in there, he's largely forgotten now, top fighter
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Solid list no real beef with it.
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Chandler and Zaragoza a bit high in comparison to Happy Lora.

Both had simlar accomplishments and Lora thrashed Zaragoza terribly.

All in all decent list though.
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Nice list. Better than your 90's list I think.
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Here are the best fighters of the 1980s using the names on the list:
  1. Marvin Hagler
  2. Julio Cesar Chavez
  3. Michael Spinks
  4. Roberto Duran
  5. Pernell Whitaker
  6. Larry Holmes
  7. Tommy Hearns
  8. Mike Tyson
  9. Aaron Pryor
  10. Edwin Rosario
  11. Hector Camacho
  12. Alexis Arguello
  13. Salvador Sanchez
  14. Azumah Nelson
  15. Ray Leonard
  16. Wilfred Benitez
  17. Eusebio Pedroza
  18. Jose Luis Ramirez
  19. Mike McCallum
  20. Evander Holyfield
  21. Dwight Muhammad Qawi
  22. Wilfredo Gomez
  23. Lupe Pintor
3 people Leonard beat being well above him makes you yet again invaluable as the village idiot of the Classic section. Please don't ever leave, or change (in any of your id's)

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3 people Leonard beat being well above him makes you yet again invaluable as the village idiot of the Classic section. Please don't ever leave, or change (in any of your id's)



Duran 4th is quite laughable. I squeezed him in because he did win 3 titles, which is a great achhievement. However, he was beaten many times in the decade- and looked a right lemon when faced with extravagant boxers. I rate Tyson above Holmes in the 80s too- he was undeaten and, maybe, looked unbeatable.
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