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View Poll Results: Which boxer really accomplished the most in the '80s?
Marvin Hagler 5 8.93%
Julio Cesar Chavez 4 7.14%
Michael Spinks 8 14.29%
Ray Leonard 26 46.43%
Larry Holmes 0 0%
Hector Camacho Sr. 0 0%
Evander Holyfield 0 0%
Mike Tyson 13 23.21%
Aaron Pryor 0 0%
Alexis Arguello 0 0%
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Old 03-15-2010, 10:06 PM   #31
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Mike Spinks did what O'Brien, Carpentier, John Henry Lewis, Conn, Maxim, Moore and Bob Foster all failed to do, and in completely leapfrogging the bastard cruiserweight division, he did it against a consensus top five ATG heavyweight champion. Prior to that, he reunited a light heavyweight crown that had been divided since Foster's retirement vacated it. The Jinx cleaned out a highly competitive 175 pound division in the process.
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Old 03-15-2010, 10:15 PM   #32
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i think its cause Son of Gaul has a love thing going on with camacho

my vote went to hagler
He must hate Hearns and love Camacho because Hearns is top 3 in the 1980s and Camacho barely makes top 20!!!!! I agree with another poster I will not vote in a poll which does not have Hearns in it either. Camacho is a joke. Redo this thread and leave that guy out of it in put Hearns in!!
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Old 03-15-2010, 10:21 PM   #33
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Where is Tommy Hearns???????????
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Old 03-16-2010, 10:06 AM   #34
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He must hate Hearns and love Camacho because Hearns is top 3 in the 1980s and Camacho barely makes top 20!!!!! I agree with another poster I will not vote in a poll which does not have Hearns in it either. Camacho is a joke. Redo this thread and leave that guy out of it in put Hearns in!!
I donīt think Hearns is Top3. Spinks, Leonard and Chavez would be my Top3. Tyson and Hearns would complete the Top5 though.
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Old 03-16-2010, 10:54 AM   #35
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It's a pity Bazooka Gomez never started his reign of terror in 80 instead of 77 as he's another mid decade ATG with record 18 Super/Bantam defences all by KO, then beating LaPorte For the Featherweight crown & then Lockridge for the S/Feather. but it's his 6 year reign at S/Bantam which deserves a big mention.

I'll have to go for HEARNS.
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Old 03-17-2010, 07:32 AM   #36
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I donīt think Hearns is Top3. Spinks, Leonard and Chavez would be my Top3. Tyson and Hearns would complete the Top5 though.
Chavez was not top 3 in the 1980s. He was one of those fighters who was good in half of each decade so really the 1980s was not the time he was top 3. I would rate him top 10 just on averaging it out. If 85-95 was a decade, he would be top 3. Tommy had to be top 5 and I think he was higher than Spinks. He was in more superfights and fought greater fighters. I rate it Leonard, Hearns,Hagler,Holmes,Spinks. Hearns over Hagler? yes. because Tommy fought more great fighters than Hagler and fought the whole decade fighting the best. 5 superfights to Hagler's 3. Dominant at welterweight and jr. middlweight. Sort of like the Hagler won the battle but Hearns won the war type of thing.
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Old 03-17-2010, 12:27 PM   #37
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My vote is Hagler, for dominating the MW division from 80-87.
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Old 03-17-2010, 01:14 PM   #38
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My vote is Hagler, for dominating the MW division from 80-87.
Good choice.
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Old 03-17-2010, 01:19 PM   #39
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Leonard or Tyson
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Old 03-17-2010, 02:08 PM   #40
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this thread shows just how stacked the 80's were. Cool hair and amazing music too. Cartoons were the best, and the films were epic.
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Old 03-17-2010, 07:28 PM   #41
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Gotta be Leonard. In late '79 he beat Benitez in a great fight. The world knew the 80's would be big for him.

His fights with Duran x3, Hearns x2, Hagler, and even LaLonde were huge. Even his fights with D. Green and K. Howard were big events.

Keep in mind that he didn't even fight in '83, '85, and '86. Leonard was huge!
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Old 03-17-2010, 07:33 PM   #42
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Mike Spinks did what O'Brien, Carpentier, John Henry Lewis, Conn, Maxim, Moore and Bob Foster all failed to do, and in completely leapfrogging the bastard cruiserweight division, he did it against a consensus top five ATG heavyweight champion. Prior to that, he reunited a light heavyweight crown that had been divided since Foster's retirement vacated it. The Jinx cleaned out a highly competitive 175 pound division in the process.
Good post, he gets my vote too..but I'd happily agree on Leanord or Hagler too.
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Old 03-22-2010, 06:14 AM   #43
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**** it,im gonna say it.
Duran achieved the 'impossible' three times in the eighties.
Beating prime ray leonard. A lightweight beating an atg welter champ.
Taking prime atg middleweight hagler a tough gruelling 15 rounds.
Beating a huge middleweight to win the title at age 37.
All three achievements almost unparalleled in history.
Pachilles,and all the naysayers,put that in your pipes and inhale...
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Old 03-22-2010, 11:23 AM   #44
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**** it,im gonna say it.
Duran achieved the 'impossible' three times in the eighties.
Beating prime ray leonard. A lightweight beating an atg welter champ.
Taking prime atg middleweight hagler a tough gruelling 15 rounds.
Beating a huge middleweight to win the title at age 37.
All three achievements almost unparalleled in history.
Pachilles,and all the naysayers,put that in your pipes and inhale...
Thankyou. You see it here, Duran most accomplished fighter of the 80's according to an ESB Classic poster. Thankyou, thankyou for the shout out. Thankyou for sharing.
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Old 03-22-2010, 12:21 PM   #45
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Thankyou. You see it here, Duran most accomplished fighter of the 80's according to an ESB Classic poster. Thankyou, thankyou for the shout out. Thankyou for sharing.
Well that was nice of him to enlighten you seeing that you know ****-all
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