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Old 10-10-2007, 02:22 PM   #1
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Default Which city produced the best boxers?

For instance, Philadelphia had an incredible bunch:

Joe Frazier
Jimmy Young
Meldrik Taylor
George Benton
Jack Blackburn
Battling Levinsky
Bernard Hopkins
Tim Witherspoon
Bennie Briscoe
Tex Cobb
George Godfrey
Tommy Loughran
Al Ettore
Ike Williams
Harold Johnson
Leroy Haynes
Bill Caveman Lee
Tony Galento
Joey Giardello
Leotis Martin
Bob Montgomery
Philadelphia Jack O'Brien
Dwight Muhammad Qawi
Matthew Saad Muhammad


Perhaps i forgot about some or put a few on there wrongly, but it's a very impressive list nonetheless.
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Old 10-10-2007, 03:58 PM   #2
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For instance, Philadelphia had an incredible bunch:

Joe Frazier
Jimmy Young
Meldrik Taylor
George Benton
Jack Blackburn
Battling Levinsky
Bernard Hopkins
Tim Witherspoon
Bennie Briscoe
Tex Cobb
George Godfrey
Tommy Loughran
Al Ettore
Ike Williams
Harold Johnson
Leroy Haynes
Bill Caveman Lee
Tony Galento
Joey Giardello
Leotis Martin
Bob Montgomery
Philadelphia Jack O'Brien
Dwight Muhammad Qawi
Matthew Saad Muhammad


Perhaps i forgot about some or put a few on there wrongly, but it's a very impressive list nonetheless.
Brockton has Marciano and Hagler... probably a few others, but they are probably the best known.
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Old 10-10-2007, 07:14 PM   #3
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Default Re: Which city produced the best boxers?

What about New York?
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Old 10-10-2007, 07:26 PM   #4
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HAVANA....or Moscow!
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Old 10-10-2007, 08:15 PM   #5
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IMO its Philly. Its a very tough place to live, so it produces very tough fighters.
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Old 10-10-2007, 08:40 PM   #6
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Default Re: Which city produced the best boxers?

Philadelphia
New York
Detroit
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Old 10-10-2007, 08:45 PM   #7
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PHILLY....the only question is who is second?!!!!!!!

you might also add "Joltin" Jeff Chandler

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Old 10-10-2007, 09:23 PM   #8
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Detroit has Tommy Hearns, Joe Louis and I think James Toney are from there. Plus alot of the Kronk boxers, can't remember them at the moment though
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Old 10-10-2007, 09:30 PM   #9
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IMO its Philly. Its a very tough place to live, so it produces very tough fighters.
So says the "Philly Assassin"
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Old 10-10-2007, 10:04 PM   #10
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It's Philly.
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Old 10-10-2007, 10:32 PM   #11
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Detroit has Tommy Hearns, Joe Louis and I think James Toney are from there. Plus alot of the Kronk boxers, can't remember them at the moment though
Chris Byrd, the Mayweathers..(Or are they from Flint or Grand Rapids?).. I know its one of those ghetto ass places in Michigan..
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Old 10-11-2007, 04:11 PM   #12
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So says the "Philly Assassin"
LOL, I'm near Philly, but not in Philly. About an hour drive or so.
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Old 10-11-2007, 04:16 PM   #13
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Bristol UK

Home town to most of the bare knuckle greats.
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Old 10-11-2007, 05:04 PM   #14
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Chris Byrd, the Mayweathers..(Or are they from Flint or Grand Rapids?).. I know its one of those ghetto ass places in Michigan..
Grand Rapids isn't the ghetto
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Old 10-13-2007, 12:30 AM   #15
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New York City, and it ain't even close.

Philadelphia has a bunch of bums. They can't touch us.
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