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Old 06-04-2010, 03:50 AM   #46
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Michael Brodie for me.
Good shout. He came up against a very good fighter in Chi and deservedly got a draw. That fight took a lot out of him though and he was destroyed in the rematch and by Scott Harrison.
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Old 06-04-2010, 07:41 AM   #47
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Good shout. He came up against a very good fighter in Chi and deservedly got a draw. That fight took a lot out of him though and he was destroyed in the rematch and by Scott Harrison.
Don't forget he was robbed against Willie Jorrin at super bantam for his 1st shot too. He's my pick.
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Old 06-04-2010, 08:33 AM   #48
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sorry for reversing his name,he fought a good fight in n/dakota, with a top world champ whos name i cant get a grip of, crawford could punch.
Gary Crawford was his real name. Don't know where he got his ring name from. Between the Hill & Klemesten losses he was in great form .
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Old 06-04-2010, 09:27 AM   #49
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Michael Watson. Against Benn and Eubank (II) he was unbelievable, absolutely tip-top notch.

When he handled ex-world #1 and dangerous rangey southpaw switch-hitter Don Lee, so easily, as a 22-year-old novice taking the fight on short notice - beating him up - I had him pencilled in as a future great.
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Old 06-04-2010, 11:03 AM   #50
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Herol Graham and Michael Watson.
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Old 06-04-2010, 11:38 AM   #51
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Don't forget he was robbed against Willie Jorrin at super bantam for his 1st shot too. He's my pick.
You know what, I had completely forgotten about that farcical decision.
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Old 06-04-2010, 12:47 PM   #52
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Colin Jones
definatly, must have had a brain lapse not to mention him myself, got to have been the hardest puncher the uk ever produced, he is one of my favourite fighters.
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Old 06-04-2010, 12:52 PM   #53
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Tommy Farr who just came up short against Joe Louis.
good mention , gave the great joe louis, a hell of a hard fight , god bless him.
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Old 06-04-2010, 12:56 PM   #54
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sorry about laslo pop, he was a great brit fighter wasent he; anyway how about pat blackflash barrett,
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Old 06-04-2010, 01:01 PM   #55
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Lots of worthy candidates mentioned, to which i'd like to add Dean Francis's name. Definitely would've won world honours if not for his shoulder problems imo.
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Old 06-04-2010, 01:02 PM   #56
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Gary Crawford was his real name. Don't know where he got his ring name from. Between the Hill & Klemesten losses he was in great form .
good fighter my freind' iwas in bowlers nightclub ringside, the night he fought carl thompson, jesus seems like yesterday, gave a real good acount of himself with virgill hill.
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Old 06-04-2010, 01:05 PM   #57
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well....taking nelson as a form line...if cowdell is mentioned here, you could give jim mac donnell a mention too maybe ?....although he was soundly hammered by nelson, brave as you'll ever see though...
but cowdell did run sanchez close, so i dunno..
why not, both good fighters, dont come the closest brits not to get a w/title in the bag, but good hard fighting men who gave it there all in trying for top honours.
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Old 06-04-2010, 02:30 PM   #58
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Another great one is the English Flyweight Arty Henderson. Had a record of 526-8-5(1) and was a magician in the ring. Iron chinned as well, beat Heavyweights whilst weighing in as a Fly!!!
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As far as I know Elky Clarke never won a world Title yet in the 30s was rated in Fleishers top 10 of All time Flyweights.
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Old 06-04-2010, 03:17 PM   #60
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Another great one is the English Flyweight Arty Henderson. Had a record of 526-8-5(1) and was a magician in the ring. Iron chinned as well, beat Heavyweights whilst weighing in as a Fly!!!
More padding than Calzaghe though, but still good.
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