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Old 06-29-2007, 11:52 AM   #16
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I vote for the 20s

Tommy Gibbons
Georges Carpinter
Battling Siki
Gene Tunney
Young Stribling
Kid Norfolk
Harry Greb
Mike McTigure
Paul Berlenbach
Tommy Loughran
Jack Delaney
Jimmy Delaney
Jimmy Slatterey
Maxie Rosenbloom
Leo Lomski
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Jimmy Braddock
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Old 04-04-2012, 12:32 PM   #17
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mid 70's to early 80's.One of those guys was handing Foster a loss had he stuck around for a couple years later than he did.
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Old 04-04-2012, 12:44 PM   #18
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Thanks for the bump. I know or know of the 40's and 80's eras of LHWs but this thread will help me study the history of strong eras of the LHW division further. A shame this thread is only 2 pages but without this bump I would've never known about it, thanks.
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Old 04-04-2012, 12:53 PM   #19
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Thanks for the bump. I know or know of the 40's and 80's eras of LHWs but this thread will help me study the history of strong eras of the LHW division further. A shame this thread is only 2 pages but without this bump I would've never known about it, thanks.
no prob!
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Old 04-04-2012, 12:57 PM   #20
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I vote for the 20s

Tommy Gibbons
Georges Carpinter
Battling Siki
Gene Tunney
Young Stribling
Kid Norfolk
Harry Greb
Mike McTigure
Paul Berlenbach
Tommy Loughran
Jack Delaney
Jimmy Delaney
Jimmy Slatterey
Maxie Rosenbloom
Leo Lomski
Batling Levinski
Jimmy Braddock
Pete Latzo
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Old 04-04-2012, 12:59 PM   #21
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I'd say the 1920s if I had to choose one single decade ..

There was Tunney, Greb, Gibbons, Loughran, Stribling, Norfolk, Delaney, Rosenbloom etc.


The 1930s was pretty strong too .... J H Lewis, Rosenbloom, Conn, Fox, Bettina, Olin, Gainer, McAvoy etc.

And the 1940s ... Conn, Bivins, Charles, Moore, Marshall, Maxim, Lesnevich ...
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Old 04-04-2012, 01:34 PM   #22
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40s for sure, the 90s would have been if there was no SMW division
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Old 04-04-2012, 01:45 PM   #23
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I vote for the 20s

Tommy Gibbons
Georges Carpinter
Battling Siki
Gene Tunney
Young Stribling
Kid Norfolk
Harry Greb
Mike McTigure
Paul Berlenbach
Tommy Loughran
Jack Delaney
Jimmy Delaney
Jimmy Slatterey
Maxie Rosenbloom
Leo Lomski
Batling Levinski
Jimmy Braddock
Pete Latzo
That was my thought, also. Ridiculous era.

Glad we can agree on something.
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Old 04-04-2012, 04:09 PM   #24
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Shame the division has always overshadowed by the heavyweights because when you read this thread,you realize how rich its history has been.
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Old 04-04-2012, 04:13 PM   #25
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70s IMO. 40s had the greater P4P fighters, but the amount of quality contenders in the 70s was INSANE!!!
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Old 04-04-2012, 04:14 PM   #26
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That was my thought, also. Ridiculous era.

Glad we can agree on something.
Also a ridiculously dense era.
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Old 04-05-2012, 01:12 AM   #27
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The 20's were a lot more powerful than the 70's imo.
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Old 04-05-2012, 01:18 AM   #28
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Powerful? It loses points for having Carpentier and Siki, who were both dreadful IMO.
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Powerful? It loses points for having Carpentier and Siki, who were both dreadful IMO.
The championship lineage didn't represent the true strength of the division at all though.
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I know. They're still abysmal on film. Loughran, less so.
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