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Old 02-13-2011, 04:21 AM   #1
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Default best boxer of the 2000s in each weight class

minimumweight: ivan calderon
light fly: jorge arce
fly: wonjongkam
super fly: darchinyan
bantamweight: rafael marquez
Super bantam: izzy vazquez
After this it gets a bit more difficult, i'll try and do the rest later, what do you guys think? and how does it stack up with previous decades?
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Old 02-13-2011, 05:42 AM   #2
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featherweight: MAB- this was close but i think the big upset against hamed and war with morales was enough for him to win this
SFW: pacquaio- i think he did more than floyd in this decade at the weight and i had him beating jmm
LW: mayweather, had to fit him in somewhere- castillo and jmm have a good shout as well
lww: tszyu
welter: shane mosley- he had the best win at the weight against dl and i scored his fight with cotto a draw- that was after his best as well. was going to go with mayweather but his resume was too weak at the weight
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Old 02-13-2011, 12:22 PM   #3
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MW: Hopkins
SMW: Calzaghe
LHW: Tough call. Had Roy done more in the 2000's at the weight he'd be my pick, but I can't decide who to go with here.
HW: Wlad
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Old 02-13-2011, 12:38 PM   #4
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junior middleweight: winky wright
light heavyweight is difficult to choose from, i think h2h jones was the best but he didn't beat enough good fighters and got ktfo. i guess you could have hopkins again, but he got beat pretty clearly by calzaghe imo. you could even have tarver, although he wasn't on the same level as the other two.
cruiserweight is a tough call as well- mormeck? Bell? Haye? Adamek?
as for heavyweight i would have to go with lennox lewis, but i could see the argument for one of the klits
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Old 02-13-2011, 03:16 PM   #5
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The heavyweight one is a tough one. Wlad had all his loses in the decade and the other two main candidates suffer from not being part of the majority of it or having poor competition.
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Old 02-13-2011, 03:40 PM   #6
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126 Barrera or even chris John he has reigned for like 5 yrs
130 Manny or Floyd
135 JMM
140 Hatton? Zoo?
147 Shane? its tough weight was so cyclical Oscar Shane Judah Floyd Manny nobody dominated for a long stretch
154 Dzinziruik? Ouma? Spinks? Mayorga? That weight was never great during the decade usually a stepping stone class
160- Hop easily
168 Calzaghe easily
175 I wanna say Jones cause 2000-2004 he was dominant than after he fell nobody took it by the reigns and held for a long time
200-Mormeck, Bell, Cunningham Haye
Hwt Wlad or Lewis Wlad on longevity but Lewis had his career defining wins over Tyson Vitali Tua Grant Rahman

Minimum is Calderon

Fly is Pong Wong

122 is Rafa or Izzy
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in a lot of the weight classes there's a significant difference between how they rank resume wise and h2h. for example I would choose floyd to beat, prime for prime, shane and cotto at welter but they both have better resumes than him at the weight
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minimumweight: ivan calderon
light fly: jorge arce
fly: wonjongkam
super fly: darchinyan
bantamweight: rafael marquez
Super bantam: izzy vazquez
After this it gets a bit more difficult, i'll try and do the rest later, what do you guys think? and how does it stack up with previous decades?
I think ring magazines list is a very solid one all round
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Sahaprom over Marquez at bantam for me, though you could argue his absolute best was during the late 90s.
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Heavyweight should definitely be Lewis.

He is head & shoulders about the Klits, in H2H & resume quality terms, even when only including his 2000-'03 career.
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Didn't know about this, thanks the list seems quite close to how i would have it, though i don't see how jmm is the best featherweight of the decade. did they do a list like this for any other decades?
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Lennox Lewis should be definite for Heavyweight. He made more of an impact in 4 years than Klitschkos/Haye combined in all 10.
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Heavyweight should definitely be Lewis.

He is head & shoulders about the Klits, in H2H & resume quality terms, even when only including his 2000-'03 career.
Lewis was 6-1 from 2000 to the end of his career. Wlad's 23-2. That's just too much good work put in in the 7 years since Lewis retired for me to say Lewis was the heavyweight of the 2000's.
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Didn't know about this, thanks the list seems quite close to how i would have it, though i don't see how jmm is the best featherweight of the decade. did they do a list like this for any other decades?
They probably did, im not sure though, but i'd say you will find something on the internet about their rankings if you research it
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bantam is Hasegawa......for me
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