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Old 07-31-2007, 11:44 AM   #256
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Default Re: Most overrated HW of all time.

When I said "no one would even be talking about him in terms of the heavyweights" I meant in terms of being a top10 ATG
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Old 07-31-2007, 02:43 PM   #257
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So its clear then, every HW who has ever lived is the most overrated
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Old 07-31-2007, 02:47 PM   #258
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So its clear then, every HW who has ever lived is the most overrated
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Old 07-31-2007, 03:00 PM   #259
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Sports Illustrated had a piece on this a few years back and picked Ali. I could buy that with Dempsey a close second.
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Old 07-31-2007, 07:49 PM   #260
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Pretty much every great fighter in my top 10 have been listed here.
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Old 07-31-2007, 08:19 PM   #261
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You got it man. Same with Wrestling,MMA or K1.
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Old 05-03-2013, 08:16 PM   #262
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Default Re: Most overrated HW of all time.

EVander Holyfield, and Rocky Marciano.
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Old 05-03-2013, 08:17 PM   #263
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Buster Douglas
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Old 05-03-2013, 08:40 PM   #264
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Muhammad Ali hands down. Almost got knocked out by a D+ level fighter in Cooper and had to use enhancement drugs, got exposed by Frazier when he finally stepped up. Got numerous gift decisions towards the end of his career and built his heavyweight reign on what was most likely a fixed fight.
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Old 05-03-2013, 08:40 PM   #265
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If it wasn't for his age Holyfield would have been King of the 90s...
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Old 05-04-2013, 12:24 AM   #266
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There is only one correct answer and that is Marciano period. He did only face washed up has beens and mob controlled fighters. He has no skill at all. His punching power is so hyped up that is have become funny and he wasn't even a heavyweight.
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Old 05-04-2013, 12:29 AM   #267
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Floyd (Canvas Back) Patterson is the most overrated, at least on ESB. I've actually seen him referred to as a Great.

He was a joke as champion. He dodged the opposition and couldn't stay on his feet- knocked down 20 times during his "reign".
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Old 05-04-2013, 12:32 AM   #268
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Old 05-04-2013, 12:35 AM   #269
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Sonny Liston, George Foreman and Joe Frazier.
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Old 05-04-2013, 03:12 AM   #270
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dempsey overrated - a number of years ago i heard jack sharkey interviewed on the radio and he said dempsey would have ko ed louis. arcel and schemling [ who sparred with dempsey] picked dempsey over ali. a couple of old pros i knew years back who saw dempsey work out thought dempsey was the best heavyweight they ever saw. maybe they are all overrated
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