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Old 08-07-2011, 11:57 AM   #16
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As for Canzi: let me make the case here. This man is roy jones with a beard and a huge set of balls-

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"Canzoneri had incredible guts and desire. And he was so smart" - Mike Tyson
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Old 08-07-2011, 12:26 PM   #17
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The Orient has churned out it's fair share of the naturally gifted type with Harada, Park, Chang, Gushiken, Watanabe, Chitalada etc, though Park's mental make up and Gushiken's mediocre opposition doesn't do either of them many favours. Even types like Galaxy, Moon and of course Pacquiao who aren't great all round natural talents per se, but have certain freakish attributes.

Not what the thread asked for exactly, but nevermind....
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Old 08-07-2011, 12:32 PM   #18
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Pep
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Hamed
Camacho Sr.
Foreman
SRR
SRL
Tyson
Ali
Gavilan
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Old 08-07-2011, 12:54 PM   #19
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As for Canzi: let me make the case here. This man is roy jones with a beard and a huge set of balls-

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This is the 1930's equivalent of AndOne street b-ball tapes

"Canzoneri had incredible guts and desire. And he was so smart" - Mike Tyson


Pure Magic, of course fighters back then were shit... and they were shit 9 - 15 times a year as well.
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Old 08-07-2011, 01:18 PM   #20
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Willie Pep, Pernell Whitaker, Muhammad Ali, Nicolino Locche, Wilfred Benitez, SRL, SRR and Jose Napoles stand out for me as far as natural talent is concerned.
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Old 08-07-2011, 03:03 PM   #21
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I've only read the first page, but I'm surprised no one's mentioned sweet pea. He was brilliant to watch.
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Old 08-07-2011, 03:55 PM   #22
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For a modern pick I think Martinez really fits the bill. He kind of has his own swagger and feel. Not the most technically schooled guy, either. Reminds me of Locche a little (His swagger).
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Old 08-07-2011, 04:00 PM   #23
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Old 08-07-2011, 04:36 PM   #24
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In the near 70 years I've watched the best fighters in the world spar 'n fight, never seen anything as magical as the born-to-box Willie Pep. He personified "natural." The day he put on gloves, he was able to do what he did in his prime. Flouted every rule, but awed 'n delighted the toughest critics 'n fans.
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Old 08-07-2011, 04:40 PM   #25
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I've only read the first page, but I'm surprised no one's mentioned sweet pea. He was brilliant to watch.
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Old 08-07-2011, 04:41 PM   #26
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As for Canzi: let me make the case here. This man is roy jones with a beard and a huge set of balls-

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This is the 1930's equivalent of AndOne street b-ball tapes

"Canzoneri had incredible guts and desire. And he was so smart" - Mike Tyson
Great video!
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Old 08-07-2011, 04:42 PM   #27
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For a modern pick I think Martinez really fits the bill. He kind of has his own swagger and feel. Not the most technically schooled guy, either. Reminds me of Locche a little (His swagger).
Good picks, both of them. Martinez also took up boxing late, after trying out several other sports.
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Old 08-07-2011, 04:54 PM   #28
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Ali
RJJ
SRL
Pacquiao
Jack Johnson
Toney
Canzoneri
Pep
Robinson
Kid Chocolate
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Old 08-07-2011, 04:58 PM   #29
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Roy Jones and #2 is not even close.
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Old 08-07-2011, 06:48 PM   #30
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Roy Jones and #2 is not even close.
Except that most of those on the list used their talents and gifts against much greater competition and didn't get the crap knocked out of them when finally caught.
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