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Old 07-05-2007, 10:26 PM   #1
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Old 07-05-2007, 10:36 PM   #2
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Old 07-05-2007, 10:41 PM   #3
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Charley Burley
Carmen Basilio
Roy Jones Jr.
prime Michael Nunn
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Old 07-05-2007, 10:43 PM   #4
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I would take Hopkins to pull out a decision over Robinson at 160lbs. Even though Robinson is one of the greatest middleweights of all time, he proved to be very beatable. The reason he's rated so highly, was because he won the title five times. Not sure anyone was quite the king of the rematches like Robinson was in the 1950's.
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Old 07-05-2007, 10:47 PM   #5
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Yes, he was -- lots of proof in the record books, but it took a helluva fighter to do it, until he was only a shell that showed up.

Like SP pointed out, SRR was nonpareil at welter.
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Old 07-05-2007, 11:39 PM   #6
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Umm... he was beaten there several times...

or do you mean welter?
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Old 07-06-2007, 03:12 AM   #7
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Of course; he was beaten there.

Anyone can be beaten.
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Old 07-06-2007, 03:50 AM   #8
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Of course; he was beaten there.

Anyone can be beaten.
Marciano wasn't
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Old 07-06-2007, 09:37 AM   #9
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Well, Sugar was past his best at middlewight and tipped the scales at 154, so he was not even a big middleweight, so sure he could be beaten. Thing is, he'd take a good chunk out of whomever did it.
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Old 07-06-2007, 09:57 AM   #10
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Could be beaten?....he was....Randy Turpin.....Gene Fullmer....Carmen Basilio...
& Paul Pender(twice).....I'd love to have seen him against Hagler......Zale...
Cerdan.....Monzon.....
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Old 07-06-2007, 09:58 AM   #11
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Marciano wasn't
Yes he was...
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Old 07-06-2007, 10:28 AM   #12
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All this talk about how he was unbeatable at WW yet he was nearly knocked out a few times.
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Old 07-06-2007, 10:31 AM   #13
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All this talk about how he was unbeatable at WW yet he was nearly knocked out a few times.
But like Holmes and Ali, nearly may as well have been nothing.
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Old 07-06-2007, 10:34 AM   #14
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All this talk about how he was unbeatable at WW yet he was nearly knocked out a few times.
He had his moments, his biggest struggle may of been against Servo; by newspaper accounts Marty was darn unlucky to lose to him second time round
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Old 07-06-2007, 10:49 AM   #15
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But like Holmes and Ali, nearly may as well have been nothing.
Yet I don't consider them 'unbeatable', and I'm sure you don't either.

In 1946, Robinson was arguably saved from a long count when he was planted by Artie Levine.
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