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View Poll Results: Your favourite heavyweight of all time?
Jack Johnson 0 0%
Jack Dempsey 6 11.76%
Joe Louis 3 5.88%
Rocky Marciano 5 9.80%
Muhammad Ali 13 25.49%
Joe Frazier 2 3.92%
George Foreman 3 5.88%
Mike Tyson 9 17.65%
Lennox Lewis 2 3.92%
Other (Sullivan, Holmes, Charles, Holyfield, Braddock etc) 8 15.69%
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Old 07-09-2007, 10:30 PM   #1
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Default Your favourite heavyweight of all time?

This question is not just based on your favourite heavyweight of all time inside the ring, but also combine it with the fighters life outside the squared circle, only if you wish.

How influential were they socially, and to their generation?.

Do you have one particular heavyweight you just admire so much inside the ring that you continually watch them on video and DVD?.

Do you have a certain heavyweight you admire so much you just can't stop reading about his life from various books?.

Note: Don't vote who was the greatest. Please express your opinion on who was the greatest when posting about your own personal favourite. Although you may well come to the conclusion the greatest heavyweight of all time, may well be your own personal favourite as well.

Example 1: You may well vote for Evander Holyfield, who doesn't have the historical background like Jack Johnson, but you grew up watching his fights with Bowe and Tyson.

Example 2: James J Braddock, journeyman to heavyweight champion. Possibily the movie "Cinderella man" may well have drawn you to Braddock like a magnet.

Example 3: Muhammad Ali may well be the greatest heavyweight without question in your eyes, but Mike Tyson went about his business with more distinction and excitement than "The Greatest".

If your choice is not on the poll, please select "other" and let us all hear your views.
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Old 07-09-2007, 10:36 PM   #2
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Default Re: Your favourite heavyweight of all time?

i do really like james j braddock based off the movie cinderella man. but i think my favorite heavyweight of all time will probably end up being larry holmes or rocky marciano. both tough sonsofbitches and amazing fighters.
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Old 07-09-2007, 10:40 PM   #3
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Default Re: Your favourite heavyweight of all time?

Rocky Marciano because he feared no one and there wasn't anything particularly special about him. A regular guy with no outstanding physical qualities, he just trained his ass off and fought as hard as he could till the end. He also knew when to hang 'em up and made plenty of money in retirement.
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Old 07-09-2007, 11:45 PM   #4
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Joe Louis; he faced a lot in and out of the ring, and in both showed uncommon dignity and grace under fire.
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Old 07-09-2007, 11:46 PM   #5
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Dempsey- no other heavyweight did more to thrust boxing into mainstream media IMO.
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Old 07-09-2007, 11:50 PM   #6
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Default Re: Your favourite heavyweight of all time?

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Mike Tyson
Jack Dempsey
Sonny Liston

in that order.
Nice list.

I like Mike Tyson, Jack Dempsey, and Rocky Marciano.
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Old 07-10-2007, 12:02 AM   #7
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Default Re: Your favourite heavyweight of all time?

I'll list mine chronologically because I don't know if I have one definite favorites.

Jack Dempsey- There's definitly a feeling of romanticism with the era and Dempsey is large part of it

Joe Louis- Offensive perfection and a fine human as well

Muhammad Ali- Charisma, legend, and the best heavyweight ever

Larry Holmes-One of the big names when I started really following boxing. Every one else I knew disliked him so I guess I enjoyed being different at the time

Lennox Lewis- As time goes on I appreciate him more and more

I find it hard to really like or dislike any fighter so I dont have many favorites, I just enjoy good matches. But those few are the ones that would probably be above the usual heavyweight for me.
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Old 07-10-2007, 12:05 AM   #8
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Muhammad Ali - he was fearless both in and out of the ring. He also set the prototype for the modern super-heavyweight, big, fast, and sharp!
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Larry Holmes - In his prime, he was the best all-around heavyweight boxer in history.
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Old 07-10-2007, 01:47 AM   #10
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Smokin' Joe Frazier- had heart in gobs inside the ring, pressed on against every opponent he faced.
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Old 07-10-2007, 02:15 AM   #11
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George Foreman

- Nigh unbeatable head to head

-2nd career cemented it.
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Jim Jeffries
Sonny Liston
Mike Tyson
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Old 07-10-2007, 02:52 AM   #13
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My Top 5 (alphabetical):

Ali
Foreman
Holyfield
Johnson
Lewis
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Old 07-10-2007, 02:52 AM   #14
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Dempsey, obviously
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Old 07-10-2007, 02:53 AM   #15
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Default Re: Your favourite heavyweight of all time?

Quote:
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George Foreman

- Nigh unbeatable head to head

-2nd career cemented it.

Not unbeatable though, maybe unbeatable in a punch up but he could be outwitted.
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