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Old 04-16-2012, 11:42 AM   #1
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Who would you like to have a sit down chat with, and be able to get an
honest answer to your questions.

My list.

1) Sonny Liston
2) Jack Dempsey
3) Jack Johnson
4) Rocky Marciano
5) Sugar Ray Robinson

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Old 04-16-2012, 11:59 AM   #2
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Willie The Worm Monroe
Gypsy Joe Harris
Tommy Loughran
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Old 04-16-2012, 12:05 PM   #3
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Willie The Worm Monroe
Gypsy Joe Harris
Tommy Loughran
Midget Wolgast
Bob-Cat Montgomery
Midget...Bobcat...the Worm...Gypsy Joe....sounds like a biker gang!

Throw in Cyclone, Boogaloo, Kitten and Bad Bennie. Sounds like a group of gents you don't wanna cross!

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Venice Borkhorsor
Samart Payakaroon
Fighting Harada
Ayub Kalule
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Old 04-16-2012, 12:36 PM   #5
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Len Harvey - pure class, all round.
Lloyd Marshall - one of the best, period!
Robert Villimain - the Proof fighter; Proof TOP Overseas fighters were just as real.
Theo Medina - Hard Nut, the French Gypsie
Archie Moore - the Epitome of a fighter.
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Old 04-16-2012, 01:04 PM   #6
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interesting question , original 1 , never thought about it but i will now .. i guess i have 2 think about it more as it's very hard 2 come with such a list because i already know most of d answers 2 my questions so far .
what interests me @ d moment is what was Rosario's hindrance against Chavez , and my guess is that it was not Chavez . I wonder which 1 of them knows d answer . But despite it interests me , i guess there r other things that i simply haven't recalled them yet . Honest interviews with Ali , Louis , Schmelling , RJJ , Ray Leonard would've surprised many but not myself , Leonard unlike d rest partially admits some of those facts 2day , but ppl still ignore his admissions .
Same with Holmes . Imagine Holmes admitting that he thumbed Shavers & Holyfield on purpose , Duran admitting that he fouled Moore & Buchanan intentionally , Ali admitting d importance of them ropes & heat in Zaire , d smelling salts & extra time vs Cooper , d judges' gifts against Chuvalo , Jones & Norton , his intentional thumbing of Terrell , how shot Cleveland Williams was against him and that that fights means & always meant nothing and that Williams wasn't that good even in his prime anyway ,, etc , and most importantly all of them and others admitting that without them cheats they would've lost in those fights and that they had 2 cheat in order 2 get past their opponents .
But i m uncertain about who r my top 5 4 this matter , nor even 6 .
Sam Langford , Harry Greb & Archie Wright might have surprised myself as well but not as much as it would surprise others , but those others would have ignored them renovations anyway , they were just examples , i m sure there r more .

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Old 04-16-2012, 01:11 PM   #7
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Who would you like to have a sit down chat with, and be able to get an
honest answer to your questions.

My list.

1) Sonny Liston
2) Jack Dempsey
3) Jack Johnson
4) Rocky Marciano
5) Sugar Ray Robinson

Dempsey
Greb
Liston
SRR
Johnson ,[I don't know how successful I would be with Jack though, he usually told you what you wanted to hear.]
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Old 04-16-2012, 01:18 PM   #8
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Jack Johnson
Stanley Ketchel
Oscar Bonavena
Eligio Montalvo
Gene Tunney
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Old 04-16-2012, 01:47 PM   #9
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Jack Dempsey
Barney Ross
Bummy Davis
Joe Louis
Rocky Marciano
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I would probably interview the pre-1930s black fighters mostly, because they usually had to work the hardest to make it in the fight game. As such it's reasonable to conclude that they were studying the game the closest and would be able to give the most lucid overview of their fistic contemporaries.

George Dixon
Joe Walcott
Joe Gans
Tiger Flowers
Sam Langford

Throw in Dave Holly, Jack Blackburn, Peter Jackson and Kid Norfolk.

If I threw some caucasian fighters:

Ike Weir
Terry McGovern
Young Griffo
Harry Greb
Nonpareil Jack Dempsey

Overall I've tried to stick with guys that we don't have any extensive interviews with(both lists).
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Jack Johnson
Jack Dempsey
Victor Galindez
Harry Greb
Samart Payakaroon
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