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Old 05-23-2012, 11:51 PM   #16
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I think Glen Johnson is another good obvious one.
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Old 05-23-2012, 11:59 PM   #17
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Miguel Cotto comes to mind
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Old 05-24-2012, 12:09 AM   #18
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George Foreman
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Old 05-24-2012, 12:11 AM   #19
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Miguel Cotto comes to mind
thats a good one, but technically he should still have some prime time left.... He tanked a lot early in his career. He got better gas tank and skills now. Too bad he tooka a whooping from margo and pac.
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Old 05-24-2012, 01:00 AM   #20
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Lennox Lewis
Can't count modern day/near modern day heavyweights. Lewis himself said the decline begins after 35.
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Old 05-24-2012, 01:00 AM   #21
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Miguel Cotto comes to mind
Should still be in his physical prime
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Old 05-24-2012, 11:52 AM   #22
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Old Foreman had better stamina and better defensive skills than Prime Foreman,also more relaxed and confident in his abilities.
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Old 05-24-2012, 12:48 PM   #23
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Pacquiao. If PAC had the fundamental that he had now when he was fighting in the lower weight class he would be hard to beat.

Actually, Pac's wild unpredictable relentlessness of his days in the lower weights was what made him harder to beat back then...
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Old 05-24-2012, 01:04 PM   #24
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foreman comes to mind
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Old 05-24-2012, 01:11 PM   #25
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Foreman? ..
He was an animal when he was in his 20s, he destroyed an unbeaten Joe Frazier in 2 rounds and made Norton his hoe..
He clearly slowed down and wasn't near as good in his 40s..
(I do believe that Foreman is slightly overrated though)
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Old 05-24-2012, 01:14 PM   #26
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Foreman? ..
He was an animal when he was in his 20s, he destroyed an unbeaten Joe Frazier in 2 rounds and made Norton his hoe..
He clearly slowed down and wasn't near as good in his 40s..
(I do believe that Foreman is slightly overrated though)
Foreman once said that if the old him meet the young him in a match that the old him would have won. I tend to believe him. He said he used to burn a ton of " nervous" energy when he was younger and that is why he would gas out.
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Old 05-24-2012, 01:15 PM   #27
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Should still be in his physical prime
Close to it, but he can't take the same punches as before Margo plastered him. Overall, he is a better fighter right now. He really rebuilt himself, which I am very happy to see. I really like Cotto.
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Old 05-24-2012, 01:17 PM   #28
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thats a good one, but technically he should still have some prime time left.... He tanked a lot early in his career. He got better gas tank and skills now. Too bad he tooka a whooping from margo and pac.
The Margo one is what really hurt him. I think he could have taken Pac's punches much better if he hadn't been plastered.
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Old 05-24-2012, 01:21 PM   #29
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Pacquiao. If PAC had the fundamental that he had now when he was fighting in the lower weight class he would be hard to beat.
Pac is still in his prime the amount of juice an hormones he uses he'll be in his prime into his late 30's haha
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Old 05-24-2012, 01:22 PM   #30
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Fighters who are better RETIRE when they are out of prime

... RJJ obviously!
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