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Old 07-20-2012, 08:47 PM   #1
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Default Your Favorite Fighter by Decade.

My favorites are always changing.....anyway for now:

1900-1909: Joe Gans
1910-1919: Jack Dempsey
1920-1929: Benny Leonard
1930-1939: Joe Louis
1940-1949: Willie Pep
1950-1959: Joey Giardello
1960-1969: Eder Jofre
1970-1979: Victor Galindez (could be Masao Ohba too)
1980-1989: Marlon Starling... hard one since I love this decade.....
1990-1999: Paul Hodkinson
2000-2009: Hozumi Hasegawa
2009-Current era: Andre Ward


Make your list......

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Old 07-20-2012, 10:06 PM   #2
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1900-1909: Jack Johnson
1910-1919: Battling Levinsky
1920-1929: Tommy Loughran
1930-1939: Midget Wolgast
1940-1949: Joe louis/Bob Montgomery
1950-1959: Percy Bassett
1960-1969: Smokin' Joe Frazier
1970-1979: Willie "The Worm" Monroe
1980-1989: Joltin' Jeff Chandler
1990-1999: Azumah Nelson
2000-2009: Bernard Hopkins/Ricky Hatton
2009-Current era: Andre Ward
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Old 07-20-2012, 10:12 PM   #3
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Percy Basset is an interesting choice Phillyfan
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1900-1909: Stanley Ketchel
1910-1919: Jack Dempsey
1920-1929: Gene Tunney
1930-1939: Max Schmeling
1940-1949: Joe Louis
1950-1959: Sugar Ray Robinson
1960-1969: Muhammad Ali
1970-1979: George Foreman
1980-1989: Mike Tyson
1990-1999: Oscar De La Hoya
2000-2009: Manny Pacquiao
2010-Present: Saul "Canelo" Alvarez/Sergio Martinez
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1900-1909: Jack Johnson
1910-1919: Harry Wills
1920-1929: Gene Tunney
1930-1939: Max Schmelling
1940-1949: Sugar Ray Robinson
1950-1959: Kid Gavilan
1960-1969: Joe Frazier
1970-1979: Carlos Monzon/George Foreman
1980-1989: Tim Witherspoon
1990-1999: Evander Holyfield/Pernell Whitaker
2000-2009: Floyd Mayweather/Bernard Hopkins
2009-Current era: Paul Williams/Sergio Martinez

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Old 07-20-2012, 11:16 PM   #6
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1900-1909: Jack Johnson
1910-1919: Harry Wills
1920-1929: Gene Tunney
1930-1939: Max Schmelling
1940-1949: Sugar Ray Robinson
1950-1959: Kid Gavilan
1960-1969: Joe Frazier
1970-1979: Carlos Monzon/George Foreman
1980-1989: Tim Witherspoon
1990-1999: Evander Holyfield/Pernell Whitaker
2000-2009: Floyd Mayweather
2009-Current era: Paul Williams/Sergio Martinez
WOW...Frazier does surprise me? I wanted to go with Gavilan as well, but Bassett just edged for me.
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Old 07-21-2012, 05:51 PM   #7
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Old 07-21-2012, 06:29 PM   #8
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1900-1909: Don't have one.
1910-1919: Jack Dempsey
1920-1929: Gene Tunney
1930-1939: Joe Louis
1940-1949: Jake LaMotta
1950-1959: Rocky Marciano
1960-1969: Joe Frazier/Dick Tiger
1970-1979: Alexis Arguello/Danny Lopez
1980-1989: Larry Holmes
1990-1999: Lennox Lewis
2000-2009: Bernard Hopkins
2009-Current era: Sergio Martinez/Bernard Hopkins
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WOW...Frazier does surprise me? I wanted to go with Gavilan as well, but Bassett just edged for me.
I'm a huge fan of Frazier, probably my 5th favourite heavyweight of all time. I'm guessing you never realised that, as you saw me slating him in a few threads? It's kind of why I was like woah is this guy for real? If you look at the comments about his rating, I wasn't slating Frazier at all I was just suggesting that my ranking of Norton could be seen as more plausible. His win over Ali is, in my eyes, one of the greatest of all time, as is Foreman's win over Frazier. The fact I rate the win so highly clearly shows how good I think Frazier was, although it probably was a Frazier just slightly on the slide. It's not that I don't like Frazier, I just feel some things people say about him aren't right

Don't really know much about Bassett, where would you place him at today's level of boxer? My knowledge of the early days of boxing don't really go much lower than welterweight, but I'm keen to watch some film on him if you'd reccomened it.

I was also close to putting B-Hop for 00-09, but I think what he did to Pascal in the 2nd fight was my favourite achievement of his just ahead of what he did to Trinidad, Winky and Pavlik, as well as his performance against Calzaghe. In fact looking I may put him on level with Floyd
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Old 07-21-2012, 07:39 PM   #10
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I'm a huge fan of Frazier, probably my 5th favourite heavyweight of all time. I'm guessing you never realised that, as you saw me slating him in a few threads? It's kind of why I was like woah is this guy for real? If you look at the comments about his rating, I wasn't slating Frazier at all I was just suggesting that my ranking of Norton could be seen as more plausible. His win over Ali is, in my eyes, one of the greatest of all time, as is Foreman's win over Frazier. The fact I rate the win so highly clearly shows how good I think Frazier was, although it probably was a Frazier just slightly on the slide. It's not that I don't like Frazier, I just feel some things people say about him aren't right

Don't really know much about Bassett, where would you place him at today's level of boxer? My knowledge of the early days of boxing don't really go much lower than welterweight, but I'm keen to watch some film on him if you'd reccomened it.

I was also close to putting B-Hop for 00-09, but I think what he did to Pascal in the 2nd fight was my favourite achievement of his just ahead of what he did to Trinidad, Winky and Pavlik, as well as his performance against Calzaghe. In fact looking I may put him on level with Floyd
I guess I thought you were anti-frazier besed upon a few posts....Oh well, my bad!

As with most of my favorites they are usually Philly guys, guys I have met or seen live on the club circut prior to turning pro and/or gaining recognition. Bassett was a solid guy in the 50's rated fairly highly, but never had the mob connections that many top tier fighters had and was not able to secure a title shot....combine that with coming along in the era of Sandy Saddler. While Saddler was in the service bassett won an interim type of belt in his absence. Ring had a cover and article on saddler's return with Bassett on the cover....unfortunately Bassett lost his next fight and was never able to rise high enough to get back in contention. In 1950 he fought an oponent who died Sonny Boy West....West was complaining of double vision or something during the bout, but was encouraged to continue. When Bassett finally droped him, he fell hard on his head, and died of hemorghing the next day...Never heard much as to how this impacted Bassett??? Not an atg but any stretch, but many of my favorites are just solid contender types.

At the worst he would win a strap or 2 and be a belt holder in this multiple belt era....at his best he would be the man at FW...but likely would have a short stint based upon his inconsistancy.
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80's Holmes, Leonard, Tyson
90's Holyfield, DeLaHoya, Barrera
00's Morales, Pacquiao, Sergio Martinez
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1900-1909: Joe Gans (since there's no footage of Joe Walcott's besides the interview)
1910-1919: Mike Gibbons/Sam Langford
1920-1929: Benny Leonard
1930-1939: Teddy Yarosz (or Canzoneri, Mclarnin, Freddie Steele...)
1940-1949: Charley Burley/Willie Pep (or Ez, Archie, Cerdan...)
1950-1959: Harold Johnson/Pascual Perez
1960-1969: Éder Jofre/Nicolino Locche (brasileiro empatando argentino com o Éder... qué morrê qué, fdp?)
1970-1979: Roberto Duran (or Monzon, Argüello, Foster...)
1980-1989: Marvin Hagler
1990-1999: Pernell Whitaker/Ricardo Lopez
2000-2009: Bernard Hopkins/Emanuel Augustus
2010-Now: uhh... yep, gotta be Ward.
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My favorites are always changing.....anyway for now:

1900-1909: Joe Gans
1910-1919: Jack Dempsey
1920-1929: Benny Leonard
1930-1939: Joe Louis
1940-1949: Willie Pep
1950-1959: Joey Giardello
1960-1969: Eder Jofre
1970-1979: Victor Galindez (could be Masao Ohba too)
1980-1989: Marlon Starling... hard one since I love this decade.....
1990-1999: Paul Hodkinson
2000-2009: Hozumi Hasegawa
2009-Current era: Andre Ward


Make your list......
1900-1909 Greb
1910-1919 Dempsey
1920-1929 Jack Johnson
1930-1934-Joe louis...(hands down)
1940-1949-Ray Robinson
1950-1959-Marciano
1960-1969-Floyd Patterson & Sonny Liston
1970-1979-Joe Frazier
1980-1989-Roberto Duran
1990-1999-Evander Holyfield & Mike Tyson
2000-2009-Marco Antonio Berrera
Current- Manny....Manny.....Manny
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Old 07-23-2012, 04:50 AM   #14
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1900-1909: Jack Johnson
1910-1919: Frank Klaus
1920-1929: none really, B. Leonard if I have to name one. Lods of good fighters but none that strikes a nerve with me.
1930-1939: Max Schmeling
1940-1949: too many o choose. Pep, Robinson, Charles, Moore, Burley, Williams ... ah, I take Joe Louis, he must be on this list.
1950-1959: Bubi Scholz
1960-1969: Dick Tiger
1970-1979: Carlos Monzon
1980-1989: Mike Tyson
1990-1999: Prince Naseem Hamed
2000-2009: Bernard Hopkins
2009-Current era: caveman Marco Huck.
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60's: Ali/Ortiz
70's: Duran/Monzon
80's: Duran/Gomez/Tyson
90's: Lopez/Trinidad/Jones/DLH/Whitaker
00's: Trinidad/Jones/Mayorga/JMM
Current: JMM/Martinez
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