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Old 07-24-2012, 11:14 AM   #1
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Default Greatest heavyweights since Joe Louis-

You can include Joe Louis reign from 1937 so the last 75 yrs-


Head to head top ten-

1 L Lewis
2 M Tyson
3 M Ali
4 G Foreman
5 R Bowe
6 S Liston
7 Vitali Klitschko
8 E Holyfield
9 Wlad Klitschko
10 L Holmes


Achievement/ Head to head/overall greatness

1 M. Ali
2 J. Louis
3 L. Lewis
4 L. Holmes
5 E Holyfield
6 M Tyson
7 G Foreman
8 J Frazier
9 R Marciano
10 Wlad Klitschko
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Old 07-24-2012, 12:49 PM   #2
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Ali defeats everyone head to head and greatest achievements. Holmes is next. Marciano and Klitshckos bottom of both lists.
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Old 07-24-2012, 02:05 PM   #3
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Default Re: Greatest heavyweights since Joe Louis-

Head to Head match ups are purely opinion. But if most people where given drugs that make you 100% honest and realistic in you're opinion.

Lennox Lewis
Larry Holmes
Muhammad Ali
Evander Holyfield
Mike Tyson
Riddick Bowe

These are the hardest heavyweights head to head of all-time. They could all beat each other, and would be involved in close fights between each other.

These guys up above would beat most of the other guys, at their peaks.

Lennox Lewis would probably blast most guys out, a pissed off Lennox Lewis is probably the baddest heavyweight of all-time.
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Old 07-24-2012, 02:11 PM   #4
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Default Re: Greatest heavyweights since Joe Louis-

It's a shame Larry Holmes came at a time when he missed out on the really massive fights, He was certainly some fighter and maybe could of added to his legacy. It's a little like Wlad at the moment but Wlad's opposition is a fair bit lower to say the least..
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Old 07-24-2012, 02:13 PM   #5
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Default Re: Greatest heavyweights since Joe Louis-

Larry Olubamiwo.
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Old 07-24-2012, 04:33 PM   #6
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Default Re: Greatest heavyweights since Joe Louis-

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Head to Head match ups are purely opinion. But if most people where given drugs that make you 100% honest and realistic in you're opinion.

Lennox Lewis
Larry Holmes
Muhammad Ali
Evander Holyfield
Mike Tyson
Riddick Bowe

These are the hardest heavyweights head to head of all-time. They could all beat each other, and would be involved in close fights between each other.

These guys up above would beat most of the other guys, at their peaks.

Lennox Lewis would probably blast most guys out, a pissed off Lennox Lewis is probably the baddest heavyweight of all-time.


ah drugs it skews things when do you reckon it came on the scene-

Always thoughts late 80s onward
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Old 07-24-2012, 04:33 PM   #7
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Joe Louis is the greatest heavyweight of all time.
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Old 07-24-2012, 04:35 PM   #8
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It's a shame Larry Holmes came at a time when he missed out on the really massive fights, He was certainly some fighter and maybe could of added to his legacy. It's a little like Wlad at the moment but Wlad's opposition is a fair bit lower to say the least..
Holmes beat mercer and mccall when he was in his 40s not bad but didnt have that big commercial name


He should have been champ again with the WBC
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Old 07-24-2012, 04:36 PM   #9
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Anyone care to do a head to head list and an overall greatness list-


Wonder how much it would differ-
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Old 07-24-2012, 04:54 PM   #10
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Head to head, I would have to go with Tyson.
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Old 07-24-2012, 04:59 PM   #11
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Joe Louis is the greatest heavyweight of all time.
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Old 07-24-2012, 06:42 PM   #12
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Default Re: Greatest heavyweights since Joe Louis-

Rocky Marciano
Muhammad Ali
Ezzard Charles
Joe Louis
Larry Holmes
Wladimir Klitschko
Lennox Lewis
Riddick Bowe
Vitali Klitschko
George Foreman
Evander Holyfield
Sonny Liston
Joe Frazier
Mike Tyson
Earnie Shavers
Ingemar Johansson

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Old 07-24-2012, 06:59 PM   #13
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lol do have Wlad ahead of Lewis?
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Old 07-24-2012, 08:54 PM   #14
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Ali defeats everyone head to head and greatest achievements. Holmes is next. Marciano and Klitshckos bottom of both lists.
holmes style is terrable against a swarmer/pressure fighter or a counter puncher. every time he loads up and steps in with that power jab hes right next to the fighter within distance to get hit. i love holmes but h2h norton and bowe 2 guys who are not the greatest, would rank higher imo, sluggers or cutesy guys like byrd and young would be easy work for a guy like holmes so would a tua.
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Holmes is becoming overrated.
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