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Old 07-26-2012, 01:54 AM   #1
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Default The Featherweights and my top 10 list

I have always loved the lighter weights (Bantam through SFW are likely my favorites), but it always seems we debate and discuss the HW division. So I figured even if no one else joins me I am going to pay tribute to the Featherweight division:

My top 10:
1 Henry Armstrong
2 Willie Pep
3 Sandy Saddler
4 Alexis Arguello
5 Salvador Sanchez
6 Vicente Saldivar
7 George Dixon
8 Abe Attell
9 Azumah Nelson
10 Eusebio Pedroza

My favorites:
1 Azumah
2 Percy Bassett
3 Vicente Saldivar
4 Danny Lopez
5 Jeff Fenech
6 Bobby Chacon
7 Bazooka Limon
8 Boza Edwards
9 Benny Bass
10 Erik Morales

So what about you? Who are the top FW's? Who are your favorites? What are some of the best featherweight fights? Some lesser known great fights? Post some links!
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Old 07-26-2012, 02:02 AM   #2
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Armstrong above Pep? Bold. I approve.

To answer your questions. Danny Lopez. Danny Lopez. And Danny Lopez.
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Old 07-26-2012, 02:03 AM   #3
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Armstrong above Pep? Bold. I approve.

To answer your questions. Danny Lopez. Danny Lopez. And Danny Lopez.
Is there any significant connection with your screen name?
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Old 07-26-2012, 02:05 AM   #4
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Armstrong above Pep? Bold. I approve.

To answer your questions. Danny Lopez. Danny Lopez. And Danny Lopez.
2 and half years ago Rumsfeld and ESB classic did a FW poll and the results were Pep 1 & Armstrong 2....I am a big Armstrong guy!

1. 547 Willie Pep (13)
2. 442 Henry Armstrong (6)
3. 399 Sandy Saddler(4)
4. 314 Salvador Sanchez (5)
5. 129 Abe Attell (1)
6. 115 Jim Driscoll
7. 109 Alexis Arguello
8. 88 Vincente Saldivar
9. 67 Manny Pacquiao (1)
10. 61 George Dixon
11. 59 Terry McGovern
12. 56 Kid Chocolate
13. 47 Eusebio Pedroza
14. 46 Azumah Nelson
15. 18 Marco Antonio Barrera
16. 12 Danny Lopez
17. 9 Ernesto Marcel
18. 8 Battling Battalino
19. 6 Erik Morales
20. 5 Young Griffo
21. 3 Jeff Fenech
22. 2 [tie] Young Corbett II
22. 2 [tie] Tom Johnson
22. 2 [tie] Johnny Dundee
25. 1 [tie] Alberto Baby Arizmendi
25. 1 [tie] Davey Moore
25. 1 [tie] Freddie Miller
25. 1 [tie] Prince Naseem Hamed

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Old 07-26-2012, 02:48 AM   #5
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My what?
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Ike Weir, the "Belfast Spider"

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Old 07-26-2012, 04:01 AM   #8
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1 Willie Pep
2 Sandy Saddler
3 Henry Armstrong
4 Abe Attell
5 Jim Driscoll
6 George Dixon
7 Sal Sanchez
8 Vincente Saldivar
9 Kid Chocolate
10 Alexis Arguello
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Old 07-26-2012, 05:36 AM   #9
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Default Re: The Featherweights and my top 10 list

Just about to say that I don't like Arguello over Saldivar but McGrain has put things right. Not sure I like Sal' over Saldivar either though

I'd take Arguello out of anyone's top ten and replace him with Marcel.
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Old 07-26-2012, 05:37 AM   #10
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Nothing between them for me either.
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Old 07-26-2012, 05:41 AM   #11
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Nothing between them for me either.
I find a lot of time it splitting hairs when you getting this level of greatness and often stump for favouritism or, if even that proves too difficult, went meany minee mo
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10: Salvador Sanchez
9: Joey Archibald
8: Azumah Nelson
7: Johnny Kilbane
6: George Dixon
5: Henry Armstrong
4; Eusebio Pedroza
3: Abe Attell
2: Willie Pep
1: Sandy Saddler

Honourable mentions: Young Griffo, Terry McGovern, Jim Driscoll, Bat Battalino, Hogan 'Kid' Bassey, Davey Moore, Sugar Ramos, Vicente Saldivar, Eder Jofre, Antonio Esparragoza, Naseem Hamed and Marco Antonio Barrera

Mentions: Ben Jordan, Young Corbett II, Johnny Dundee, Kid Kaplan, Tony Canzoneri, Kid Chocolate, Baby Arizmendi, Chalky Wright, Howard Winstone, Alexis Arguello, Danny Lopez, Juan LaPorte, Jeff Fenech, Marcos Villasana, Tom Johnson, Kevin Kelley, Eloy Rojas, Manuel Medina, Wilfred Vazquez, Erik Morales, and Manny Pacquiao.
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Old 07-26-2012, 09:01 AM   #13
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No Marcel?! Not even in mentions?! BOOZE!
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He lost to Roberto Duran. According to the MAG1965 corollary this excludes him from being a great fighter. Only great fighters belong on the list Flea.
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Old 07-26-2012, 09:26 AM   #15
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Good list.

Personally i would have Saldivar a little bit higher but overall a good list.
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