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Old 07-29-2012, 10:45 PM   #46
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Duran, seriously? I would say he was underrated because his lightweight reign is barely talked about by the average person. Yet, they go on about what he did against the other Three Kings.

Hamed I'd agree with. Great power, reflexes and speed but the elite level showed him up. People make excuses for him such as the lack of training, which I know was actually true, but Barrera schooled him.
Duran would be schooled by Benny Leonard, Pernell Whitaker, Ike Williams, Shane Mosley, Joe Gans and Floyd Mayweather on his best day as a lightweight.
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Old 07-29-2012, 11:42 PM   #47
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Duran would be schooled by Benny Leonard, Pernell Whitaker, Ike Williams, Shane Mosley, Joe Gans and Floyd Mayweather on his best day as a lightweight.
After Duran got done abusing Floyd's other half and giving him the finger, Floyd wouldn't even enter the ring against The Hands of Stone!

With respect, the only part of your post that I like is your mention of Joe Gans....a VERY underrated fighter.
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Old 07-30-2012, 12:08 AM   #48
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Wtf?? Holyfield? You could make a case for Frazier since most of his known achievements are ONLY tied to Ali but Holy is a strange choice indeed.
As a cruiserweight Holyfield was amazing- one of the best ever. The problem is a lot people consider him a top heavyweight, which he was not. That's why I think he's overrated. As a heavyweight he'll always be remembered for the Tyson fights but people forget all his losses starting with Bowe. Who else did he beat as heavyweight? Too many people list him as a top heavy which he clearly wasn't.
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Old 07-30-2012, 12:28 AM   #49
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adrien broner, his an amazing talent byt as of right now he has not done **** all! and is hyped up
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Old 07-30-2012, 12:35 AM   #50
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As a cruiserweight Holyfield was amazing- one of the best ever. The problem is a lot people consider him a top heavyweight, which he was not. That's why I think he's overrated. As a heavyweight he'll always be remembered for the Tyson fights but people forget all his losses starting with Bowe. Who else did he beat as heavyweight? Too many people list him as a top heavy which he clearly wasn't.
for starters he annihilated the guy who destroyed Mike Tysons undefeated streak of terror.
He beat George Foreman...who was 20-0 (19 kos) going into the fight and who by the way was no joke at that point.
He avenged his loss to Bowe...(undefeated heavyweight champ)
he beat mercer, and kicked another champions ass in Tyson who was a giant favorite.
so yeah, if you fight past your prime, to almost 50 years old, most people like you wont remember how significant his wins were because everyone is hung up on what they remember... and most people on these boards werent even out of preschool when evander was the guy making 20 million bucks for a fight 20 years ago
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Old 07-30-2012, 04:13 AM   #51
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Anyone who says that Ray Leonard and Ali are overrated has no business commenting on boxing ever again !!!

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speedy/skav/skiv/**** whatever you like to be called.. i have never added you on fb and have no interest you idiot!

you have been owned son, sit down, shut the **** up you moron.
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Old 07-30-2012, 06:30 AM   #52
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Basically every British fighter who ever slashed on a pair of gloves
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Old 07-30-2012, 06:34 AM   #53
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Basically every British fighter who ever slashed on a pair of gloves
**** off you fat cunt
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Old 07-30-2012, 06:40 AM   #54
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**** off you fat cunt
I see that the famous british politeness is greatly overrated

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Old 07-30-2012, 06:41 AM   #55
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great fighters can stay great throughout their entire career, this is something tyson didnt do, his peak was far to short ali is a great not just because of how talented he was but for what he did to the sport he took it to another level
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Old 07-30-2012, 06:53 AM   #57
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polish?
Whatabout the Poles?
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Old 07-30-2012, 07:11 AM   #58
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these fighters imo are great british people to put the gloves on..

lennox lewis

randolph turpin

joe calzaghe

routa.. you a fan or a troll
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Old 07-30-2012, 08:09 AM   #59
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Whatabout the Poles?
i asked you if you were polish
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Old 07-30-2012, 08:38 AM   #60
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oh and howard winstone another great british fighter.. you may want to check his career on wikipedia unknowledgeable ass routa.
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