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Old 10-07-2012, 06:12 PM   #1
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Default Boxers who retired at the right time and finished career on top? Those who didnt.

who are they??

looking at the Roy Jones, Mike Tysons of the boxing world really makes me thinks. Even now guys like Shane Mosley and De La Hoya finished there careers taking an ass whoopin.

Who are the fighters who retired at the right time and actually stayed retired?

My other question,for guys like the ones mentioned above. What fight in your opinion should they have retired after to finish on high notes.

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Old 10-07-2012, 06:13 PM   #2
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Default Re: Boxers who retired at the right time and finished career on top? Those who didnt.

Lennox Lewis comes to mind
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Old 10-07-2012, 06:14 PM   #3
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Roy Jones Jr should have fought Lennox Lewis after John Ruiz.

Than retire right after the brutal KO.

Instead he went on to get koed anyways by lesser fighters for the next 8 years lol
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Old 10-07-2012, 06:14 PM   #4
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Default Re: Boxers who retired at the right time and finished career on top? Those who didnt.

Carlos Monzon.
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Old 10-07-2012, 06:19 PM   #5
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Default Re: Boxers who retired at the right time and finished career on top? Those who didnt.

Looks like Vitali Klitschko is going to retire after a run of 13+ wins.
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Old 10-07-2012, 06:21 PM   #6
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Default Re: Boxers who retired at the right time and finished career on top? Those who didnt.

Rocky Marciano. Perfect timing I'd say.
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Old 10-07-2012, 06:53 PM   #7
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In recent years, Lennox seems to be the obvious one.
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Old 10-07-2012, 07:33 PM   #8
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Default Re: Boxers who retired at the right time and finished career on top? Those who didnt.

Come to think of it, not many fighters retire at the best time...
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Old 10-07-2012, 08:57 PM   #9
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Joe C
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Old 10-07-2012, 09:00 PM   #10
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Default Re: Boxers who retired at the right time and finished career on top? Those who didnt.

Marvin Hagler
Ricardo Lopez
Joe Calzaghe
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Old 10-07-2012, 09:04 PM   #11
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Lennox Lewis comes to mind
Most people know that Lewis was driven out of boxing by Vitali.
So though he retired and officially finished as a champion, the consensus say's he did not go out on top!
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Old 10-07-2012, 09:10 PM   #12
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Oh but Lewis did retire on top after busting up Vitali's face & forcing a stoppage.......so Lewis for mine.
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Old 10-07-2012, 09:36 PM   #13
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Gene Tunney
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Old 10-07-2012, 09:41 PM   #14
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Default Re: Boxers who retired at the right time and finished career on top? Those who didnt.

Lennox Lewis, Joe Calzaghe. MArvin Hagler I actually think stuck around two fights too long but I have to agree that he certainly could have stuck around longer, that or he easily could have made an ill advised big money comeback but never did. The rock did it right too.


Also Roberto Duran LOL **** what ya'll think that man was a bad ass and if he wanted to fight until he's 50 years old then **** the haters let the man rumble....at least he wasn't doing anything stupid like actually fighting for a title...cough cough morales....

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Old 10-07-2012, 09:45 PM   #15
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Carlos Monzon is the best example of this IMO.
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