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Old 10-27-2012, 05:52 AM   #16
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Light fly: German Torres
Fly: Hiroyuki Ebihara
Super Fly: Kongtoranee Payakaroon
Bantam: Chucho Castillo
Super Bantam: Welcome Ncita
Feather: Davey Moore
Super Feather: Rocky Lockridge/Hiroshi Kobayashi
Lightweight: Orzubek Nazarov
Light Welter: Saoul Mamby
Welter: Marlon Starling
Light Middle: Laurent Boudouani
Middle: Holly Mims
Super Middle: Glenn Catley
Light Heavy: Ritchie Kates
Cruiser: Who cares?
Heavy: Chris Byrd

Not the most underrated probably but a fair few guys who came to mind who rarely get a fair crack of the whip in discussions.

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Old 10-27-2012, 06:06 AM   #17
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Heavy - Jack Sharkey
Lt. Heavy - Victor Galindez
Middle - Vito Antuofermo
Jr. Middle - Ayub Kalule
Welter - Angel Espada
Jr. Welter - Eddie Perkins
Light - Rodolfo Gonzalez
Jr. Light - Kuniaki Shibata
Feather - Ruben Olivares (at 126)
Bantam - Chucho Castillo
Fly - Venice Borkorsor
Truly underrated, and I think the term "bleeder" is the reason for that, as well as the close decisions that he won. Both reasons are inconsequential as Galindez was a great champ.
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Old 10-27-2012, 06:15 AM   #18
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I'd say Ahumada, despite coming off terribly in his series with Galindez, may be more underrated

Mugged against Foster.
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Old 10-27-2012, 10:02 AM   #19
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No I didn't, that was Bill Butcher! Never said Zale wouldn't have a shot either, mayne. I was responding specifically to all the mentioned losses.
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Old 10-27-2012, 10:10 AM   #20
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Light fly: German Torres
Fly: Santos Laciar
Super Fly: Kongtoranee Payakaroon
Bantam: Chucho Castillo
Super Bantam: Welcome Ncita
Feather: Davey Moore
Super Feather: Rocky Lockridge/Hiroshi Kobayashi
Lightweight: Orzubek Nazarov
Light Welter: Saoul Mamby
Welter: Marlon Starling
Light Middle: Laurent Boudouani
Middle: Holly Mims
Super Middle: Glenn Catley
Light Heavy: Ritchie Kates
Cruiser: Who cares?
Heavy: Chris Byrd

Not the most underrated probably but a fair few guys who came to mind who rarely get a fair crack of the whip in discussions.
Why shit on cruiser and not shit on SMW or JMW ?


Boudouani is a good call. Quick, intelligent fighter, power in both hands, excellent counterpuncher. He got some good wins too. Of course he's underated because of his nationality and lack of exposure.

I also like Starling at WW. I guess it's tough to come around after Hearns and Leonard.

I'm not sure Byrd really is underated. The fact that he fought naturally much bigger guys is great, but he struggled in all of his defenses, and got some gifts along the way.
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Old 10-27-2012, 10:19 AM   #21
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Junior middleweight goes much further back then either of those and has been graced with much more quality fighters. I nearly ****ed super middle off but funnily enough I did have a shortlist for cruiser: Burnett and Camel.

Boudouani got in because Julio Cesar Vasquez gets more air time but he's also very underrated for a solid run.

Byrd probably does get a fair bit of love considering what he achieved.

So I'll take Mike Weaver instead.

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Flea you left out a certain glamorous division.
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Old 10-27-2012, 11:06 AM   #23
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Flea you left out a certain glamorous division.
I don't even want to acknowledge its existence.
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Looking over the thread neither did anyone else.
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Baby Joe Gans
Gorilla Jones
Harry B. Smith
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Old 10-27-2012, 08:09 PM   #26
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but Tony Zale, that bum, he doesn't stand a snowball chance in hell
If you don't think he stands a chance shows how much you know about boxing....
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Bantam- Joltin' Jeff Chandler (I have no doubt that Flea will be here soon to validate his worthiness with me!)
MW- Gene Fullmer
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If you don't think he stands a chance shows how much you know about boxing....
How do u reconcile Soose and Bolden easily outboxing Zale??
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If you don't think he stands a chance shows how much you know about boxing....
I guess you missed the irony son

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Junior middleweight goes much further back then either of those and has been graced with much more quality fighters. I nearly ****ed super middle off but funnily enough I did have a shortlist for cruiser: Burnett and Camel.

Boudouani got in because Julio Cesar Vasquez gets more air time but he's also very underrated for a solid run.

Byrd probably does get a fair bit of love considering what he achieved.

So I'll take Mike Weaver instead.
much better pick IMO
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