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Old 11-04-2012, 11:12 AM   #1
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Default 5 BEST Light Heavyweight of All Time?

Not the 'greatest', but the best. i.e the one who would be the WINNERS.
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Old 11-04-2012, 11:40 AM   #2
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Gene Tunney, Harry Greb, Michael Spinks, Ezzard Charles ...

... maybe Bob Foster.


I could name five more who are perhaps as good though.
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Old 11-04-2012, 11:47 AM   #3
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Default Re: 5 BEST Light Heavyweight of All Time?

Foster
Spinks
Moore
Charles
Loughran


As noted before, another list replacing one or two of tose could be just as good.
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Old 11-04-2012, 11:50 AM   #4
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Spinks
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Old 11-04-2012, 12:37 PM   #5
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Default Re: 5 BEST Light Heavyweight of All Time?

If you're talking about the best LHWs h2h then Qawi's name has to , at the very least, be mentioned. I see him giving every LHW in history nightmares. Before mentioning the Spinks fight, remember that he wasn't even close to 100%.

Here's my h2h list for LHW:

1) Qawi
2) Spinks
3) Moorer
4) RJJ
5) Foster
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Old 11-04-2012, 12:54 PM   #6
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Default Re: 5 BEST Light Heavyweight of All Time?

Archie Moore,Bob Foster,Roy Jones,Mike Spinks,maybe all on a par for me plus great favourite of mine,Harold Johnson.
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Old 11-04-2012, 12:56 PM   #7
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Forgot Charles,dont know why,must have been great,even a weight down.
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Old 11-04-2012, 01:33 PM   #8
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Default Re: 5 BEST Light Heavyweight of All Time?

**** it I ain't playing by the rules.


1. Ezzard Charles
2. Archie Moore
3 .Gene Tunney
4. Micheal Spinks
5. Harold Johnson
6. Billy Conn
7. Maxie Rosenbloom
8. Bob Foster
9. Tommy Loughran
10.Jimmy Bivins
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Old 11-04-2012, 01:55 PM   #9
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Default Re: 5 BEST Light Heavyweight of All Time?

This is from a thread in the lounge but what are peoples thoughts on Charles and Greb's LHW accomplishments compared to eachother?

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How is Harry Greb not in this discussion? Maxim, Bivins, Moore, Marshall, Walcott, Yarosz, Ray, Lesnevich are the Champions/Elite LHW's he beat am i missing anyone? Greb's LHW resume is on par with that.

Gene Tunney 2x arguably 3 - LHW & HW Champion
Battling Levinsky 6x - LHW Champion
Mike Mctigue 2x - LHW Champion
Tommy Loughren 4x - LHW Champion
Maxie Rosenbloom - LHW Champion
Jack Dillon - LHW Champion
Jimmy Slattery - LHW Titlist
Tommy Gibbons 2x
Miske 2x
Soldier Bartfield 3x
Kid Norfolk
Leo Houck 3x
Comparison

Tunney - Moore
Loughren - Walcott
Rosenbloom - Yarosz
Levinsky - Maxim
Mctigue - Bivins
Gibbons - Marshall
Dillon - Lesnevich
Slatterly - Ray
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Old 11-04-2012, 01:56 PM   #10
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Surprised nobody mentioned Ruby Robert Fitsimmons
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Old 11-04-2012, 02:15 PM   #11
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I hold spinks in a very high regard head to head, its too bad he only fought 32 times.
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Old 11-04-2012, 03:02 PM   #12
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Default Re: 5 BEST Light Heavyweight of All Time?

Ezzard Charles
Archie Moore
Gene Tunney
Sam Langford
Greb
Billy Conn
Loughran
Harold Johnson
Michael Spinks
Bob Foster
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Old 11-04-2012, 04:43 PM   #13
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Maske
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Old 11-04-2012, 06:26 PM   #14
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Default Re: 5 BEST Light Heavyweight of All Time?

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Archie Moore,Bob Foster,Roy Jones,Mike Spinks,maybe all on a par for me plus great favourite of mine,Harold Johnson.

Good choices along with Charles.
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Old 11-04-2012, 06:37 PM   #15
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Foster
Spinks
Moore
Charles
Loughran


As noted before, another list replacing one or two of tose could be just as good.

I like this list a lot. Not quite in the order that I'd put those names, but a terrific list.
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