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Old 11-07-2012, 12:34 PM   #1
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Default Willie Pep- Top 5 fighter of all time?

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Old 11-07-2012, 12:37 PM   #2
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No. Couldn't rate him over guys like Hank, Greb, Robinson, Charles, Langford, etc.
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Old 11-07-2012, 12:39 PM   #3
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Old 11-07-2012, 12:44 PM   #4
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I think Willie Pep could be the greatest fighter of all time
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Old 11-07-2012, 12:44 PM   #5
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I caught a bunch of shit in the general for that
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Old 11-07-2012, 01:19 PM   #6
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Anybody have the run down of just how many rated (at the time and where) contenders Pep ran through in his day? Could've requested it today, but at the expense of Armstrong, Charles, Duran and Gavilan? I think nought.
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Old 11-07-2012, 01:24 PM   #7
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No, I donīt why so many people rank him above Benny Leonard....
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Old 11-07-2012, 01:26 PM   #8
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Top-4, in my opinion. No one, purely embodied the sweet science, more so than Willie Pep. Armstrong and Robinson were better, per se, but Pep IS the sweet science.

He backed down to NOBODY, cleaned out his division as thoroughly as we'll ever see, and, good Lord, he fought almost 2,000 rounds -- truly a warrior.
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Top-4, in my opinion. No one, purely embodied the sweet science, more so than Willie Pep. Armstrong and Robinson were better, per se, but Pep IS the sweet science.

He backed down to NOBODY, cleaned out his division as thoroughly as we'll ever see, and, good Lord, he fought almost 2,000 rounds -- truly a warrior.
He backed down to IKE WILLIAMS!


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doesn't wow me at all.
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Old 11-07-2012, 01:52 PM   #12
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Why not T'?
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Old 11-07-2012, 01:55 PM   #13
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He backed down to IKE WILLIAMS!


Oh, the Lightweight? Who subsequently ended his career at 154lbs?
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Oh, the Lightweight? Who subsequently ended his career at 154lbs?
The fully sarcastic nature of the post obviously lost on you.

Funny enough, if he'd of fought and dethroned Williams (and it actually could've happened - the fight anyway; was discussed) then he'd really be in business on that whole top five bit.
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No, I donīt why so many people rank him above Benny Leonard....
available footage/the saddler fight's fame i guess. leonard lacked the big opponent(historically)




top 5 all time is such a small number and great weight jumpers like langford and armstrong deservedly fill non srr/greb places on many lists

pep seems to be thought of as a career 126, and it was natural weight, but he fought top lw's in non title fights

for someone who broke their back halfway through their career top 50 would be an incredible achievment, to be top 10 is unbelievable

i cannot understand not being impressed by him on film, even shot he is beautiful to watch
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