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View Poll Results: Has it been a poor era since the turn of the centuary
Yes it has been very poor 26 46.43%
Its been sub par 10 17.86%
Its been average, guys like wach are average title challengers 15 26.79%
Its one of the best eras ever, wach would be champ in other eras 5 8.93%
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Old 11-10-2012, 10:24 PM   #1
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Default Do you think the heavyweight contenders in this era are good?

First off, you can say no and yet still like the klitschko brothers, because they are clearly levels above the rest of them.

But lately people have been saying that this is really a good era and it's only because the klitschko brothers dominate so much that the rest look bad, and guys like Wach would have been champion in any other era

I disagree with that, I love the klitschko brothers and think they are atg but the rest of the current heavyweights have not been good for ages
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Old 11-10-2012, 10:42 PM   #2
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The last great black prospect fighter was Ike...over 10 yrs ago so it's a no.
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Old 11-10-2012, 10:49 PM   #3
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Default Re: Do you think the heavyweight contenders in this era are good?

I don't like seeing guys like Mormeck, Thomspon, Briggs, and Rahman being recycled, but overall I'd say it's average.

Every era has their crossover contenders. Guys who came from the prior era and still find a way into a big fight or guys who come from a lower division or even 2, and somehow compete for the title. I mean Jones Jr and SPinks came up from LHW, and Haye, Holyfield, Adamek etc from CW.

What make this era so very different from all the prior eras, is this is the first time since the alphabet soup has been around, that the title/s have been so thoroughly defended, and in such dominant fashion.
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Old 11-10-2012, 10:55 PM   #4
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Default Re: Do you think the heavyweight contenders in this era are good?

Yeah it's very poor from not only a standpoint of competition throughout the division, but from a technical / skillset standpoint, and apparently with a decent amount of fighters, a dedication standpoint.

I also don't feel there's been a champ who's cleaned out the division in the last 10 years.
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Old 11-10-2012, 11:19 PM   #5
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Default Re: Do you think the heavyweight contenders in this era are good?

Wach no worse than Larry Holmes? Jean Marc Mormeck no worse than Michael Spinks? Frank Bruno no better than David Haye? Get real.

I'm also not sure why you bring up the 80s

The question isn't what era is worse, it's do you think the contenders in this era are good?
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Old 11-10-2012, 11:24 PM   #6
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Default Re: Do you think the heavyweight contenders in this era are good?

It was poor after Lennox retired. TKO6 /thread
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Old 11-10-2012, 11:30 PM   #7
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Old 11-10-2012, 11:42 PM   #8
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Default Re: Do you think the heavyweight contenders in this era are good?

Well after Lennox retired people stopped watching heavyweight boxing and it got thrown off the major networks and I think that's because of how bad the contenders are.

At least guys like Tua, mercer, golota etc all had some interest
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Old 11-10-2012, 11:54 PM   #9
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i can't stand this era of heavyweights. it's the weakest division in my opinion. i have very little interest in any of the matchups there. it seemed like in the past heavyweights were like big middleweights and a lot more dynamic than the heavyweights of today who are mostly fat, lazy and out of shape, with the exception of a few.
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Old 11-10-2012, 11:56 PM   #10
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Default Re: Do you think the heavyweight contenders in this era are good?

In the modern era, it is better than the entire 80's and during Patterson/Liston's reign.

The 80's was just awful.

I do think in 5 years the talent will be much better.
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Old 11-11-2012, 12:12 AM   #11
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Default Re: Do you think the heavyweight contenders in this era are good?

it a biased poll, why do you have a stupid option that Wach would be champ in any era. Its an okay era, but why Wach is in the poll?
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Old 11-11-2012, 12:15 AM   #12
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wow . I wonder why LL retired if it was so bad . I quess he didn't want the easy millions he could've banked . PS Even tho he was going to sue TYSON into a rematch ?
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Mitchell, Mago, Pulev, Haye, Chisora, Price, Fury, Wilder, Povetkin,Peter, Chagaev, Arreola, Stivern, Helenius, Botysov, Adamek, Chambers. there are shit load of good fighters in modern era, not only the Klitschkos.
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Mitchell, Mago, Pulev, Haye, Chisora, Price, Fury, Wilder, Povetkin,Peter, Chagaev, Arreola, Stivern, Helenius, Botysov, Adamek, Chambers. there are shit load of good fighters in modern era, not only the Klitschkos.
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Default Re: Do you think the heavyweight contenders in this era are good?

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wow . I wonder why LL retired if it was so bad . I quess he didn't want the easy millions he could've banked . PS Even tho he was going to sue TYSON into a rematch ?
Lennox Lewis has a net worth of $170,000,000.00

I think he was alright for "easy money" and happy to enjoy a well earned and well funded retirement

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Mitchell, Mago, Pulev, Haye, Chisora, Price, Fury, Wilder, Povetkin,Peter, Chagaev, Arreola, Stivern, Helenius, Botysov, Adamek, Chambers. there are shit load of good fighters in modern era, not only the Klitschkos.
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