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Old 02-05-2008, 06:53 AM   #1
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Default The Single Most Overrated Fighter...

Of all time. Who is it in your opinion?

Lets try to avoid the obvious answers.
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Old 02-05-2008, 07:01 AM   #2
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Felix Trinidad.
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Old 02-05-2008, 07:04 AM   #3
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Good pick.
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Old 02-05-2008, 07:19 AM   #4
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Felix Trinidad.
How so? I agree but what is your reasoning? For example I believe he showed very little ability to adapt. Oh and to answer the question I nominate Shane Mosley, he is touted in the general forum as an ATG but his resume is very thin, he used steroids albeit unknowingly and I don't know if he even belongs in the hall of fame. Credit to the sport though and he is a very nice guy.
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Old 02-05-2008, 07:20 AM   #5
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Muhammad Ali

(Sorry, I know it's one of the "obvious answers")
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Old 02-05-2008, 08:56 AM   #6
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Muhammad Ali

(Sorry, I know it's one of the "obvious answers")
Beat everybody. He's not overrated.

Floyd Mayweather, Felix Trinidad, Wlad are safer bets.
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Old 02-05-2008, 09:13 AM   #7
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I reckon Zab Judah.
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Old 02-05-2008, 09:52 AM   #8
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I reckon Zab Judah.
Zab is not overrrated at all. Nobody is calling him #1 p4p, they acknowledge his talent and appreciate what he brings to the table.

Overrated: Vitaly Klitschko
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Old 02-05-2008, 09:54 AM   #9
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Obvious Answer: Tyson (Crazy enough to call him top 10 but some go crazier and place him top 5???)

Current: Zab Judah (just who is he a threat to???)
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Old 02-05-2008, 09:58 AM   #10
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I'm happy with Trinidad for an anwer.

But George Foreman is certianly worth a mention in the h2h sense.
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Old 02-05-2008, 10:05 AM   #11
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But George Foreman is certianly worth a mention in the h2h sense.
Agree. He's not quite the head-to-head nearly invinsible monster that some make him out to be.
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Obvious Answer: Tyson (Crazy enough to call him top 10 but some go crazier and place him top 5???)

Current: Zab Judah (just who is he a threat to???)
Tyson is not overrated. Top 10 ATG, abosolutely. Top 5 no, maybe head to head but not in terms of achievements.

Judah is not overrated, I don't see anyone talking about him as the best welter around, I dont see anyone including as the top 5 in the 147 pound division.
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Old 02-05-2008, 10:12 AM   #13
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Agree. He's not quite the head-to-head nearly invinsible monster that some make him out to be.
he is. Name me one other fighter who could have beaten the 1973 Frazier as convincingly as Foreman did. Foreman is top 5 head to head
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Foreman's just extremely easy to outbox, which hurts him in a H2H sense.
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Old 02-05-2008, 10:20 AM   #15
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Obvious Answer: Tyson (Crazy enough to call him top 10 but some go crazier and place him top 5???)
His mid-late 80's title reign alone warrants a place in the bottom half of the Top 10, any lower is a tad harsh I feel (he's not Top 5, though). Tyson also faced and defeated better opposition and top ranked fighters overall than 70's Foreman did (with the exception of Frazier and maybe Lyle).
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