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Old 02-08-2008, 01:22 PM   #1
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Default convence me that Harry Greb should be in my top 10 P4P

I don't know enough about Greb to rank him on my pound 4 pound list.
What can you tell me about him that would help me out.
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Old 02-08-2008, 01:28 PM   #2
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Default Re: convence me that Harry Greb should be in my top 10 P4P

A middleweight whipping Heavyweights should about do it.
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Old 02-08-2008, 01:32 PM   #3
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Well he beat 18 fighters, who at one time, were world champions at either middleweight or light-heavyweight. Only man to beat the great Gene Tunney.

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In terms of sheer depth of resume he is second to nobody with the possible exception of Sam Langford. Whatever he was on I want some of it.

Harry Greb’s resume among the middleweight champions is off the scale. It is so far ahead of his nearest competitor as to make comparison difficult. In his hectic career he beat the following names.

Among the Heavyweights

Gene Tunney
This lineal heavyweight champion never lost to a heavyweight or light heavyweight and was never KOd yet Greb beat him up so badly that he had to be carried back to his dressing room. Tunney called it the only real beating I ever took. While officially Tunney won four out of their five encounters the newspapers of the day tell a different story suggesting that Greb also won the second and fourth fights. If this is true then Grebb should be 2, 3 or 3, 2 vs Tunney.

Tommy Gibbons
One of the greatest light heavyweights of all time. Gibbons was the No2 ranked heavyweight contender when Greb beat him and due to fight Jack Dempsey for the heavyweight title.

Bill Brenan
Brenan was a top heavyweight contender who gave Jack Dempsey a competitive fight and was leading on the cards going into the twelfth round before he was knocked out.

Billy Miske
One of the heavyweight divisions best kept secrets. He gave a prime Jack Dempsey two very close fights.

Gunboat Smith
Held the white heavyweight title which carries more weight in my book than any modern heavyweight title belt.

Charlie Weinert
Beat Jack Sharkey, Luis Firpo and Gunboat Smith. Weinert was ranked No4 by ring magazine the year that Greb beat him.

Jack Renault
No 6 ranked heavyweight contender

Qinton Romero Rojas
No 5 ranked heavyweight contender.

Among the Light Heavyweights

He holds nine wins over lineal champions at this weight

Tommy Loughran
One of the top 10 light heavyweights of all time and one of the elite group of heavyweight contenders who have held wins over four lineal heavyweight champions.

Maxie Rosenbloom
Fast and slick with one of the deepest resumes of any fighter in history.

Jack Dillon
A wrecking machine of the light heavyweight division who beat many top heavyweights.

Battling Levinski

Mike McTigure

Jimmy Slaterey

In addition to these names he beat great light heavyweights including

Kid Norfolk
One of the greatest light heavyweights of all time ranked No 3 by ring magazine the year he fought Greb

Jimmy Delaney
Highly avoided ranked light heavyweight puncher ranked No 8 by ring magazine.

Young Marulo
No 8 ranked light heavyweight contender

Among the Middleweights

He beat the following lineal champions

Mickey Walker
One of the greatest middleweights of all time ranked No4 by the IBRO

Tiger Flowers
One of the greatest middleweights of all time ranked in the top 15 by the IBRO

George Chip
One of the forgotten great middleweights of history with a very deep resume.

Al McCoy

Johny Wilson

Mike O’Dowd

He beat the following title claimants (think of them as belt holders today).

Ed McGorty

Frank Mantel

Jeff Smith

Bryan Downey

Other notable middleweights Greb beat include

Mike Gibbons
One of the greatest middleweights of all time ranked among the top 20 by the IBRO

Jock Malone
World ranked middleweight contender

Allentown Joe Gans
World ranked middleweight contender

Ted Moore
World ranked middleweight contender
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Old 02-08-2008, 04:34 PM   #5
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**** man the guy also had one eye and still beat all of the above,what a warrior,id love to know what made him so damn good.
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