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Old 02-05-2013, 05:15 PM   #61
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Gatti
Cotto
Hagler
Frazier
Holyfield

Those go from my birth to modern day favorite fighters. The bottom five is much harder to do. Any number of about 20 could fill it out.

Julian Jackson
Juan Manuel Marquez
Micky Ward
Emmanual Augustus
Johnny Tapia

Are the first that come to mind today.
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Old 02-05-2013, 05:17 PM   #62
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Wow kirk you got no old fighters in there and you have wlad in at 14 and vargas in your top ten
* I could probably put wlad in at 12 to be honest, If I were to redo it Id put him there. I kinda thought of him late n just put him in there.... but a more accurate place would be right behind mayweather.

* Ya, I have no spots in my top 20 for anyone I never actually followed.

I got love for the old timers, but I didnt start watching boxing till 2000.... and since then theres been too many fighters Ive 'won and lost with' so to speak (rooting for them through the buildups, through their careers, feeling happy when they win and bad when they lose) for me to go put some guy I never really experienced in there over any of them.

Now, after 20 you would probably start seeing a few names like Hagler or Frazier in there, but they would be few and far between.

* Pre Hoya Vargas is my fav fighter of all time He was a savage, yet tried to compose that rage into skill, and did for the most part (pre hoya). Had a bottomless well of fire, pride and will. Behind a decent skillset. Didnt play all this boxing politics crap and went straight after the best because thats who he wanted to fight. Fights with Marquez, Winky, Trinidad, Hoya, Ike, all high level action filled fights. He was the fighter that brought me into boxing and I dont see anyone ever replacing him as my fav.
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Old 02-05-2013, 05:30 PM   #63
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* I could probably put wlad in at 12 to be honest, If I were to redo it Id put him there. I kinda thought of him late n just put him in there.... but a more accurate place would be right behind mayweather.

* Ya, I have no spots in my top 20 for anyone I never actually followed.

I got love for the old timers, but I didnt start watching boxing till 2000.... and since then theres been too many fighters Ive 'won and lost with' so to speak (rooting for them through the buildups, through their careers, feeling happy when they win and bad when they lose) for me to go put some guy I never really experienced in there over any of them.

Now, after 20 you would probably start seeing a few names like Hagler or Frazier in there, but they would be few and far between.

* Pre Hoya Vargas is my fav fighter of all time He was a savage, yet tried to compose that rage into skill, and did for the most part (pre hoya). Had a bottomless well of fire, pride and will. Behind a decent skillset. Didnt play all this boxing politics crap and went straight after the best because thats who he wanted to fight. Fights with Marquez, Winky, Trinidad, Hoya, Ike, all high level action filled fights. He was the fighter that brought me into boxing and I dont see anyone ever replacing him as my fav.



Yeah when first started watching there was Alan minter John h Stracey , mo hope , dave boy green on English tv and they were my favourites but over the years I have watched and read about older boxers and have been impressed by their skills. Wlad does surprise me really as his fights are not really exciting
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Old 02-05-2013, 05:39 PM   #64
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Yeah when first started watching there was Alan minter John h Stracey , mo hope , dave boy green on English tv and they were my favourites but over the years I have watched and read about older boxers and have been impressed by their skills. Wlad does surprise me really as his fights are not really exciting
Oh, about Wlad, I think a lot of it has to do that when I started watching him, and becoming a fan, he was exciting. I was a Wlad fan pre Sanders. He wasnt boring (imo) back then. And once someone is a fav of mine, I will pretty much be a fan of theirs till the end. His style has changed and ya his fights can be lackluster but Im still a fan because I was a fan back in the day. Truth is hes dropped from my top 4, out of my top 10, over the years..... but hes still one of the 'originals' in terms of who I was a fan of when I first became a fan of boxing.

I should put him in my top 10 but I just dont know who I would replace him with.

And ya Ive read up and watched some old timers, and I do respect their stories and skills, for sure. And the truth is that I should probably put Hagler and Frazier in my top 20. But just speaking for myself, that respect from reading old stories and watching old tapes doesnt replace (for me) anyone who Ive actually known what its like to root for before a fight, and feel the highs and lows of their career. Just cant compare for me. The closest this gets for me is Benn and Eubank, who I never followed but have seen so much of, and have come to like them so much that I can put them in there, despite me not having been around boxing during their peaks.

But I understand those that do like the old school fighters, and Im thankful for fans who get into the fighters who were before their time. Leads to boxing historians and good knowledge of boxings history.
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Old 02-05-2013, 05:42 PM   #65
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in no order
Wladimir Klitschko
Vitali Klitschko
Marciano
Ali
SRL
Haggler
Tyson
George foreman
Lenox
McCline - just a hell of a nice guy

Honorable mention
coto
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Old 02-05-2013, 05:43 PM   #66
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Mike Tyson
Roberto Duran
Jose Napoles
Ray Robinson
Pernell Whitaker
Joe Frazier
Matthew Saad Muhammad
Bernard Hopkins
Juan Manuel Marquez
James Toney
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Old 02-05-2013, 05:43 PM   #67
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in no order
Wladimir Klitschko
Vitali Klitschko
Marciano
Ali
SRL
Haggler
Tyson
George foreman
Lenox
McCline - just a hell of a nice guy
What fight did you begin working with Wladimir?
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Old 02-05-2013, 05:49 PM   #68
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First 2 are cemented, the rest can be mixed around.....

Ali
Morales
Pep
Robinson
Sanchez
Duran
Chavez
Whitaker
Leonard
Hamed
Calzaghe

..... or thereabouts... even though there is 11 rather than 10
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Old 02-05-2013, 05:51 PM   #69
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in no order
Wladimir Klitschko
Vitali Klitschko
Marciano
Ali
SRL
Haggler
Tyson
George foreman
Lenox
McCline - just a hell of a nice guy

Honorable mention
coto
lee
Has Wladimir ever shared who some of his favorite fighters are? HW and otherwise, all time and contemporary?

Thanks in advance, answer or not!
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Old 02-05-2013, 05:56 PM   #70
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Oh, about Wlad, I think a lot of it has to do that when I started watching him, and becoming a fan, he was exciting. I was a Wlad fan pre Sanders. He wasnt boring (imo) back then. And once someone is a fav of mine, I will pretty much be a fan of theirs till the end. His style has changed and ya his fights can be lackluster but Im still a fan because I was a fan back in the day. Truth is hes dropped from my top 4, out of my top 10, over the years..... but hes still one of the 'originals' in terms of who I was a fan of when I first became a fan of boxing.

I should put him in my top 10 but I just dont know who I would replace him with.

And ya Ive read up and watched some old timers, and I do respect their stories and skills, for sure. And the truth is that I should probably put Hagler and Frazier in my top 20. But just speaking for myself, that respect from reading old stories and watching old tapes doesnt replace (for me) anyone who Ive actually known what its like to root for before a fight, and feel the highs and lows of their career. Just cant compare for me. The closest this gets for me is Benn and Eubank, who I never followed but have seen so much of, and have come to like them so much that I can put them in there, despite me not having been around boxing during their peaks.

But I understand those that do like the old school fighters, and Im thankful for fans who get into the fighters who were before their time. Leads to boxing historians and good knowledge of boxings history.
Yeah I know what your saying my top ten are not the best fighters I have ever seen some are real top fighters but I get what your saying the attachment to fighters that you follow live or on tv is very strong honeyghan and benn are fighters I loved going to see the atmosphere just added to the whole thing
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Old 02-05-2013, 07:30 PM   #71
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Has Wladimir ever shared who some of his favorite fighters are? HW and otherwise, all time and contemporary?

Thanks in advance, answer or not!
Pretty sure Ali and Leonard (Ray) are Wlad and Vitali's favorites. Saw it in an interview a year or so ago.
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Old 02-05-2013, 07:35 PM   #72
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Tyson and Hagler getting lots of love
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Mine rarely changes, and I dont see it changing for a long time.

Spots 11 through 20 would be more interesting because that changes more often....


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11 - Floyd Mayweather Jr
12 - Benn
13 - Eubank
14 - Wlad Klitschko
15 - Andre Ward
16 - Adamek
17 - Corralles
18 - Vitali
19 - Cotto
20 - Hatton
I miss Diego Corralles.
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Old 02-05-2013, 07:42 PM   #74
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1. Jack Dempsey
2. Joe Louis
3. Jersey Joe Walcott
4. Tony Zale
5. Roberto Duran
6. Marvin Hagler
7. Harry Greb
8. Henry Armstrong
9. Sugar Ray Robinson
10. Sonny Liston
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Old 02-05-2013, 07:47 PM   #75
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Mike Tyson
Roberto Duran
Marvin Hagler
Aaron Pryor
Oscar De La Hoya
Manny Pacquiao
Kostya Tszyu
Roy Jones Jr.
Naseem Hamed
George Foreman

Honorable Mention:

Julio Cesar Chavez Sr.
Muhammad Ali
David Tua
Tommy Morrison
Wilfredo Gomez
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