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Old 02-15-2008, 11:44 AM   #1
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Default Ring Magazine HW Rankings 1991 & 1997?

I don't own the magazines, and can't find these online, even in some old forums and news articles from the time.

Does anyone know what the (end of year) Top Ten Heavyweight Rankings were for 1991 and 1997?

I would imagine Holyfield was #1 for both years.
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Old 02-18-2008, 11:33 AM   #2
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Default Re: Ring Magazine HW Rankings 1991 & 1997?

Man, if even you guys don't know...they didn't stop doing them these years or something, did they?
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Old 02-18-2008, 11:43 AM   #3
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nope they were definatley doing top 10`s as i used to buy the ring in 1991.

i will get it for you
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Old 02-18-2008, 12:16 PM   #4
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nope cannot find my old ring almanac i have somewhere.


of the top of my head and winging it top 10 in no order 1991 heavy would have been

holyfield
ruddock
bowe
lewis
holmes
mercer
foreman
bruno
tucker
akinwande

i have most probably missed a few out and am winging it.
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Old 02-18-2008, 12:23 PM   #5
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Still, all appreciated - much better than the nothing I had before!
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Old 02-25-2008, 10:28 AM   #6
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Default Re: Ring Magazine HW Rankings 1991 & 1997?

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Originally Posted by DamonD
I don't own the magazines, and can't find these online, even in some old forums and news articles from the time.

Does anyone know what the (end of year) Top Ten Heavyweight Rankings were for 1991 and 1997?

I would imagine Holyfield was #1 for both years.
At 20 November 1991, the Ring's HW rankings were as follows:

1. Holyfield
2. Tyson
3. Bowe
4. Ruddock
5. Mercer
6. Witherspoon
7. Foreman
8. Tucker
9. Lennox
10. Moorer
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Old 02-25-2008, 11:26 AM   #7
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Oh, beautiful! Thanks very much for that, I appreciate it
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Old 02-25-2008, 12:30 PM   #8
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Originally Posted by Stonehands89
At 20 November 1991, the Ring's HW rankings were as follows:

1. Holyfield
2. Tyson
3. Bowe
4. Ruddock
5. Mercer
6. Witherspoon
7. Foreman
8. Tucker
9. Lennox
10. Moorer
That is a loaded top ten. Can anyone find a better top ten in other years?
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Old 02-25-2008, 02:42 PM   #9
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bravecubs!

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That is a loaded top ten. Can anyone find a better top ten in other years?
Not easily. How about this one?

1996
1 Evander Holyfield
2 Lennox Lewis
3 Mike Tyson
4 Michael Moorer
5 Andrew Golota
6 Ray Mercer
7 Henry Akinwande
8 David Tua
9 Rid**** Bowe
10 Tim Witherspoon

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Old 02-25-2008, 03:03 PM   #10
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Not easily. How about this one?

1996
1 Evander Holyfield
2 Lennox Lewis
3 Mike Tyson
4 Michael Moorer
5 Andrew Golota
6 Ray Mercer
7 Henry Akinwande
8 David Tua
9 Rid**** Bowe
10 Tim Witherspoon
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At 20 November 1991, the Ring's HW rankings were as follows:

1. Holyfield
2. Tyson
3. Bowe
4. Ruddock
5. Mercer
6. Witherspoon
7. Foreman
8. Tucker
9. Lennox
10. Moorer
About even.
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Old 02-25-2008, 03:06 PM   #11
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That is a loaded top ten. Can anyone find a better top ten in other years?
The 90s where the second best HW decade.
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Old 02-25-2008, 03:11 PM   #12
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Default Re: Ring Magazine HW Rankings 1991 & 1997?

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bravecubs!


Not easily. How about this one?

1996
1 Evander Holyfield
2 Lennox Lewis
3 Mike Tyson
4 Michael Moorer
5 Andrew Golota
6 Ray Mercer
7 Henry Akinwande
8 David Tua
9 Rid**** Bowe
10 Tim Witherspoon
I think the first list was better. Holyfield, Tyson, Mercer, and Bowe were better in the early 90's then in 1996. Witherspoon was already past his prime by 1991, but 1996 he was ancient. Moorer had already been dusted by Foreman. The only fighters on that list who are of real value at that point are Lewis and Tua. The rest were better 5 years earlier.
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Old 02-25-2008, 03:12 PM   #13
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Originally Posted by Stonehands89
At 20 November 1991, the Ring's HW rankings were as follows:

1. Holyfield
2. Tyson
3. Bowe
4. Ruddock
5. Mercer
6. Witherspoon
7. Foreman
8. Tucker
9. Lennox
10. Moorer
Nearly all of them world champions at one point or another. Tough list to top.
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Old 02-25-2008, 03:39 PM   #14
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Here's the one from the year before :

1 Evander Holyfield
2 Mike Tyson
3 Razor Ruddock
4 James (Buster) Douglas
5 Tim Witherspoon
6 Carl Williams
7 Francesco Damiani
8 Rid**** Bowe
9 Ray Mercer
10 George Foreman
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Old 02-25-2008, 03:42 PM   #15
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Here's the one from the year before :

1 Evander Holyfield
2 Mike Tyson
3 Razor Ruddock
4 James (Buster) Douglas
5 Tim Witherspoon
6 Carl Williams
7 Francesco Damiani
8 Rid**** Bowe
9 Ray Mercer
10 George Foreman
Carl the Truth didn't belong in there. I can remember wondering why he coninued to be rated after being smoked in one round by Tyson, then proceded to go on a long stretch of doing nothing. Mercer's only big win was over cooper at that point, but I suppose he deserved to be right where he was.
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