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View Poll Results: Your favourite heavyweight of all time?
Jack Johnson 0 0%
Jack Dempsey 6 11.76%
Joe Louis 3 5.88%
Rocky Marciano 5 9.80%
Muhammad Ali 13 25.49%
Joe Frazier 2 3.92%
George Foreman 3 5.88%
Mike Tyson 9 17.65%
Lennox Lewis 2 3.92%
Other (Sullivan, Holmes, Charles, Holyfield, Braddock etc) 8 15.69%
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Old 07-10-2007, 03:30 AM   #16
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Larry Holmes: Perhaps the most under-appreciated HW Champ in history? Did everything in the ring extremely affectively, head-to-head he'd have a great chance of defeating any HW who ever lived. In my view.

Joe Louis: The greatest HW champion of all time- in my opinion. Economically devestating inside the ring, an absolute gentleman outside it who represented his country, race and the sport of boxing impecably.

Evander Holyfield: My sentimental favourite HW when I grew up in as a youngster in love with the sport. He always got involved in incredible, adrenaline pumping ring-wars and had a knack of defying the odds time after time- a true warrior in every sense of the word. I'll never forget that first fight vs Tsyon, barely anybody gave Evander a hope in hell of getting past the mid-rounds- yet he pulled off one of the most perfect performances in HW history.
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Old 07-10-2007, 03:39 AM   #17
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In chronological order-

Peter Jackson

Jim Jeffries

Jack Johnson

Sam Langford

Jack Dempsey

Joe Louis

I guess that I am atracted to the social history aspect as much as to the action. All of these guys provide both in spades.
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Old 07-10-2007, 04:46 AM   #18
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There's only one for me.


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Old 07-10-2007, 04:48 AM   #19
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There's only one for me.


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Floyd Patterson.
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Old 07-10-2007, 04:50 AM   #20
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Floyd Patterson.


Now that was a fukking ripper!!!! Hahahaha
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Old 07-10-2007, 04:50 AM   #21
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Floyd Patterson.
He's harly even in that photo he's had such a horrible hammering.
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Old 07-10-2007, 04:50 AM   #22
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Tim whitherspoon .....
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Got to be Ali....
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Old 07-10-2007, 05:00 AM   #24
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Got to be Ali....
Not Clay ?
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Joe Louis; he faced a lot in and out of the ring, and in both showed uncommon dignity and grace under fire.
He made America look at a black man as a hero. And even if he could never say it directly, he made AMerica realize that the Zazis were evil becasue they were racist.
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Old 07-10-2007, 06:11 AM   #26
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my top 3 is in order.

1. Joe Louis
2. Floyd Patterson (i wish Floyd was around now he'd be a cruiserweight)
3. Mike Tyson

but for me Floyd Patterson is one of the guys i really respect and think doesnt get much respect around here.
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Old 07-10-2007, 06:12 AM   #27
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but for me Floyd Patterson is one of the guys i really respect and think doesnt get much respect around here.
I agree with you. And him getting in with Liston the second time is one of the bravest things i've ever seen a fighter do. How do you rate him for heart?
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Old 07-10-2007, 06:52 AM   #28
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I agree with you. And him getting in with Liston the second time is one of the bravest things i've ever seen a fighter do. How do you rate him for heart?
high infact you would have to have big balls to get in the ring being the size he was. im pretty sure he fought most of his career in heavyweight around the 190 mark.

yep massive balls the size of Coconuts.
in other words huge heart. he had that swagger about him also the kind you respect and wish him the best before every fight.
like if you walked past him in the street a bet you would say like millions of others did to Floyd.
Good Luck Champ. The Peoples Champ.
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Old 07-10-2007, 07:40 AM   #29
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I would say Charles but I classify him as a light-heavyweight, so I'll go with:
1. Jersey Joe Walcott
2. Floyd Patterson
3. Joe Frazier
4. Rocky Marciano
5. Sonny Liston
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Old 07-10-2007, 09:56 AM   #30
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in no particular order:1.rocky marciano:for his grit and sheer determination.2.larry holmesne of the most skilled and under appreciated heavys ever.3.sonny liston:man never caught a break in his life.4.jersey joe walcott:the classic cutie.5.ezzard charles:another un apprciated champ.thank you.
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