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Old 07-11-2007, 02:38 PM   #1
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Default Who is the greatest Philly fighter ever?

Bernard Hopkins?
Harold Johnson?
Joe Frazier? (he counts, even if he was brought up in S.C., Philly is where he learned to box and started his career)
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Old 07-11-2007, 02:44 PM   #2
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Joe Frazier or Tommy Loughran.
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Old 07-11-2007, 03:11 PM   #3
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He may not of been the best, but Bennie Briscoe was the stereotype for which you judged all Philly fighters.

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Old 07-11-2007, 03:30 PM   #4
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Ask the average person on the street to name a sports champion from Philly, and the most frequently correct answer would be Smokin' Joe Frazier.

For us fight fans, it could just as easily be Bad Bennie Brisco.

Joey Giardello might also be mentioned.

If only a Philadelphia native will do, Matthew Saad Muhammad might fit the bill.
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Old 07-11-2007, 03:58 PM   #5
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Bernard Hopkins?
Harold Johnson?
Joe Frazier? (he counts, even if he was brought up in S.C., Philly is where he learned to box and started his career)
Tommy Loughran.
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Old 07-11-2007, 04:02 PM   #6
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Berand Hopkins over Joe Frazier any day of the week.
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Old 07-11-2007, 04:06 PM   #7
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the city is a 10 minute walk from my house, i think the best all time is prolly frazier, and my boy smokin' bert cooper, there is many though too, past and present the boogey man jesse ferguson, tim witherspoon, robert hawkins, terrence lewis, maybe these guys ain't the best but certainly my favorites
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Old 07-11-2007, 04:10 PM   #8
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1. Joe Frazier
2. Tommy Loughran
3. Bernard Hopkins

You could make a case for either of them being number 1
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Old 07-11-2007, 05:02 PM   #9
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Joe Frazier
Jeff Chandler.
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Old 07-11-2007, 05:15 PM   #10
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Tim Whitherspoon.......
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Old 12-13-2012, 06:20 PM   #11
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Tyrone Everett, Bennie Briscoe, Joe Frazier, and Bernard Hopkins.
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Old 12-13-2012, 06:36 PM   #12
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Old 12-13-2012, 07:40 PM   #13
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Smokin' Joe, at the top with a nod to Saad Muhammad and my boy Bennie Briscoe
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Old 12-13-2012, 08:46 PM   #14
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Tough one that I have never tried before...off of the top of my head....I will need to reevaluate later....

1 Loughran
2 Montgomery
3 Wolgast
5 O' Brian
6 Hopkins
7 Frazier
8 Chandler
9 Saad Muhammad
10 Giardello

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Old 12-13-2012, 09:04 PM   #15
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Joe Frazier was my favorite but Benny Briscoe was up there he got no special favors but was a tough SOB, O'Brien, Loughran, Hopkins...I also loved the triple left hook of Eugene"Cyclone"Hart, I know I'm missing quite a few
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