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Old 12-13-2012, 09:33 PM   #16
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Uhhhhhhhhh.. Joe Frazier, end of story.
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Old 12-13-2012, 09:34 PM   #17
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Uhhhhhhhhh.. Joe Frazier, end of story.

Saad would be my number 2
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Old 12-13-2012, 10:10 PM   #18
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Saad would be my number 2
I love Miricle Matt, but in seriousness he is not even the 2nd best LHW from Philly!
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Old 12-13-2012, 10:16 PM   #19
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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
How can any list omit Southpaw Lew Tendler, who was as good a fighter P4P as anyone on your list...Tendler had the misfortune to fight the same time as the incomparable lightweight Benny Leonard...
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Old 12-13-2012, 10:16 PM   #20
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Midget Wolgast and Dave Holly are definitely the most overlooked and underrated.
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Old 12-13-2012, 10:41 PM   #21
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How can any list omit Southpaw Lew Tendler, who was as good a fighter P4P as anyone on your list...Tendler had the misfortune to fight the same time as the incomparable lightweight Benny Leonard...

hey I missed harold johnson as well...I said it was off of the top of my head....But good shout out!
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Old 12-13-2012, 10:41 PM   #22
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Leach Cross
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Old 12-13-2012, 10:45 PM   #23
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Leach Cross
Good shout! Leach was an excellent fighter, but gets lost in memory because he fought in an era of so many outstanding fighters at or near his weight. Sorta like Dave Holly.
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Old 12-13-2012, 11:20 PM   #24
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He may not of been the best, but Bennie Briscoe was the stereotype for which you judged all Philly fighters.

This.

When I think Philly fighter, I think Briscoe.
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Old 12-14-2012, 08:34 AM   #25
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Good shout! Leach was an excellent fighter, but gets lost in memory because he fought in an era of so many outstanding fighters at or near his weight. Sorta like Dave Holly.
Leach Cross was not a "Philly" fighter. He was born in New York City and fought from there most of his career. Also had a dental office in New York.
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Old 12-14-2012, 08:53 AM   #26
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Danny Garcia.


u mad, bro?
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Old 12-14-2012, 11:22 AM   #27
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Leach Cross was not a "Philly" fighter. He was born in New York City and fought from there most of his career. Also had a dental office in New York.
Whoops! For a moment there I thought I was back in the "P4P Greatest to Never win a world title" thread. Thanks for snapping me back to reality
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Old 12-14-2012, 12:18 PM   #28
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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)


Smokin' Joe.
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Old 12-14-2012, 01:07 PM   #29
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Philadelphia was and always will be associated with Smokin Joe Frazier first and foremost...
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Old 12-14-2012, 04:12 PM   #30
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Leach Cross was not a "Philly" fighter. He was born in New York City and fought from there most of his career. Also had a dental office in New York.
Why is Leach thought to be from Philly, burt?
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