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Old 08-24-2008, 08:07 PM   #1
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Default Over the past 25 years which boxers would you accredit the status of legend?

Over the past 25 years which boxers would you personally accredit with the status of being a true boxing legend?


*Boxers who were in there prime, pomp, during that period*


I meant to post this in the main forum... sorry Britforum.. people can answer if they wish or mods please delete...
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Old 08-24-2008, 08:12 PM   #2
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Mayweather, Jones , Leonard, Hearns, Chavez, Lopez, Whittaker, Galaxy, Tyson, Holyfield, Curry, Hagler, Hatton.

EDIT: Not sure about Curry.
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Old 08-24-2008, 08:18 PM   #3
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he he Hatton... what have you done...
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Old 08-24-2008, 08:23 PM   #4
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Who are yours? I'm sure I've missed a few, Witter is borderline but if I let him in then Camacho, Nelson, McCallum etc have to get in...;O)
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Old 08-24-2008, 08:29 PM   #5
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Floyd Mayweather
Bernard Hopkins
Marco Antonio Barrera
Erik Morales
Joe Calzaghe
Roy Jones Jr
Oscar De La Hoya
James Toney
Lennox Lewis
Ricardo Lopez
Pernell Whitaker
Evander Holyfield
Julio Cesar Chavez
Azumah Nelson
Mike Tyson
Ray Leonard
Roberto Duran
Thomas Hearns
Marvin Hagler
Jeff Fenech
Khaosai Galaxy
Mike McCallum
Michael Spinks
Wilfredo Gomez
Larry Holmes
Aaron Pryor (H2H at least)
Wilfred Benitez
Hector Camacho
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Old 08-24-2008, 08:33 PM   #6
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Good list!!! Bar Fenech.
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Old 08-24-2008, 08:35 PM   #7
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It's really hard to define periods, I didn't mean to get Hearns, Hagler, Duran, and Leonard involved in this. There all obvious legends anyway. Do they fall into this era?
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he he Hatton... what have you done...
he might not be everyones cup of tea but if hatton got the poster before you into boxing then thats his opinion and you have got to respect his opinion.
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Fenech has a lot of solid wins that are hard to ignore though. Zaragoza, Callejas, Zarate (past peak admittedly), 3 weight world champion.

He's on the border though I must say.
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he might not be everyones cup of tea but if hatton got the poster before you into boxing then thats his opinion and you have got to respect his opinion.
might i add that he obviously has a high opinion of him to state this in the first place.
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Fenech has a lot of solid wins that are hard to ignore though. Zaragoza, Callejas, Zarate (past peak admittedly), 3 weight world champion.

He's on the border though I must say.
Callejas (sp?) was his best win. I saw that guy fight and he was a monster, scary left hook. Zarate doesn't count though, he was (to use an overused term) "shot". I suppose its where you draw the line..
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he might not be everyones cup of tea but if hatton got the poster before you into boxing then thats his opinion and you have got to respect his opinion.
Dude with all the Hatton haters on here - I can't believe you've picked on me..
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It's really hard to define periods, I didn't mean to get Hearns, Hagler, Duran, and Leonard involved in this. There all obvious legends anyway. Do they fall into this era?
Well, Hagler beat Mugabi, Duran, Hearns, and got robbed by Leonard in this period.

Hearns had loads of fights in the last 25 years. Including the win over Duran, loss and draw to Leonard, beat Benitez, DeWitt etc if I remember correctly

Leonard, some big fights there.
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Callejas (sp?) was his best win. I saw that guy fight and he was a monster, scary left hook. Zarate doesn't count though, he was (to use an overused term) "shot". I suppose its where you draw the line..
As shot as Tszyu?
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Well, Hagler beat Mugabi, Duran, Hearns, and got robbed by Leonard in this period.

Hearns had loads of fights in the last 25 years. Including the win over Duran, loss and draw to Leonard, beat Benitez, DeWitt etc if I remember correctly

Leonard, some big fights there.
Yea but Hagler had like 7 out of 62 fights during this period.

Leonard 8 out of 36

etc etc...

Sure some of them were defining fights but I think they belong in an era before... not too bothered though...
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