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Old 08-25-2008, 05:30 AM   #46
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the best fighter I seen in the last 25 years is Roy Jones Jnr

the only middleweight champion fighter in 100 years to win a portion of the heavyweight crown means he is a special type of legend
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Old 08-25-2008, 06:13 AM   #47
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An 'elite legend' perhaps?
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Old 08-25-2008, 06:18 AM   #48
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An 'elite legend' perhaps?


I knew you would come to understand the term eventually

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Old 08-25-2008, 07:14 AM   #49
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I'm a little slow, but I'm getting there...
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Old 08-25-2008, 07:52 AM   #50
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So you would have Tyson in but not Lennox Lewis?

Bearing in mind the fact that Lennox would school any version of Tyson?
Yes I would, I think Tyson stands out far more in his pomp then Lennox. I don't agree that any version of Lewis schools Tyson either. If Rahman, and McCall can knock him out so could Tyson. Prime Tyson fairs well H2H against any HW in history imo. Anyway, as I stated this isn't necessarily about the best boxer, but being a legend. During his peak Tyson made a noise like absolutely no other during my life time, it was legendary - Lewis' reign relative to that was barley a whimper.

This is only meant to be a bit of fun BTW. Who would you induct into your personal boxing HOF over the last 25 years?
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Old 08-25-2008, 07:58 AM   #51
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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
Remove Fenech, Morales and Camacho. Insert Felix Trinidad, Naseem Hamed and as much as I hate to say it manny Pacquioaoeoao.
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Old 08-25-2008, 08:04 AM   #52
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the best fighter I seen in the last 25 years is Roy Jones Jnr

the only middleweight champion fighter in 100 years to win a portion of the heavyweight crown means he is a special type of legend
I really think that bridge was just not quite as hazardous as people initially thought.

Robinson failed at light heavy because Maxim was a physical fighter so the size became an issue. I think Toney has a more impressive resume then Jones at heavy. If you can use your speed against an immobile fighter you should always be able to come out on top.
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Old 08-25-2008, 08:35 AM   #53
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good list tffp, galazy does'nt deserve to be there though imo. guy is massively overrated. pacquiao has a much stronger claim to being the best asian fighter of the past 25 years. trinidad needs to be in as well somewhere.
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Old 08-25-2008, 08:51 AM   #54
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Remove Fenech, Morales and Camacho. Insert Felix Trinidad, Naseem Hamed and as much as I hate to say it manny Pacquioaoeoao.
Im just curious as to why you would take Morales out and put Hamed in?
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Old 08-25-2008, 02:54 PM   #55
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Old 08-26-2008, 05:26 AM   #56
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1982-2008?

Julio Cesar Chavez
Mike Tyson
Evander Holyfield
Lennox Lewis
Roy Jones
Bernard Hopkins
Ricardo Lopez
Oscar DLH
Manny P
Marco Antonio Barrera
Pernell Whittaker
Ricky Hatton
Azumah Nelson
Prince Naseem Hamed
Felix Trinidad
Shane Mosley
James Toney
Floyd Mayweather
Arturo Gatti

My brain aches....
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