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Old 08-11-2014, 09:00 PM   #1
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Old 08-11-2014, 09:48 PM   #2
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On TV/PPV or in person?
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On TV/PPV or in person?
Just the best overall you have seen whether on film or in person. If you could pick the 5 fighters who impressed you the most in history,
who would they be?
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Old 08-11-2014, 11:05 PM   #4
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I mentioned Monzon on another thread, so he is in there Along with Ezzard, Armstrong, Langford(ahead of his time and Joe Louis. Though there are plenty of exceptions, i tend to be drawn more toward the type of fighter that patiently and methodically imposes his will. Slowly breaking away his opponent, not a lot of flash, dancing, or explosive in and out movement with combinations. Again, plenty of exceptions, but that's just what I like.
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Old 08-11-2014, 11:15 PM   #5
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Duran
Chavez
Hagler
SRR
Lamotta

Off the top of my head
Beastly Fighters.... Not the greatest boxers, The greatest Fighters
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Good list rib! Let me add mine:

Pep did things in the ring I've seen no other fighter touch.
Louis short explosive combinations add him to the list.
Robinson simply was the best overall.
Duran at lightweight was a monster.
Bob Foster in his prime was the light heavyweight ko king.
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Robinson
Whittaker
Jones
Armstrong
Duran
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Ali
Frazier
Leonard
Duran
Hearns
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People sometimes choose distinguish between 'fighters' and 'boxers' and I'm not sure whether you intended this or not but my all-time top 5 list of boxers/fighters would be:

Jones
SRL
Mayweather
Louis
SRR
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Tyson-1986-1989
Chavez-1985-1990
Curry 1983-1986
Hagler-1981-1986
Holyfield-1986-1992
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Old 08-12-2014, 07:08 PM   #11
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Duran
Holmes
Leonard
Chavez
5th place could be McCallum Toney Hearns Arguelo or Sanchez. Sorry I couldn't decide.
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Old 08-12-2014, 07:33 PM   #12
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Whitaker
SR Leonard
Duran
Robinson
Armstrong
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People sometimes choose distinguish between 'fighters' and 'boxers' and I'm not sure whether you intended this or not but my all-time top 5 list of boxers/fighters would be:

Jones
SRL
Mayweather
Louis
SRR
To be honest, I started the thread during a period of insomnia, so I edited a few times! I think I was trying to ask: Who are the 5 standout fighters for you? I know that might imply people like Duran or Marciano, but really it could be anyone who impresses you.
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Duran
Holmes
Leonard
Chavez
5th place could be McCallum Toney Hearns Arguelo or Sanchez. Sorry I couldn't decide.
You know, McCallum is one of the greatest all round boxers I've ever seen. I think he would have fit in beautifully in the so called "golden era". He did everything well and so effortlessly.
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You know, McCallum is one of the greatest all round boxers I've ever seen. I think he would have fit in beautifully in the so called "golden era". He did everything well and so effortlessly.
I agree.
Even though I have films of nearly everyone from every decade I lean on guys from mid 70's to 80's as that was my golden age.
Would have loved to include guys like Dempsey Tunney Walcott Charles Napoles ect ect.
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