Great fight. Napoles is literally the only person I pick over Duran at LWW.
Lennox Lewis a true all-time top heavy. Part of this is due to his physique, but nonetheless he is a great.
Weaknesses when compared to others?...
I think this bout has been covered in previous threads. Have a search. You'll find some replies from much more knowledgeable posters than myself....
Thank you @George Crowcroft.
As stated before, I rate more on h2h (75%) than resume (25%). But this is difficult.
My poor attempt:
I'm trying my hand at a top 100 middles list.
The following candidates may not be in everyone's top 25, or even 50. But please try your hand at...
Sometimes when I compare eras, I think it fairest to do a halfway house, rather than giving complete advantage regarding rules, refs, gloves, etc....
What would be Harry Greb's absolute peak fighting weight, if he needed to weigh in within 24 hours of fighting time, and had, say... 1960s rules...
Defense: not sure
Probably my top HW fantasy fight ever. I'd go with 55~60% Liston...
I'm pretty much in agreement with the OP.
Good points, well made. And if this post had been the OP, I may have been inclined to put Joe Louis at the top of my 20. My list was a mish-mash...
I voted "Not sure", but I meant, "Not sure *yet". Furthermore, I'm not sure I'll even be sure after the Joshua fight, if it happens, as I don't...
My attempt for today:
7. W Klitschko
I'd pick Conteh here. For his time, he was a decent sized LightHeavy. I'll say Conteh by stoppage in rounds 9-10.
Would like to have seen Andre Ward more active. Great boxer, but not an ATG fighter. Funny thing is....
*After the first Kovalev...
I'd go for a Ruddock KO here. Round 6 to 8.
Overall... Either/Or, for me.
Although I think Foreman smashes Lewis to bits.
I know that a lot of classic forum members hate rating current fighters, but I like it! (if I'm proven to be terribly wrong in the future......
@mark ant Sometimes difficult to to keep up with your threads (as you start 1 million per day!). But, just for fun, juxtapose this one, with one...
Not necessarily my number one picks in each category, but just trying to be a little different to those named above:
Mayweather was truly great. Not too many I'd pick over him. But, gun to my head...
Favoured at LightWelter:
Sounds silly, but I'd say 'Sugar Ray Robinson.'
Not underrated as a boxer, but surely he should feature in the greatest athletes arguments, along...
1. V Klitschko
Hmmm... really great fight....
*Louis by stoppage in round 7 or 8.
I'll say a prime Louis is shocked by, and struggles with, the pure ferocity of...
Interpreting the question slightly differently, I'll say... Jarrell "Big Baby" Miller!
-6ft 4in and 280lb
-Never runs out of gas (or "juice")...