1890s DEADLINE Feb 4 - NEW SURVEY - Top 10 to 25 Boxers in Each Decade (1890s-2010s)

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  1. Jason Thomas

    Jason Thomas Well-Known Member Full Member

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    I will try, decade by decade, starting with the 1920's

    1---Harry Greb
    2---Benny Leonard
    3---Gene Tunney
    4---Mickey Walker
    5---Harry Wills
    6---Tommy Loughran
    7---Kid Chocolate
    8---Jack Dempsey
    9---Jack Delaney
    10-Paul Berlenbach
     
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  2. Jason Thomas

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    Here is my list for the 1950's

    1---Rocky Marciano
    2---Archie Moore
    3---Sugar Ray Robinson
    4---Pascual Perez
    5---Kid Gavilan
    6---Sandy Saddler
    7---Carmen Basilio
    8---Gene Fullmer
    9---Joe Brown
    10-Harold Johnson
     
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  3. Jason Thomas

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    My list for the 1940's

    1---Sugar Ray Robinson
    2---Joe Louis
    3---Willie Pep
    4---Ezzard Charles
    5---Ike Williams
    6---Billy Conn
    7---Manuel Ortiz
    8---Jimmy Bivins
    9---Jake LaMotta
    10-Marcel Cerdan
     
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  4. Jason Thomas

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    My list for the 1930's

    1---Joe Louis
    2---Henry Armstrong
    3---Jimmy McLarnin
    4---Barney Ross
    5---Tony Canzoneri
    6---Teddy Yarosz
    7---Max Schmeling
    8---John Henry Lewis
    9---Freddie Steele
    10-Young Corbett III
     
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  5. Jason Thomas

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    My list for the 1890's

    1---Bob Fitzsimmons
    2---Tommy Ryan
    3---George Dixon
    4---Jack McAuliffe
    5---Peter Jackson
    6---Kid McCoy
    7---Jim Corbett
    8---Kid Lavigne
    9---Mysterious Billy Smith
    10-Tommy West
     
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  6. Jason Thomas

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    my list for the 1900's

    1---Joe Gans
    2---Jack Johnson
    3---Jim Jeffries
    4---Terry McGovern
    5---Packey McFarland
    6---Joe Walcott
    7---Sam Langford
    8---Abe Attell
    9---Stanley Ketchel
    10-Tommy Burns
     
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  7. Jason Thomas

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    My list for the 1910's

    1---Sam Langford
    2---Jimmy Wilde
    3---Mike Gibbons
    4---Jack Dillon
    5---Johnny Kilbane
    6---Jack Britton
    7---Mike O'Dowd
    8---Kid Norfolk
    9---Frank Klaus
    10-Joe Jeannette
     
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  8. White Bomber

    White Bomber Boxing Addict Full Member

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    We are very close to the headline, can't wait to see the results.
     
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  9. Rubber Glove Sandwich

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    I might not be able to do every decade. This is turning out to be way harder than I thought it was. I'll try to 1910s and maybe more tomorrow. I know that it will get way easier once I get to the 1940's and onwards.
     
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  10. Rumsfeld

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    Unfortunately I am going to undoubtedly need to push the deadline back at least several weeks, if not a month. My early 2023 is going to be far busier than I anticipated, so I intend to keep the Survey open until I know I have ample time to properly dig in and get it underway.

    In fact, right now, I'm thinking I may revert to tiered deadlines. Where the 1890s will close 1st, but I'll keep the other decades open until I am ready to go through them individually. But I'm still considering possibilities.

    At the very least, the current deadline will undoubtedly be pushed forward, and during that time I'm hoping new submissions continue to roll in.
     
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  11. White Bomber

    White Bomber Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Tiered deadlines sounds best.
     
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  12. Joe Grantham

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    Hello to all - I tried my best and certainly don't know it all but I have always loved boxing and the history/mystery/legends of the game. Look forward to seeing the end result.

    Thank you Rummy for re-igniting my passion for boxing history with your awesome videos!

    Joe

    My Rankings (for what they are worth ;^)

    III. 1910s
    1. Jack Johnson
    2. Sam Langford
    3. Benny Leonard
    4. Jimmy Wild
    5. Harry Wills
    6. Harry Greb
    7. Packey McFarland
    8. Jack Britton
    9. Johnny Dundee
    10. Billy Miske

    IV. 1920s
    1. Harry Greb
    2. Gene Tunney
    3. Benny Leonard
    4. Tiger Flowers
    5. Jack Dempsey
    6. Harry Wills
    7. Pancho Villa
    8. Tommy Loughran
    9. Mickey Walker
    10. Young Stribling
    11. Maxie Rosenbloom
    12. Battling Levinsky
    13. George Carpentier
    14. Tommy Gibbons
    15. Billy Miske
    16. Jack Sharkey
    17. Cuban Bobby Brown
    18. Johnny Dundee
    19. Rocky Kansas
    20. George KO Chaney

    V. 1930s
    1. Henry Armstrong
    2. Joe Louis
    3. Barney Ross
    4. Tony Canzoneri
    5. John Henry Lewis
    6. Marcel Thil
    7. Barney Ross
    8. Ceferino Garcia
    9. Max Schmeling
    10. Max Baer
    11. Lou Ambers
    12. Kid Chocolate
    13. Panama Al Brown
    14. Joe Gans
    15. Mickey Walker
    16. Young Peter Jackson
    17. Fidel LaBarba
    18. Maxie Rosenbloom
    19. Sixto Escobar
    20. Midget Wolgast

    VI. 1940s
    1. Joe Louis
    2. Sugar Ray Robinson
    3. Henry Armstrong
    4. Willie Pep
    5. Jake LaMotta
    6. Charley Burley
    7. Beau Jack
    8. Manuel Ortiz
    9. Jimmy Bivins
    10. Tony Zale
    11. Chalky Wright
    12. Jackie Patterson
    13. Ike Williams
    14. Sandy Sadler
    15. Billy Conn
    16. Ezzard Charles
    17. Freddie Mills
    18. Marcel Cerdan
    19. Rocky Graziano
    20. Bob Montgomery
    21. Joey Maxim
    22. Sammy Angot
    23.Tommy Bell
    24. Fritzie Zivic
    25. Phil Terranova

    VII. 1950s
    1. Sugar Ray Robinson
    2. Pascual Perez
    3. Archie Moore
    4. Rocky Marciano
    5. Carmen Basilio
    6. Sandy Sadler
    7. Kid Gavilan
    8. Jimmy Carter
    9. Jersey Joe Walcott
    10. Joey Giardello
    11. Ezzard Charles
    12. Gene Fullmer
    13. Harold Johnson
    14. Joe Brown
    15. Floyd Patterson
    16. Battling Torres
    17. Sonny Liston
    18. Billy Graham
    19. Willie Pastrano
    20. Davey Moore
    21. Joey Maxim
    22. Art Aragon
    23. Eddie Machen
    24. Johnny Saxton
    25. Ingemar Johansson

    VIII. 1960s
    1.Muhammad Ali
    2. Sonny Liston
    3. Harold Johnson
    4. Joe Frazier
    5. Archie Moore
    6. Emile Griffith
    7. Curtis Cokes
    8. Sugar Ramos
    9. Floyd Patterson
    10. Jose Torres
    11. Cleveland Williams
    12. Gene Fullmer
    13. Dick Tiger
    14. Joe Giardello
    15. Jose Napoles
    16. Joe Brown
    17. Sugar Ray Robinson
    18. Willie Pastrano
    19. Nino Benevenutti
    20. Fighting Harada
    21. Carlos Ortiz
    22. Doug Jones
    23. Nicolino Locche
    24. Ernie Terrell
    25. Ismael Laguna

    IX 1970s
    1. Muhammad Ali
    2. Roberto Duran
    3. Carlos Zarate
    4. Jose Napoles
    5. Carlos Monzon
    6. George Foreman
    7. Alexis Arguello
    8. Wilfredo Gomez
    9. Wilfred Benetiz
    10. Marvin Hagler
    11. Sammy Serrano
    12. Esteban De Jesus
    13. Matthew Saad Muhammad
    14. Joe Frazier
    15. Bob Foster
    16. Antonio Cervantes
    17. Miguel Canto
    18. Carlos Palamino
    19. Victor Galindez
    20. Lupe Pintor
    21. Pipino Cuevas
    22. Dally "Little Red" Lopez
    23. Ed Jofre
    24. Ken Norton
    25. John Conteh

    X. 1980s
    1. Larry Holmes
    2. Marvin Hagler
    3. Sugar Ray Leonard
    4. Thomas Hearns
    5. Mike Tyson
    6. Julio Caesar Chavez
    7. Aaron Pryor
    8. Michael Spinks
    9. Evander Holyfield
    10. Salvador Sanchez
    11. Dwight Muhammad Qawi
    12. Hector Camacho
    13. Mike McCallum
    14. Roberto Duran
    15. Pernell Whitaker
    16. John Mugabi
    17. Livingston Bramble
    18. Donald Curry
    19. Wilfredo Gomez
    20. Meldrick Taylor
    21. Eusebio Pedroza
    22. Jeff Fenech
    23. Azumah Nelson
    24. Virgil Hill
    25. Marlon Starling

    XI. 1990s
    1. Roy Jones Jr
    2. Ricardo Lopez
    3. Khaosai Galaxy
    4. Oscar DeLahoya
    5. Pernell Whitaker
    6. Julio Caesar Chavez
    7. Lennox Lewis
    8. James Toney
    9. Terry Norris
    10. Riddick Bowe
    11. Michael Carbajal
    12. Felix Trinidad
    13. Evander Holyfield
    14. Meldrick Taylor
    15. Marco Antonio Barrera
    16. Jeff Fenech
    17. Simon Brown
    18. Thomas Hearns
    19. Mike Tyson
    20. Orlando Canizales
    21. Mark Johnson
    22. Michael Moorer
    23. Michael Nunn
    24. James McGirt
    25. Frankie Randall

    XII. 2000s
    1. Bernard Hopkins
    2. Floyd Mayweather
    3. Manny Pacquiao
    4. Miguel Cotto
    5. Shane Mosley
    6. Winky Wright
    7. Joe Calzaghe
    8. Juan Manuel Marquez
    9. Nonito Donaire
    10. Ricardo Lopez
    11. Anonio Tarver
    12. Roy Jones Jr
    13. Kosta Tszyu
    14. Wladimir Klitschko
    15. Vernon Forest
    16. Vitali Klitschko
    17. Zab Judah
    18. Erik Morales
    19. Diego Corales
    20. Ricky Hatton
    21. Fernando Vargas
    22. Naseem Hamed
    23. Ricardo Lopez
    24. Juan Carlos Gomes
    25. Darius Michalczewski

    XIII. 2010s
    1. Manny Pacquiao
    2. Floyd Mayweather
    3. Andre Ward
    4. Saul Alvarez
    5. Gennady Golovkin
    6. Wladimir Klitschko
    7. Vasiliy Lomachenko
    8. Tyson Fury
    9. Roman Gonzalez
    10. Nonito Donaire
    11.Miguel Cotto
    12. Yoan Pablo Hernandez
    13. Anthony Joshua
    14. Leo Santa Cruz
    15. Adonis Stevenson
    16. Terrence Crawford
    17. Timothy Bradley
    18. Mikey Garcia
    19. Bernard Hopkins
    20. Errol Spence
    21. Sergey Kovalev
    22. Gary Russell Jr
    23. David Benevides
    24. Deontay Wilder
    25. Oleksandr Usyk
     
  13. Greg Price99

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    Great effort and lovely to hear of your passion for boxing being re-ignited.

    Some similarities and some big differences to my own list (page 3, I've just got the 2010's to do, which I'll finish this week). Have you excluded Ruben Olivares because you dont think him deserving or did just forget about him? I only ask to be helpful as I got to the end of my analysis on a decade and later realised I'd completely forgotten a fighter, on more than 1 occasion.
     
  14. Joe Grantham

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    Hi Greg - I have to admit... In thinking about my list... I definitely overlooked some top notch fighters... Olivares being one of them. I am certain that I missed and probably messed up a few. Olivares is one of those fighters that I remember well... and yet I can't believe that I missed him.

    I love looking at everyone's lists - regardless of who makes them. I just find it so darn informative and interesting. Always brings me back to thinking more deeply about the sport I love.

    Please let me know of any other thoughts you might have. Love the conversation and thank you!
     
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  15. lufcrazy

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    This is a herculean task. Honestly dunno if I'm up for it.
     
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