All-time highest ranked H2H match?

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  1. Goran_

    Goran_ Active Member Full Member

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    Holyped.

    Tyson, Holmes, Foreman, Lewis.
     
  2. Braindamage

    Braindamage Baby Face Beast Full Member

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    Why all heavy weights? What about Ward/Kovalev 1.
     
  3. Rumsfeld

    Rumsfeld Moderator Staff Member

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    Not heavyweights, but Ezzard vs Archie is probably the ultimate example of this sort of thing.
     
  4. Lesion of Doom

    Lesion of Doom Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Ali/Frazier I followed by Ali/Foreman.

    I guess Dempsey/Tunney pending how you rate Tunney.
     
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  5. Dynamicpuncher

    Dynamicpuncher Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Look at the original post he asked for just Heavyweights.
     
  6. Braindamage

    Braindamage Baby Face Beast Full Member

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    Now that makes sense. LOL
     
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  7. ConfusedGuy

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    Really not sure who Vitali beat to be considered this force of nature h2h boxer...

    Anyway to answer the question, Ali vs Frazier if we are looking for fighters in or close to their prime.

    If we throw context out of the window....Ali vs Holmes.
     
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  8. BCS8

    BCS8 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Lewis / Vitali for me.
     
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  9. Dangerwood84

    Dangerwood84 Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Two good picks for sure, I think we are on opposite ends as far as being fans of Vitali go. I take your point about names on his resume. However in his defense other than the result against Byrd ( where he had completely dominated and won every round) where he pulled out with an injured shoulder. The cut against Lewis in a fight he was ahead in then potentially he would have retired an undefeated champion who then returned 4 years later to become champion again. Phenomenal record.
     
  10. ConfusedGuy

    ConfusedGuy Member Full Member

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    There's plenty of fighters with records that would benefit from us pretending certain things did or did not happen. The reality is that the best fighter Vitali fought was an older Lewis who didn't look in great shape...and he had what looked like an axe wound opened up above his eye and lost to him.

    He is my favourite of the Klitschkos and was entertaining to watch, but the rest of fighters considered great h2h wise have got at least 1 significant win. Who is Vitali's best WIN that puts in such high esteem?

    Lewis doesn't count because he lost that fight. The scorecards are irrelevant because Lewis made them irrelevant.
     
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  11. Levook

    Levook Active Member Full Member

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    Vitali lost to the only great fighter he ever fought, even though that great fighter was fat, old & on his last fight. I think the reason his fans figure he's a H2H great, is because he is big & tough. For some people, size rules all.

    Also, why are people posting Marciano lol? I hardly ever hear him get a mention when it comes to great H2H fighters.
     
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  12. Goran_

    Goran_ Active Member Full Member

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    Marciano is an ATG & a top 10 HW easily.
     
  13. gneall

    gneall Member Full Member

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    I hope you're joking in the head to head sense. He's not even cruiserweight. Light heavyweight by today's divisions..