Best legacy ever- which fighter?

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  1. Mike_b

    Mike_b Member Full Member

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    I would say Joe Calzaghe. Everybody respects him. No harsh stuff about him. Perfect record, no asterisk a attached.

    Floyd? No, he will catch hate.
    Manny? He too will catch hate.
    JCC Sr - he had too many losses on his record
    Oscar- didn't have a flawless record.
    Rjj- messed up his legacy after the Ruiz fight.
    Lennox Lewis- had a few losses.
    Muhammad ali- stuck around the game too long.
    Ricky Marciano? He retired undefeated but post humously there is judgment whether or not he would come back if not the plane crash
    Salvador Sanchez? Left us too soon...
    Edwin valero- ... Criminal minded.

    So I think Enzo's son, who do y'all think?
     
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  2. BoxingDialogue

    BoxingDialogue Active Member Full Member

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    JCC Sr usually gets the “he fought a bunch of bums” line.
    Rocky it’s he beat washed up smaller guys


    I think Ali’s legacy is great he dosent really have much criticism about his career.
     
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  3. George Crowcroft

    George Crowcroft 'Snarky Little Gobshite' - IntentionalButt Full Member

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    Calzaghe gets otherworldly hate from some
     
  4. Mike_b

    Mike_b Member Full Member

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    Well I guess one can make a case for Lennox Lewis, LL. The Lion aka the emperor, pugilist specialist:

    Beat everybody he ever faced,
    Avenged two defeats by way of brutal kayo.
    Won a gold medal,
    Beat Riddick Bowe in the ams,
    Rated 3rd best hw by the ring magazine,
    Possibly even beat Rahman in their studio brawl lol.
    And matches up mythologically against every hw ever!
     
  5. C.J.

    C.J. Boxings Living Legend revered & respected by all Full Member

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    Calzaghe is very over rated. Hopkins beat him, he ducked Darius M well they ducked each other. Like Mayweather & Jones jr he was reluctant to fight abroad. Before you start George I dont hate any of them LOL
     
  6. captain hook

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  7. Mike_b

    Mike_b Member Full Member

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    I heard he was poetry in motion, a great boxer puncher.
     
  8. MagicE

    MagicE Member Full Member

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    I'm close to agreeing, just a shame he was a bit unlikeable at the time.

    If he fought and beat Riddick Bowe in the pros then I would almost certainly say yes.

    For me, out of the superstar fighters (during my lifetime, because I think you have to be alive at the time to really get a grasp on how big each win was) it would be between SRL, Duran, LL.

    Pac and May just a notch below them for me.

    Calzaghe not even close, he had to go stateside much earlier.
     
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  9. C.J.

    C.J. Boxings Living Legend revered & respected by all Full Member

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    Lennox would have beaten Bowe any day of the week. Bowe & Newman knew it too. Lennox had his number
     
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  10. MagicE

    MagicE Member Full Member

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    I'm inclined to agree, Bowe had the skills but LL had the physical attributes and a champion mindset which Bowe definitely did not have.

    I preferred Bowe at the time and he had some great fights but his career could have been so much more
     
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  11. Pakkuman

    Pakkuman I'm not hot. I'm just BIG. Full Member

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    Koki Kameda. Or Adrien Broner.
     
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  12. KO KIDD

    KO KIDD Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Koki kameda
     
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  13. captain hook

    captain hook Well-Known Member Full Member

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    You can even see some of his fights on youtube
     
  14. Aussie Invader

    Aussie Invader Well-Known Member Full Member

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    WHAT???
    i'm revoking your boxing card from this moment on.
     
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  15. lepinthehood

    lepinthehood The Stoneman Full Member

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    Nope and stfu
     
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