Best of British lightweights - Where does Campbell rank?

Discussion in 'British Boxing Forum' started by pow, Jul 30, 2021.

Best Lightweight 2000-present

  1. Ricky Burns

    22 vote(s)
    56.4%
  2. Anthony Crolla

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. Luke Campbell

    11 vote(s)
    28.2%
  4. Kevin Mitchell

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. Lee Selby

    4 vote(s)
    10.3%
  6. Terry Flanagan

    2 vote(s)
    5.1%
  1. pow

    pow Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Burns best wins at lightweight are Katsidis and Mitchell and he came up short against Beltran, Crawford and Indongo. You have to consider if these losses are of equal relevance to Lomachenko, Garcia, and Linares and I would say that Campbell gave a better account of himself in those fights. Facts remain though Campbell does not really hold any top level wins.
     
  2. KingKO

    KingKO El Terrible Full Member

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    Getting over the line and actually winning titles is more important than losses against elite fighters. Campbell was unlucky in the era he fought in but I think in comparisons like this you have to judge it on achievements, which Burns is head and shoulders above Campbell.
     
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  3. T_S_A_R

    T_S_A_R Member Full Member

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    Rocky Martinez is Burns' best win (and performance) by a distance.

    You can't give Campbell credit for losing fights he had no chance of winning unless you are on the Sky Sports payroll.
     
  4. pow

    pow Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Fight was at Super Feather not Lightweight.

    I did not give him credit, I stated that he gave a better account of himself than Burns did against elite lightweights which he did.
     
  5. dannyboy147

    dannyboy147 Boxing Addict Full Member

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    I was at the Burns v Indingu fight it was awful!!
     
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  6. Here's Johnny

    Here's Johnny Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Campbell would beat all them and comfortably in my opinion.

    He was forced to do it the hard way and many such as Flanagan and Crolla who would barely get near him are going to die world champs. That’s boxing though sadly.

    Only found out he’s retired now off this. I’m a bit gutted he was brilliant but in a tough division and obviously wasn’t one of Eddie’s Frochs Bellews and Crollas. Such fine margins as well. He nearly beat a still very good Linares when his dad had just died in another country. If not for the early knockdown.

    Lomachenko speaks for himself and Luke did very well and won 3/4 rounds in my opinion. Brave performance.

    I was jumping around the room when bombed that horrible Garcia runt. He maybe should have been braver and tried to kill him off.

    I think he’s the type of lad who’ll be happy in retirement. Someone who’d do well out of the sport anyway. A down to earth, proper lad who conducts himself well. He also had with a bit of spite when he needed it. Boxing needs more of him.
     
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  7. SnoopyboyM

    SnoopyboyM Active Member Full Member

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    Achievements it Burns Ability it’s Campbell he’s a far better boxer than some UK ‘World’ Champions
     
  8. KebabShop

    KebabShop New Member banned Full Member

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    Head to head at their best

    1 Burns
    2 Campbell
    3 Mitchell
    4 Crolla
    5 Flanagan
    6 Selby
     
  9. micker1

    micker1 Member Full Member

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    I'm in the minority but if Mitchell would have had the same dedication as burns he would have been the best of the lot.

    He never so in order I will go.

    Burns
    Crolla
    Campbell