BILL CAPLAN'S GREATEST HEAVYWEIGHTS...

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  1. RockyJim

    RockyJim Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Bill Caplan...the respected PR man who worked with lots of the great fighters on this list during the early 1960's and the 1970's...he saw lots of these guys fight in person...here's his list...
    1.)Joe Louis...
    2) Ali...
    3) Holmes...
    4) Marciano...
    5)Foreman...
    6)Frazier...
    7)Lewis...
    8) Holyfield...
    9)Tunney
    10)Dempsey...
    11)Liston...
    12)Norton...
    13)Bowe...
    14)Walcott...
    15)Patterson...
    16) V. Klitschko...
    17) Tyson..
    18) Jerry Quarry...
    19) Jimmy Ellis...
    20) W. Klitschko...
     
  2. Melankomas

    Melankomas Prime Jeffries would demolish a grizzly in 2 Full Member

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    Walcott, Tunney, Vitali, Norton above Tyson is bizarre, as is Tunney anywhere near the top 10
     
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  3. PRW94

    PRW94 Active Member Full Member

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    His opinion. He actually has 8 of my top 12 just in different places. But Jerry Quarry and Jimmy Ellis don't belong within 25 places of this list.
     
  4. Dorrian_Grey

    Dorrian_Grey It came to me in a dream Full Member

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    Riddick Bowe has no right being that high, the Klitschko brothers are ranked the wrong way around and I've got no clue why Norton, Ellis, and Quarry are as high as they are only to have Ali at 2nd. If he ranks Ali opponents that highly and if the only Louis opponent he ranks is Walcott, why have Ali at 2 and Louis at 1? It just doesn't make sense. Tunney's placement is bizarre as well since he barely had 10 fights at the weight, the only notable ones being his 2 against a faded Dempsey and an ever more shot Greb who was barely over 160.
     
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  5. Seamus

    Seamus Proud Kulak Full Member

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    Crap list. Shocker.

    I don't know how anyone could take this dude seriously after seeing this.
     
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