Boxers who look unbeatable at certain weight

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  1. eross2114

    eross2114 New Member Full Member

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    For me:
    Welterwight:Thomas Hearns
    Superwelterweight:Julian Jackson
     
  2. TFP

    TFP New Member Full Member

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    I was going to say Hearns. It never made any sense that a man of that size, with so much power, could effortlessly fight at welterweight [with same day weigh-ins!] - but then of course he didn't actally fight that much at the weight + wasn't even unbeaten.

    It's kind of cheating because cruiser is a newish, somewhat lightly regarded, division, but, still, Holyfield - even though, he, again, didn't fight *that* many times at the weight + was wobbled at least once.
     
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  3. George Crowcroft

    George Crowcroft The Cobra Will Always Bite Back... Full Member

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    Y'know Hearns and Jackson lost, right? Yeah, the Hitman was well and truly an animal. Makes you think how good Leonard was, eh?

    Anyways, my go-to would be Roy Jones Jr at 168. When he dismantled Toney, that was one of the greatest performances ever.

    Ezzard Charles on form beats any other LHW in history. Don't @me. :cool:

    Not a long list of people I'd pick over Robinson from the 14th Feb 1951.
     
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  4. Reinhardt

    Reinhardt Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Robinson- 147
    Duran - 135
    Gomez- 122
     
  5. TFP

    TFP New Member Full Member

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    obligatory mentions for Spinks at 175 [could very, very easily be 168 with current weigh-in rules, which is a disturbing thought], chavez at 140.
     
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    TFP New Member Full Member

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    obligatory emphasis on "*look* unbeatable", since, of course, no-one ever is literally.
     
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  7. BELLERS

    BELLERS New Member Full Member

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    Hagler looked immense.
     
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    The Funny Man 7 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    People are giving the TS grief over Thomas Hearns looking unbeatable at 147. I understand that he lost, but go watch the fights with Pipino Cuevas or Bruce Curry and come back and say the guy didn't look totally unstoppable. It took SRL at the height of his powers to barely get past Hearns.

    Usyk looked pretty much unbeatable at cruiserweight.
     
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  9. Boxing2019

    Boxing2019 If you can dream it, you can do it Full Member

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    I know Im not on topic but I would like to take advantage of this thread to say Foreman looked unbreakable at 257 pounds against Holy. In fact he didnt go down despite Holy was in its best shape and bombed him all night.
     
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  10. Dance84

    Dance84 Unicorn and seastar land Full Member

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    RJJ 160 -168


    Nobody ****s with a prime roy jones absolutely no one !!
     
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  11. 22JM

    22JM Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Mayweather at 130, Chavez and Duran at 135 , Morales at 122 even though many people think Barrera beat him, I think Morales underestimated him since Barrera was coming from defeats back to back.
     
  12. George Crowcroft

    George Crowcroft The Cobra Will Always Bite Back... Full Member

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    I mean, he did nearly go down 3 times. I'm fairly certain a harder punching combination puncher would've put him down. The Louis/Tyson type.
     
  13. sid

    sid Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Love this post George but not Roy Jones Jr @ 168 Super Joe was always better any time when both were boxing.
     
  14. deyell

    deyell I broke my back. Spinal. Full Member

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  15. Boxing2019

    Boxing2019 If you can dream it, you can do it Full Member

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    Holyfield was in an amazing shape that night and as you know he tried to knock Foreman out with a combo of 20 punches at round 7.....Nothing !!!!
    Holyfield could have dropped together at least 3 ranked HWs of today with all that blows...By now I convinced myself FOREMAN with all that weight and so full of Holy Spirit of Jesus he WOULDNT NEVER GO DOWN neither WITH Tyson, neither with Lewis, neither with Tua, neither with Lyle, neither with Ali, neither with ANYONE.. THAT wonderful NIGHT.
     
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