Countries That Never Produced An All-Time Great

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  1. Italian Stallion

    Italian Stallion Member Full Member

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    True! Antoni Florian Zaleski.
     
  2. Italian Stallion

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    Right on! Stanislaw Kiecal or Stanley Ketchel. He fought under the U.S. flag naturally but fans around the world are often aware of his heritage.
     
  3. TBooze

    TBooze Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Yes it does, so if you make the 35 you truly are very special.
     
  4. George Crowcroft

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    Maybe so, but if he was named the Belfast spider, it's good enough for me.
     
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    Bujia Active Member Full Member

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    As I understand, McClarnin’s birthplace has been verified as Hillsborough, County Down, Northern Ireland.
     
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    lloydturnip Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Strangely Brazil ! Huge population with a lot of poverty . Weird
     
  7. Unforgiven

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    Eder Jofre is an all-time great certainly.
     
  8. Italian Stallion

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  9. William Walker

    William Walker Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Yes. Golota would also be an ATG just in the country of Poland, except maybe that Poland is not even proud of him.
     
  10. Jamal Perkins

    Jamal Perkins Active Member Full Member

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    I think Michaelczewski was a very solid guy ...he won the linear title eventually...didnt get that jones fight...only lost at 35...than retired...ive never seen the tiozzo fight but thought the gonzalez scoring was off.....yes i think he should make a hall of fame...but given his low profile in the states i think itll be 10 -15 years before they bestow the award on him.
     
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  11. NickChristo

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    Greece is lacking any greats, closest is Anton Christoforides. Have Mike Zambidis in K1 but lacking big names for a country that you'd expect to have
     
  12. Italian Stallion

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    Actually, Golota is a cult figure in Poland, always has been. His people love him there, he put the country on the boxing map. Golota is a Polish idol of millions. He will remain their legend and most revered fighting name.
     
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  13. ChrisJS

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    Jofre is a an all-time great by any possible definition.
     
  14. William Walker

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    i just recall many Poles being disgusted with the Bowe fights cuz of his dirty fighting
     
  15. Ra's Al-Ghul

    Ra's Al-Ghul The one and only! Full Member

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    Next to Henry Maske, but Schmeling was great (top 15) otherwise has have Scotland, Wales, Ireland, Canada and Australia even less.

    I would name; Liechtenstein, Gambia, Austria, Switzerland, Gabun, Toga, Madagaskar, Sri Lanka, Qatar, Kuwait, Slovakia, Kambodscha, Laos, Portugal (aside of Ismael Londt in K1), Tangajika, Chile, Belize, Guatemala, Fidji islands, Papua New Guinea, Niger, Togo, Bolivia, East-Timur, North-Macedonia, Malta, Estonia, Turkmenistan, Tadschikistan, Mauretania, Aserbaidjan, Israel, Lybia, Singapur, St. Kitts & Navis, Trinidad & Tobago