Countries That Never Produced An All-Time Great

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  1. mcvey

    mcvey Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Depending on one's definition of ATG
    Scotland Benny Lynch, Ken Buchanan.
    Wales Jim Driscoll,JimmyWilde,Freddie Welsh,Howard Winstone
    Ireland.Tom Sharkey, Jimmy Mclarnin.
    Canada.Sam Langford,George Dixon,Tommy Burns,Mysterious Billy Smith.
    Australia .Lionel Rose
     
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  2. salsanchezfan

    salsanchezfan Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Rose for sure, but I'd even sooner have Fenech at the top of their list.
     
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  3. George Crowcroft

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    I'd pick Fenech to beat Rose too.
     
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  4. Italian Stallion

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    In your opinion has Poland ever produced an all-time great, if so, was it Michalczewski, "The Tiger?"
     
  5. mcvey

    mcvey Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    No.I don't consider him an ATG or even a great ,I think he was a good fighter thats it.
     
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  6. Ra's Al-Ghul

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

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    But neither was better/ as good as Maske or Schmeling (also not as Ottke or Michalczewsky, hardly as Abraham).
    Although the top 3 of Australia are obviously Fitzsimmons, Tszyu and Fenech. And of Ireland are the greatest Collins and McCullough.
    While the second best for Wales is arguable Calzaghe (if you not regard him as Italian).

    I would add Angola, Bahrain, Nepal, Myamar, Bhutan, Doha, Tschad, Bangladesch, Ivory Coast, Mozambique, Tibet, Malaysia, Vanatu, Kiribati, Afghanistan, United Arabian Emirates, Republic of Congo.
     
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  7. Italian Stallion

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    I think Dariusz was an all-time great light heavyweight because he sat atop his division for almost a decade and made 23 defenses. That's second to Joe Louis! Not to mention he stopped many of the men RJJ did!
     
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  8. Brockton Rock

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    Fitz was a New Zealander and apart from George Crowcroft who didn't rank him in top 100 all time p4p most regard him as in atg so consider New Zealand represented by one of the finest
     
  9. mcvey

    mcvey Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    No.
     
  10. mcvey

    mcvey Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    So IYO
    Lynch
    Wilde
    Driscoll
    Welsh
    Mclarnin
    Langford
    Dixon
    Are not ATGs ,and are inferior to Henry Maske?
     
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  11. Ra's Al-Ghul

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

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    Except of Wilde and maybe Lynch (who might be almost equal), jup them are. I don't know why they shall be after tree goods, but aside of the first two, might be also Driscoll, Dixon (as all time top 20 in Featherweight) and possible Welsh legends of boxing.

    I forgot to list: Monsérat, Antiqua, Botswana, Oman, Zimbabwe, St. Lucia, Mali and Brunai.
     
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  12. mcvey

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    I can't translate this.
     
  13. Ra's Al-Ghul

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

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    You wrote A. T. G. so I guess the meaning: After Trees Goods...
     
  14. Eel87

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    Australia should do better. We do well at most other sports. Only 25 million people though.