Do you agree with my greatest African born fighters list?

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  1. Eye of Timaeus

    Eye of Timaeus Member Full Member

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    1.Azumah Nelson
    2.**** Tiger
    3.Sumbu Kulumbay
    4.Brian Mitchell
    5.Battling siki
    I think this is a pretty decent list. Would you replace or swap anyone?
     
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  2. Seamus

    Seamus Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Vic Toweel and Gerrie Coetzee prolly deserve more mention than Siki.
     
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  3. Cecil

    Cecil Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Cerdan?
     
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  4. BCS8

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    Sanders above Coetzee at heavyweight.
     
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  5. roughdiamond

    roughdiamond Bebop Boxer Full Member

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    Baby Jake Matala deserves a mention. And Hogan kid Bassey.
     
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  6. BCS8

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    Eyyy old Baby Jake :D That guy was a little dynamo.
     
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  7. roughdiamond

    roughdiamond Bebop Boxer Full Member

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    Guy was awesome! Shortest world champion. I loved his win over Carbajal.
     
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  8. 88Chris05

    88Chris05 Active Member Full Member

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    Nelson and Tiger are a clear number one and two, I'd agree. A bit of daylight between them and the chasing pack. But I'm surprised there's been no mention of Ike Quartey so far. If you wanted to expand the list a little then perhaps Cornelius Boza-Edwards could feature near the bottom of a top ten, along with Vuyani Bungu.

    But as I said, once you get past Zoomy and Tiger there's not much between the other guys.
     
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  9. red cobra

    red cobra Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    I would have Tiger at #1.
     
  10. mattdonnellon

    mattdonnellon Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    I'd have Nelson in the top 5.
     
  11. Tonto62

    Tonto62 Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Not replace but add Coetzee,Sanders,Boza Edwards ,and John Mugabi.
     
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  12. scartissue

    scartissue Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Ayub Kalule, John Mugabi and Willie Toweel should also be considered. This list could get extensive.
     
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  13. salsanchezfan

    salsanchezfan Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    I know he's demeaned a bit here as pedestrian and unspectacular, but I think Brian Mitchell should be there.
     
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  14. robert ungurean

    robert ungurean Богдан Full Member

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    Get rid of Siki then read the posts that followed.
     
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  15. BCS8

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    Brian Mitchell is to me, South Africa's best boxer bar none. He could do pretty much everything as a boxer and he was one of those guys that had great stamina and improved as the fight went on, making adjustments as he went. Beat every man he ever faced.
     
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