Do you agree with my greatest African born fighters list?

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  1. NoNeck

    NoNeck Pugilist Specialist Full Member

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    I’m too busy to really look into it, but the five spot could probably go a lot of ways:

    Bungu
    Ledwaba
    Thobela
    Agbeko
    Quartey
    Kid Akeem was good but was cut short
    Cassius Baloyi
     
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  2. Zulawski

    Zulawski The Fistic Pariah Full Member

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  3. Rope-a-Dope

    Rope-a-Dope Well-Known Member Full Member

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    No love for Proud Kiliminjaro, Captain Cleopas Marvel, or Jukebox Timebomb?
     
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  4. Ken Ashcroft

    Ken Ashcroft Well-Known Member Full Member

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    If you’re going to throw heavyweights like Gerrie Coetzee in you might as well throw Anthony Joshua, Herbie Hide and Henry Akinwande in there as well.
     
  5. NoNeck

    NoNeck Pugilist Specialist Full Member

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    Why?
     
  6. TheEliteMaster100

    TheEliteMaster100 New Member Full Member

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    D1ck Tiger defeated better opposition than Azumah Nelson, in particular at their best weight class.

    For example Fullmer/Henry Hank/Giardello /Carter/ Downes at 160 is a better win than Wilfredo Gomez at 126 (who is better as a 122) or Fenech at 130.



    At the end day both Tiger and Nelson are All time Greats. From West Africa
     
  7. Unforgiven

    Unforgiven Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Joshua and Akinwande don't qualify.
     
  8. Seamus

    Seamus Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Jimmy Abbott deserves a mention.
     
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  9. BCS8

    BCS8 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Mike Schutte ;) His brawls with Gerrie Coetzee were infamous and left Gerrie's hands broken to bits.

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    There was a video of it on youtube a while ago but it seems like its gone now :(
     
  10. Cecil

    Cecil Boxing Addict Full Member

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    How would that be Ken?
     
  11. Ken Ashcroft

    Ken Ashcroft Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Oops, you’re right. Well-spotted. My mistake. :facepalm:
    Just thought that if you were going to throw Gerrie Coetzee name in there, then you might as well consider Joshua, Akinwande and Hide as well since they were, at least statistically more successful in title fights than Cortzee but like Unforgiven pointed out above, Joshua and Akinwande, while spending a time growing up in their parents Nigerian homeland, were actually both born in England before going to Nigeria as infants so do not qualify for this thread as African born fighters. Apologies. Must have been drunk.:godsdrink0nw:
     
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