Do you think Floyd Mayweather is a top 5 greatest boxer of all time?

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  1. THE BLADE 2

    THE BLADE 2 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Probably the closest to reality. I would place him in the TOP 40-60th.
     
  2. Davidkratos92

    Davidkratos92 Member booted Full Member

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    There is no way he is 40. You telling me theres 39 boxers better than floyd?
     
  3. Moanamchara

    Moanamchara Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Boxing is very deep and has had alot of great fighters. I will post a list later I got to go out. Talk to you later man.
     
  4. Unforgiven

    Unforgiven Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    I can't see him making the top 30, that's for sure.
     
  5. HerolGee

    HerolGee Obsessed with Boxing booted Full Member

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    obviously not top 5 or even close.


    That's not the end of Moneys problems - he chopped and changed divisions so much that he never made an ATG mark on any single division. He will never be in a top ten ATG list for any single division.
    Though one cant deny that a FW winning a title at LMW is definitely ATG worthy.
     
  6. FrankieinTexas

    FrankieinTexas the Bronx to Texas Full Member

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    No....ffs are there only children posting on here now?
    I'm not a Classic forum guy who thinks Harry Greb walked on water, but please,
    top 5? All time? Come on, man.
     
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  7. rhin0z>

    rhin0z> Boxing Addict Full Member

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    a guys kicks ass through six weight classes, goes undefeated, breaks undefeated record, TBE best defensive fighter ever, took on all comers, history breaking paydays, and just plain dominated for 20 years.

    Delete your account, sign off, buy a dksab tshirt and hat. GTFOH
     
  8. KillSomething

    KillSomething Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    No. And anyone that says yes DKSAB.
     
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  9. THE BLADE 2

    THE BLADE 2 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Yes, at least 40.
     
  10. Moanamchara

    Moanamchara Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Granted Bert Sugar died in 2012 he was one of boxings most iconic writers and historians. I do think there are some flaws on this list and that Floyd and Manny should crack the top 100 albeit alot closer to 100 and most likely not in the top 50. There are also other great boxers left out and some I would move lower and others higher. Making a top 100 takes alot of time if you intend to do it seriously so I thought I would use this as an example. I posted my top 10 on the other board. RIP Bert Sugar.

    1. Sugar Ray Robinson
    2. Henry Armstrong
    3. Wille Pep
    4. Joe Louis
    5. Harry Greb
    6. Benny Leonard
    7. Muhammad Ali
    8. Roberto Duran
    9. Jack Dempsey
    10. Jack Johnson


    11. Mickey Walker
    12. Tony Canzoneri
    13. Gene Tunney
    14. Rocky Marciano
    15. Joe Gans
    16. Sam Langford
    17. Julio Cesar Chavez
    18. Jimmy Wilde
    19. Stanley Ketchel
    20 Barney Ross


    21, Jimmy McLarnin
    22. Archie Moore
    23. Marcel Cerdan
    24. Ezzard Charles
    25. Sugar Ray Leonard
    26. Joe Walcott (The original)
    27. Jake LaMotta
    28. Eder Jofre
    29. Emile Griffith
    30. Terry McGovern


    31. George Foreman
    32. Johnny Dundee
    33. Jose Napoles
    34. Pascual Perez
    35. Billy Conn
    36. Ruben Olivares
    37. Joe Frazier
    38. Tommy Loughran
    39. Sandy Saddler
    40. Kid Chocolate
    41. Abe Attell
    42. Evander Holyfield
    43. George Dixon
    44. Maxie Rosenbloom
    45. Larry Holmes
    46. Ted "Kid" Lewis
    47. Marvin Hagler
    48. Pernell Whitaker
    49. Carlos Zarate
    50. Thomas Hearns


    51. Battling Nelson
    52. Beau Jack
    53. Ricardo ;Lopez
    54. John L. Sullivan
    55. Carlos Monzon
    56. Alexis Arguello
    57. Carmen Basillio
    58. Pete Herman
    59. Charley Burley
    60. Ike Williams
    61. Kid Gavilan
    62. Jack Britton
    63. **** Tiger
    64. Pancho Villa
    65. Panama Al Brown
    66. Bob Fitszimmons
    67. Philadelphia Jack O'Brien
    68. Tiger Flowers
    69. James J.Corbett
    70. Tony Zale


    71. Tommy Ryan
    72. Georges Carpentier
    73, Sonny Liston
    74. "Kid" McCoy
    75. Bob Foster
    76. Freddie Welsh
    77. Joe Jeanette
    78. Jim Driscoll
    79. Jersey Joe Walcott
    80. Peter Jackson
    81. Ad Wolgast
    82. Jack Dempsey (The Nonpareil)
    83. Manuel Ortiz
    84. James J. Jeffries
    85. Salvador Sanchez


    86. Jimmy Barry
    87. Carlos Ortiz
    88. Roy Jones Jr.
    89. Wilfredo Gomez
    90. Aaron Pryor
    91. Bernard Hopkins
    92. Mike Gibbons
    93. Jack Delaney
    94. Johnny Kilbane
    95. Willie Ritchie
    96. Wilfredo Benitez
    97. Packey McFarland
    98. Rocky Graziano
    99. Lew Jenkins
    100. Mike Tyson
     
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  11. rhin0z>

    rhin0z> Boxing Addict Full Member

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    there are many list of top 100 on internet. bert sugar is well respected so his list must be. But what also must be noted he never liked mayweather so that must be taken into consideration.

    I personally am not knowledgable enough to cross decades of boxing and make these kinds of determinations.

    however every list I have seen has TBE in the top 25 p4p all time.
     
  12. FrankieinTexas

    FrankieinTexas the Bronx to Texas Full Member

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    Floyd is close to as good as Pernell Whittaker, who, I believe, should be higher on any top 100 list.
    He's #48 on Burt's list. So top 35-40 is ok.

    Top 5? GTFOH and fuggettaboutit.
     
  13. Davidkratos92

    Davidkratos92 Member booted Full Member

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    Not to mention defeated 23 world champions
    Also he was the highest paid athlete and did not have a single sponsor. Floyd Mayweather is simply incredible
     
  14. KillSomething

    KillSomething Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    "World Champions" lol...
    A lot of those guys wouldn't have come close to a title shot if there was only one belt. Ortiz? Guerrero? Berto? Come on, man...
     
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  15. Nighttrain

    Nighttrain 'BOUT IT 'BOUT IT Full Member

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