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Does SRL have the best 4 wins of any resume?

Discussion in 'Classic Boxing Forum' started by BlackCloud, Aug 9, 2018 at 9:05 AM.



  1. BlackCloud

    BlackCloud I detest the daily heavyweight threads Full Member

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    Hagler
    Hearns
    Duran
    Benitez

    Not a bad list to show your grandkids really.

    Who you got that trumps those 4?
     
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  2. McGrain

    McGrain Diamond Dog Staff Member

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    Gene Tunney (all-time LHW top five)
    Mickey Walker (Elite Pound-for-Pounder)
    Mike Gibbons (all time MW top ten)
    Tommy Loughran (all time LHW top ten)

    It's very arguable, but I'd go for Greb. What's especially impressive is that 2 of the 4 come from a weight class higher than Greb's best.
     
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  3. BlackCloud

    BlackCloud I detest the daily heavyweight threads Full Member

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    Good shout, very close either way.
     
  4. he grant

    he grant Historian/Film Maker Full Member

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    Ezzard Charles

    Walcott
    Burley
    Moore
    Louis

    Yes Joe was inactive but he was diced .. Walcott by many as an all time great heavyweight and Moore and Burley all time greats for sure ..
     
  5. Mark Adam

    Mark Adam Member Full Member

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    Louis had aged and slipped by the time Charles got hold of him.
     
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  6. Mark Adam

    Mark Adam Member Full Member

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    Fullmer
    Basilio
    LaMotta
    Gavilan
    Ray Robinson was rated No.1 in a list compiled by Ring Magazine in June 1996 of the Top 50 fighters in the last 50 years and these four were on the list and Robi beat all four of them.
    Robinson looked better than Leonard did when he fought other middleweight legends than Leonard did when beating Hagler who was past his best and Duran looked out of sorts in his rematch vs Leonard, Gavilan who Robi beat at welter would have probably beating the no mas version of Duran therefore Ray`s win over him is a better victory even though I haven`t seen the fight, I`ve seen a film study of Gavilan vs Basilio and both men were awesome but Robi beat both of them, (Basilio was beaten in the rematch by Robi).
     
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  7. surfinghb

    surfinghb Active Member Full Member

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    Langford:
    Walcott
    Gans
    Ketchel
    Wills
    Flowers
    etc

    Pick your 4 and it might be the winner
     
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  8. BitPlayerVesti

    BitPlayerVesti Active Member Full Member

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    Interesting, I guess I'll put these in, though the exact picks are debatable.

    Bob Fitzsimmons
    Jack Dempsey
    Joe Choyenski
    James J Corbett
    Gus Ruhlin​

    Sam Langford
    Joe Gans
    Philidephia Jack O'Brien
    Joe Jeanette
    Harry Wills​
     
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  9. mcvey

    mcvey Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    You can argue the case.
    Ali?
    Liston
    Frazier
    Foreman
    Norton
     
  10. surfinghb

    surfinghb Active Member Full Member

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    Good call.. This and Greb are the winners for me so far
     
  11. Mark Adam

    Mark Adam Member Full Member

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    Liston couldn`t cut the ring off and was past his best when Ali out classed him, the second Frazier fight wasn`t that great and Ali held too much, the third bout proved Ali could take unbelievable punishment but not much else, showed some clever offensive moves but was way slower and fatter than his prime. May not have won the second Norton fight and was badly faded by their third bout. The Foreman fight was by far his best out of these matches, no comparison unless you`re talking about the entertainment factor of the third Frazier bout.
     
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    Reinhardt Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Ouch! that's strong ain't it
     
  13. ETM

    ETM Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    You can do the same with Leonard's wins.
     
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  14. -mojo

    -mojo content creator Full Member

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    Holyfield is up there too if you look at names alone. Not counting their age or where they were in their career at the time

    Mike Tyson
    Riddick Bowe
    George Foreman
    Larry Holmes
     
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    he grant Historian/Film Maker Full Member

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    Pretty incredible when you think about it ... the best lightweight ever at the time and still up there , same w Walcott and Ketchel .. then Wills who for all we know may be an all time top fifteen heavyweight despite revisionists and apologists .. plus defeated the exceptional and grossly underrated by many Jeannette ..
     


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