Fighters of the Century per Futch/Dundee/Clancy/Duva/Chargin - The Heavyweights.

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  1. JohnThomas1

    JohnThomas1 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    THE TOP HEAVYWEIGHTS OF THE CENTURY

    As voted by a five-member panel (Futch/Dundee/Clancy/Duva/Chargin) of experts assembled by Associated Press. First-place votes are in parenthesis; points based on 10 points for a first-place vote down to one point for a 10th-place vote. When a division has five selections, a first-place vote is worth five points.

    HEAVYWEIGHTS

    1 Muhammad Ali (2) 46

    2 Joe Louis (2) 45

    3 Rocky Marciano (1) 38

    4 Jack Dempsey 28

    5= Jack Johnson 22

    5= Larry Holmes 22

    7 Sonny Liston 14

    8 Joe Frazier 13

    9= *Sam Langford 8

    9= Jersey Joe Walcott 8
     
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  2. JohnThomas1

    JohnThomas1 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    The Rock an easy #3 and barely anything between Ali and Louis as usual. No Foreman and Liston at #7. There will be hay made in this one.
     
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  3. Blaxx

    Blaxx Member Full Member

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    Surprised not to see Foreman or Tyson. When was this done?
     
  4. White Bomber

    White Bomber Well-Known Member Full Member

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  5. White Bomber

    White Bomber Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Probably a long time ago
     
  6. Indefatigable

    Indefatigable Active Member banned Full Member

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    Very good list except for Walcott Tunney in his place.
     
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  7. RulesMakeItInteresting

    RulesMakeItInteresting Boxing Addict Full Member

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    No Foreman...this list is invalid. Johnson, Dempsey over Holmes...how is that? The first two are my own picks.
     
  8. White Bomber

    White Bomber Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Tunney should rank high at LHW, but no way is he cracking the top 15 at HW, nevermind the top 10
     
  9. Stiches Yarn

    Stiches Yarn Active Member Full Member

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    I think this would be better:
    1)Muhammad Ali
    2)Joe Louis
    3)Rocky Marciano
    4)Lennox Lewis
    5)Sonny Liston
    6)George Foreman
    7)Larry Holmes
    8)Evander Holyfield
    9)Mike Tyson
    10)Joe Frazier
    11)Riddick Bowe
    12)Vitali Klitschko
    13)Jack Dempsey
    14)Jersey Joe Walcott
    15)Floyd Patterson
     
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  10. White Bomber

    White Bomber Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Where's Wlad ?
     
  11. Gazelle Punch

    Gazelle Punch Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Marciano at 3 = half of classic triggered
     
  12. Gazelle Punch

    Gazelle Punch Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Damn except for Evander at 8 that list is exactly mine lol oh and I have Wlad in there w his bro.
     
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  13. scandcb

    scandcb Active Member Full Member

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    Marciano is too high.

    He isn't a top 10 all time heavyweight.

    Top 15.
     
  14. Stiches Yarn

    Stiches Yarn Active Member Full Member

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    Ok,
    1)Muhammad Ali
    2)Joe Louis
    3)Rocky Marciano
    4)Lennox Lewis
    5)Sonny Liston
    6)George Foreman
    7)Larry Holmes
    8)Evander Holyfield
    9)Mike Tyson
    10)Joe Frazier
    11)Riddick Bowe
    12)Vitali Klitschko
    13)Jack Dempsey
    14)Jersey Joe Walcott
    15)Floyd Patterson
    16)Wladimir Klitschko
    17)Max Schmeling
    18)Sam Langford
    19)Ingomar Johansson
    20)Tyson fury
    Sorry my friend, i don't have him that high.
     
  15. Jel

    Jel Reserving the right to be inconsistent Full Member

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    Why's that then? I'd say Langford and Walcott in the top 10 is unconventional to put it kindly but apart from that, there's some pretty solid top 10 all time contenders that you'd see in most other lists.
     
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