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

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  1. JohnThomas1

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    THE TOP WELTERWEIGHTS 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.

    WELTERWEIGHTS

    1 Sugar Ray Robinson (4) 40

    2 Henry Armstrong (1) 31

    3 Sugar Ray Leonard 28

    4 Jose Napoles 23

    5 Barney Ross 21

    6 Carmen Basilio 19

    7 Mickey Walker 16

    8 Emile Griffith 15

    9 Kid Gavilan 14

    10 Luis Rodriguez 12
     
  2. JohnThomas1

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    Interesting array that one. Look forward to seeing comments.
     
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  3. Indefatigable

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    Except for # 1, very questionable.
     
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  5. Reinhardt

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    Hmm? While Armstrong is the better career fighter I don't know if I'd put him over Ray Leonard at 147. Ross and Basilio seem a tad high
     
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  6. Samtotheg

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    this list is missing prominent welterweights!
     
  7. Lenny

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    Loved to watch Basilio. Appreciated Gavilan. Switch the two positions
     
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  8. JohnThomas1

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    No Hearns kills it for me.
     
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  9. George Crowcroft

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    Is this head-to-head? It's the lack of Jack Britton which is really unforgivable IMO.
     
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  10. JohnThomas1

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    Any which way. It's hard to say exactly what their lists entailed but H2H must certainly be a fair part of it given Zamora and co got a gig.

    Hearns is top ten either way or blended for mine.
     
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  11. Unforgiven

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    I think Jack Britton should be on there.
    Basilio is too high.
     
  12. White Bomber

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    Such as ?!
     
  13. George Crowcroft

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    Britton, Hearns.
     
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  14. Clinton

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    100%
     
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  15. White Bomber

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    I had forgotten about Hearns completely
     
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