Fighters you wish were still fighting

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  1. Ayatollah

    Ayatollah ESB's Godliest poster Full Member

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    Jirov
    Vitali
    James Toney
    Roy Godly Jones
    Kirk Johnson
    Lennox the Lion
    Kostya the Godly Tzszuy
    Vernon Forrest (RIP)
     
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  2. 22JM

    22JM Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Prime Tyson so he could've cleaned out this overrated HW division
     
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  3. IntentionalButt

    IntentionalButt ESB's own bitchy old Capote-cum-Runyon Full Member

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    Izzy Vázquez.

    But not like really, in reality, not half-blind as he is. I guess my wish is really for it to be 2007 again. Or for his eye to have not shat the bed. But even so he wouldn't still be active now in 2021, with as many wars as he was in, healthy or no. So yeah just, gimme the keys to the Delorean, and let me go cheer on Magnifico from ringside.
     
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  4. George Crowcroft

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    Y'know someone who'd be in a great fight with Izzy? Daniel "El Ratón, aka Guerrero del Camino, aka Zurdo de Tacubaya" Zaragoza Reyna :naughty2:
     
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  5. oldcanvasback

    oldcanvasback Active Member Full Member

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    I love Zaragoza. Under rated IMO.
     
  6. George Crowcroft

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    There's a thread which me and IB are gonna be doing in the near future (it's already been made, just waiting for our first few posts) where we go through the fights of Zaragoza's that are readily available, score them and give you thoughts. It'd be great if you jumped aboard and scored some of them too, and even if you can't, there's some cool bits of trivia on there. :thumbsup:

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  7. Odins beard

    Odins beard Fentanyl is one hell of a drug.... Full Member

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    Erik Morales
    Johnny Tapia
    Kostyra Tszyu
     
  8. MarkusFlorez99

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    Obviously prime Lennox Lewis. If he was still kickin around everybody would duck him like the plague.

    Aj would price himself out of a fight with the Lion, Fury would claim he has mental health issues and Wilder would be using that right hand for baseball.

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  9. drenlou

    drenlou The Real KING OF THE HILL! Full Member

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    Felix Trinidad, Fernando Vargas, Barerra, Morales and Kelly Pavlik. Just to name a few.
     
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  10. N17

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    If I could have these fighters back in their primes.. my top 5 fighters that fought in my lifetime.

    Nigel Benn
    Mike McCallum
    Mike Tyson
    Pernell Whitaker
    Lennox Lewis
     
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  11. Ayatollah

    Ayatollah ESB's Godliest poster Full Member

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    Nice list
     
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  12. Toney F*** U

    Toney F*** U Boxing junkie Full Member

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    Gerald McClellan, always wondered how good he actually was or could’ve been
     
  13. Young Terror

    Young Terror 2013 Poster Of The Year Full Member

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    Mark Johnson
    Johny Tapia
    Kid Akeem Anifowoshe
    Danny Romero
    Khaosay Galaxy
    Sung Kil Moon
    Nana Konadu
    Robert Quiroga
    Cristian Mijares
    Vic Darchinyan
    Jorge Arce
    Gerry Penalosa
    Santos Laciar
    Hilario Zapata
    Gilberto Roman
    Jiro Watanabe
    Guty Espadas Sr
    Antonio Avelar
    Alexander Munoz
    Martin Castillo
    Leo Gamez
    Katsuya Onizuka
    Gustavo Ballas
    Shoji Oguma

    All of them in the SupaFly division it would make the current SupaFly division which the best era of thar division ever even mote Supah.

    We could have a great SupaFly card every couple of weeks.
     
  14. George Crowcroft

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    At lot of these wouldn't fight at super fly with moder day weight cutting. A lot of them didn't anyway.
     
  15. C.J.

    C.J. Boxings Living Legend revered & respected by all Full Member

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    My greatest wish is that Javier Capetillo had done what Freddie Roach did when Robert Garcia complained about Freddie's illegals wrapping of Pac's hands against Margarito & REFUSED to remove Tony's wraps when Naz started his Bull****. There would have been no "Loaded Gloves " BS & Margarito woul have not had that extra burden. Even Though he was not 100% i think he would have beaten Steroid Shane that night. If so how would Oscar & Floyd have managed to duck meeting Tony ? They were blatantly scared of fighting him
    Yes I'd love Tony to be fighting at 100% today