Greatest H2H Fighters With Weak Or Lackluster Resumes?

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  1. TipNom

    TipNom Active Member Full Member

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    Some examples:
    Vitali Klitschko
    Bob Foster
    Riddick Bowe
     
  2. George Crowcroft

    George Crowcroft 'Snarky Little Gobshite' - IntentionalButt Full Member

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    Specifically résumé or achievements in general? Because I wouldn't include Foster if it's the second, but I wouldn't include Bowe if it's the first.

    Either way, my answers are Orlando Canizales and Mark Johnson.
     
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  3. TipNom

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    Specifically resume. I think Bowe's resume is pretty poor outside of his wins over Holyfield.
     
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  4. George Crowcroft

    George Crowcroft 'Snarky Little Gobshite' - IntentionalButt Full Member

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    Yeah, me too. Wins over Tubbs, Biggs, Cooper, Ferguson, Hide and technically Golota twice doesn't make a great resume, but I don't think it makes a bad one. If you throw in the wins over Holyfield, I think he's well above somebody like Foster or Vitali.
     
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    surfinghb Well-Known Member Full Member

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    It's a Miracle !!!! I Finally get to say the name Mayweather .. 130 to 140 lbs is fair for him , tough H2H ..... He is the Answer to this thread and the Million dollar question ... How great was he really ?? who knows

    Oh ya RJJ at 168 is another
     
  6. Bujia

    Bujia Active Member Full Member

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    Does Ricardo Lopez even qualify? He doesn’t have a great resume, but it’s still by far the greatest resume in the history of the Strawweight division.
     
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    Bulldog24 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Herol Graham, Chris Eubank Sr
     
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    Toney F*** U Boxing junkie Full Member

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    Gerald McClellan
     
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  9. George Crowcroft

    George Crowcroft 'Snarky Little Gobshite' - IntentionalButt Full Member

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    Michael Watson as well.
     
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  11. George Crowcroft

    George Crowcroft 'Snarky Little Gobshite' - IntentionalButt Full Member

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    Pryor is a ****ing great mention.
     
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    Komaster Just generally giddy Full Member

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    Joe Calzaghe?
    Resume: 43 yr old Hopkins, 40 yr old RJJ. Jeff Lacy and Kessler, Chris Eubank (Chris had only 2 fights in 2 yrs). Not great?
     
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  13. janitor

    janitor Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    It's the old cliché.

    If they have weak or lackluster resumes, then doubt inevitably creeps in that they are head to head greats.
     
  14. George Crowcroft

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    Why do you think that is? Somebody like Bob Foster had a long, dominant title reign but it was in the worst light heavyweight era. I think the doubt for Bob comes from his heavyweight run.
     
  15. janitor

    janitor Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    To be honest I give somebody credit for a good run in a weak era.

    I don't see it as being an easy thing to achieve.
     
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