Heavyweight Top Ten

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  1. mr. magoo

    mr. magoo Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    1. Muhammad Ali
    2. Joe Louis
    3. Rocky Marciano
    4. Larry Holmes
    5. Lennox Lewis
    6. George Foreman
    7. Joe Frazier
    8. Mike Tyson
    9. Evander Holyfield
    10 Wladimir Klitschko
     
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  2. lufcrazy

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    1 Muhammad Ali
    2 Joe Louis
    3 Sonny Liston
    4 Lennox Lewis
    5 Larry Holmes
    6 Mike Tyson
    7 George Foreman
    8 Joe Frazier
    9 Jack Johnson
    10 Vitali Klitschko
    11 Wladimir Klitschko
    12 Riddick Bowe
    13 Tim Witherspoon
    14 Ken Norton
    15 Harry Wills
     
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  3. ETM

    ETM I thought I did enough to win. Full Member

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    1. Muhammad Ali
    2. Joe Louis
    3. Larry Holmes
    4. Lennox Lewis
    5. Jack Johnson
    6. Rocky Marciano
    7. George Foreman
    8. Joe Frazier
    9. Evander Holyfield
    10. Mike Tyson
    11. Ezzard Charles
    12. Sonny Liston
     
  4. Perry

    Perry Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Ali
    Louis
    Holmes
    Foreman
    Lewis
    Johnson
    Tyson
    Dempsey
    Tunney
    Marciano
     
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  5. KuRuPT

    KuRuPT Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Ali
    Louis
    Marciano
    Lewis
    Johnson
    Holmes
    Frazier
    Foreman
    Holyfield
    Tyson
     
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    Fergy Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Ali
    Louis
    Holmes
    Lewis
    Holy field
    Foreman
    Frazier
    Johnson
    Wlad
    Tyson
    Marciano
    Dempsey
     
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  7. juppity

    juppity Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Just curious . Apart from Perry Dempsey never gets a mention by the above posters. Why ?
     
  8. mr. magoo

    mr. magoo Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    I respect Jack Dempsey as a great champion in his own time and he was definitely a lock for top 10 up to the latter half of the 20th century. But with the more recent inductions of men like Larry Holmes, Mike Tyson, Evander Holyfield, Lennox Lewis, etc, I just don't think there's room for him in there anymore. Dempsey only defended his title 6 times in 7 years and sat on the crown for 3. He also left a lot of unanswered questions about a few of the top challengers of his day, especially Harry Wills.
     
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  9. Perry

    Perry Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Technically Dempsey has a great shot of beating both Louis and Ali, top 2 in my book. His impact on 20th century boxing speaks for itself. No top ten list IMO is valid without him.
     
  10. mr. magoo

    mr. magoo Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    I'll agree with your comment about him expanding the popularity of the sport.
     
  11. KuRuPT

    KuRuPT Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    So, is he your no.8 or is that list not in any order?
     
  12. Perry

    Perry Boxing Junkie Full Member

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  13. Mendoza

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    Respect for Witherpsoon, he's in my top 25.

    How I see it now, a mix of legacy and head to head with even rules for 15 rounds and the assumption that everybody's on the same nutrition and legal supplements, with some leeway for old timers that are athletic enough to adapt to a more modern training.

    1. Ali
    2. Holmes
    3. Lewis
    4. V. Klitschko
    5. Jeffries
    6. Louis
    7. Foreman
    8. Liston
    9. W. Klitschko
    10. Holyfield
    11. Tyson
    12. Marciano
    13. Bowe
    14. Dempsey
    15. Frazier
    16. Tunney
    17. Norton
    18. Johnson
    19. Fitzsimmons
    20. P. Jackson
    21. Witherspoon
    22. Langford
    23. Corbett
    24. Charles
    25. Patterson

    Just missing the cut: Schmeling, Walcott, Baer, Wills, and Sullivan.

    All are on film, expect for Peter Jackson and Sullivan
     
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  14. KuRuPT

    KuRuPT Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    I'm just curious, what in your view puts him above, let's say Marciano?
     
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    1. Muhammad Ali
    2. Joe Louis
    3. Larry Holmes
    4. Lennox Lewis
    5. Mike Tyson
    6. George Foreman
    7. Evander Holyfield
    8. Rocky Marciano
    9. Joe Frazier
    10.Vitali Klitschko
     
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