Heavyweight Top Ten

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  1. swagdelfadeel

    swagdelfadeel Boxing Addict Full Member

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    1. Muhammad Ali
    2. Joe Louis
    3. Sonny Liston
    4. Rocky Marciano
    5. George Foreman
    6. Joe Frazier
    7. Larry Holmes
    8. Evander Holyfield
    9. Lennox Lewis/Jack Dempsey
    10. Lennox Lewis/Jack Dempsey
     
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  2. LD Boxer-Puncher

    LD Boxer-Puncher Active Member Full Member

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

    Probably: Harry Wills, Ezzard Charles, Joe Frazier, Jack Dempsey and Riddick Bowe then just missing out, in that order.
     
  3. mcvey

    mcvey Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    You strike me as a guy who looks at himself a lot in the mirror whilst striking boxing poses.
    I only read one paper a week, The Sunday Times.
    I don't live in a town small or otherwise.
    You find the fact that I eat breakfast unusual? What to you do for morning sustenance ? Drink a pint of bulls blood? Then cover yourself with cocoa butter before adopting your various fighting poses at the heavy bag and hitting it as though in slow mo?:coleman: Gaviscon the boxing legend.:wanker
     
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  4. mcvey

    mcvey Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    You've made one friend and he is nearly as ignorant as you!
     
  5. Pugilist_Spec

    Pugilist_Spec Hands Of Stone Full Member

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    Pretty rich from the guy who has Liston at #3.
     
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  6. LD Boxer-Puncher

    LD Boxer-Puncher Active Member Full Member

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    Agree with most of your list.. His was mostly ridiculous
     
  7. Bokaj

    Bokaj Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Yep. Your list was solid, I think.
     
  8. swagdelfadeel

    swagdelfadeel Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Sports Illustrated had him at #3 as well. What's the problem?
     
  9. mcvey

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    Several respected boxing writers have Liston in their top 5.I believe Herb Goldman does.
     
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  10. swagdelfadeel

    swagdelfadeel Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Herb Goldman has Liston at #2!
     
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  11. swagdelfadeel

    swagdelfadeel Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Herb Goldman's top ten

    1. Muhammad Ali

    2. Sonny Liston

    3. Larry Holmes

    4. Jack Johnson

    5. Jack Dempsey

    6. Joe Louis

    7. Rocky Marciano

    8. Harry Wills

    9. George Foreman

    10. Joe Frazier
     
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  12. LD Boxer-Puncher

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    Louis not 1. Liston at 3. W Klitschko unfeatured. Tyson unfeatured. Frazier above Holyfield, Lewis and Holmes?!
     
  13. Bokaj

    Bokaj Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    That's making a lot out of quite little. The man has three wins over top 5 fighters, one of them fairly competitive. And he lost badly to Ali twice.

    The excuses and overblown projections you have to add to with that to rank him higher than Louis (as Goldman does)...
     
  14. Bokaj

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    Louis at 6?!!!!!! Below Dempsey?!!!! Lord.
     
  15. swagdelfadeel

    swagdelfadeel Boxing Addict Full Member

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    As you can see, this list is very different to mine. But my point is, it's not ludicrous to have Liston in your top five.
     


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