How good was Willie Pep in his prime

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  1. Eye of Timaeus

    Eye of Timaeus Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Ranked the greatest featherweight four times. Have you watched any of his fights.
     
  2. roughdiamond

    roughdiamond Bronsonville Full Member

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    Top 3 Feather clearly. Watch the Saddler bouts for a stylistic nightmare.

    There are other threads you can read and bump to learn, you know.
     
  3. kolchak65

    kolchak65 New Member Full Member

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    damned good
     
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  4. The Morlocks

    The Morlocks Boxing Junkie Full Member

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  5. BCS8

    BCS8 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    There's footage of him in action. He's very, very good.
     
  6. reznick

    reznick In the 7.2% Full Member

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  7. RockyJim

    RockyJim Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Met him...talked to him for quite a while...in his prime...he was brilliant!!!
     
  8. ETM

    ETM I thought I did enough to win. Full Member

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    Probably the best pure boxer P4P there ever was. He was a better boxer than Robinson. Very smart, hard to find. His record is amazing.
     
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  9. The Undefeated Lachbuster

    The Undefeated Lachbuster Podcast EVERY SOMETIMES youtube.com/lordlegender Full Member

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    Greatest featherweight of all time, ranked #9 p4p. Amazing longevity and his win over Saddler is legendary, especially since it was post plane crash.
     
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  10. Gazelle Punch

    Gazelle Punch Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Good enough to be considered a top ten p4p guy.
     
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  11. red cobra

    red cobra Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Incredibly good...magical, really.
     
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  12. young griffo

    young griffo Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Looks sensational on film. His record is amazing.

    What's not to love?
     
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  13. he grant

    he grant Historian/Film Maker Full Member

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    He seems to be extremely highly rated by pretty much everyone .. I am no Pep scholar .. I have no idea the degree the injury compromised him so I kind of question a bit how he's called the greatest when losing three out of four to Saddler .. that said , without question an all time great fighter.
     
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  14. ChrisJS

    ChrisJS Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Incredible boxer and career. Are there any good books on him? I read the one he wrote “Friday’s hero’s” but anything detailing his career at length? I think Brian Hughes did one but I’m not really into his books so don’t think I can sit through another one.
     
  15. Greb & Papke 707

    Greb & Papke 707 Member Full Member

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    I rank him number 4 ever
    1 Harry Greb
    2 Sugar Ray Robinson
    3 Henry Armstrong
    4 Willie Pep
    5 Sam Langford
     
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