How would the current top 4 welters compare with the top 10 welters listed in March `96?

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  1. mark ant

    mark ant Boxing Addict Full Member

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    2018 current top 4
    1 Terence Crawford
    2 Errol Spence
    3 Shawn Porter
    4 Danny Garcia
    1996 ring magazine
    No.1 Pernell Whitaker
    No.2 Felix Trinidad
    No.3 Ike Quartey
    No.4 Oba Carr
     
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  2. Inside pass

    Inside pass Member Full Member

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    Yeah great list from 96 welterweights, de LA hoya would of been a year away as well. If u add de LA hoya that's 3 top 5 p4p fighters.
    Also jose Luis lopez n I'd favour the 96 list easy.
    Prob the best welter era since Leonard, hearns, duran and benitez.

    Do you have every ring mag from 96?
    Im sure I bought a few that year,
    I remember the one with sweet pea on the cover with a p4p jacket n I think Lou de Valle was in new prospects. Great era that.
     
  3. mark ant

    mark ant Boxing Addict Full Member

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    No, I only kept one mag, the March edition because it had a list of the top 50 fighters from the last 50 years before `96, good list, fun decade.
     
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    RingKing75 Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Trinidad and Pea beat all 4. Ike is 50/50 and Oba might win once but i think he loses to all four.
     
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    oiky Gypsy Boy Full Member

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    Whittaker gives them all plenty of stick
     
  6. chatty

    chatty Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    I think they would mostly be competitive fights tbh. Whitaker was starting to show decline and didn't look unstoppable against Rivera and Hurtado though I did think he edged out Oscar a year later.

    Carr and Quarter were both quality fighters who were around the same as the current lot, could win or lose any.

    Trinidad may well blow through them all or end up in a war with them.
     
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    120-108 New Member booted Full Member

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    Danny Garcia wouldn't even be in the top 10 in some eras. Trinidad and Whittaker would make him look like a club fighter.
     
  8. Rock0052

    Rock0052 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    96 Whitaker goes .500 at best. I think Bud and Spence beat that version. Neither are good styles matchups for an older Whitaker (particularly Spence), and Pea was dropping rounds to lesser fighters at this point.

    Hot take: Spence knocks him out. Too big, too good of a body attack, too much volume, too much pressure. He's exactly the wrong kind of fighter for an older Whitaker.
     
  9. dangerousity

    dangerousity Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    I think Spence beats Whitaker but it’ll be closer vs Crawford, I’d favour Crawford but possible pea just makes a fool of him.

    Tito probably beats Spence in a war but gets outboxed by Crawford.
     
  10. 22JM

    22JM Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Lol I hope you're joking
     
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    22JM Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Tito and Whitaker beats them all , Quartey from the De la hoya beats them all as well...
     
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    22JM Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Hell I even think Jose Luis Lopez beats them all too...
     
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    dangerousity Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Nostalgia dude.

    Spence is great at cutting off the ring and going to the body, and he’s a huge guy going against a 5’6 Whitaker. He’ll probably stop him.

    Tito got his ears boxed off by Oscar, Crawford will do the same.
     

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