Is Chris Byrd HOF worthy ?

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  1. cross_trainer

    cross_trainer Liston was good, but no "Tire Iron" Jones Full Member

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    I think it's a function of there being unified titles and clarity.
     
  2. mr. magoo

    mr. magoo Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    With all do respect I don’t know if I’d personally go that far as to say he’s top 20 but he was indeed a very good fighter and I respect your opinion
     
  3. Pepsi Dioxide

    Pepsi Dioxide Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Good fighter, would of been a contender in any era(though almost certainly not a champ in most 1 belt eras) overachiever

    Negatives: PED use (was this confirmed?)? A flukey type win over Vitali, past his best Evander, going life and death with an aged Golota. No statement type dominant wins, never the best of his era.

    I'd vote no
     
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  4. PernellSweetPea

    PernellSweetPea Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    no. you have to have high standards. He was a good fighter and had a lot of ability, but not hall of fame level. no way close
     
  5. Sooncreate3

    Sooncreate3 Member Full Member

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    Lol, yall have low standards hahahaha. Absolutely no.
     
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  6. FastLeft

    FastLeft Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Young Stribling was not a great fighter?
     
  7. FastLeft

    FastLeft Well-Known Member Full Member

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    yes but it is true
    Byrd was one of the weakest alphabet champs but there were worse ones!
     
  8. cross_trainer

    cross_trainer Liston was good, but no "Tire Iron" Jones Full Member

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    He is less great than most other great fighters. I don't see him as having a huge greatness edge over Chris Byrd.
     
  9. FastLeft

    FastLeft Well-Known Member Full Member

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    well Chris Byrd sure is not great fighter at all

    so that does not bode well for the Stribling
     
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  10. FastLeft

    FastLeft Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Stribling had 291 professional fights & scored 129 ko
    & even to assess all this fights were bum mismatch I would not call this a ' low bar "" standard
    & actually he defeat several ranking contenders among this
    & boxers from middleweights to the heavyweights

    so is not look like low standard to me

    far less accomplish boxers are on the hall of fame
     
  11. FastLeft

    FastLeft Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Byrd was & always was about the equal of John Ruiz in heavyweight division of the time . remember back 20 year

    but Byrd is something popular on this site I did notice