Is the greatest boxer ever from 70 years ago?

Discussion in 'Classic Boxing Forum' started by reznick, Apr 19, 2021.

Is he?

  1. Yes

  2. No

  1. BCS8

    BCS8 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Aug 21, 2012
    You could make that argument but for me Greb is #1
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  2. thistle

    thistle Well-Known Member Full Member

    Dec 21, 2016
    Agree and for 25 years too.

    sometimes you see a thread about a Fighters Top 10 Opponents, I once created a thread, over at the CBZ, called SRR's Top 25.

    and guess what, you can fill it, easily!
  3. Pat M

    Pat M Active Member Full Member

    Jun 20, 2017
    Not even close. He might have dominated his era, he might have been the best up until that time, but from watching him fight in this fight from 70 years ago, he's not the best ever or even close in a H2H competition.

  4. reznick

    reznick In the 7.2% Full Member

    Mar 17, 2010
    What do you mean?
    What aspect of this fight tells you that he is "not even close" to being the best H2H?
  5. young griffo

    young griffo Boxing Addict Full Member

    May 18, 2006
    Pat didn’t train him therefore he sucked. Pat is a troll...listen to him big up an absolute one trick pony and boxing clutz like Wilder to see his modus operandi.
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  6. Colonel Sanders

    Colonel Sanders Pounchin powar calculateur Full Member

    Sep 13, 2012
    The best ever is a current year boxer, because boxers and all athletes for that matter are getting better and better. Teofimo has 70 plus years of advancement compared to SRR. The best ever is Teofimo until next year of course.
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  7. 70sFan865

    70sFan865 Boxing Addict Full Member

    May 30, 2019
    No, he's from 100 years ago. Greb is the GOAT.
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  8. young griffo

    young griffo Boxing Addict Full Member

    May 18, 2006
    Loma was the best boxer ever last year. His skills were left in the dust due to the passage of time and the advancement of the sport produced by the new superman aka Teófimo.

    I have a feeling we have Supermans kryptonite biding his time atm. Tank Davis will be the pfp all time greatest after 2022!
  9. djanders

    djanders Boxing Addict Full Member

    Feb 21, 2009
    A case could be made that Sam Langford is the pound for pound GOAT, and he was active from 1902-1926. The man had a successful career from Lightweight to Heavyweight. If he had been given the opportunity, Sam would probably have picked up a few Lineal belts in several weight classes along the way, including Heavyweight.
  10. Skins

    Skins Boxing Addict Full Member

    Oct 20, 2011
    I think Sugar looked pretty sweet in this fight
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  11. reznick

    reznick In the 7.2% Full Member

    Mar 17, 2010
    Wilder held his elbow at a Pythagorean angle of exactly 72.2 degrees from his hip, which created an acute angle from his right calf. It’s different my guy, and quite frankly I wouldn’t expect you to understand.
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  12. LoadedGlove

    LoadedGlove Well-Known Member Full Member

    Dec 6, 2019
    As great as Ray was, I've always thought that Henry Armstrong's feat of being World Featherweight, Lightweight and Welterweight Champion at the same time, when there were only 8 weight classes and 1 Champion in each is mind blowing.
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