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Jose Napoles was rated 15th in a list of the greatest fighters in the last 50 years (1996)

Discussion in 'Classic Boxing Forum' started by Mark Adam, Aug 11, 2018 at 9:19 AM.



  1. Mark Adam

    Mark Adam Member Full Member

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    This was in the ring magazine and this info was also provided:
    World Titles: Welterweight
    Quality of opposition: 7
    Bouts vs Top 50 Fighters: 2
    Why he`s here: Intoxicating blend of speed and power
    What he could have done to better his ranking: Toughened his skin.
    How great was Napoles?
     
  2. red cobra

    red cobra Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Should be higher than 15. Napoles was MUCHO great.
     
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  3. PernellSweetPea

    PernellSweetPea Boxing Junkie Full Member

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  4. BlackCloud

    BlackCloud I detest the daily heavyweight threads Full Member

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    I am just hoping it's not a top 100.
     
  5. PernellSweetPea

    PernellSweetPea Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    that would be like the top 2 fighters each year.... or top 3
     
  6. Mark Adam

    Mark Adam Member Full Member

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    It`s from an old Ring magazine edition, I bought it back in 1996.
     
  7. Mark Adam

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    It`s a Top 50, lol!
     
  8. Ra's Al-Ghul

    Ra's Al-Ghul The One and Only Full Member

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    If it is for Welterweight only, then I could agree, otherwise it is too high.
     
  9. Mark Adam

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    No it was a list of the best P4P fighters instead, what would your Top 15-14 welters look like?!
     
  10. Ra's Al-Ghul

    Ra's Al-Ghul The One and Only Full Member

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    Robinson, Briton, Armstrong, Lewis, Whitaker, Griffith, Trinidad, Hearns, Cavalin, Walker, Leonard, Napoles, Mayweather, Honeyghan, Quartey.
     
  11. Mark Adam

    Mark Adam Member Full Member

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    I feel Napoles was far better than Trinidad and Honeyghan, Lloyd should have tried foot movement like Jose`s vs Starling because he couldn`t counter punch vs Starling`s peek a boo guard and it`s all very well people saying Honeyghan was shot but he fought like an idiot punching arms constantly then his stupid corner asked 'are you tired Lloyd' with his speed if he had training like Napoles had he could have been a somebody as Brando said at the seaside instead of stammering on youtube with brain damage, sad.
     
  12. Ra's Al-Ghul

    Ra's Al-Ghul The One and Only Full Member

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    I have ranked him possible 1 - 2 places over Honeyghan. Trinidad has the better record, didn't lose in this division and had many title-defence more. While Napoles stayed perhaps too long active and didn't retire at a certain time as Trinidad, who is also pound for pound higher, as three division champion.

    At the next places could come Basilo and Mosley.
     
  13. mcvey

    mcvey Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    No, no ,no ,don't ask.


    Too late!
     
  14. mcvey

    mcvey Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Napoles is easily top10 at147 Honeyghan shouldn't be anywhere near it! Quartey isnt a top 20 welter let alone top ten!
     
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  15. Mark Adam

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    Yes, Basilo was great, I feel he would have beaten Trinidad easily at all three weights where Trinidad won his world titles.
     


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