Most Famous Boxers By Country

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  1. The G-Man

    The G-Man New Member Full Member

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    Hiw old does that make you sir if you dont mind?
     
  2. Ra's Al-Ghul

    Ra's Al-Ghul The one and only! Full Member

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    Thenﹰﹰiﹰ'm in good community, as likely 95% here doesn't know these and of casuals almost all.
    But ﹰI am sure ﹰﹰGlenﹰJohnson and ﹰWaltersﹰﹰﹰﹰare familar to 85% at least and Bell for 2/3.
    Even Otis Grant is more famous.ﹰﹰ
     
  3. scartissue

    scartissue Boxing Addict Full Member

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    I think you underestimate the knowledge of the posters here. They are not all, "unless they fought 10 years ago I never heard of them". You are a Johnny-come-lately who knows Jack about the history of the sport. Unless of course, we are talking about those great Armenian welterweights that you have such a prolific knowledge of.
     
  4. Ra's Al-Ghul

    Ra's Al-Ghul The one and only! Full Member

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    I think you didn't understand the meaning of the subject here.
    It is about the most known natives of their country which have boxed, not about the greatest or most successful boxers of these nations.
    If you like make a survey in the general section and ask if Glencoffey Johnson, Bunny Grant or Nicholas Walters are more popular (famous).
    Just as you can make this about O'Neil Bell or Elja Obed.
    But please not in the history section here!

    And I know probably more about the past 20 - 25 years of boxing in Thailand than you.
     
  5. scartissue

    scartissue Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Ra's, Ra's, Ra's! What are we going to do with you? You want to know why I love pis*ing you off? Because, amazingly, your English improves dramatically once I get your ire up. To read your last 2 posts, one could hardly believe it's the same person. One would almost think you're trying to con people with your stuttering broken English. That being said, the original post was asking for opinions and I provided one. I did not cross a line, but you did, confronting me like I broke a fact. But here's a fact for you. I know all the fighters you mentioned. It was you who said you never heard of the fighters I mentioned. So one of us needs to brush up on their boxing history.
     
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  6. Saintpat

    Saintpat Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Apparently Barbados Joe Walcott was born in Guyana.

    As was Dennis Andries.

    Gotta go with Antonio Cervantes for Colombia.

    Derek Chisora from Zimbabwe (although Proud Kilimanjaro had a much better name)

    Jean-Pierre Coopman from Belgium

    Alfredo Evangelista from Uruguay
     
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  7. Jason Thomas

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    I am 80. We didn't have a TV much earlier. I had seen boxing matches through the window at Rex's bar, but wasn't able to hear who was fighting. I think I had watched other fights with my dad and brother, but don't recall who was fighting. I do remember this one because the name Gavilan stuck in my mind as the announcer mentioned it meant hawk, so I never forgot it and remember Gavilan being knocked down in the second round.
     
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  8. The G-Man

    The G-Man New Member Full Member

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    Whoa,so a bit of a legendary poster.
    Since you have seen the old days greats live.
    How does a senior citizen like you get into the internet?
    Who is your favorite fighter ?
     
  9. Jason Thomas

    Jason Thomas Active Member Full Member

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    Live but on TV.

    Archie Moore is my favorite fighter. I admire how he kept improving over a very tough career. Many of the great fighters were prodigies, exceptional from the beginning, but Moore had to work his way into greatness.

    The internet has been around quite a while. I think I got into it in my fifties. I am not really all that computer literate compared to younger folks. As for using computers, at work I had to use computers from the early 1980's on.
     
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  10. Ra's Al-Ghul

    Ra's Al-Ghul The one and only! Full Member

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    My English is fine, as I have LCCI pass with distingtion (in writing, speech and listening), but on tablet it is sometimes difficult to write, especially with the auto-correction, I wonder why you folks don't mention this to others, which have a more trashy/ slang language here...
    But than I try to use odd words to make it difficult to understand, I have sometimes to search on a dictionary for the expression among others. If you don't like it, then let us write in German, I'm more certain in the use of it...

    Well you attempt to make fun of me, with this little sentence, but I didn't let you go out with this. You now make excuses and got defensively, but I just showed you, that I think your contribution was in my opinion strange in connection to the topic.
    I still think the boxers I named are more well known than these you listed, at least at the present. Let alone to call Berbick and Ruddock for Jamaika (I don't do it with Lewis, to give you a fair chance).
     
  11. scartissue

    scartissue Boxing Addict Full Member

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    And if you think the fighters you mentioned are more well-known, that's fine. But you're the one who got aggressive with me about it. You got in my face - so to speak - and said you never heard of them, when you could have simply just added to the thread as so many have done. And I don't care how many initials you have after your name, kid, because you have a long way to go before you learn the history of this sport and a long way to go before learning some form of decorum with other posters.
     
  12. crixus85

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    Argentina - Firpo, based on one iconic round
    in 1923,
    Scotland - Benny Lynch
    England - Randolph Turpin
    USA - Ali & Dempsey
    Scandinavian, all countries - Ingo
    Cuba - Gavilan, not career “amateurs”
    Hungary - St Ives/ “Aussie” Joe Bugner
    Australia - Les Darcy
    Algeria - Cerdan
    Based most of these on impact they made in their day and how they resonate down the years. One or two exceptions, no only Bugner.
     
  13. Ra's Al-Ghul

    Ra's Al-Ghul The one and only! Full Member

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    Shall I quote you? You got first provocating and made a statement I would underestimate the people here and that I have no knowledge about history. That I couldn't let stand! But I just pointed, that I think the names you listed just didn't suit into this topic and these boxer I named are likely more known (here and in public).
    So I was rather cold blooded and kept cool than you did, as only you made it emotional after kidding me first, not me.

    And now you get arrogant and self-righteous again, implying I have more to learn than you about history, because I didn't know these boxers (likely). Although I just gave you that as hint, as these might be not the most famous and therefore doesn't fit to this.

    You have a long way to go down from your high horse and being not overfloating vain.
     
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  14. scartissue

    scartissue Boxing Addict Full Member

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    My God, dude! Let me just dismount from my high horse for one moment to say, you are the most bizarre poster I have ever seen. Some of the near-crazy stuff you have come out with over the few years you have been on here have always had me shaking my head, but I think that's your magic. I think you're allowed to roam because you shake up the tree a bit with your bizarre culture. From the time you dismissed Barney Ross as nothing (presumably because you never heard of him) to the times you claimed Luis Rodriguez was an Argentine and Ismael Laguna was a Cuban, to practically bowing at the memory of those all-time greats Oktay Urkal, Arthur Abraham, Laszlo Papp and Artur Grigorian. I can only compartmentalize you in 3 categories. You are either A) Completely stupid (I don't believe this is the case because no one can actually come out with and believe things that stupid). B) You are unhinged (definitely a possibility). Or C) You are a wind-up artist. And this is the option I believe. You throw out the most bizarre crap just to see what sticks to the wall. And you try to start flame wars amongst the posters. Well you're not going to start one with me. I've been laughing at your responses up to now because they are so off the wall, but no more. I would appreciate it if you would not respond to a post of mine and I will do likewise. There. Now you can have the last word as I will not respond.
     
  15. The G-Man

    The G-Man New Member Full Member

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    Or more simply he is bias.
    Perfectly normal.