Discussion in 'Classic Boxing Forum' started by Rumsfeld, Aug 7, 2020.
I'm the GOAT. I should be number one.
No, there's you, and then there's another guy named Geogre Crowcroft, I think he's French.
I really hope that you were just funny on purpose.
It looked like you have lists in post #47 and post #128?
Ah, okay lol I thought you made a joke I was too young to get.
I'll stick with my first one, but I'll be changing it.
I recently done a top 30 so I'll have a go at this.
1. Ray Leonard vs Roberto Duran I
2. Muhammed Ali vs Joe Frazier III
3. Aaron Pryer vs Alexis Arguello I
4. Erik Morales vs Marco Antonio Barrera I
5. Diego Corrales vs Jose Luis Castillo I
6. Evander Holyfield vs Riddick Bowe I
7. Ray Leonard vs Thomas Hearns I
8. George Foreman vs Ron Lyle
9. Joe Frazier vs Muhammed Ali I
10. Ken Norton vs Larry Holmes
11. Marvellous Marvin Hagler vs Thomas Hearns
12. George Foreman vs Muhammad Ali
13. Arturo Gatti vs Mickey Ward I
14. Rafael Limon vs Bobby Chacon IV
15. Julio Cesar Chavez vs Meldrick Taylor I
16. Iran Barkley vs Roberto Duran
17. Jersey Joe Walcott vs Rocky Marciano I
18. Archie Moore vs Yvon Durelle I
19. Manny Pacquiao vs Erik Morales I
20. Isreal Vazquez vs Rafael Marquez III
21. Matthew Saad Muhammad vs Yaqui Lopez II
22. Wilfredo Gomez vs Lupe Pintor
23. James Toney vs Mike McCallum I
24. Nigel Benn vs Chis Eubank 1
25. Evander Holyfield vs Dwight Muhammad Qawi I
This is a final list, any edits will be for spelling or grammar purposes.
*note, sorry, I totally missed the bit about winners being listed first, I listed them as per official bout. Hope this is ok.
Use an alt account next time
I was just explaining that the reason you were listed twice is because there are 2 separate posts that look as if they are new submissions while quickly combing through. I have not been looking at any of these very closely yet, and have just been keeping a running tally.
Muhammad Ali vs. Joe Frazier III
Arturo Gatti vs. Micky Ward I
Muhammad Ali vs. Joe Frazier I
Sugar Ray Leonard vs. Roberto Duran I
Marvelous Marvin Hagler vs. Thomas Hearns
Erik Morales vs. Marco Antonio Barrera I
Diego Corrales vs. Jose Luis Castillo I
Sugar Ray Leonard vs. Thomas Hearns I
George Foreman vs. Ron Lyle
Muhammad Ali vs. George Foreman
Julio Cesar Chavez vs. Meldrick Porter I
Alexis Arguello vs. Aaron Pryor I
Tony Zale vs. Rocky Graziano II
Jack Dempsey vs. Luis Angel Firpo
Joe Louis vs. Max Schmeling II
Rocky Marciano vs. Jersey Joe Walcott I
Sugar Ray Robinson vs. Jake LaMotta VI
Archie Moore vs. Yvonne Durrelle I
Evander Holyfield vs. Riddick Bowe I
Erik Morales vs. Marco Antonio Barrera III
Rocky Marciano vs. Ezzard Charles II
Joe Louis vs. Billy Conn
Fighting Harada vs. Eder Jofre I
Barry McGuigan vs. Eusebio Pedroza
Mike Tyson vs. Michael Spinks
Welcome aboard. Nice list.
Just wondering about Zale-Graziano 2. Can this really be included?
I dunno man, something about that Meldrick Porter doesn't sit well with me.
I picked Zale vs. Graziano II for a few reasons. It was a brutal back and forth battle between two warriors who symbolized that era of middleweight boxing. Rocky overcoming the extreme heat and deep cut on his eye to stop Zale with a relentless onslaught to finally win it all is one of my favorite boxing stories. Admittedly I also included this bout for personal reasons, as it was one of the first fights my uncle showed me when I was a kid. Rocky was a hero in our Italian-American family.
It wasn't a criticism of choosing that fight as it is a legendary, just that based on the first guiding principle (must be available on YouTube and at least 50% of the fight), it's doesn't meet that criteria, that's all...