NEW SURVEY - Top 10 to 25 Boxers in Each Decade (1890s-2010s)

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  1. Austinboxing

    Austinboxing British Boxing fan Full Member

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    He’s good but how is he any better than the guys on my list?
     
  2. Mastrangelo

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    2010s
    1. Manny Pacquiao
    2. Saul "Canelo" Alvarez
    3. Andre Ward
    4. Floyd Mayweather Jr.
    5. Gennady Golovkin
    6. Roman Gonzalez
    7. Juan Francisco Estrada
    8. Tyson Fury
    9. Oleksandr Usyk
    10. Erislandy Lara

    * I rated fighters based on resume, so it's my "Greatest" of the decade rather than best as I would rate them in fantasy head-to-head match-ups.

    ** I only feel knowledgable enough to give a top 10 on the 2010s, since I was following every division and saw every meaningful fight. I could probably try to give one for the 2000s as well, but I'm still "working my way" through that decade and I'm not familiar enough with lower weight classes from that period, so will leave it for more knowledgable members.
     
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  3. Saintpat

    Saintpat Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Rummy gonna get a Netflix deal out of this after he collects all the Emmys!

    This is a massive undertaking. I will have to do a lot of research so I’m glad he’s giving us time.

    Challenge accepted.
     
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  4. Rubber Glove Sandwich

    Rubber Glove Sandwich Tire Iron Jones was good but he was no Full Member

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    I'm gonna start with doing a top ten in each decade in chronological order and then I'll add more names afterwards if I feel like it. I am way out of my comfort zone in the 1890s so if any expert of that period has some suggestions please feel free.

    I. 1890s
    1. Bob Fitzsimmons
    2. George Dixon
    3. Tommy Ryan
    4. Young Griffo
    5. James Corbett
    6. Billy Smith
    7. Jack Mcauliffe
    8. Charles Kid Mccoy
    9. Jimmy Barry
    10. Oscar Gardner

    I'm gonna wait a little bit before I go to the 1900s.
     
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  5. McGrain

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    I. 1890s
    01.Bob Fitzsimmons
    02.George Dixon
    03.Tommy Ryan
    04. James Corbett
    05. John Sullivan
    06. Peter Jackson
    07. Jack Dempsey
    08. Jack McAullife
    09. Jim Jeffries
    10. Kid McCoy
    11.Frank Erne
    12. Billy Smith
    13. Tom Sharkey
    14. Kid Lavigne
    15. Tommy West
    16. Barbados Joe Walcott
    17. Elbows McFadden
    18. Joe Gans
    19. Terry McGovern
    20. Pedlar Palmer
    21. Jimmy Barry
    22. Oscar Gardner
    23. Gus Ruhlin
    24. Solly Smith
    25.Peter Maher

    XIII. 2010s
    1. Floyd Mayweather
    2. Manny Pacquiao
    3. Roman Gonzalez
    4. Andre Ward
    5. Saul Alvarez
    6. Gennaday Golovkin
    7. Vasyl Lomachenko
    8. Naoya Inoue
    9. Oleksander Usyk
    10. Guillermo Rigondeaux
    11. Srisaket Sor Rungvisai
    12. Juan Francisco Estrada
    13. Nonito Donaire
    14. Juan Manual Marquez
    15. Carl Froch
    16. Terence Crawford
    17. Erol Spence
    18. Wladimir Klitschko
    19. Sergey Kovalev
    20. Sergio Martinez
    21. Adonis Stevenson
    22. Shinsuke Yamanaka
    23. Artur Beterbiev
    24. Kenshiro Teraji
    25. Thammanoon Niyomtrong
     
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  6. turpinr

    turpinr Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    The 40's was the only decade I thought was easy and I was wrong.
    I had the same 4 you have plus Saddler, Ike Williams, Archie Moore, Charley Burley and some more but had to give up.
     
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  7. Rumsfeld

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    1. Austinboxing #6
    2. Dynamicpuncher #7
    3. Mastrangelo #17
    4. Rubber Glove Sandwich #19
    5. McGrain #20
     
  8. Stevie G

    Stevie G Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Definitely agree with your top 3 for 1960s and 1970s. I would slide Larry Holmes in just ahead of Mike Tyson in the 1980s though. Good listings for all decades. Will think about my own list.
    Definitely
     
  9. turpinr

    turpinr Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    1940's
    1) Sugar Ray Robinson
    2) Ezzard Charles
    3) Willie Pep
    4) Sandy Saddler
    5) Joe Louis
    6) Archie Moore
    7) Marcel Cerdan
    8) Charley Burley
    9) Kid Gavilan
    10) Manuel Ortiz
    11) Lloyd Marshall
    12) Billy Conn
    13) Beau Jack
    14) Jersey Joe Walcott
    15) Lew Jenkins
    16) Dave Sands
    17) Fritzie Zivic
    18) Holman Williams
    19) Jake LaMotta
    20) Willie Joyce
    21) Johnny Bratton
    22) Tony Zale
    23) Bob Montgomery
    24) Billy Graham
    25) Joey Maxim

    1970's
    1) Muhammad Ali
    2) Joe Frazier
    3) George Foreman
    4) Roberto Duran
    5) Jose Napoles
    6) Carlos Monzon
    7) Danny Lopez
    8) Rueben Olivares
    9) Bob Foster
    10) Ken Norton
    11) Wilfred Benitez
    12) Ken Buchanan
    13) Bobby Chacon
    14) Rodrigo Valdez
    15) Jerry Quarry
    16) Esteban DeJesus
    17) Earnie Shavers
    18) Jimmy Young
    19) Carlos Palomino
    20) Marvin Johnson
     
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  10. Dynamicpuncher

    Dynamicpuncher Boxing Addict Full Member

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    I think Tyson's reign in the 80s was more impressive than Holmes's in 80s overall, Tyson actually unified and cleaned out the division which Holmes never really did after 82 atleast.
     
  11. Stevie G

    Stevie G Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    I see your point. This is a very thought provoking thread,is n't it? And all the better for that.
     
  12. Dynamicpuncher

    Dynamicpuncher Boxing Addict Full Member

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    I mean you can look at it a few different ways, do you factor into what Holmes did in the 70s aswell ? When ranking him in the 80s ? But I also think Holmes losing 3 times in the 80s, counts against him aswell when ranking him.

    Say what you want about Tyson, but his 80s reign was very impressive to me atleast. I've always felt like Tyson gets overrated by casuals, but at the sametime gets a bit underrated by hardcore boxing fans.
     
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  13. George Crowcroft

    George Crowcroft Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Definitely.
     
  14. JunlongXiFan

    JunlongXiFan KC ATR: 45-6 SR: 45-6 Full Member

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    This is my favorite survey from you so far, Rummy.
     
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  15. Rumsfeld

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    1. Austinboxing #6
    2. Dynamicpuncher #7
    3. Mastrangelo #17
    4. Rubber Glove Sandwich #19
    5. McGrain #20
    6. turpinr #24