Philadelphia vs Chicago - Best Boxers?

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  1. OP_TheJawBreaker

    OP_TheJawBreaker NOBODY hit like that guy! Full Member

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    Just wondering, what are the best fighters came from both of these states and what are the possible matchups that could happen between them?
     
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    Dynamicpuncher Well-Known Member Full Member

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    To help your thread mate.



     
  3. Saintpat

    Saintpat Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    I think Philly gets the nod but this list is pretty funny: Ali was from Louisville, Tex Cobb is from Texas (what gave it away, lol), Ezzard Charles was born in Georgia and grew up in Cincinnati (he wasn’t the Chicago Cobra, haha), etc.
     
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  4. Jackomano

    Jackomano Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    They were all Chicago Golden Gloves champions. The Chicago Golden Gloves was a big deal back in those days.
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  5. DirtyDan

    DirtyDan Worst Poster of 2015 Full Member

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    They're both cities, not states.

    Best boxers in Chicago would have to be Barney Ross, Packey McFarland, Jackie Fields

    From Philadelphia are Bernard Hopkins, Jack O Brien and Joe Frazier.
     
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  6. Mike Cannon

    Mike Cannon Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Also from Chicago- Ernie Terrell , Eddie Perkins, Sammy Mandel, Harold Dade, Johnny Coulon, Ken Norton.
    stay safe buddy.
     
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  7. OP_TheJawBreaker

    OP_TheJawBreaker NOBODY hit like that guy! Full Member

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    Maybe we could add Bob Satterfield, Tony Zale, Bobby Boyd, Spider Webb and Johnny Bratton as well
     
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  8. michael mullen

    michael mullen Active Member Full Member

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    Philadelphia- Tommy Loughran, Joey Giardello
     
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  9. Mike Cannon

    Mike Cannon Well-Known Member Full Member

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    We just did , good shouts, giving the Phila boys some thought now.
    stay safe buddy.
     
  10. Philly161

    Philly161 "Fundamentals are the crutch of the talentless" Full Member

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    Bert Cooper vs ken Norton would be a good one

    Meldrick Taylor was from Philly
     
  11. Philly161

    Philly161 "Fundamentals are the crutch of the talentless" Full Member

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    There's a lot of fighters who are "Philly fighters" who weren't born here. Frazier and Liston were from the south somewhere originally. Then you got guys from NJ like qawi but they came across the river to train and were Philly fighters for their early careers.
     
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  12. Saintpat

    Saintpat Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Did a boxer have to be living in Chicago to compete in the GG there?

    A lot of bigger GG tournaments back int the day attracted fighters from all over. They were regional or semi-national in some cases. I don’t know if it’s still going but there was a huge one at the Ohio State Fair that drew guys from across the country.
     
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  13. ChrisJS

    ChrisJS Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Michael Spinks is another one. Moved to Philly to turn pro and fought his whole career living in Philly before moving to Delaware.
     
  14. michael mullen

    michael mullen Active Member Full Member

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    Right! Phillie's Pride Joey Giardello originally came from Cherry Hill New Joisey.
     
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  15. ChrisJS

    ChrisJS Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Giardello was from Brooklyn. I believe he moved to Cherry Hill during his career after being in Philly a few years.