Rank these underrated greats

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  1. cleming

    cleming Active Member Full Member

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    Jung Koo-Chang
    Ultiminio Sugar Ramos
    Ken Buchanan
    Ernesto Marcel
    Lionel Rose
     
  2. Reinhardt

    Reinhardt Boxing Addict Full Member

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    I'm going against the grain here:
    1. Marcel
    2. Buchanan
    3. Chang
    4. Ramos
    5. Rose
    The only ones I might flip are Chang and Ramos, not sure Rose is near these other 4 .
     
  3. Bujia

    Bujia Active Member Full Member

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    Rose’s brief Bantamweight title run far eclipses Ramos’ equally brief Featherweight run in terms of opposition beaten. Ramos did the better work in non-title bouts, though so it’s close overall.
     
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  4. klompton2

    klompton2 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    I dont get the love for Buchanan. I dont think hes underrated at all. I think if anything hes overrated. He was a good, not great LW, whose best wins came against fighters past their prime.
     
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  5. ChrisJS

    ChrisJS Well-Known Member Full Member

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    I think a big part of Buchanan’s overall standing is how he took his show on the road and went everywhere and was very consistent. I think there’s fights were he looked simply spectacular too where the quality is evident. Sure, he wasn’t on Duran’s level but few are/were. He still had a super career overall.
     
  6. Balder

    Balder Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Buchanon was an ATG. The rest are close.