Rank these underrated greats

Discussion in 'Classic Boxing Forum' started by ChrisJS, Jan 12, 2021.

  1. cleming

    cleming Active Member Full Member

    Sep 3, 2012
    Jung Koo-Chang
    Ultiminio Sugar Ramos
    Ken Buchanan
    Ernesto Marcel
    Lionel Rose
  2. Reinhardt

    Reinhardt Boxing Addict Full Member

    Oct 4, 2016
    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

    Jul 2, 2020
    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

    Feb 10, 2013
    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

    Sep 11, 2018
    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

    Nov 10, 2012
    Buchanon was an ATG. The rest are close.