Ring magazine is officially lost it

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  1. BoxingFanOfIranianDescent

    BoxingFanOfIranianDescent You Mad Bro? Full Member

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    Heres a look at the Ring Magazine top 20 heavyweight fighters of all time.
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    While one can debate Ali being top, and Louis being second, the real travesty here is Jack Johnson being rated No. 3, Rocky being No. 4, along with such r*tardation as John L. being 14, Jeffries being 15, Bob Fitzsimmons even being on the list whatsoever etc. The Legendary Jack Johnson, slayer of middleweights and the elderly, ducker of virtually all top contenders is somehow above the likes of Foreman, Tyson, Tunney, Lennox Lewis, Liston, Dempsey, Frazier, and freaking LARRY HOLMES. Rocky, while a "fair" champion, who never ducked out on anyone, still shouldn't be above any of the fore-mentioned names besides perhaps Johnson himself, at least he beat Ezzard while both were close in age, what good prime heavyweight did Johnson beat?

    Moral of the story, Ring Magazine Should be put out of its misery.
     
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  2. BCS8

    BCS8 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    1-2 Ali / Louis
    3 Lewis
    4 Holmes
    5 Wlad Klitschko
    6 Foreman
    7-10 Matter of opinion. Holyfield Marciano Tyson Johnson all come to mind.
     
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  3. MoneyMay1

    MoneyMay1 New Member Full Member

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    Foreman would murder Klitschko. Even the old fat Foreman from the 90s could take him out in 6 rounds.
     
  4. The Morlocks

    The Morlocks Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    That was 4 yrs ago.2017
     
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  5. BCS8

    BCS8 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    lol
     
  6. Kamikaze

    Kamikaze Afraid of Baboons... Full Member

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    Yeah the ring do ride the old timers a bit TOO much.
     
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  7. THE BLADE 2

    THE BLADE 2 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    It is not a bad list
    Wlad is too high on your list and Lewis is not Top 3. The rest is OK
     
  8. White Bomber

    White Bomber Active Member Full Member

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    Stop dreaming. 90s Foreman couldn't even take out Morrison, let alone someone like the K brothers, especially Vitali.
     
  9. Joe.Boxer

    Joe.Boxer Chinchecker banned Full Member

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    What happened to Holyfield being #3??
     
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  10. BCS8

    BCS8 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    That's my opinion. Let's see your list.
     
  11. THE BLADE 2

    THE BLADE 2 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    1. Ali
    2. Louis
    3. Holmes
    4. Jack Johnson
    5. Lennox Lewis
    6. George Foreman
    7. Frazier
    8. Holyfield
    9. Tyson
    10. Marciano

    11. Liston
    12. Wlad
    13. Dempsey
     
  12. BCS8

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    On reconsidering, I think Liston, Frazier and Dempsey give Johnson little room on my top 10 list. That said your 13 will probably constitute most of anybody's top 10 lists.
     
  13. Bumnard_Hopkins

    Bumnard_Hopkins Burger King banned Full Member

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    The slayer of middleweights.
    Slayer of LHWs.
    Foreman's second career was carefully protected.
    Arum bribed the IBF so that Foreman would have to face Axel Schulz, a no hoper from Germany. Foreman couldn't even knock Schulz out, he got outboxed badly then the judges had to rob the German.

    But ofc Foreman knocks everyone out... Classic Boxing logic.:rolleyes:
    Liston does not have a great resume.
     
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  14. THE BLADE 2

    THE BLADE 2 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    It is all subjective I guess. what is your Top 10?
     
  15. dinovelvet

    dinovelvet Antifanboi Full Member

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    What do you mean stop dreaming? Its pretty much a provable fact that Comeback Foreman would demolish Wladimir Klitschko because nobody who goes life and death with Sam Peter is surviving the onslaught that Foreman brings.
    WK is too involved and too huggy up close. He spends way too much time holding on and clinching. You don't beat Foreman that way especially when you have a glass chin and fragile mental state.

    Vitali does much better against Foreman because he can box and move on the back foot. He beats the Foreman who lost to Morrison , but early comeback Foreman is 50-50.
    Foreman who fought Morrison was 6 years older than when he made his comeback. Lewis was just one year younger than early comeback Foreman when he beat Vitali.
    87-91 Foreman is visibly faster and more nimble than 03 Lewis
     
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