Ten greatest chins in history

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  1. Jel

    Jel Well-Known Member Full Member

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    No, not an ode to Jay Leno or other people with prominent jawlines.

    Who had the sturdiest chins in boxing history? Not 20, 15 or even 11, just your top 10.
     
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  2. Grapefruit

    Grapefruit Active Member Full Member

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    Gene turney could give Jay Leno a run for his money.
     
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  3. The Morlocks

    The Morlocks Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Duran
    Lanford
    Greb
    La Motta
    Ross
    Armstrong
    Ali
    Monzon
    McLarnin
    Canzonari
     
  4. Tonto62

    Tonto62 Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Candidates would include.
    Chuvalo
    Cobb
    McCall
    Gavilan
    Graham
    McCollough
    Lamotta
    Ross
    Ali
     
  5. Bulldog24

    Bulldog24 Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Not seen a chin like Steve Collins
     
  6. TheWorstEver(TWE)

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    Greb
    LaMotta
    Chuvalo
    Hagler
    Chavez
    Ali
    Duran
    SRR
    Armstrong
    Holyfield

    In no particular order.
     
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  7. 88Chris05

    88Chris05 Active Member Full Member

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    Most of the obvious Heavyweight ones (Chuvalo, Ali, McCall etc.) have been named, but an honourable mention should go to Marion Wilson. Only a journeyman but he faced a lot of the better Heavyweights of his time, and none of them stopped him.

    Gaspar Ortega is another (relatively) obscure great chin. And Sanderline Williams, of course.
     
  8. JohnThomas1

    JohnThomas1 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Marvin Hagler
    Panama Al Brown
    Kid Gavilan
    George Chuvalo
    Jake LaMotta
    Billy Graham
    Carmen Basillio
    Barney Ross
    Harry Greb
    Wayne McCullough

    Muhammad Ali
    Juan LaPorte
    William Jones
    Pancho Villa
     
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  9. Tonto62

    Tonto62 Well-Known Member Full Member

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    All excellent choices!
     
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  10. Knights107

    Knights107 Member Full Member

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    Ali
    Marciano
    Frazier
    Holyfield
    Foreman
    LaMotta
    Chavez
    Hagler
    Langford
    Chuvalo
     
  11. Knights107

    Knights107 Member Full Member

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    I forgot Mc Call & Mercer.

    They replace langford
     
  12. johnmaff36

    johnmaff36 Boxing Addict Full Member

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    dunno how true but it did the rounds that howard eastman sparked him out in training, which lead to his subsequent retirement
     
  13. The Undefeated Lachbuster

    The Undefeated Lachbuster Idealism must not be staunched by safety Full Member

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    My rough draft of a p4p chins list:

    1. Marvin Hagler
    2. Jake LaMotta
    3. George Chuvalo
    4. Joe Grim
    5. Battling Nelson
    6. Muhammad Ali
    7. George Foreman
    8. James Toney
    9. Rocky Marciano
    10. Barney Ross

    Shoutouts to dudes like Marion Wilson and Don Mogard, journeymen and professional losers who probably should be on this list but I didn't feel comfortable putting them there because it'd open pandora's box. Oh and GGG, who I didn't put on there because hes actively fighting and could be knocked out at some point
     
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  14. Gatekeeper

    Gatekeeper Active Member Full Member

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    Wayne McCullough

    Not saying he had the best but do remember him going 24 rounds with prime Naseem Hamed and Erik Morales, took flush shots round after round and was never hurt.
     
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  15. Tonto62

    Tonto62 Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Langford was hard to ko, but never hard to floor, he was down 22 times that I know about.
     


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