Ten most influential boxers in boxing history

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  1. Seamus

    Seamus Proud Kulak Full Member

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    John L.
    Jack Johnson
    Jack Dempsey
    SRR
    Ali
    SRL
    Julio
    Mike T
    Oscar DLH
    Maske
     
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  2. he grant

    he grant Historian/Film Maker Full Member

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    John L. Sullivan
    Jack Johnson
    Jack Dempsey
    Joe Louis
    Muhammad Ali
    Mike Tyson
    Tyson Fury
    Ray Leonard
    Oscar De La Hoya
    Floyd Mayweather
     
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  3. thistle

    thistle Boxing Addict Full Member

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    the early Fighters of Old as already mentioned,
    followed by these iconic figures whose impact exceeded boxing...

    John L. Sullivan
    Jack Johnson
    Jack Dempsey
    Jimmy Wilde
    Canzoneri
    Leonard
    Lynch
    Joe Louis
    SRR
    Muhammad Ali
    Duran & the rest of the Fab 4
    Mike Tyson
    LL
    ODH
    PBF
    Jones
    Bhop

    and lagging far behind, a Media Cash Cow TF
     
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  4. The Long Count

    The Long Count Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    John L. Sullivan
    Joe Louis
    Dempsey
    Jack Johnson
    Ali
    Oscar De La Hoya
    Tyson
    Wlad/K2 Era
    Chavez
    Primo Carnera
     
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  5. McGrain

    McGrain Diamond Dog Staff Member

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    No. Tyson and Holyfield buried Julio. Not even close.
     
  6. Stevie G

    Stevie G Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Muhammad Ali
    Joe Louis
    Jack Johnson
    Jack Dempsey
    John L Sullivan
    Sugar Ray Robinson
    Sugar Ray Leonard
    Mike Tyson
    Rocky Marciano
    Floyd Mayweather
     
  7. Saintpat

    Saintpat Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    We already know the answer to that.

    (Little-known fact that this is a true story based on Wepner’s childhood)

    This content is protected
     
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  8. robert ungurean

    robert ungurean Богдан Philadelphia Full Member

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    Sullivan
    Johnson
    Dempsey
    Louis
    Robinson
    Ali
    Leonard
    Tyson
    DeLahoya
    Pac
     
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  9. thistle

    thistle Boxing Addict Full Member

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    yeah forgot about JCC, you could also include Camacho, Boom Boom, Carbajal, GGG, Canelo.

    in the UK, Harvey, McAvoy, Mills, Woodco ck, Coc kell, Cooper, Bugner, Benn, Eubank, Watson, Hatton and JC.
     
  10. Smoochie

    Smoochie Usyk and Inoue tha goats Full Member

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    Definitely Floyd because a lot of boxers trynna bite his philly shell and his "zero Ls" resume, pity they end up being caricatures...
     
  11. Saintpat

    Saintpat Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    In keeping with my earlier post, another event:

    The March 1980 crash of a plane taking the USA boxing team to a dual meet in Poland.

    Among the fatalities was Lemuel Steeples, a bright young 139-pounder iirc who many felt was a sure-fire pro prospect with perhaps Leonard or Hearns potential. Probably a few other future champs/contenders died in the crash, robbing us of some of the top up-and-comers who could have been the next generation of stars.
     
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  12. Marvelous_Iron

    Marvelous_Iron Active Member Full Member

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    Marciano because 49-0
    Frazier because he was the first to beat Ali

    One of the greatest rights and left hooks of all time, not to mention the pressure, stamina, and inside fighting
     
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