The best American amateur fighter?

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  1. Bronze Tiger

    Bronze Tiger Active Member Full Member

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    I can’t decide between Roy Jones and Evander Holyfield. But I wanna hear your thoughts
     
  2. TBooze

    TBooze Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    I would think most would suggest the Lone Star Cobra.
     
  3. The Undefeated Lachbuster

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    Robinson was 85–0 as an amateur with 69 KOs, 40 in the first round

    America has tons of amateurs that win the Olympics like Mayweather, Leonard, Ali, Patterson, Frazier, Foreman, etc.

    Frazier had a record of 38-1 with 37 KOs iirc, the only loss being to Buster Mathis (avenged in real boxing)

    Ezzard Charles was 42-0 and won a bunch of minor events like diamond belts and golden gloves
     
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    mark ant Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    What about Mark Breland?
     
  5. Bronze Tiger

    Bronze Tiger Active Member Full Member

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    Out of the ones you’ve watched,who impressed you the most?
     
  6. TBooze

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    Curry was around 400-4. The closest I guess to that impressiveness was Breland (around 110-1).
     
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    Breland was great. But Evander Holyfield showed up to olympics fighting like a pro
     
  8. Bronze Tiger

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    Have you seen any of Roy Jones’ amateur fights
     
  9. Ra's Al-Ghul

    Ra's Al-Ghul The One and Only Full Member

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    Mayweather never won the Olympic Games, neither die Frazier.

    We had this subject before here and there was mentioned Tarver, Clay is supposed of about 103 - 0, but had likely 3 - 6 defeats. Also would I mention Pete Rademacher and Carlos Navarro (Rocky Juarez was named previous too).
     
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  10. Bronze Tiger

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    Which ones impressed you?
     
  11. TBooze

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    Yes, the 88 Olympics. An excellent amateur, but in comparison to a Curry, Breland, Whitaker, De La Hoya, or Leonard, not at the top.
     
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    I was wrong about mayweather, he got a bronze.

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    However, Frazier did win the Olympics
     
  13. Ra's Al-Ghul

    Ra's Al-Ghul The One and Only Full Member

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    From the performances perhaps Jones. But there was also one amateur star who had some silver medals, in each Olympic Games and world championships, but was not so successful as professional (maybe was this Navarro).

    Hill, Bowe and Byrd got and Olympic silver medal, Whitaker possibly too. Andrade was amateur world champion and Alexander had over three-hundred wins and just perhaps six defeats (but just at Golden Gloves level). Ward has decent achievement too.
     
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  14. Ra's Al-Ghul

    Ra's Al-Ghul The One and Only Full Member

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    In which weight-class, under 91Kg?
     
  15. The Undefeated Lachbuster

    The Undefeated Lachbuster Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Heavyweight, there was no sub 200lbs weight class back then

    The man he faced was a Russian, 6'2" 215lbs (98kg), you'd know that if you clicked the link
     

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