The Top 100 Pound for Pound All-Time Greats

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  1. surfinghb

    surfinghb Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Pep is a top tener for me. He had 229 wins, 46 more than the 2-5 bunched up guys. Pep averaged a fight every 6 weeks for 26 years. Not to mention, the plane crash 7 years into his career, fractured leg , fractured back, basically full body cast, and to come out of that and perform the way he did .. That's just too hard core. Leonard with 40 fights at #17 , I move him down
     
  2. BoxingFanatic98

    BoxingFanatic98 New Member Full Member

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    Joe Louis, Jack Dempsey, Pernell "Pea" Whittaker & Marvin "Marvellous" Hagler! All in top ten in my opinion. Obviously not everybody's going to agree that's what opinions are for to have there say, what's your's?.
     
  3. surfinghb

    surfinghb Well-Known Member Full Member

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    I would move Ali and hagler up .. fitzsimmons down .. but I just saw this list now so I'm to check it out and come up with my top 10
     
  4. McGrain

    McGrain Diamond Dog Staff Member

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    Hello darling.
     
  5. McGrain

    McGrain Diamond Dog Staff Member

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    Sadly, I haven't seen it yet. But i'm down about it
     
  6. red cobra

    red cobra Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    I haven't seen your beeper either BE:naughty2:
     
  7. red cobra

    red cobra Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Ah,.... there were so many of you there I musta gotten confused or somethin'.
     
  8. red cobra

    red cobra Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Quite a natty fedora lad!
     
  9. mcvey

    mcvey Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    No Artur Grigorian?
     
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  10. Nighttrain

    Nighttrain 'BOUT IT 'BOUT IT Full Member

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    There is no need. The question asks for the pound for pound "ATG" (Artur T. Grigorian). In other words, pound for pound who the most Grigorianlike.
     
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  11. Jesse p

    Jesse p New Member Full Member

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    Where is mike Tyson?
     
  12. Grapefruit

    Grapefruit Active Member Full Member

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    This list is ridiculous, ezzard Charles number 5? Sprinks above mayweather? Every person that got their asses kicked by marciano are somehow higher than him??!!?!!?!!?!?!?! Ali is in the top 10 when Larry Holmes near the bottom when they were practically identical? Come on whoever made this list really played favorites instead of actually going by how good the fighter was in their era.
    Mike Tyson isn't even on this list!!!
     
  13. PernellSweetPea

    PernellSweetPea Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    I think Spinks was left out by accident. Someone that great cannot be in this list.
     
  14. Enigmadanks

    Enigmadanks Boxing Addict Full Member

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    I don't see how Mayweather can be considered outside of the top 20. We're talking about the best fighter of his era and a guy who beat around 10 HOF/HOF bound fighters.

    He's obviously a polarizing figure but he has a very strong case of being firmly inside the top 20:

    - Arguably the greatest SFW in the history of the sport who is arguably a top 10 WW in the history of the sport as well. That's a tremendous feat when recognizing that's 3 divisions apart.

    - Was recognized by many outlets as the fighter of the year in 1998 and won that distinction again in 2013 and 2015. If that doesn't scream longevity, I don't know what does.

    - Was the lineal champion in 4 weight classes including simultaneous lineal champ at WW and JMW.

    I don't think he could crack top 10 given how many fights other guys fought, but he didn't take on tomato cans in his career. Once he got his first title in his 18th pro fight, he was only taking on top 10 guys in his division. Every great old fighter including my favorite- Ray RObinson- took on many guys with .500 records- guys who had no business sharing the ring with him. Obviously they needed the money more back than so they took on as many fight as possible, but they weren't taking on the quality of opponents on a fight by fight basis that currents champions do.

    I don't think Mayweather would've went up to 147 in certain eras; rather I see him probably starting off as a FW and also campaigning at LW. At his very best, he can beat any fighter at FW and LW history and that includes Willie Pep, Sal Sanchez, Benny Leonard and ROberto Duran.
     
  15. Drew101

    Drew101 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    The list was created in 2013, before Mayweather had defeated Alvarez and Pacquiao. I believe McGrain has him ranked considerably higher now than he did previously.
     

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