Top 10 atg heavyweights as at Ali's retirement 1978

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  1. dmt

    dmt Hardest hitting hw ever Full Member

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    What would your all time top 10 look like right as Ali retired in 1978?

    Remember, this is before Foreman's second comeback. No Tyson, no Lewis, Holyfield, and even most of Holmes's accomplishments were ahead of him.

    Mine:

    1. Ali
    2. Louis
    3. Liston
    4. Foreman
    5. Frazier
    6. Marciano
    7. Dempsey
    8. Johnson
    9. Jefferies
    10. Schmeling

    I am a little undecided on the 10th spot. I am a big Schmeling fan but you can make a real case for Wills, Langford, Charles or Walcott to be there.
     
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  2. McGrain

    McGrain Diamond Dog Staff Member

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    01 - Ali
    02 - Louis
    03 - Rocky
    04 - Frazier
    05 - Liston
    06 - Johnson
    07 - Foreman
    08 - Wills
    09 - Dempsey
    10 - Jeffries
     
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  3. William Walker

    William Walker Boxing Addict Full Member

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    By order of era: Johnson, Lanford, Wills, Dempsey, Louis, Marciano, Patterson, Liston, Ali, Frazier
     
  4. Gazelle Punch

    Gazelle Punch Boxing Addict Full Member

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    1) Ali
    2 Louis
    3 Marciano
    4 Liston
    5 Johnson
    6 Frazier
    7 Dempsey
    8 Jeffries
    9 Tunney
    10 Moore
     
  5. mcvey

    mcvey Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Ali
    Johnson
    Dempsey
    Louis
    Liston
    Foreman
    Marciano
    Frazier
    Jeffries
    Fitzsimmons
     
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  6. TipNom

    TipNom Member Full Member

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    1) Ali
    2) Louis
    3) Frazier
    4) Foreman
    5) Marciano
    6) Liston
    7) Charles
    8) Johnson
    9) Norton
    10) Schmeling
     
  7. Arminius1

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    1. Ali
    2. Louis
    3. Dempsey
    4.. Johnson
    5. Jeffries
    6. Marciano
    7. Liston
    8.. Fitzsimmons
    9. Frazier
    10. . Tunney
     
  8. Ra's Al-Ghul

    Ra's Al-Ghul The one and only! Full Member

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    1. Marciano
    2. Louis
    3. Tunney
    4. Jeffries
    5. Sullivan
    6. Johnson
    7. Ali
    8. Dempsey
    9. Foreman
    10. Walcott
    11. Schmeling
    12. Corbett
    13. Liston
    14. Patterson
    15. Wills
    16. Burns
    17. Jackson
    18. Charles
    19. O'Brien
    20. Johansson
    21. Baer
    22. Choyinsky
    23. Fitzsimmons
    24. Frazier
    25. Carpentier
    26. Carnera
    27. 'Sailorman' Sharkey
    28. Stribling
    29. Langford
    30. McVea
     
  9. dmt

    dmt Hardest hitting hw ever Full Member

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    you cannot be serious
     
  10. WAR01

    WAR01 In the 7.2% banned Full Member

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    You rate Liston higher then Rocky and Fraizer? What’s your case? I’m just curios.
     
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    0.Saint Primo
    1. Jimmy Young
    2. Ezzard Charles
    3. Bob Sh1tfield
    4.Earnie Shavers
    5.Abe Simons
    6.Scrap Iron Johnson
    7.Rocky Marciano
    8. Rex Layne
    9.
    10. Cleveland Williams
     
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  12. WAR01

    WAR01 In the 7.2% banned Full Member

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    IKR where is Jimmy Young.
     
  13. BitPlayerVesti

    BitPlayerVesti Boxingoholican Full Member

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    I doubt nearly as many would rate Ali at the top had he just retired.

    It usually takes a bit for someone's accomplishments to sink in, and the very dimished Ali would be freshest in people's minds. Plus Foreman's comeback certainly elevates Ali's win over him
     
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  14. BitPlayerVesti

    BitPlayerVesti Boxingoholican Full Member

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    It's really hard to say. Maybe something like.

    1. Joe Louis
    2. Jack Johnson
    3. Rocky Marciano
    4. James J Jeffries
    5. Muhammad Ali
    6. John L Sullivan
    7. Harry Wills
    8. Jack Dempsey
    9. Joe Frazier
    10. Ezzard Charles

    (how long before this list is taken completely out of context or misunderstood?)
     
  15. Ra's Al-Ghul

    Ra's Al-Ghul The one and only! Full Member

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    Yes I can!

    But I first forgot Foreman and could have Walcott higher. Also could I include Holmes, Firpo, Jeanette, Mitchel, Willard, the other Sharkey, Killrain, Quary, ****ell, Young, Maher and Matthews among others.