Top 10 greatest middleweight contenders ever

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  1. Jel

    Jel Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Name your top 10 in order (or not if you prefer). Or just throw out some names who you think deserve consideration.

    Only stipulation is that these fighters were never recognized as world champion at middleweight.
     
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  2. TipNom

    TipNom New Member Full Member

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    Charley Burley and Holman Williams
     
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  3. The Undefeated Lachbuster

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

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    Ezzard Charles
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    Jack Chase
     
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  5. Clinton

    Clinton Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Great list but I dunno where but I would attempt to put Rodrigo Valdez in there somewhere
     
  6. scartissue

    scartissue Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Chronological order

    Holman Williams
    Charley Burley
    Georgie Abrams
    Archie Moore
    Lloyd Marshall
    Dave Sands
    Spider Webb
    Joey Archer
    Luis Rodriguez
    Bennie Briscoe

    At any point I could change my mind and replace someone with Eddie Booker or Jack Chase
     
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    scartissue Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Valdes was 2-time world champ, not a contender.
     
  8. Ra's Al-Ghul

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

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    Laszló Papp, Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, Gustav 'Bubi' Scholz, John Mugabi, Spider Webb, Benny Briscoe, Joey Archer, Charly Burley, Fulcencio Obemejias, Herold Graham.
     
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  9. Jel

    Jel Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Mugabi is not a bad shout at all - had forgotten about him. Gave a great account of himself against Hagler, of course.
     
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  10. The Morlocks

    The Morlocks Boxing Addict Full Member

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    1 Mustafa Hamsho
     
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  11. Jel

    Jel Well-Known Member Full Member

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    My favourite list so far. Great mention of Spider Webb too!
     
  12. Jel

    Jel Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Of course - excellent shout. And Juan Roldan as well, while we’re talking about 80s middleweight contenders.
     
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    Robert Villemain
    Charles Humez
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    Juan Domingo Roldan
    Herol Graham
    Howard Eastman
    Edison Miranda
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  14. timmers612

    timmers612 Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Excellent list!
     
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    timmers612 Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Rodrigo was middleweight champ
     


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