Top 10 greatest middleweight contenders ever

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  1. Clinton

    Clinton Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    I stand corrected. Thanks for the info
     
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  2. Ra's Al-Ghul

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

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    Jup and he had won all his 25 professional fights via knockout before, just as was in every sanctioning boxing body the top contender.
     
  3. crixus85

    crixus85 Active Member Full Member

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    A lot of great names, on balance, so far. Here's another, Henry Hank of Detroit, He never dodged anyone. In the late 50's and into the 60', as a rated middleweight, he took on many top lightheavys and won his fair share of them. Hard puncher with a pleasing style.
     
  4. robert ungurean

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  5. red cobra

    red cobra Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Bennie Briscoe
    Joey Archer
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  7. The Undefeated Lachbuster

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    Thank you for the corrections, it must've slipped my mind somehow. I think I need a reboot lol
     
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  8. Seamus

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    Lamar Kidfire Parks
     
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  9. Flash24

    Flash24 Well-Known Member Full Member

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    No mention Bad Bennie? Eugene Hart? J.Roldan? Hamsho? Obeijimas? The last 3 could've won at least a version of a Middleweight Title in other eras. Unfortunately They came along when "Marvelous " was at his most destructive best.
     
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  10. scartissue

    scartissue Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Flash, you have to read the posts. Most of those you mentioned have been brought up a number of times already.
     
  11. Surf-Bat

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    Mike Gibbons
    Charley Burley
    Holman Williams
    Eddie Booker
    Dave Shade
    Jack Chase
    Jeff Smith
    Leo Houck
    Jack Dillon
    Billy Conn (Conn and Dillon both GREAT middleweight contenders before winning LHW crown)
     
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  12. Cecil

    Cecil Boxing Addict Full Member

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    I notice Laszlo Papp crept in there.
     
  13. Jel

    Jel Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Within the context of this question, I think it's probably a fair mention.
     
  14. robert ungurean

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    Like @scartissue said ...please read previous posts!
     
  15. Cecil

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    Did he actually beat a top 10 contender?
     


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