Top 10 greatest middleweight contenders ever

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  1. Flash24

    Flash24 Well-Known Member Full Member

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    My gaff, sorry.
     
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    scartissue Boxing Addict Full Member

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    No worries, you're cool.
     
  3. crixus85

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    From memory, no. He dined out on his great Olympic feats. He struggled over 15 rounds to beat the very ordinary George Aldridge. He would have required the machinations of a Harry Lime to bridge the Euro to World gap. Remember, he would have had to leave the comforts of Vienna to tangle with the likes of Fullmer, Giardello or Tiger.
     
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    mattdonnellon Boxing Junkie Full Member

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  5. Clinton

    Clinton Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Lol me too my man
     
  6. Clinton

    Clinton Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    ****ing great thread lads
     
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  7. Ra's Al-Ghul

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

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    Though he could count as world champion if you like, as the Olympic champion was at that time general regarded equally (apart of football).
     
  8. Ra's Al-Ghul

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

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    If Jose Torres, Spider Webb, Zbinew Petrowsky, Ralph Jones or Christensen are rated for you there...:susurro::buenrollo:
     
  9. Eddie Ezzard

    Eddie Ezzard Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Bobby Watts, Sugar Ray Seales and Willie Monroe come to mind simply for the Hagler factor.
     
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  10. Cecil

    Cecil Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Papp beat Jones in Jones’s last fight.
    Was Christensen ever rated?
    When did he fight Jose Torres?
     
  11. Ra's Al-Ghul

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

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    He was European champion several times (in different divisions).

    In 1956.

    Also were Müller (who defeated Giardello twice among others) and Fulledo not bad.
     
  12. mcvey

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    As a professional , Papp never beat a top ten ranked middleweight.
    As a professional Papp never fought;
    Torres or Webb
    Jones was 34 years old, having his last fight having won just 1 of his last 6! That was over a nobody.
    Papp's 29 opponents have a total of 432 losses among them.
    He made a career out of beating second rate Americans and Euro level fighters.
    Acitve and ranked during his time were;
    Gonzalez
    Torres
    Giardello
    Benvenuti
    Mazzinghi
    Robinson
    D Fullmer
    G Fullmer
    Webb
    Scholz
    Hank
    Downes
    Tiger
    Moyer
    Carter
    Boyd
    Fernadez
    Pender
    Mims
    As a professional he fought none of them!
     
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  13. Clinton

    Clinton Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Didn't know that, Mac. Thanks for the info. And great to see you back!!!!
     
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  14. mcvey

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    Thanks Mate!
     
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  15. Clinton

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    I think I wrote it already, but great, great thread Jel. Thanks
     
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