Top 10 Irish American boxers of all time

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  1. dmt

    dmt Hardest hitting hw ever Full Member

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    Pick your top 10 Irish American boxers of all time, i will post mine later.
     
  2. mcvey

    mcvey Obsessed with Boxing banned Full Member

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    I'm not wishing to be pedantic ,could you clarify do you mean boxers of Irish birth who grew up in the US? Or of Irish parentage but born in the US? It's just that we always seem to get in to wrangles, whether so and so qualifies on these type of threads .
     
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  3. Scratch

    Scratch Active Member Full Member

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    Ali wasn't bad.
     
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  4. Mike Cannon

    Mike Cannon Active Member Full Member

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    :ohno
     
  5. red cobra

    red cobra Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    1. Gene Tunney
    2. Jimmy McLarnin
    3. Tommy Loughran
    4. Mickey Walker
    5. Billy Conn
    6. Philadelphia Jack O'Brien
    7. Jim Corbett
    8. John L. Sullivan
    9. Terry McGovern
    10. Billy Graham
     
  6. Songshadow

    Songshadow Dogged & Relentless Full Member

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    Shifty Dando

    He is not the greatest but he is my favorite!
     
  7. ChrisJS

    ChrisJS Well-Known Member Full Member

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    McLarnin is Canadian otherwise he’d be in it.

    Walker
    Tunney
    McGovern
    Loughran
    Conn

    Feels like the top 5 (debatable order). I’d have to think on the rest.
     
  8. dmt

    dmt Hardest hitting hw ever Full Member

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    Anyone who was either born in Ireland and immigrated to the US or someone whose parents/grandparents/great grandparents etc. came from Ireland.
     
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  9. Ken Ashcroft

    Ken Ashcroft Boxing Addict Full Member

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    So is the story that Muhammad Ali’s great grandfather emigrated to the US from Ireland in the 1860s and settled in Kentucky, true or not?
     
  10. vast

    vast Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    True. He visited relatives in Ireland a few years before his passing.
     
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  11. IntentionalButt

    IntentionalButt Guy wants to name his çock 'macho' that's ok by me Full Member

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    Second cousins, weren't they?
     
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  12. KasimirKid

    KasimirKid Active Member Full Member

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    Nice list. I have no quibbles. Others that might deserve consideration are Braddock, McCarty, Rinty Monaghan (sic?). There must be others but I can't think right now of any worthy of Top 10 consideration.
     
  13. mcvey

    mcvey Obsessed with Boxing banned Full Member

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    Okay ,thanks.
    Tom Sharkey.
    Peter Maher.
    George Gardner.
     
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    Saintpat Boxing Junkie Full Member

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  15. red cobra

    red cobra Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    "These white devils ain't so bad"...
     
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