Top 20 Lightheavyweights Of All Time

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  1. Boro chris

    Boro chris Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Please educate this wretched sinner.:smoke
     
  2. Rattler

    Rattler R.I.P. - George Jones Full Member

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    Here's some names to begin with...

    Ezzard Charles
    Sam Langford
    Michael Spinks
    Billy Conn
    Archie Moore
    Gene Tunney
    Harry Greb
    Tommy Loughran
    Dwight Muhammad Qawi
    Mathhew Saad Muhammad
     
  3. janitor

    janitor Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Here is my top 20. While it has its eccentricities it is fair to say that anybody on this list is worth learing more about.

    1. Sam Langford
    2. Ezzard Charles
    3. Gene Tunney
    4. Archie Moore

    5. Harry Grebb
    6. Bob Fitzsimmons
    7. Billy Conn

    8. Jack Dillon
    9. Tommy Loughran

    10. Michael Spinks
    11. Kid Norfolk
    12. Joe Choynski

    13. Harold Johnson
    14. Tommy Gibbons

    15. Maxie Rosenbloom
    16. John Henry Lewis
    17. Jimmy Bivins
    18. Bob Foster
    19. Jack Delaney
    20. Tiger Jack Fox
     
  4. Senya13

    Senya13 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Ring magazine, September 2002

    1. EZZARD CHARLES
    2. ARCHIE MOORE
    3. MICHAEL SPINKS
    4. TOMMY LOUGHRAN
    5. BOB FOSTER
    6. JIMMY BIVINS
    7. HAROLD JOHNSON
    8. MAXIE ROSENBLOOM
    9. BILLY CONN
    10. MATTHEW SAAD MUHAMMAD
    11. VICTOR GALINDEZ
    12. JACK DILLON
    13. BATTLING LEVINSKY
    14. JOEY MAXIM
    15. DWIGHT MUHAMMAD QAWI
    16. JOHN HENRY LEWIS
    17. BOB FITZSIMMONS
    18. GENE TUNNEY
    19. VIRGIL HILL
    20. MARVIN JOHNSON
     
  5. dmt

    dmt Hardest hitting hw ever Full Member

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    something like:

    1. Ezzard Charles
    2. Sam Langford
    3. Archie Moore
    4. Gene Tunney
    5. Billy Conn
    6. Michael Spinks
    7. Bob Foster
    8. Tommy Loughran
    9. Roy Jones Jr
    10. Harold Johnson
    11. Tommy Gibbons
    12. John Henry Lewis
    13. Jimmy Bivins
    14. Victor Galindez
    15. Dwight Muhammad Qawi
     
  6. janitor

    janitor Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Also if you would like to know more about some of the names on my list or others feel free to speak up.
     
  7. mcvey

    mcvey Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Good list Janitor!.
     
  8. bumdujour

    bumdujour Well-Known Member Full Member

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    hey, where is Dariusz michalchewski???:rofl :rofl :rofl
     
  9. mcvey

    mcvey Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    In no order Moore
    Charles
    Tunney
    Langford
    Loughran
    Conn
    Foster
    Dillon
    Greb
    Spinks
    Delaney
    Choynsky
    Lewis
    Johnson
    Berlenbach
    Bivins
    Norfolk
    Rosenbloom
    Fox
    Maxim

    On the bench,Slattery,Marshall,Saad Muhammad.
     
  10. Quick Cash

    Quick Cash Active Member Full Member

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    I think I'll just take you up on that since I don't have time to do extensive research.

    Langford and Fitzsimmons, particularly, are of great interest to me. I try to judge fighters through whatever footage I can get of them. So obviously, I'm grossly lacking in my knowledge of these two old-time pugilists.

    I'm curious do you have Fitzsimmons placed sixth in light heavyweight and then somewhere else in heavyweight and middleweight, or do you rank him as a light heavyweight with consideration already for his stints at other weights?
     
  11. dmille

    dmille Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Tommy Loughran
    Maxie Rosenbloom
    John Henry Lewis
    Billy Conn
    Archie Moore
    Bob Foster
    Victor Galindez
    Matthew Saad Muhammad
    Michael Spinks
    Roy Jones Jr.

    Honorable mention: Paul Berlenbach, Jimmy Bivins, Jack Delaney, Sam Langford, Yaqui Lopez, Lloyd Marshall, Eddie Mustafa Muhammad, Kid Norfolk, Jimmy Slattery, Young Stribling
     
  12. Rattler

    Rattler R.I.P. - George Jones Full Member

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    The judges haven't gotten to janitor yet.
     
  13. Boro chris

    Boro chris Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Foster only at 18?


    Also, in the interests of partizan bias where would people have John Conteh rated. Somewhat of an underachiever or so I'm led to believe.
     
  14. Luigi1985

    Luigi1985 Cane Corso Full Member

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    Great list! :good
     
  15. Jear

    Jear Well-Known Member Full Member

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    I really think Eddie Mustapha Muhammad is frequently overlooked as an ATG at light heavy.

    And from a head to head point of view so too is Michael Moorer.
     


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