Discussion in 'Classic Boxing Forum' started by Rumsfeld, Aug 2, 2020.
Good to see Hearns above Hagler
It pains me to see the RJJ miles ahead to Holyfield.
Hearns ranked above Hagler?
TBF it is P4P (not MW or H2H) and while I don’t think either belongs in a top 25, for my money Hearns rates higher.
Ik, there is a lot more proof for Hearns being greater P4P; he just never had impressive title reigns.
Cool to see Louis a bit lower seeing as he is a little overrated.
Charles above Ali? Wow. P4P it makes sense ig.
Why do you think he is overrated?
Holyfield didn't crack top 35
WW, MW, LHW ( and some intermediate weights) v MW ?
Mind you, I don't rate Louis low at all. It's just that when I first started watching him, I found that his style was not as amazing as it was made out to be, just that he was amazing compared to guys like Baer, Carnera, etc.. Despite that, he has tremendous accomplishments at heavyweight and was still a great fighter in terms of technique. I consider him a definite ATG, I was just glad that he didn't earn his typical top 3 slot.
Charles above Ali should be a very very easy call to agree with.
P4P I have to agree. I've just been so shocked to see such out of the norm things like Hearns above Hagler, Louis at #10 and Charles above Ali. I actually have no problem with those at all.
He'd be even higher if he'd had the sense to retire after Ruiz.
Or even Tarver 1,
But the man who was number 1 didn't have the sense to retire when he started losing, didn't hurt his legacy.
Jimmy McLarnin just creeping in at #35 is by far the worst thing about the list. From Flyweight to Welterweight, 16 years old to 30, he beat Flyweight champ Pancho Villa, Bantamweight champ Bud Taylor, Featherweight champ Louis “Kid” Kaplan, Lightweight champ Sammy Mandell, and Welterweight champ Young Corbett III.
Not to mention his wins over Barney Ross, Tony Canzoneri, and Lou Ambers. In addition to many others.