Try ranking these amazing MWs into tiers!

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  1. Gudetama

    Gudetama Active Member Full Member

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    I'm trying my hand at a top 100 middles list.
    The following candidates may not be in everyone's top 25, or even 50. But please try your hand at ranking these 36 wonderful middleweights into tier 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6 (6 in each tier) .
    Whatever criteria you like (I make my rankings based on 75% h2h and 25% resume). I will put them in (approximately) alphabetical order:

    Abrams
    Antuofermo
    Apostoli
    Barkley
    Benton
    Benvenuti
    Booker
    Briscoe
    Brouillard
    Carter
    Chase
    Chip
    Collins
    Cocoa Kid
    Corbett III
    Downes
    Hamsho
    Hostak
    R Johnson
    Klaus
    S Martinez
    Minter
    Olson
    Overlin
    Pavlik
    Pender
    Pirog
    Roldan
    Rodriguez
    Sands
    Shade
    Sibson
    J Smith
    J Taylor
    Thil
    Valdes

    Thank you for helping out a geeky list maker, who contributes to this forum often, loves watching fights, and is generally not argumentative (but has controversial opinions on Liston).
     
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  2. Bulldog24

    Bulldog24 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    **** that. They’re all good. But the ‘best’ were Monzon, Hagler and Hopkins because they remained.
     
  3. George Crowcroft

    George Crowcroft 'Snarky Little Gobshite' - IntentionalButt Full Member

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    Well, I was about to start doing a top fifty middleweight list. So it looks like we may wanna work together. Here's my crack it, with six tiers.

    Tier I
    Frank Klaus & Ken Overlin

    Tier II
    Luis Rodriguez, Eddie Booker, Jack Chase, Rodrigo Valdez, Young Corbett III, Lou Brouillard, Fred Apostoli

    Tier III
    Bob Olson, Marcel Thil, Paul Pender, Cocoa Kid

    Tier IV
    George Abrams, George Benton, George Chip, Iran Barkley, Nino Benvenuti, Jermain Taylor, Kelly Pavlik, Vito Antuofermo

    Tier V
    Jeff Smith, Dave Sands, Dave Shade, Alan Minter, Tony Sibson, Terry Downes, Steve Collins, Ruben Carter

    Tier VI
    Juan Roldan, Al Hostak, Reggie Johnson, Sergio Martinez, Dmitry Pirog, Bennie Briscoe
     
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  4. Gudetama

    Gudetama Active Member Full Member

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    Thank you @George Crowcroft.
    As stated before, I rate more on h2h (75%) than resume (25%). But this is difficult.
    My poor attempt:
    Tier I
    Klaus, Overlin, Valdez, Apostoli
    Tier II
    Barkley, Benvenuti, Corbett III, Chase, Thil, Olson, Pender, Cocoa Kid, Booker
    Tier III
    Brouillard, Rodriguez, Pavlik, Taylor, Briscoe, Minter
    Tier IV
    Abrams, Benton, Antuofermo, Smith, Downes, Carter, Hostak
    Tier VI
    Martinez, Johnson, Collins, Roldan, Pirog, Sibson, Chip, Sand, Shade
    I really don't know enough yet about...
    Hamsho
    Risko
     
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  5. The Morlocks

    The Morlocks Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Hamsho top teir. Ever.
     
  6. Bujia

    Bujia Active Member Full Member

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    I rate Sands over Valdez.