Was Herol "the bomber" Graham the best and greatest UK defensive boxer ever?

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  1. mark ant

    mark ant Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    I believe it`s between Graham and Calzaghe for the title of British fighter that had the best defense ever between fighters born in the UK, who were the top 5 best defensive British fighters in history and who should rank as No.1?
     
  2. EJC83

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    Graham had to stay elusive from a blind as a bat Julian Jackson for one more round and he blew it. Devastating. Calzaghe wins by default.
     
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  3. CutThroatFade

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    On a night like this, Mark?
     
  4. BirdieNumNum

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    Herol Graham wasn't the greatest or best in any aspect of anything. Because he always found a way to lose. One of the most overrated Brit fighters ever. He was a nearly man

    You need to be the complete package and have a strong mental winners mentality as Usyk showed tonight and does time and time again.
     
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  5. Bulldog24

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    Calzaghe!? That’s an insult to Bomber. You couldn’t miss Joe with the right hand.

    You couldn’t lay a glove on Herol when he purely boxed.
     
  6. Bulldog24

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    Michael Watson had a wonderful defence.
     
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  7. BirdieNumNum

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    calzaghe can never be put in the same sentence as Graham

    one is proven who did it all and is in the hall of fame , and one was just a nearly man who lost in fights at every level including british title fights. who's fans have to say if/but/could've/would've/should've
     
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  8. Furious

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    Not now mark. Back to the general forum with you.
     
  9. Bulldog24

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    Shame Hagler wouldn’t touch him with a barge pole eh son.

    Have a rusk.
     
  10. mark ant

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    Why, because AJ is British?
     
  11. mark ant

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    Hagler had a far better resume than Graham, he beat Hearns and Duran, his jab was far better than Grahams and he landed far more jabs too, Graham lost twice to Kalambay, he also lost to McCallum and was blown out by Jackson after taking an early lead.
     
  12. mark ant

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    He got hit a lot by McCallum and Eubank.
     
  13. mark ant

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    B-hop dropped Calzaghe but he was far better than anybody Graham beat and struggled to land on Calzaghe for the rest of that fight despite Calzaghe coming forwards, it`s easier to dodge punches on the backfoot.
     
  14. mark ant

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    Usyk dodged nearly all AJ`s jabs last night, never saw Graham dodge that many jabs while coming forwards he had to use excessive movement to stay away from McCallum`s punches, Usyk is a cut above Graham in every department.
     
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