What's your favorite weight class era?

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  1. The Fighting Yoda

    The Fighting Yoda Active Member Full Member

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    For example, many people love the early/mid-seventies heavyweight division with fighters like Muhammad Ali, Joe Frazier, and George Foreman.

    What's your favorite weight class era(s), because of great fighters, exciting rivalries and bouts, or for other personal reasons...?

    (all weight divisions)
     
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  2. mark ant

    mark ant Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    The welterweight division 1979-81 because of iconic fights that happened at 147 during that period.
     
  3. George Crowcroft

    George Crowcroft 'Snarky Little Gobshite' - IntentionalButt Full Member

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    Charles' LHW era & Saad's LHW era.

    Leonard's LW era.

    Canto's flyweight era.

    60s BW is insane. Arguably the greatest ever.
     
  4. Fergy

    Fergy Walking Dead Full Member

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    The 80 s for the big 4 fights.
    Hagler
    Hearns
    Leonard
    Duran..


    Never be another 4 like that.
     
  5. sasto

    sasto Boxing Addict Full Member

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  6. White Bomber

    White Bomber Active Member Full Member

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    late 80s and 90s HW era
     
  7. mr. magoo

    mr. magoo Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    80s for welters

    90s for heavies
     
  8. BELLERS

    BELLERS Active Member Full Member

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    I loved the UK Middleweights of the 80's & then 90's
    Sibson, Kaylor, Graham, Christie etc.
    Benn, Eubank sr, Watson, Collins, Pyatt (initially a LM) etc.
     
  9. Flo_Raiden

    Flo_Raiden Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Late 80s, early 90s post-Hagler MW era was stacked.
    McCallum, Nunn, Toney, Jackson, Kalambay, Benn, Eubank, Roy Jones Jr, G-Man

    90s WW had some great names as well
    ODLH, Trinidad, Quartey, Carr, Sweet Pea, Jose Luis Lopez
     
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  10. AwardedSteak863

    AwardedSteak863 Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Two of my favorites as well.
     
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  11. Gazelle Punch

    Gazelle Punch Boxing Addict Full Member

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    LHWs Charles through the 50s
    Charles, Bivins, Archie Moore, Harold Johnson, Harry Matthews, Joey Maxim, Patterson, black murderers row (end of their run) basically 46-56
     
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  12. Jel

    Jel Reserving the right to be inconsistent Full Member

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    -1930s lightweights
    -1960s and 1970s bantamweights
    -'76-'83 light heavies
    -'87-'94 middleweights
     
  13. Gatekeeper

    Gatekeeper Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Beat me to it. The MW division from late 80's to early 90's was incredibly stacked arguably one of the best collections of talent ever just a shame Hagler didn't stick around after the SRL loss there were great fights for him.

    Underrated : WW and LW from 2005 - 10 or so with Floyd, Pac, Matquez, Hatton, Cotto, Mosley, Margo, Williams, Baldomir, Judah.
    What lets that era down is that we never saw Floyd - Pac when both guys were at their peak.
     
  14. mark ant

    mark ant Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Carr was never even a world champ.
     
  15. Fogger

    Fogger Member Full Member

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    I have two choises. The Ali, Frazier and friends heavyweights of the 1970 and the 2000s group of 126 and 130 pounders. Barrera, Morales, Pacquiao Corrales, Casamayor, Mayweather and others made for a lot of entertaing fights.
     
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