What's your favorite weight class era?

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  1. Saintpat

    Saintpat Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Late 1970s/early 1980s light heavyweights.

    The roster included:

    Matthew Saad Muhammad

    Marvin Johnson

    James Scott

    Eddie Mustafa Muhammad

    Michael Spinks

    Victor Emilio Galindez

    Mike Rossman

    Alvaro “Yaqui” Lopez

    John Conteh

    And, toward the end of this era spanning to the next, Dwight Qawi

    Plus guys like: Jerry Martin, Richie Kates, Jesse Burnett, Jerry Celestine and more.

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  2. mark ant

    mark ant Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Mayweather wasn`t an exciting fighter.
     
  3. Kamikaze

    Kamikaze Afraid of Baboons... Full Member

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    I can’t pick one!
     
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  4. The Fighting Yoda

    The Fighting Yoda Active Member Full Member

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    You can pick as many as you want.
     
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  5. Bronze Tiger

    Bronze Tiger Well-Known Member Full Member

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    90’s Heavyweights....Tyson ,Holyfield, Bowe , Lewis , Ruddock, Tua , Morrison , Byrd, Ibeabuchi , Golota , Foreman , Mercer
     
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  6. salsanchezfan

    salsanchezfan Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    The 80's lightweights were fun. No one huge standout but lots of parity and everyone seemed to fight everyone. Nice blend of stylistic matchups too.
     
  7. Clinton

    Clinton Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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  8. RulesMakeItInteresting

    RulesMakeItInteresting Boxing Addict Full Member

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    This, such an amazing time!
     
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  9. Fogger

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    While Mayweather has never been a throw-caution-to-the-wind fighter he wasn't always the don't-get-hit-no matter-what boxer he eventually became. His fights with Chico Corrales, Genaro Hernandez and others were some of the best examples of boxer-puncher performances. He was responsible defensively and aggressive offensively, throwing all sorts of punches in a variety of combinations. Those fignts were quite enjoyable.
     
  10. Fogger

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    Excellent choice!
     
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  11. cross_trainer

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    Call me crazy, but I really like the 2000s heavyweight division, actually. You get to watch Wlad's long, slow march from a career in shambles, through all kinds of obstacles in a messy division (with lots of side-plots and zany characters along the way, from Toney to Valuev to Shannon Briggs), until he finally unifies a long-broken division. And he's basically a college sports science nerd, which makes it kind of funny.
     
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  12. PernellSweetPea

    PernellSweetPea Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    I always liked 154. Not the names as much as the weight itself for some reason..
     
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  13. The Fighting Yoda

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    When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.
     
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