Where do you rate Ken Buchanan at lightweight

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  1. Eye of Timaeus

    Eye of Timaeus Member Full Member

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    Personally I have him top 20. I think he was an excellent fighter and he might be top 10 h2h.
     
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    The Morlocks Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Seamus Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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  4. ChrisJS

    ChrisJS Active Member Full Member

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    I probably would have him towards the back of the top 20. Lightweight is probably the deepest division in history.
     
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    JohnThomas1 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    christpuncher Member Full Member

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  7. mcvey

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    Maybe top 15,certainly top 20.
     
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  8. Reinhardt

    Reinhardt Boxing Addict Full Member

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    I can see 15, as Mcvey says , no lower than 20. He'd spank a lot of lightweights
     
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  9. mcvey

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    I'd be interested to see the 37 you place above him S.
     
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  10. klompton2

    klompton2 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Hes way down the list for me. Look at the list of lightweight champions that came before him. Almost every single one was better. Then consider the guys who came after him. A quick look over lightweight champions before and after him (and thats just looking at champions) I could place him no better than 28. Thats without factoring in great lightweights who never held a title. I think Buchanan gets overrated for some reason. Ive never really understood why.
     
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  12. KuRuPT

    KuRuPT Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    You may be right when it comes to resume, but you don't think Ken could beat people ahead of him resume wise, cause he's better h2h? I rank Ken in the top 20, and it's likely cause I have him higher in a h2h sense. That jab and movement would give a lot of problems to people "above" him imo
     
  13. mcvey

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    Looking again I have him about 28th.
     
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  15. klompton2

    klompton2 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    No. Im not simply ranking him on resume. Im ranking him on resume (which his is pretty weak) AND who I think would beat him. I dont see the two as being mutually exclusive in this case.
     


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