Who are your favorite top ten and why?

Discussion in 'World Boxing Forum' started by Mike_b, Nov 18, 2023.

  1. AdamT

    AdamT Well-Known Member Full Member

    Sep 18, 2019
    I won't pick fighters from before my time, only fighters I have watched in real time and not the likes of Hearns or Duran who where way passed it

    No order

    Mike Tyson
    Roy Jones Jr
    Barerra (love Morales too, but just including one
    Nigel Benn
    Steve Collins (I'm Irish)
    Joe calzaghe
    Manny (possible to like both)

    OK that was 12, could have included more like corralles, tszyu, hatton, bhopal etc


    Need the cobra, Mr 80k at Wembley on this list
    Top 10 is too hard
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  2. McGrain

    McGrain Diamond Dog Staff Member

    Mar 21, 2007
    All time is impossible. Active:

    01 - Roman Gonzalez
    02 - Juan Francisco Estrada
    03 - Junto Nakatani
    04 - Kazuto Ioka
    05 - Naoya Inoue
    06 - Oleksander Usyk
    07 - Francisco Rodriguez Jnr.
    08 - Ginjiro Shigeoka
    09 - Robson Conceicao
    10 - Shohjahon Ergashev
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  3. KO_King

    KO_King New Member Full Member

    Apr 16, 2023
    A lot of them are guys I grew up watching ... (in no particular order) Roy Jones, Mike Tyson, Lennox Lewis, Naseem Hamed, Felix Trinidad.
    Ali, from a bit further in the past. And, today, Usyk.
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  4. MidniteProwler

    MidniteProwler Fab 4. Owning the usual gronks Full Member

    Sep 19, 2012
    All time is impossible so active
    1. Kambosos
    2. Tim Tszyu
    3. Opetaia
    4. Loma
    5. Fury
    6. Usyk
    7. Crawford
    8. Brondigity
    9. GGG
    10. Lucas Browne
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  5. Noel857

    Noel857 I Am Duran Full Member

    Mar 24, 2019
    1 Roberto Duran - Top 10 atg
    2 Muhammad Ali - The Greatest
    3 Jerry Quarry - Heart of a Lion
    4 Mark Kaylor - Just loved him
    5 Lloyd Honeyghan - Greatest win abroad by a British fighter
    6 Chris Finnegan - Always gave value for money
    7 Herol Graham - A Genius
    8 Alexis Arguello - So stylish
    9 Kevin Finnegan - Criminally underrated
    10 Wally Swift Jnr - Always loved his fights
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  6. Keleneki

    Keleneki Boxing Addict Full Member

    Oct 6, 2008
    Michael Spinks
    Larry Holmes
    George Foreman
    Sugar Ray Leonard
    Roy Jones Jr.
    Evander Holyfield
    Joe Frazier
    Oscar De La Hoya
    Marvelous Marvin Hagler
    Thomas Hearns

    I started watching boxing in the 1968 Olympics and I continued to follow the USA Olympic boxers throughout my life. I really like Larry Holmes, Marvelous Marvin Hagler and Thomas Hearns a lot so they are on my list. One of the most fun times in my life was when we saw Thomas Hearns fight Ken Atkins at Aloha Stadium in 1991 before his match with Virgil Hill a couple of months later. I only counted boxers that I saw on TV live.
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  7. Young Terror

    Young Terror ★ Griselda ★ Full Member

    May 9, 2012
    Roberto Duran
    Naoya Inoue
    Marco António Barrera
    Manny Pacquiao
    Pernell Whitaker
    Arturo Gatti
    Bobby Chacon
    Bozza Edwards
    Roman Gonzalez
    Stevie Johnston
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  8. Serge

    Serge Ginger Dracula Staff Member

    Jul 21, 2009
    I like who I like

    If you got a problem with that

    Go take a hike


    If you don't like either of them I don't like you

    If you hate them, I hate you

    Even if we tight

    Watch me switch up on you in the blink of an eye

    Watch what I do to your favourite fighter if I catch you hating

    They'll get that Serge work

    I'll turn the entire forum against your favourite fighter

    I'll turn you against your favourite fighter

    And that's some real doubly bubbly real talk

    JCC Sr
    Super Joe
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  9. MrPook

    MrPook Well-Known Member Full Member

    Apr 15, 2007

    1. Fury - Entertaining. The best Heavyweight to me.
    2. Wilder - Knockouts
    3. Zhang - Chinese outsider that can bang
    4. Inoue - Knockouts
    5. Crawford - Skill
    6. Davis - Rascal
    7. Joyce - Nice guy
    8. Prograis - Nice guy underdog
    9. Haney - Skills. I am starting to reconsider his personality but we will see.
    10. Canelo - Like is too big of a word but I respect him.
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  10. Hi-Tech

    Hi-Tech Member Full Member

    Nov 4, 2022
    1. Muhammad Ali - The GOAT
    2. Tommy Hearns - Overall favorite. Never been in a boring fight. KO artist and a slick boxer
    3. James Toney - Probably the most naturally talented fighter ever. Can box, counter, slug, swarm, move, etc. at such a master level. Could have been the GOAT if he was more disciplined.
    4. Lomachenko - Favorite current fighter
    5. Lennox Lewis - The best h2h
    Larry Holmes, Bowe, Winky Wright, Mayweather Jr.
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  11. CST80

    CST80 Liminal Space Autochthon Staff Member

    Nov 23, 2013
    Don't feel like explaining it. But I will give a list of 15.

    Sugar Ray Leonard
    Oscar De La Hoya
    Joe Calzaghe
    Carl Froch
    Sergey Kovalev
    Sergio Martinez
    Oleksandr Usyk
    Erik Morales
    Roy Jones Jr.
    Marvin Hagler
    Manny Pacquiao
    James Toney
    Roberto Duran
    Antonio Margarito
    Gennady Golovkin
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    KINGWILDER "I will baptise you" Full Member

    May 11, 2023
    Amir Khan
    David Price
    Tyson Fury
    Charles Martin
    Manual Charr
    Prime Patel
    Charles Latuperissa
    Deontay Wilder
    Dustin Nichols
    Derek Chisora

    Honourable mentions:
    Bermane Stiverne and Eric Molina
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  13. northpaw

    northpaw Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Jun 5, 2010
    Other than Hagler who is my favorite boxer ever and the reason I even like boxing. the other 9 aren't in a particular order. All of these are "my" opinion why they are my favorite 10 of all time:

    Hagler: The most durable boxer/puncher ever.
    Toney: The most offensively and defensively aesthetically beautiful boxer ever
    Roy: The most physically gifted boxer ever
    Hearns: The best boxer puncher ever
    Nunn: Top 3 greatest footwork ever
    Dawson: The prototype for the perfect boxing body
    Norris: The best hands and feet combination
    Whitaker: The slickest boxer ever
    Leonard: The most well balanced boxer/puncher ever
    Winky: The greatest High guard and shot parrying boxer ever

    And yes I like southpaws a lot. When I sparred I actually sparred from both stances.
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