Who are your Top 3 Most Boring among the ATGs?

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  1. asero

    asero Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Larry Holmes
    Wald Klitschko
    Floyd Mayweather
     
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  2. McGrain

    McGrain Diamond Dog Staff Member

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    That Larry Holmes pick is weird bro. Dude was a war machine...

    ..taste is taste though.
     
  3. George forearm

    George forearm The forearm of George Full Member

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    Holmes? Are we are we forgetting the knorton fight and the second shavers fight, strange option.

    But I'd go with klitscho the mans styles was like lock jaw in boxing form
     
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  4. he grant

    he grant Historian/Film Maker Full Member

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    In about 90% of his fights I found Ali boring .. an exceptional presence and a warrior but the style , especially in lesser fights, dull.

    Mayweather, the same.

    Whitaker, the same.
     
  5. Gazelle Punch

    Gazelle Punch Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Harold Johnson
    Ezzard Charles
    Ernie Terrell
    All have that very generic boring style and not a lot of power...all were exceptional fighters though. Calling Ernie an ATG though Is questionable lol. ATG contender for sure.
     
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  6. Unforgiven

    Unforgiven Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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  7. Man_Machine

    Man_Machine Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Mayweather (most of the time, but he was in a couple of compelling bouts)
    Andre Ward (again, most of the time, but had the odd moment)
    Wlad K (anti-adrenaline, delivered by eye)
     
  8. ChrisJS

    ChrisJS Well-Known Member Full Member

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    I don’t consider Ward and Wlad all-time greats but those would be my three picks. Winky Wright was another stinker but again not great.

    Floyd is definitely the one I consider great and boring as hell.
     
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  9. Man_Machine

    Man_Machine Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Yeah - I don't rate Ward or Wlad as P4P ATGs, either. But, they were the sleep-inducers at the forefront of my mind.

    Wright is a good shout. Not a P4P Great, as you say, but all his fights seemed to look the same to me.
     
  10. scartissue

    scartissue Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Hopkins, Whitaker and Mayweather for me.
     
  11. Showstopper97

    Showstopper97 The Icon Full Member

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    Johnson
    Hopkins
    Mayweather
     
  12. red cobra

    red cobra Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Nevertheless one of the very best.
     
  13. djanders

    djanders Boxing Addict Full Member

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    I can't pick even one. I was never bored watching any of the All-Time Greats fighting.
     
  14. Unforgiven

    Unforgiven Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    I kind of agree with you. If they are great, I can greatly appreciate them.

    Let's just say there are some I can watch any time, and some I definitely need to be 'in the right mood' to watch and enjoy.
     
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  15. RealDeal

    RealDeal Active Member Full Member

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    I never really understood why so many people find Mayweather boring. Obviously, everybody loves the big punchers who rack up the knockouts, but in terms of pure boxers, Mayweather is one of my favorites to watch. I’ve always been intrigued by his mastery of that shoulder roll defense and counterpunching style. There aren’t many guys who can really pull that shoulder roll off too well. I love watching how fast his reflexes and reaction times are too.