Who do you think was the most overrated heavyweight boxer ?

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  1. moneytheman12

    moneytheman12 Well-Known Member banned Full Member

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    you cant see good or rushing cause I said joe was the best skilled so no none of the other dudes was as skilled as him ali fought

    saying names like George son and earnie all overrated dudes who was slow and not tech at all why dont you watch matches instead of just saying names you read
     
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  2. Mike Cannon

    Mike Cannon Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Hi Buddy.
    Thanks for prompt reply , once again your top 2 lines read a slightly skewd ! but anyway, not sure if the following puts me in a good or bad light, apart from the Moore fight, I saw ( didn't read ) all the other fights listed, some live , some within a few days or so, doesn't make me a better or knowable poster of course, any and everyone can now see these fights curtesy of YT, all the best matey. keep well.
     
  3. Reinhardt

    Reinhardt Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Yeah right,, I mean wins over Liston, Patterson, Frazier, Foreman , Lyle ,Shavers, Norton, Quarry, Chuvalo, Bonavena and others is a resume that is, uh well, sort of......second to none in the history of the heavyweight division.
     
  4. janitor

    janitor Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    I think that men like Frank Bruno and David Tua get very overrated, simply because they conform to some peoples idea of what a dangerous heavyweight would look like.
     
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  5. Mark Dunham

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    Ali is a little overrated. Frazier was tough but didnt have enough guns.

    Greg Page and Pinklon Thomas were vastly overrated
     
  6. cross_trainer

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    Ingemar Johansson. Some crazy guy recently made an entire thread trying to argue that Ingo was the GOAT. Madness.

    Ingo aside, Bowe strikes me as somebody who got lucky, and I don't think Holyfield deserves the recent trend of people occasionally rating him in the top 5. And Johnson, too -- he gets credit for fighting like James Toney when he was just as primitive as the rest of them.
     
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  7. Mark Dunham

    Mark Dunham Active Member Full Member

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    KO Mag had Evander at #3. That was after the first fight with Tyson. WHen I saw it, I thought they were way off

    I thought Bowe was pretty awesome though
     
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  8. cross_trainer

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    Bowe wasn't terrible or anything; don't get me wrong. He was a very good fighter. But recently, I find it hard to shake the belief that there wasn't much separating him from the Douglas who showed up in Tokyo, or indeed the other good contenders from his era. Which is why Golota managed to manhandle him.
     
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  9. djanders

    djanders Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Wait! I thought this was settled! Ingo was the GOAT, correct? I sincerely hope we do not have to resettle this every week! I suggest you take another look at his girlfriend/wife.
     
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  11. Gazelle Punch

    Gazelle Punch Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Absolutely disagree here. Listons resume is aces. Beat a lot of solid prime opposition and did it very quickly. Machen, Folley, Patterson weren’t tomatoe cans but very solid opposition capable of competing in any era. Williams was ok as was Nino and Wepner.
    My answer to that question would be Wilder. Extremely over rated
     
  12. moneytheman12

    moneytheman12 Well-Known Member banned Full Member

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    cant say that brainwashed people will say he wasnt
     
  13. janitor

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    I see a few mentions of Ali here.

    While it is certainly possible to argue that he is over rated, his record is clearly head and shoulders above anybody else, with Louis being the one arguable exception.

    Just how over rated can he be?
     
  14. tommytheduke

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    Overrated is a little bit Razor Ruddock
     
  15. Entaowed

    Entaowed Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Maybe, but Lewis was overweight at his heaviest in his last fight, 256.
    The heaviest he was without being too fat was in the 240's.