Who Were The Lineal Champions When You Were Born?

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  1. greynotsoold

    greynotsoold Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Ali
    Pastrano
    Giardello
    Griffith
    Ortiz
    Ramos (for 11 days, then Saldivar)
    Jofre
    Kingpetch
     
  2. TBooze

    TBooze Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Heavy: Foreman
    Light Heavy: Foster
    Middle: Monzon
    Welter: Napoles
    Light: Duran
    Feather: Vacant; Marcel and Jofre giving up their claims
    Bantam: Soo Hwan Hong
    Fly: Chartchai Chionoi


    I was born in a golden era, with all five of the heaviest weights having claimants who were in the debate for the finest in their division of the Queensberry Rules era. Jofre too was in the debate at 126 and Marcel was not so shabby. Bantamweight and Flyweight were in transition, but the Bantams would be bouncing back strong in a matter of months as Zamora and then Zarate rise to the top.
     
  3. red cobra

    red cobra Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Monzon to me always looked younger than his age.
     
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  4. ironchamp

    ironchamp Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Great Thread. This adds perspective on our opinions.

    I was born when just about every champion was or went on to be an ATG in their respective division.
     
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  5. Stevie G

    Stevie G Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    As per Ring Magazine -

    Heavy : Rocky Marciano
    Lt Heavy : Archie Moore
    Middle : Carl 'Bobo' Olson
    Welter : Carmen Basilio
    Lightweight : Wallace Smith
    Featherweight : Sandy Saddler
    Flyweight : Pascual Perez


    Good thread.
     
  6. roughdiamond

    roughdiamond Bronsonville Full Member

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    HW: None (technically Tyson or Lewis)
    LHW: Michalczewski
    MW: None
    WW: Mosley
    LW: None
    FW: Hamed
    BW: None
    Fly: Tunacao

    I used this Ring Magazine image. Check it out. Also, BW apparently had no lineal or Ring Champ for 30 years?!

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  7. Saintpat

    Saintpat Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    This needs to evolve into a “the champs on the day I was born would whip the champs on your birth date” bragging rights thread.
     
  8. Mike Cannon

    Mike Cannon Active Member Full Member

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    I am sure we have had grippier :)
     
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  9. red cobra

    red cobra Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Oh good...please don't leave the forum!!! Lol..
     
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  10. roughdiamond

    roughdiamond Bronsonville Full Member

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    Damn modernist.
     
  11. George forearm

    George forearm The forearm of George Full Member

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    Not sure what age you are but I'd say I'm younger
     
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  12. George Crowcroft

    George Crowcroft 'Snarky Little Gobshite' - IntentionalButt Full Member

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    I'm 17. If you started primary one in 2015, you're definitely younger than me.
     
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  13. TBooze

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    By definition they cannot go on to be ATG, they already are, before they are even born, hence the reason we know the future, there are no more all time greats! ;)
     
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  14. George forearm

    George forearm The forearm of George Full Member

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    Yea 16 you got a full year on me
     
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  15. TBooze

    TBooze Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    It is damn post-modernists that do me in!