Who were the top 10 Brit fighters of all time and how well would they do if active in today`s game?

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  1. mark ant

    mark ant Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Canelo would have toyed with all of Calzaghe`s opponents.
     
  2. EJC83

    EJC83 Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Do you think Alvarez would have put the clinic on Lacy that Calzaghe did and beaten the prime version of Kessler so comfortably?
     
  3. mark ant

    mark ant Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    He`d have had far more trouble with Kessler than Lacy and probably would have stopped Lacy, all three of these guys were on another level to Lacy, he looked blind v Calzaghe or drunk.
     
  4. EJC83

    EJC83 Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Prior to the Calzaghe fight Lacy was smashing through everyone and was a clear favourite going into the fight against a guy with smashed up hands. Joe took something from Lacy that night and he never recovered from it.
     
  5. mark ant

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    What was wrong with him during the fight? His power couldn`t save him and he ws exposed, he looked far worse against Joe than a large percentage of other fighters Calzaghe beat.
     
  6. EJC83

    EJC83 Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Joe just absolutely schooled him because he knew he had to, just ram rings around him and delivered one of the best displays I've ever seen, I stick that dvd on every now and then just to remind myself of how good he was that night. It was the night that the World took him seriously, basically his whole career was hinging on that fight.
     
  7. Noel857

    Noel857 I Am Duran Full Member

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    What i find unbelievable is not the fact you think Crawford beats Taylor but your arrogance as if you know it all
     
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  8. Tankatron

    Tankatron Well-Known Member Full Member

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    I actually quite like Mark Ant, he's certainly a busy little poster and fights his corner with honour but, he does tend to deal in absolutes. There's no 'grey area' or 'fence sitting' when it comes to his opinions.
     
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  9. Cobra33

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    It was not. What was exposed was Hamed didn't train anymore and was living the good life.
     
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  10. Noel857

    Noel857 I Am Duran Full Member

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    Fair play to you Mark for not taking my remark in a bad way.
     
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  11. Journey Man

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    I’m not so certain. I think Hopkins would have been an absolute stylistic nightmare for Canelo, and would have old-manned him (at the point Calzaghe fought Hopkins I’m on about.) Canelo is a phenominal talent though, and its very easy for you to say Canelo, who is likely pound for pound number 1, a future hall of famer and one of the greatest boxers of the past twenty years would toy with all of Calzaghe’s opponents.
     
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  12. UltimateDestroyer

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    Hamed would absolutely smash Warrington and Frampton, I can't believe someone thinks they'd beat him.
     
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  13. mark ant

    mark ant Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    I feel b-hop v Canelo would have been even more boring than Calzaghe v B-hop, Canelo is mainly a counter puncher now and didn`t throw many shots v Kovalev, he is a counter pressure fighter who draws opponents punches by walking forwards with his hands held high, B-hop was just an effective spoiler, Canelo would have landed fewer shots on B-hop than any of Calzaghe`s other opponents but would still probably win a unanimous decision.
     
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  14. mark ant

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    Frampton is better than Hamed was but against Warrington he stayed on the line after punching, if he did that v Naz he could get knocked out, but he is better than anybody Hamed beat and would have done far better v Barrera than Hamed did.
     
  15. Jamal Perkins

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    As much as I dislike Hamed personal vulgarities its hard to dispute this....he'd run amok through todays landscape