Who were the top 5 most famous middleweights of all-time?

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  1. Xplosive

    Xplosive Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    You can't possibly list Monzon.

    The guy was a God in Argentina, but never crossed over as a global star.
     
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  2. Ken Ashcroft

    Ken Ashcroft Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Reminds me of a conversation I once had with a friend who you would definitely say was a causal boxing fan.

    “what’s your favourite boxing movies?”

    Friend - “It’s gotta be Rocky, right? Rocky Balboa, Apollo Creed, Mr T, Drago, yeah they were great”

    “What about Raging Bull? You remember that?”

    Friend - “Oh yeah, I remember that, Rob DeNiro, that was a great movie too”

    “You remember the name of the boxer DeNiro played in that?”

    Friend - “The name of the boxer? Hmm..... uh, let me think, it’s been a long time since I saw that movie, uh, I can’t remember off the top of my head, uh, um, was it ....... Raging bull? Heh, sorry I really can’t remember at the moment”

    “Lol, yes you are definitely what I would call a casual boxing fan”
     
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  3. The Morlocks

    The Morlocks Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Yeah he did. Thus the fights in Europe and movie career.
     
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  4. mark ant

    mark ant Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    You think the UK is a little European village? Nobody in Britain really knew about the Jones controversy in South Korea and those that watched that figt probably forgot about it two mins after watching, Roy wasn`t a star when he first became a world champ and couldn`t even fill the live gate for his bout v Mequi Sosa, his star got bigger in the late 90`s.
     
  5. mark ant

    mark ant Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Monzon`s world title fights were shown live on British TV, this is legendary British boxing commentator Reg Gutteridge commentating on one of Monzon`s title bouts for ITV.
     
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  6. mark ant

    mark ant Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Happened to be watching Raging right now, great stuff.
     
  7. ron davis

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    Tony Zale
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  8. Ra's Al-Ghul

    Ra's Al-Ghul The one and only! Full Member

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    Each Hearns, Barkley and Andries are taller than 175cm, ("The Motor City Cobra" maybe 185). He was on 160 maybe when he was 10.:deal:

    It was pointed that it is no blame to lose against Hearns, because who is a pound for pound knockouter (maybe the hardest hitting boxer at that time) and it means something that Hill only lost on points and went the full distance. He had at his first fight vs. Maske 20 title-defences done.
     
  9. Eddie Ezzard

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    A wild card to add to the mix might be Ruben Carter with the Dylan song, the book and the film if we're going for an audience beyond the sport too.
     
  10. mark ant

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    The film opened in North American limited release on December 29, 1999. The first week's gross was $384,640 (11 screens) and the total receipts for the run were $50,668,906.