Who's the most athletically(elite power, chin and cardio) well rounded boxer in history?

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  1. JOKER

    JOKER CEO of the LDBWC Club Full Member

    Dec 18, 2019
    Pac was really a lightweight fighting at welterweight. Which current lightweight do you see surviving flush bombs from Mosley, Clottey, Cotto, Roidquez, Matthysse, or Thurman?

    Anyone can be knocked out with the perfect shot, which Roidquez had 42 rounds to find.
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  2. piprules

    piprules Active Member Full Member

    May 11, 2019
    Good answer
  3. realsoulja

    realsoulja Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Jul 23, 2008
    Artur Beterbiev.
    Last edited: Aug 12, 2022
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  4. SmackDaBum

    SmackDaBum TKO7 Full Member

    Nov 22, 2014
    Joyce looks promising in this regard as did Miller.
  5. AliHolmesMayweather

    AliHolmesMayweather New Member Full Member

    Jul 23, 2022
    Sugar Ray Robinson
    Rocky Marciano
    Muhammad Ali
    Larry Holmes
    Marvin Haggler
    Floyd Mayweather Jr
  6. FartWristedBum

    FartWristedBum I walk this Earth like a bum Full Member

    Feb 6, 2014
    Some great suggestions, I would like to point out that some are conflating cardio/stamina with athleticism which is not what the OP asked really.
    SRR is the yard stick for sure, Hagler, Armstrong (although I swear he was coked to the eyeballs in some fights) and Duran. Smokin' Joe would have to be up there too.
    I'll throw Naseem Hamed in there too more for his godlike power than anything else but he had a solid chin and great stamina/pacing too.
  7. ad4m88

    ad4m88 Member Full Member

    May 7, 2016
    What about the 2 Kos earlier in his career?Against fighters his size or smaller?

    And you didn't reply to his dodgy calf cramps
  8. Olu G. Rotimi

    Olu G. Rotimi Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    May 29, 2007
    Good call.
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  9. delboy82

    delboy82 Boxing Addict Full Member

    Feb 18, 2014
    Almost impossible to answer, technical ability and composure affect your fitness in a fight so much to the extent that it's almost impossible to answer
  10. ipitythefool

    ipitythefool Brilliant AJ !!!! Full Member

    Mar 17, 2017
    Dustin Nichols surely
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  11. box33

    box33 Active Member Full Member

    Jul 25, 2021
  12. Kell Macabe

    Kell Macabe I don’t know s*** about boxing Full Member

    Nov 20, 2021
    SRR checks all of the boxes.
  13. JOKER

    JOKER CEO of the LDBWC Club Full Member

    Dec 18, 2019
    EARLY in his career... When he was killing and draining himself to male weight. Name me some lightweights that could go to 147 and eat flush bombs from Cotto, Mosley, Thurman, Roidquez, Clottey, etc.?

    And what is dodgy about his calf cramps? His calves are MASSIVE and his fighting style is predicated on extreme in-and-out, side-to-side movement. He runs up massive hills during training camp as running keeps his legs strong, but also had the side effect of putting an incredible amount of stress on them.
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  14. Wig

    Wig Boxing Addict Full Member

    May 31, 2010
    I totally agree with you on engine pal, would definitely be fourth. However I'd POSIT that good cardio comes with Brain, ie these pumped up weightlifters who gas after three rounds, they can train differently, they might lose POWER but they'll gain something far more important at the top level. Good cardio requires smart choices.

    Power yeah exactly what you've put, I can't add any more than that. Nice one.
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  15. Vegan Beast

    Vegan Beast Grandpappy Ortiz Full Member

    Aug 19, 2020
    Mike Tyson. Insane power and speed combined, good chin, good some serious punishment, did tonnes of cardio in training.