Your top 10 P4P 1970s onwards

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  1. Journeyman92

    Journeyman92 52-0 banned Full Member

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    You can include guys who obviously where a part of the 60s like Ali but did the bulk in the 70s. I’d still call him a “70s fighter”.
     
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  2. Kell Macabe

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    1.Muhammad Ali
    2.Roberto Duran
    3.Sugar Ray Leonard
    4.Marvin Haggler
    5.Roy Jones Jr
    6.Pernell Whitaker
    7.Manny pacquiao
    8.Tommy Hearns
    9.Floyd Mayweather
    10.Carlos Monzon


    Very very rough draft done at like 11:25pm
     
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  3. Rubber Glove Sandwich

    Rubber Glove Sandwich Member Full Member

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    Based only on what they did 1970 and onwards

    1. Roberto Duran
    2. Muhammad Ali
    3. Ray Leonard
    4. Manny Pacquiao
    5. Floyd Mayweather
    6. Marvin Hagler
    7. Thomas Hearns
    8. Roy Jones Jr
    9. Ruben Olivares
    10. Alexis Arguello


    This was made off the top of my head at 1:17 AM. Take it with a grain of salt.
     
  4. sasto

    sasto Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Am I crazy for thinking Holyfield might belong at #10?
     
  5. Rubber Glove Sandwich

    Rubber Glove Sandwich Member Full Member

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    Holyfield was one of the like 5 guys that I was deciding between for my #10 spot.
     
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  6. Blaxx

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    1a. Roberto Duran
    1b. Sugar Ray Leonard
    3. Muhammad Ali
    4. Pernell Whitaker
    5. Floyd Mayweather Jr.
    6. Alexis Arguello
    7. Marvin Hagler
    8a. Roy Jones Jr.
    8b. Thomas Hearns
    10. Manny Pacquiao
     
  7. Rubber Glove Sandwich

    Rubber Glove Sandwich Member Full Member

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    I'm curious who you guys think ranks higher Hearns or Jones? Because that was one of the tricky parts of making the list.
     
  8. McGrain

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    01 - Muhammad Ali
    02 - Roberto Duran
    03 - Ray Leonard
    04 - Floyd Mayweather
    05 - Manny Pacquiao
    06 - Pernell Whitaker
    07 - Roy Jones
    08 - Carlos Monzon
    09 - Marvin Hagler
    10 - Julio Cesar Chavez
    11 - Mike Spinks
    12 - Alexis Arguello
    13 - Tommy Hearns
    14 - Bernard Hopkins
    15 - Evander Holyfield
    16 - Sal Sanchez
    17 - Wilfredo Gomez
    18 - Miguel Canto
    19 - Larry Holmes
    20 - Bob Foster
    21 - Juan Manuel Marquez
    22 - Roman Gonzalez
    23 - Oscar De La Hoya
    24 - Mike McCallum
    25 - Azumah Nelson
    26 - Wilfred Benitez
    27 - Erik Morales
    28 - Antonio Barrera
    29 - Joe Frazier
    30 - Lennox Lewis

    Something like that. I excluded Vicente Saldivar as a sixties fighter.
     
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  9. Rubber Glove Sandwich

    Rubber Glove Sandwich Member Full Member

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    Really good list!

    Why is Whitaker so high if you don't mind me asking.
     
  10. thistle

    thistle Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Chuvalo
    Norton
    Foreman
    Leonard
    Hearns
    Hagler
    Duran
    Ali
    Frazier

    those are about the only names I knew or remember seeing from the 70s, the 80s were more the time for loads of televised fights on various Networks.
     
  11. McGrain

    McGrain Diamond Dog Staff Member

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    Because he's amazing

    I actually nearly had him even higher. I get confused about Money/Pac. I sort of spot them around, I really need to sit down and sort it.
     
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  12. Quick Cash

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    01 - Duran
    02 - Leonard
    03 - Jones Jr.
    04 - Pryor
    05 - Whitaker
    06 - Mayweather Jr.
    07 - Monzon
    08 - Hagler
    09 - Ali
    10 - Hearns
    11 - Napoles
    12 - Chavez
    13 - Pacquiao
    14 - Marcel
    15 - Sanchez

    Ali has a case of being the most difficult to defeat at his weight. But the available talent at heavyweight cannot, in my opinion, compete with the overall depth of the lower divisions.

    Jones (demoted from 2 to 3 just before posting) and more so Pryor are sure to be controversial. I'm not overly fond of where I have them placed, and can offer no satisfactory justification. I just feel in the case of Pryor that his unnatural pace sees him succeed in spite of vastly inferior skills.

    EDIT: Forgot about Hearns. Moved Ali and Pacquiao up two spots. Gomez just misses out. Currently considering Hopkins.
     
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