Your Top Ten All TIme Euro Middles?

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  1. mcvey

    mcvey Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Who makes your top ten all time European middleweight list.Only those born in Europe please.
    Some names for consideration.
    Humez
    Dauthille
    Minter
    Langlois
    Eubank
    Downes
    Sibson
    McAvoy
    Antuofermo
    Graham
    Sturm
    Benn
    Thil
    Finnegan
    Papp
    Villemain
    Delanoitt
    Turpin
    Harvey
    Benvenuti
    Watson
    Mitri
    Bogs
    Collins
    Fitzsimmons
     
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  2. George Crowcroft

    George Crowcroft Boxing Junkie Full Member

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  3. mcvey

    mcvey Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Forgot him!
     
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  4. George Crowcroft

    George Crowcroft Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    No shame in that. It wouldn't be the first time one of us has forgot Fitzsimmons from a lengthy list, he should definitely be included in.
     
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  5. Ra's Al-Ghul

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

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    Where are Cerdan, Kelly, Scholz and Downes? Most of them were clearly superior to half of your list at least.

    Though you might argue that Abraham was not born in Europe, therefore you made these adjustments to not include him, but he was actual on the border of it (just as Gevor was). There could be also mentioned Krajnc, Sylvester, Pyatt and Schenk.
     
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  6. cuchulain

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    No Cerdan ?
     
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  7. Man_Machine

    Man_Machine Boxing Addict Full Member

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    I'll have a go with the following:

    1. Bob Fitzsimmons
    2. Nino Benvenuti
    3. Randolph Turpin
    4. Robert Villemain
    5. Alan Minter
    6. Cyrille Delanoitt
    7. Vince Dundee
    8. Marcel Thil
    9. Vito Antuofermo
    10. Herol Graham
     
  8. Man_Machine

    Man_Machine Boxing Addict Full Member

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    I think Cerdan was born in Algeria.
     
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    Ra's Al-Ghul The one and only! Full Member

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    This was part of France at that time; both Cerdan and Abraham are rather regarded as European than Fitzsimmons was.
     
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    The OP is quite clear and Algeria is not in Europe.
     
  11. mcvey

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    Scholz doesn't have enough on his resume imo.
    Downes is there, I forgot them at first.Cerdan was not born inEurope Abraham is Armenian so does not qualify,none of the others merit consideration imo.
    Those I named are just for consideration,each must make up his own top ten.
     
  12. mcvey

    mcvey Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Algeria has never been part of either France or indeed Europe.
    Last time I was there it was on the continent of North Africa.
    I do hope we aren't going to have another of your nonsensical geographical ramblings!
     
  13. The Slaps

    The Slaps New Member Full Member

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    Does it have to be strictly from the list above as no NP Jack Dempsey and maybe another, before I start to try make a list.
     
  14. mcvey

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    Any middleweight who was born in Europe.My list was only ever meant as a guide ,I hope its not presumptuously seen as the definitive one to pick from?
     
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    No not at all just making sure I know the criteria, I am halfway through my middleweight list from the other thread so hopefully this will be half the time :)
     
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