Your Top Ten All TIme Euro Middles?

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  1. Ra's Al-Ghul

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

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    It is obvious that the reason for these settings is just to exclude Abraham and Gevor.
    Some of the most famous French actor like Chapalier were born at the North African French colonies.

    I'm going to ignore the opening "instructions".
     
  2. mcvey

    mcvey Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Ive absolutely no idea where Gevor was born nor care less.
    Come to that not only have I no idea where Chapalier was born,Ive no idea who the **** he is!

    NB .Abraham would not make my top ten Euro middles if he had been born in Paris,London,Brussels,Madrid,Amsterdam ,or any other city in Europe! It's Friday night, I'm sure we could all do with a laugh,so post your list!
     
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  3. Ra's Al-Ghul

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

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    He has quite more than Humez, but also than mostof the rest of your list, like Benn, Mitri, light-heavyweight Dauthille, heavyweight Finnegan, Delanoitt (whoever it is), Watson, Langlois (who?), Harvey and light-heavyweight John McAvoy. Apart of the first might be these not even to 100.

    Abraham has a German citizenship (passport), lives here since 1995 and the Kaukasus is just the border between Europe and Asia, but cultural more European, the participate always in the Euro qualifies and even in the Grand Prix Eurovision de la Chanson since several decades.
     
  4. Ra's Al-Ghul

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

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    He is born of course in Jerewan, but since more than a decade German.

    He was born in Marocco and was in over 60 films, like in many with Louis de Funnes and also in Asterix as Majestics.

    Well Abraham is here in my top 3 of course, everyone unbiased would have him in the top 5 in this category, he many people had him in the pound for pound top 10 (not me, I had him at place 18), even Brits and Americans. He was for Jimmy Lenon Junior the favourite in the Super 6 World Classics.
     
  5. mcvey

    mcvey Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    My list is only for reference any poster is perfectly entitled to make his own ,there is no obligation for anyone to put any of the names I posted in their list.
    My only criteria was, as it was the top ten European middles ,that they be born in Europe,which excluded a name who would be a certainty for me otherwise ,namely Marcel Cerdan.
    Has anyone ever told you your ,"mind" does not work like other peoples?lol
     
  6. Ra's Al-Ghul

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

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    You even didn't have in your calculation, that your favourite Dundee was born in Europe...

    The place of birth is just one small indication for the nationality, but other ones are the roots and citizenship (which is often where you have the residence/ place to live).

    Nobody at Fitzsimmons time recognized him as European world champion in the Heavyweight, but as the first was just Schmeling regarded.
     
  7. Ra's Al-Ghul

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

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    Did you know that Zinedine Zidane was born in Algeria? Wasn't he a French national player?

    And he was some decades after Cerdan, when Algeria was indeed a French colony (till 1959 at least).
     
  8. mcvey

    mcvey Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    QUOTE="Ra's Al-Ghul, post: 20296711, member: 108619"]Did you know that Zinedine Zidane was born in Algeria? Wasn't he a French national player?

    And he was some decades after Cerdan, when Algeria was indeed a French colony (till 1959 at least).[/QUOTE]


    Was Zindane born in Europe?
    Yes or No?

    FYI. Being a French colony does not make you a part of Europe,

    Stop press! Algeria is part of the continent of Africa.
    The seven continents are.Africa,North America,South America,Antartica,Australia,Europe.
     
  9. mcvey

    mcvey Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    My favourite? Dundee who?
    Fitzsimmons was born in England which is part of Europe.
    Now I think I've indulged you enough, its time to turn my attention back to normal people.
     
  10. Ken Ashcroft

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    Zinedine Zidane was born and raised in Marseille in Southern France and was the son of Algerian immigrants.
     
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    Born in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
     
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  13. NoNeck

    NoNeck Pugilist Specialist Full Member

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    Lived in Italy though.
     
  14. mark ant

    mark ant Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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  15. Man_Machine

    Man_Machine Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Yes. Moved there as a boy.
    However, the OP asks for “Only those born in Europe please.”
     
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