Your Top Ten Mainland US Born Welters?

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  1. mcvey

    mcvey Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    A very deep division.which are your ten all time Mainland US BORN 147pounders?
    Some for your consideration;
    Robinson obviously
    Leonard
    Hearns
    Walker
    Armstrong
    Basilio
    Curry
    Mayweather Jnr
    Spence
    Crawford
    Mosley Jnr
    Cokes
    Brown
    Forrest
    Starling
    De La Hoya
    McGirt
    Taylor
    Whittaker
    Burley
    Williams
    Graham
    Benitez
    Britton


    NB Griffith was born in the US Virgin Isles not on mainland North America.
    I'm trying to pre-empt an argument on geography,so the criteria is laid out clearly.
    So, please no more silly diversions from the gruesome twosome Rasta and Mendozy!
    My provisional short list, in no order is;
    Robinson
    Leonard
    Hearns
    Whittaker
    De La Hoya
    Armstrong
    Mayweather Jnr
    Ross
    Williams
    Burley
     
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  2. The Morlocks

    The Morlocks Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Once more, BENITEZ is left out without his props.
     
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  3. mcvey

    mcvey Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Yes he should be included, an oversight on my part.Now edited to include him.
     
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  5. mcvey

    mcvey Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    I'm not.His resume isn't that deep but has some decent wins on it.
     
  6. mcvey

    mcvey Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    I just clean forgot him.My list was only to be used as a refresher, its not a definitive one.
     
  7. BitPlayerVesti

    BitPlayerVesti The Ad Wolgast of Googling Stuff Full Member

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    Tommy Ryan deserves consideration
     
  8. mcvey

    mcvey Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Good shout!
     
  9. mcvey

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    Trying to get a short list together.Not in order , my dozen to be pruned down.
    Robinson
    Leonard
    Hearns
    Britton
    Ryan
    Whittaker
    Armstrong
    Walker
    Ross
    Mayweather Jnr
    Burley
    Walker
     
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  10. Gudetama

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    1. Robinson
    2. Leonard
    3. Burley
    4. Hearns
    5. Britton
    6. Armstrong
    7. Walker
    8. Ross
    9. Mayweather
    10. Ryan
     
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  11. mcvey

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    That's a well balanced list!
     
  12. George Crowcroft

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    You love Tommy Ryan don't ya?
     
  13. BitPlayerVesti

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    Just think he's often overlooked and underrated
     
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    George Crowcroft The Cobra Will Always Bite Back... Full Member

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    Not saying it's a bad thing btw mate. You seemed to love him when you came on.
     
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    Per Boxrec:
    1. PBF
    2. Oscar
    3. Leonard
    4. Whitaker
    5. Young Corbett III (DQ Italy born)
    6. Mosley
    7. Crawford
    8. Ross
    9. DSG (wtf)
    10. Henry Armstrong
    11. Mike Sullivan
     


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