Your twelve favourite fighters of all time - but read the OP

Discussion in 'Classic Boxing Forum' started by McGrain, Sep 21, 2019.


  1. kolchak65

    kolchak65 New Member Full Member

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    1. Joe Gans
    2. Harry Greb
    Bob Fitzsimmons
    Benny Leonard
    Jack Dempsey
    Joe Louis
    Archie Moore
    Charley Burley
    Willie Pep
    Alexis Arguello
    Joe Frazier
    Jimmy Young
     
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  2. Flo_Raiden

    Flo_Raiden Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Ricardo Lopez
    Yuri Arbachakov
    Orlando Canizales
    Harold Johnson
    Salvador Sanchez
    Alexis Arguello
    Donald Curry
    Jose Napoles
    Pernell Whitaker
    Roberto Duran
    Ezzard Charles
    Joe Louis
     
  3. swagdelfadeel

    swagdelfadeel Boxing Addict Full Member

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    :lol:
     
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  4. swagdelfadeel

    swagdelfadeel Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Thought Dempsey would've been on here tbh
     
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  5. McGrain

    McGrain Diamond Dog Staff Member

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    I've talked him down over time. Took ten years.
     
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  6. The Morlocks

    The Morlocks Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Love this list!
     
  7. swagdelfadeel

    swagdelfadeel Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Nothing. I believe McGrain is actually a fan of Liston. He stated this in reference to Choklab's attempts to discredit Liston whenever and wherever he can. Actually I believe he stated his intention to coming to this forum was to undermine Liston. He must really love the guy. :lol:
     
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  8. BitPlayerVesti

    BitPlayerVesti The Ad Wolgast of Googling Stuff Full Member

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    Corbett did have a decent bit of size on Terry. I still need to finish looking into him.
     
  9. The Undefeated Lachbuster

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    IMO not to sound modernist but Young Corbett III > Young Corbett II > George Green
     
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  10. mark ant

    mark ant Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    I could certainly pick 12 fighters after the Rosario fight that had higher punch stats the Camacho had from that fight up till the end of his career.
     
  11. Oddone

    Oddone Best Forehead Award Winner Full Member

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    Markant. As many have already stated, your negativity is sad. You are entitled to your opinions obviously but Jesus, talk to someone... other than us. People find different things exiting. What you call a boring counter puncher is something a lot of people find it entertaining. If your only talent is trying to bring people down, your life will not bring you happiness.
     
  12. KasimirKid

    KasimirKid Active Member Full Member

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    I am always disappointed in these favorite-fighter lists because it seems like everybody picks famous fighters. Don't you have any lesser known favourites who you took a fancy to when you first started watching boxing? I grew up in an era when there were less famous local fighters who were favorites in their own communities. I guess that's a thing of the past, at least in the United States, unless of course you live in cities where live boxing flourishes like Las Vegas, New York, or Philadelphia. I would also read in Ring Magazine and Boxing Illustrated about tough-luck fighters who almost made it but fell short.

    I challenge patrons of this post to include in their lists lesser known local fighters who have tickled their fancy -- favorites for whatever personal reasons you may have. One thing about basing a list on personal favorites is that you don't have to justify your decisions.

    My all-time list of favorite fighters might vary a little bit from day-to-day, but today they are (not in any particular order):

    1) Eddie Cotton
    2) Jock Malone
    3) Lee Savold
    4) Bobby Hicks
    5) Boone Kirkman
    6) Harry (Kid) Matthews
    7) Billy Petrolle
    8) Mike Gibbons
    9) Doc Snell
    10) Larry Buck
    11) Tiger Jack Fox
    12) Tod Morgan
     
  13. roughdiamond

    roughdiamond The Dionysian Destroyer Full Member

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    I put Joey Hughes, who I've met personally and has one hell of a story (can only really use his left properly due to a birth disability). He was robbed of being a European champ IMO. I root for him and follow all his bouts.
     
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  14. Gatekeeper

    Gatekeeper Active Member Full Member

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    1) Nigel Benn
    2) Marco Antonio Barrera
    3) Floyd Mayweather
    4) Mike McCallum
    5) Riddick Bowe
    6) Ezzard Charles
    7) Kevin Kelley
    8) Wayne Alexander
    9) 'Smokin' Bert Cooper
    10) Marvin Hagler
    11) James Toney
    12) Kid Gavilan

    Apart from the top 2 not really in order and a lot of guys who missed the list I didn't like leaving out such as Erik Morales and Gary Mason, a couple on there that are certainly not ATG's or even HOF'ers.
     
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  15. Gazelle Punch

    Gazelle Punch Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Lol I thought for sure someone was going to say “Byrd wtf”? On my list. Many found him boring as hell but i love the defense.
     
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