View Full Version : espns whos #1 boxers....


billionaire
07-16-2009, 07:16 PM
has anyone see this its on espn classic right now.......they listed duran at 15 and roy jones above him lmao....willie pep 13


20-larry holmes
19-cesar chavez
18-tunney
17-holyfield - above holmes
16-tyson
15-duran - too low
14-jones
13-pep
12-archie moore
11-joe frazier - doesnt belong
10-foreman
9-hagler - too high
8-leonard
7-jack johnson - doesnt belong
6-henry armstrong
5-jack dempsey - doesnt belong
4-marciano
3-robinson
2-louis
1-ali

as you can tell they didnt really talk about boxing just social impacts for johnson dempsey louis ali....list is too biased towards heavyweights...

after the show they had bert sugar and some writer arguing that robinson and pep were the best, sugar gives his old ray robinson ko'd a guy backwards like he was the only one to do it and willie pep won without throwing a punch story....

Gettin Jiggy
07-16-2009, 08:04 PM
any chance of the full list?

Miburo
07-16-2009, 08:08 PM
The average espn viewer probably knows about as much about boxing as a Mongolian does about the NHL.

Gettin Jiggy
07-16-2009, 08:35 PM
The average espn viewer probably knows about as much about boxing as a Mongolian does about the NHL.

may i ask why you dont have a boxer in your avater instead of a mma fighter? do you like mma better than boxing?

Miburo
07-16-2009, 09:13 PM
may i ask why you dont have a boxer in your avater instead of a mma fighter? do you like mma better than boxing?

Because I like the image and I'm a fan of the fighter - and no, I prefer boxing.

Gettin Jiggy
07-16-2009, 09:15 PM
Because I like the image and I'm a fan of the fighter - and no, I prefer boxing.

do you watch mma regulary?

Miburo
07-16-2009, 09:20 PM
do you watch mma regulary?

Lately I only watch match-ups that interest me (although I keep up to date), the decline of Japanese MMA influence on the world stage over the past several years somewhat stole away my interest.

Gettin Jiggy
07-16-2009, 09:28 PM
Lately I only watch match-ups that interest me (although I keep up to date), the decline of Japanese MMA influence on the world stage over the past several years somewhat stole away my interest.

ahh right fair enough dude. do you buy the ufc ppvs? and did you like pride fc?

Miburo
07-16-2009, 09:33 PM
ahh right fair enough dude. do you buy the ufc ppvs? and did you like pride fc?

You can't get UFC PPVs from Japan. Pride used to be broadcast on network television though, it was great.

Gettin Jiggy
07-16-2009, 09:35 PM
You can't get UFC PPVs from Japan. Pride used to be broadcast on network television though, it was great.

do you live in japan?

Miburo
07-16-2009, 09:37 PM
do you live in japan?

Yes - incidentally, this is all off topic, you really shouldn't be cluttering someone else's thread like this.

Gettin Jiggy
07-16-2009, 09:40 PM
Yes - incidentally, this is all off topic, you really shouldn't be cluttering someone else's thread like this.

not like this thread is booming. wow cant belive you live in the japan, are you from there or you move out there for a job or something?

▀ringer
07-17-2009, 12:22 AM
"Who's Number 1" is originally an ESPN Classic show, but every now and then they'll show them on regular ESPN.

About 6 months ago I got to see this bull**** list.

It's funny too, because I'd never seen the program before, and to see one on boxing I was rather excited.

Jones above Duran is a prime example of why it annoyed me.

There were other examples as well of some really weird rankings that made me scratch my head and wonder how the hell they came up with the rankings.

It seemed to me that they just put 25 fighters' names in a hat, and that's how they came up with the list.

But honestly ; it's to be expected.

It's ESPN, they know next to nothing about our great sport of boxing.

I did think "Greatest Rivalries" was quite good though.

bojangles1987
07-17-2009, 07:15 AM
Was it new? I know many of those Who's Number 1 things were made a while ago, so that list might have been done after Roy beat Ruiz and everyone was putting him too high.

▀ringer
07-17-2009, 08:36 AM
Was it new? I know many of those Who's Number 1 things were made a while ago, so that list might have been done after Roy beat Ruiz and everyone was putting him too high.

If memory serves me correct, it aired sometime in 2004.

So you may be onto something here, with Jones having beaten Ruiz in 2003.

Gettin Jiggy
07-17-2009, 08:58 AM
any1 put the full list up?

billionaire
07-17-2009, 02:56 PM
Was it new? I know many of those Who's Number 1 things were made a while ago, so that list might have been done after Roy beat Ruiz and everyone was putting him too high.

they had interviews with a bunch of so called experts, one from boxingscene....ron borges = biggest boxing idiot, he gives the dumbest reasons......'ill tell you why rocky is the greatest look at his record'......they also had some old guy downplaying roy jones and every new fighter...i wasnt watching the tv when i heard 'theres no middleweight in history who could beat roy jones'...

Gettin Jiggy
07-17-2009, 02:59 PM
they had interviews with a bunch of so called experts, one from boxingscene....ron borges = biggest boxing idiot, he gives the dumbest reasons......'ill tell you why rocky is the greatest look at his record'......they also had some old guy downplaying roy jones and every new fighter...i wasnt watching the tv when i heard 'theres no middleweight in history who could beat roy jones'...

can you remember the list?

D-MiZe
07-17-2009, 03:00 PM
As much as I love Hagler being Top 10, he ain't.

:lol1:

them_apples
07-17-2009, 08:49 PM
has anyone see this its on espn classic right now.......they listed duran at 15 and roy jones above him lmao....willie pep 13


20-larry holmes
19-cesar chavez
18-tunney
17-holyfield - above holmes
16-tyson
15-duran - too low
14-jones
13-pep
12-archie moore
11-joe frazier - doesnt belong
10-foreman
9-hagler - too high
8-leonard
7-jack johnson - doesnt belong
6-henry armstrong
5-jack dempsey - doesnt belong
4-marciano
3-robinson
2-louis
1-ali

as you can tell they didnt really talk about boxing just social impacts for johnson dempsey louis ali....list is too biased towards heavyweights...

after the show they had bert sugar and some writer arguing that robinson and pep were the best, sugar gives his old ray robinson ko'd a guy backwards like he was the only one to do it and willie pep won without throwing a punch story....


Duran needs to be higher, Marciano, Dempsey and Johnson a great deal lower.

Robinson needs to be at no.2 one above Louis..imo of course.

Ali did so much at HW he needs that place.