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Tmb04
09-13-2009, 05:20 PM
Wen it's a talk about who's the best lightweight ever, I see these 3 names most often. Who do u think is the best LW?

GJC
09-13-2009, 05:27 PM
Wen it's a talk about who's the best lightweight ever, I see these 3 names most often. Who do u think is the best LW?
Duran for my money, Benny Leonard is worth a look too if you like your lightweights, he was a fantastic fighter back in the 20's there is some footage of him around.
I would make best LW between Benny Leonard and Duran IMO.

Obama
09-13-2009, 05:28 PM
Joe Gans
Pernell Whitaker
Roberto Duran
Benny Leonard
Shane Mosley

Mayweather...we're not rating Super Featherweights here.

mhager91490
09-13-2009, 06:55 PM
I don't think Mayweather has a real argument and Mosley had a great record at the weight but not any huge wins at the weight. Where is Benny Leonard, Ike Williams, Joe Gans or Carlos Ortiz, any of those four have a better argument at being the best lightweight of all time than any Mayweather.

Oasis_Lad
09-13-2009, 07:00 PM
Duran for me. Personally, I don't think Mayweather or Mosley are even top 5 at Lightweight to be honest.

catalinul
09-13-2009, 08:57 PM
Duran.

Whitaker second.

bojangles1987
09-13-2009, 09:28 PM
Duran.

How do you put Mayweather and not Pernell Whitaker?

MANGLER
09-13-2009, 09:32 PM
Off that list it's Duran by miles.

Shadows
09-13-2009, 09:40 PM
Duran, and by a country mile.

If anything, Leonard, Whitaker, Gans, etc. should've been the other choices.

Boxing_12
09-13-2009, 09:41 PM
1.Duran






















2.Mosley


3.Mayweather

1SILVA
09-13-2009, 09:50 PM
Duran dominated the division from 72-78 and was undisputed champ

Don Johnson
09-13-2009, 10:09 PM
Alotta historians say Mosley was at least in the top 5. Mayweatjer shouldn't even be in the top 10, SMH at these noobs that say he's the best. Duran is definitely the best, then you got sweet pea, leonard, gans in any order you want basically. This is a terrible poll BTW.

JAB5239
09-13-2009, 11:33 PM
Alotta historians say Mosley was at least in the top 5. Mayweatjer shouldn't even be in the top 10, SMH at these noobs that say he's the best. Duran is definitely the best, then you got sweet pea, leonard, gans in any order you want basically. This is a terrible poll BTW.

With all due respect Chip, what boxing historians have you ever seen list Mosley as a top 5 lightweight all time?

RightCross94
09-14-2009, 02:41 AM
Wtf Kind of a question is that.

BattlingNelson
09-14-2009, 03:43 AM
Of the 3 Duran is hands down the best. He's in the all-time top three at LW with Joe Gans and Benny Leonard.

The 2 other names will have a hard time cracking the top 10 IMO.

JAB5239
09-14-2009, 04:02 AM
Of the 3 Duran is hands down the best. He's in the all-time top three at LW with Joe Gans and Benny Leonard.

The 2 other names will have a hard time cracking the top 10 IMO.

Agreed 100%!

Joe2608
09-14-2009, 05:00 AM
Duran all day.