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Southpaw16BF
01-04-2010, 01:15 PM
This should cause a interesting debate..........

Who in your personal opinion is the most underrated boxer of all time?

Just pick one and give reason why...........

sonnyboyx2
01-04-2010, 01:24 PM
Marcel Cerdan

JAB5239
01-04-2010, 01:28 PM
This should cause a interesting debate..........

Who in your personal opinion is the most underrated boxer of all time?

Just pick one and give reason why...........

Jack Dempsey. As overrated as I've seen him, he's actually quite underrated also. Dempsey is made out a lot of times to be this crude wild man who always went for broke. Truth is though he was an excellent fighter with fast hands and feet and better defense than given credit for.

Southpaw16BF
01-04-2010, 01:34 PM
Jack Dempsey. As overrated as I've seen him, he's actually quite underrated also. Dempsey is made out a lot of times to be this crude wild man who always went for broke. Truth is though he was an excellent fighter with fast hands and feet and better defense than given credit for.

Pretty interesting that people think that Dempsey is so overrated, he has actually started to become underrated now a days.........

Which seems to be the case.

Southpaw16BF
01-04-2010, 01:35 PM
Marcel Cerdan

Great choice. Cerdan dosent get talked about enough. Argubaly Europes greatest fighter, incredible record and some great wins.

Southpaw16BF
01-04-2010, 01:40 PM
I may have to go with Vicente Saldivar. Fighter that gets no were near enough credit for his accomplishments. At his peak was near unbeatable, unified the featherweight division and made 7 defences and retired champion.

Retired in 1967 with a record of 34-1 with that loss coming by way of DQ. The other 2 losses were in his comeback when he was past his best.

Sugarj
01-04-2010, 01:40 PM
Riddick Bowe. A decision win, a close split decision loss and a stoppage win over prime early to mid 90s Evander Holyfield is bloody impressive.

Yet he rarely makes most folk's heavyweight top 20.

Dynamite Kid
01-04-2010, 02:33 PM
Sumbu Kalambay

Wins over Steve Collins,Mike McCallum,De Witt,Bomber Graham 2x,Iran Barkley,Robbie Sims.

He is one of the slickest technicians you will ever see, infact imo he is more undervalued than Mike McCallum.

TheGreatA
01-04-2010, 02:54 PM
Joe Brown.

Rocker
01-04-2010, 03:00 PM
Dwight Muhammad Qawi.

At only 5'6, he became both a light heavyweight champion and cruiserweight champion. Some his notable victories are against the likes of Matthew Saad Muhammad, Leon Spinks and Mike Rossman.

He lost most of his others biggest fights but they were to arguably ATG fighters. One of them being to Michael Spinks who was a great light heavyweight. Others being to Evander Holyfield and George Foreman when he, in my opinion, was past his best and just plain overweight.

I think he would've been a top dog in the light heavyweight division today. Matter of fact, maybe even in the middleweight or super middleweight division, considering now there's before day weigh-ins and back then there wasn't.

Southpaw16BF
01-04-2010, 03:50 PM
Joe Brown.

Reason?

Good choice do. Brown is very underrated, 11 defences of his Lightweight Title.......Also incredible longativity. Will you ever put any more fights of his up A?

SplitSecond
01-04-2010, 04:02 PM
not a fighter from the past that's for sure

TheGreatA
01-04-2010, 04:09 PM
Reason?

Good choice do. Brown is very underrated, 11 defences of his Lightweight Title.......Also incredible longativity. Will you ever put any more fights of his up A?

Yes I will.

I don't know if Brown is the most underrated but he's certainly a name worth mentioning. Few know who he was despite his long title reign. A crafty boxer with a powerful right hand.

Southpaw16BF
01-04-2010, 04:17 PM
Yes I will.

I don't know if Brown is the most underrated but he's certainly a name worth mentioning. Few know who he was despite his long title reign. A crafty boxer with a powerful right hand.

Yep. Agreed, who's Brown fighting on the fight you will be uploading of him? It wound't be his fight with Saddler by any chance? Would love to see that fight.

1SILVA
01-04-2010, 05:46 PM
This should cause a interesting debate..........

Who in your personal opinion is the most underrated boxer of all time?

Just pick one and give reason why...........

Jeff Chandler. While many of his fights in the early 80's were televised, after he retired, you never heard his name mentioned as one of the greatest 118 pounders of all time. He was the greatest bantam I ever seen fight.

1SILVA
01-04-2010, 05:47 PM
Joe Brown.

One of the greatest 135 pounders of all time. Probably the greatest fighter ever to come out of New Orleans. They even named a park after him.

talip bin osman
01-04-2010, 06:08 PM
before I would have said myung woo yuh for his 18? successful title defenses...

but I came across a thai fighter by the name of pone kingpetch in my readings & for all its worth this fighter I must say is being severely underrated...

Bigdaddy_Vh
01-04-2010, 06:12 PM
Ezzard Charles...many HERE will feel like he is probably rated properly but i think he is often times unfairly overlooked in mainstream sports. BEAST

TheGreatA
01-04-2010, 06:20 PM
before I would have said myung woo yuh for his 18? successful title defenses...

but I came across a thai fighter by the name of pone kingpetch in my readings & for all its worth this fighter I must say is being severely underrated...

In some circles he has gotten a bit overrated too though. He received quite a few highly controversial decisions. Not that too many fighters would have even made it that close against the likes of Fighting Harada, Pascual Perez, Mitsunori Seki and Hiroyuki Ebihara.

JAB5239
01-05-2010, 03:22 AM
Ezzard Charles...many HERE will feel like he is probably rated properly but i think he is often times unfairly overlooked in mainstream sports. BEAST

He may be overlooked by the mainstream, but in boxing circles he gets his just do. An all time top 15 p4p fighter in my opinion.

oldgringo
01-05-2010, 02:58 PM
Perhaps the most underrated fighter since 1989 was Mark Johnson. He was without peer for 7 years. 12-1-1 in world title fights. He never got Ricardo Lopez in the ring, I think that was due to weight issues, but man you would have had to like Too Sharp's chances if that one had happened. Fights with Carbajal and Tapia never happened either. Johnson claims Top Rank turned those fights down. Those would have been some fantastic fights. Shame.

When you think about his skill level you realize that he was one of the most talented fighters the lower weights have seen in quite some time. He was a slick technician with a good degree of punching power. He could school you over the distance (Fernando Montiel) or blast you out of there in one round (Arthur Johnson).

Historically we know that he was the first black flyweight champion...certainly worth noting. The guy should be in the hall of fame. He's very deserving in my opinion.

Junito-Rulez
01-05-2010, 03:33 PM
Erik Morales is very underrated. He holds wins over Pacquiao, Barrera, Junior Jones, Daniel Zaragoza.