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1SILVA
03-08-2010, 03:41 PM
In your opinion, who are the 30 most exciting fighters of the last 30 years? This has nothing to do with skill, just fighters who give the audience as much excitement as possible. In no particular order, mine are:

Matthew Saad Muhammad
Arturo Gatti
Rolando Navarette
Emanuel Augustus
Cornelius Boza Edwards
Marco Antonio Barrera
Junior Jones
Bazooka Limon
Bobby Chacon
Ray Mancini
Mickey Ward
Evander Holyfield
Carl Thompson
Nigel Benn
Chris Eubank
Iran Barkley
Kevin Kelley
Lupe Pintor
Felix Trinidad
Manny Pacquaio
Dennis Andries
Merqui Sosa
Chiquita Gonzalez
Vic Darchinyan
Dwight Qawi
Diego Corrales
Mike Weaver
Jeff Fenech
Ricardo Mayorga
Fernando Vargas

Southpaw16BF
03-08-2010, 03:58 PM
In your opinion, who are the 30 most exciting fighters of the last 30 years? This has nothing to do with skill, just fighters who give the audience as much excitement as possible. In no particular order, mine are:

Matthew Saad Muhammad
Arturo Gatti
Rolando Navarette
Emanuel Augustus
Cornelius Boza Edwards
Marco Antonio Barrera
Junior Jones
Bazooka Limon
Bobby Chacon
Ray Mancini
Mickey Ward
Evander Holyfield
Carl Thompson
Nigel Benn
Chris Eubank
Iran Barkley
Kevin Kelley
Lupe Pintor
Felix Trinidad
Manny Pacquaio
Dennis Andries
Merqui Sosa
Chiquita Gonzalez
Vic Darchinyan
Dwight Qawi
Diego Corrales
Mike Weaver
Jeff Fenech
Ricardo Mayorga
Fernando Vargas

Were is tommy hearns?

TBear
03-08-2010, 04:07 PM
Thats a very good list. Danny "Little Red" Lopez was far more exciting the many of those guys though.

Ironic but fighters that were limited but had a big heart are usually the best to watch.

PR Boxer
03-08-2010, 04:23 PM
Where is Wilfredo Gomez?

Irish Hitman
03-08-2010, 04:29 PM
Gatti, Pacquiao, Ward, Mayweather(maybe not the most exciting but most enjoyable to watch),Marquez, Bernard Dunne,

1SILVA
03-08-2010, 04:33 PM
Were is tommy hearns?

Good call. One of my idols and I leave him off this list. He deserves to be on this list.

1SILVA
03-08-2010, 04:35 PM
Thats a very good list. Danny "Little Red" Lopez was far more exciting the many of those guys though.

Ironic but fighters that were limited but had a big heart are usually the best to watch.

Lopez would have been on this list, but his last major fight was 30 years ago. All-time, he would be in my top 10 most exctiing.

1SILVA
03-08-2010, 04:35 PM
Where is Wilfredo Gomez?

Gomez also should be on this list. Hearns and Gomez were more exciting than many of the names I mentioned. Thank you

oldgringo
03-08-2010, 04:37 PM
No list is complete without Erik Morales. He should be up around the top of anyones list.

1SILVA
03-08-2010, 05:11 PM
No list is complete without Erik Morales. He should be up around the top of anyones list.

Yes, another name I forgot to mention. I will amend my list later on.

Jim Jeffries
03-08-2010, 05:59 PM
Yes, another name I forgot to mention. I will amend my list later on.

Nice list.

Now you have the tough chore of eliminating 3 names.

1SILVA
03-08-2010, 06:04 PM
Nice list.

Now you have the tough chore of eliminating 3 names.

Amended list

Matthew Saad Muhammad
Arturo Gatti
Rolando Navarette
Emanuel Augustus
Cornelius Boza Edwards
Marco Antonio Barrera
Junior Jones
Bazooka Limon
Bobby Chacon
Ray Mancini
Mickey Ward
Evander Holyfield
Carl Thompson
Nigel Benn
Chris Eubank
Iran Barkley
Kevin Kelley
Lupe Pintor
Felix Trinidad
Manny Pacquaio
Merqui Sosa
Chiquita Gonzalez
Vic Darchinyan
Dwight Qawi
Diego Corrales
Mike Weaver
Jeff Fenech
Tommy Hearns
Wilfredo Gomez
Erik Morales

The_Demon
03-08-2010, 06:05 PM
no naseem hamed?

CarlosG815
03-08-2010, 06:11 PM
no naseem hamed?

:stupid: Naseem was a lot of fun to watch. More entertaining than exciting but exciting none the less.

Mike Tyson
Oscar DLH
Vernon Forrest
Julio Cesar Chavez
Hector Camacho
Juan Manuel Marquez

Jim Jeffries
03-08-2010, 06:15 PM
Amended list

Matthew Saad Muhammad
Arturo Gatti
Rolando Navarette
Emanuel Augustus
Cornelius Boza Edwards
Marco Antonio Barrera
Junior Jones
Bazooka Limon
Bobby Chacon
Ray Mancini
Mickey Ward
Evander Holyfield
Carl Thompson
Nigel Benn
Chris Eubank
Iran Barkley
Kevin Kelley
Lupe Pintor
Felix Trinidad
Manny Pacquaio
Merqui Sosa
Chiquita Gonzalez
Vic Darchinyan
Dwight Qawi
Diego Corrales
Mike Weaver
Jeff Fenech
Tommy Hearns
Wilfredo Gomez
Erik Morales

Nice, I'm familiar with all but about 3 of those guys.

I'd probably add Tyson, Chavez and Duran in their place.

The_Demon
03-08-2010, 06:18 PM
:stupid: Naseem was a lot of fun to watch. More entertaining than exciting but exciting none the less.

Mike Tyson
Oscar DLH
Vernon Forrest
Julio Cesar Chavez
Hector Camacho
Juan Manuel Marquez

Lol
trying to insult me
sad kid,get a life

1SILVA
03-08-2010, 06:18 PM
:stupid: Naseem was a lot of fun to watch. More entertaining than exciting but exciting none the less.

Mike Tyson
Oscar DLH
Vernon Forrest
Julio Cesar Chavez
Hector Camacho
Juan Manuel Marquez

Naseem was very entertaining, but his fights(other than the Kelley fight) were not as consistently exciting as the men on the list.

oldgringo
03-08-2010, 06:28 PM
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I would add Michael Carbajal somewhere in there. Whether it was his spectacular knockouts, his great trilogy with Chiquita, or his unfathomable come from behind victory against Arce, Carbajal was all entertainment.

1SILVA
03-08-2010, 07:01 PM
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I would add Michael Carbajal somewhere in there. Whether it was his spectacular knockouts, his great trilogy with Chiquita, or his unfathomable come from behind victory against Arce, Carbajal was all entertainment.

Yes, Carbajal definitely warrants a look at.