View Full Version : Who's the greatest lightweight of all-time?


Royalty
03-09-2010, 06:12 PM
For me, it's Benny Leonard.

NChristo
03-09-2010, 06:19 PM
Joe Gans, Armstrong and Duran are other very good candidates for greatest LW.
I'm leaning in favor to Gans just because he's my favourite LW out of the 3 :P.

The_Demon
03-09-2010, 06:34 PM
i picked leonard aswell.it really is a tough choice though

BigStereotype
03-09-2010, 09:10 PM
El Peleador con los manos de piedra, Roberto Duran!

MonsieurGeorges
03-09-2010, 11:09 PM
Benny Leonard
Joe Gans
Ike Williams
Roberto Duran
Tony Canzoneri
Carlos Ortiz
Henry Armstrong
Barney Ross

Ziggy Stardust
03-10-2010, 12:03 PM
"El Cholo" Roberto Duran with Benny Leonard a close second and Pernell Whitaker a solid third.

Poet

S.G.
03-10-2010, 12:48 PM
Although Duran is one of my all time favourites I just can't look past Benny Leonard. His record is so deep; he beat, what, 7 Hall of Famers? He just has the better lightweight wins IMO.

boxingbuff
03-10-2010, 03:29 PM
Roberto Dooooooooo ran

There was a difference between Roberto Duran and Roberto Dooooooo ran.

Marcov
03-10-2010, 04:37 PM
I went with Duran but I admit his accomplishments at otherweights influenced me. That just adds to what a great lightweight he was.

JAB5239
03-11-2010, 02:24 AM
"El Cholo" Roberto Duran with Benny Leonard a close second and Pernell Whitaker a solid third.

Poet

What is your take on Joe Gans my friend?

Ziggy Stardust
03-11-2010, 09:33 AM
What is your take on Joe Gans my friend?

A great, great fighter and I have him at #4 all-time. Truth is, among Duran, Leonard, Whitaker, and Gans a good argument can be made for any of them being the best all-time Lightweight.

Poet

Royalty
03-11-2010, 09:48 AM
A great, great fighter and I have him at #4 all-time. Truth is, among Duran, Leonard, Whitaker, and Gans a good argument can be made for any of them being the best all-time Lightweight.

Poet

I'm glad you included Whitaker, in the mix of discussions. He's not really brought up amongst all-time great lightweights that much. He definitely had the skills to compete with all of them.

Ziggy Stardust
03-11-2010, 09:51 AM
I'm glad you included Whitaker, in the mix of discussions. He's not really brought up amongst all-time great lightweights that much. He definitely had the skills to compete with all of them.

I rate fighters in the weight class where they were at their best and for Whitaker that was Lightweight. Sweet Pea was a GREAT fighter who rarely lost a ROUND when he was at his peak.

Poet

MARKBNLV
03-11-2010, 10:06 AM
where would you put mayweather and mosley at lightweight they were both legit beasts between 130-140

them_apples
03-11-2010, 12:31 PM
Roberto Duran

JAB5239
03-11-2010, 05:53 PM
A great, great fighter and I have him at #4 all-time. Truth is, among Duran, Leonard, Whitaker, and Gans a good argument can be made for any of them being the best all-time Lightweight.

Poet

I'm glad you included Whitaker, in the mix of discussions. He's not really brought up amongst all-time great lightweights that much. He definitely had the skills to compete with all of them.

I can also justify having all in the 1 spot for different reasons. Another great fighter who's name should be mentioned with these guys is Carlos Ortiz.

Jim Jeffries
03-11-2010, 06:41 PM
Too bad Pernell Whitaker didn't spend more time at LW.

At least he didn't waste any time unifying and had several defenses while undisputed.