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Southpaw16BF
03-27-2010, 01:40 PM
List your most underrated fighter of each division.....From HW to Super Fly.

Past or present.

Ziggy Stardust
03-27-2010, 02:38 PM
Based on reading posts here on Boxing Scene:

Heavyweight - Larry Holmes
Light-Heavyweight - Michael Spinks
Middleweight - Bob Fitzsimmons
Welterweight - Wilfred Benitez
Lightweight - Esteban DeJesus
Featherweight - Marco Antonio Barrera
Batamweight - Carlos Zarate
Flyweight - Miguel Canto

Southpaw16BF
03-27-2010, 02:41 PM
Based on reading posts here on Boxing Scene:

Heavyweight - Larry Holmes
Light-Heavyweight - Michael Spinks
Middleweight - Bob Fitzsimmons
Welterweight - Wilfred Benitez
Lightweight - Esteban DeJesus
Featherweight - Marco Antonio Barrera
Batamweight - Carlos Zarate
Flyweight - Miguel Canto

Some nice picks there! :boxing:

Snopkins
03-27-2010, 03:33 PM
People are still claiming Larry Holmes is underrated? This isn't 1982.Holmes is generally regarded as one of the greatest heavyweights of all time and even placed in the top three of all time great heavyweights.This is quite a high ranking for a guy who didn't fight the all best of his era.

mhager91490
03-27-2010, 03:33 PM
Heavyweight-Jersey Joe Walcott
Cruiserweight-Anaclet Wamba
Light Heavyweight-Jesse Burnett
Super Middleweight-Thulani Malinga
Middleweight-The whole era between Walker's reign and Zale's
Junior Middleweight-Ayub Kalule
Welterweight-Luis Manuel Rodriguez
Junior Welterweight-Eddie Perkins
Lightweight-Joe Brown
Junior Lightweight-Hirioshi Kobayashi (almost remembered exclusively for his KO loss to Duran but most people forget or never know how quality of a fighter he was in his prime)
Featherweight-Davey Moore/Dwight Hawkins/Jose Legra
Super Bantamweight-Junior Jones/Kennedy McKinney
Bantamweight-Jose Medel/Manuel Ortiz/Khaokor Galaxy/Pete Sanstol
Super Flyweight-Sun-Kil Moon
Flyweight-Midget Wolgast/Efren Torres
Light Flyweight-Luis Estaba/Jung-Koo Chang
Minimumweight-Not Ricardo Lopez

mickey malone
03-28-2010, 12:58 AM
HW - Gene Tunney
CW - Johnny Nelson
LHW - Willie Pastrano
SMW - Robin Reed
MW - Dave Sands
LMW - John David Jackson
WW - Marlon Starling
LWW - Duilio Loi
LW - Lou Ambers
SFW - Rocky Lockeridge
FW - Brian Mitchell
SBW - Louie Espinoza
BW - Jimmy Carruthers
SFLW - Gilberto Roman
FLW - Sot Chitalada

Joey Giardello
03-28-2010, 11:39 PM
Flyweight Peter Culshaw
Bantamweight Tim Austin
Featherweight Davey Moore
Lightweight Colin Dunn
Lightwelter Vince Philips
Welterweight Jawaid Khaliq
Lightmiddleweight Buster Drayton
Middleweight Rodrigo Valdez/Michael Watson
Supermiddleweight Bryon Mitchel
Lightheavyweight John Conteh
Cruiserweight Johnny Nelson
Heavyweight Wladimir Klitschko

GJC
03-29-2010, 11:34 AM
Few that I rarely or never see mentioned are:

HW Witherspoon
LHW Conteh
MW Tiger
WW Palamino
LW Buchanan
FW Moore

Not saying they should go into anyone's top ten but all had a fair amount of talent and at their peak would give most of the more talked about fighters a fair bit of trouble.

svenottke
04-10-2010, 03:18 PM
HW - Tim Witherspoon

CW - Carlos DeLeon

LTH - Marvin Johnson

SMW - Sven Ottke

MW - Sumbu Kalambay

JMW - John Mugabi

WW - Marlon Starling

JW - Meldrick Taylor

LW - Jimmy Paul

JLW - Rocky Lockridge

FW - Calvin Grove