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Decision
08-02-2010, 11:29 AM
Who, in your opinion, were some of the most popular non-American fighters of all-time?

Sam Donald
08-02-2010, 11:50 AM
In america? or just overall?

them_apples
08-02-2010, 11:54 AM
Who, in your opinion, were some of the most popular non-American fighters of all-time?

Julio Cesar Chavez, Roberto Duran, Manny Pacquiao

Stone Roses!
08-02-2010, 12:12 PM
Arturo Gatti
Naseem Hamed
Lennox Lewis
Tito Trinidad
JCC
Wilred Benitez

D-MiZe
08-02-2010, 12:35 PM
Everyone has missed the obvious one, Ricky Hatton.

JK1700
08-02-2010, 01:53 PM
Naseem Hamed
Lennox Lewis
Dariusz Michalczewski
Henry Maske
Felix "Tito" Trinidad
J.C Chavez
Ricardo "Finito" Lopez
Mike McCallum
Manny Pacquiao

Megamasterking
08-02-2010, 04:36 PM
Arturo "Thunder" Gatti from Montreal ! Who didn't like to watch a fight with Gatti ?

BigStereotype
08-02-2010, 05:08 PM
Julio Cesar Chavez, Roberto Duran, Manny Pacquiao

These guys. And also Prince Naseem and Tito Trinidad. Morales and Barrera were pretty damn popular too.

RINGG
08-03-2010, 06:17 AM
Duran and Arguello

sonnyboyx2
08-03-2010, 07:53 AM
Battling Siki

..El Chacal..
08-04-2010, 03:37 AM
I'd say

Gatti
Lewis
Chavez
Naseem
Pacquiao

KillerRightHook
08-04-2010, 09:18 AM
Everyone has missed the obvious one, Ricky Hatton.

He was exciting but not on the level of:

Arturo Gatti
Naseem Hamed
Lennox Lewis
Tito Trinidad
Kostya Tszyu
Julio Cesar Chaves
Chris Eubank

BattlingNelson
08-04-2010, 09:20 AM
Battling Nelson.

He was arguably the most popular fighter at all in his era. I would think the only rival he had was HW James Jeffries.

KlownvonnomaD
08-04-2010, 09:22 AM
Nigel Benn was pretty popular with boxing fans worldwide.

D-MiZe
08-05-2010, 03:25 PM
He was exciting but not on the level of:

Arturo Gatti
Naseem Hamed
Lennox Lewis
Tito Trinidad
Kostya Tszyu
Julio Cesar Chaves
Chris Eubank

In terms of popularity he's one of the top.

Who else draws 30k+ people over 5000 miles to watch him get KTFO?

:lol1:

Twako
08-05-2010, 03:52 PM
its gotta be between duran and jcc. try to imagine some of your non-boxing fan friends and ask who among non-american greats they know and it surely will be one of those two only.

McGoorty
07-22-2011, 09:51 PM
Who, in your opinion, were some of the most popular non-American fighters of all-time?

I can't speak for Europe much but I know that CARPENTIER was a hero everywhere, Benny Lynch is a Scottish Hero and EXITING, Marcel Cerdan was ADORED in France ( I think he is vastly underrated ),.:usa:............................. ,.......... In The Teens Les Darcy was very big, when he arrived in New York, he was mobbed by several thousands, it's been said that no other pugilist from a foreign land had ever received in the U.S. ( I haven't got much data on most others ), the U.S. boxing fraternity was in Darcy fever, he was a Hero in Ireland and is still a national Australian Icon. Kostya Tszyu, Vic Darchinyan, Jeff Harding, Jeff Fenech, Lionel Rose ( but Not with Mexicans ) and Michael Katsides have had a lot of admirers.:usa::drive: