View Full Version : Southpaw Heavyweight Rankings


Klitschko2011
04-09-2011, 09:10 PM
There have been 5 southpaw world heavyweight champs in boxing history.

Ruslan Chagaev
Sultan Ibragimov
Chris Byrd
Michael Moorer
Corrie Sanders

Tony Thompson and Juan Carlos Gomez are the two best southpaws who haven't won a HW title. Gomez was cruiserweight champ, made 11 title defences.

The Klitschkos have defeated 6 of the 7 best southpaws of all time.


List your southpaw heavyweight rankings

DeepSleep
04-11-2011, 01:38 AM
Moorer
Byrd

(Gap)

Sanders

(Small Gap)

Chagaev

(Gap)

Sultan

That is my initial gut feeling about how they rank.

$Natedatpkid$
04-11-2011, 02:26 AM
Moorer
Byrd

(Gap)

Sanders

(Small Gap)

Chagaev

(Gap)

Sultan

That is my initial gut feeling about how they rank.

I agree with almost all of this except I think Cories Sanders goes on the very bottom with a (gap)

The Surgeon
04-11-2011, 03:07 PM
Clearly u guys havent heard of The Italian Stallion...........

The Surgeon
04-11-2011, 03:09 PM
MM is the best by a long shot unless we include converted orthadox fighters like Tyson, he even went southpaw from time to time as he could Knock you out with either hand just as easily

The_Demon
04-11-2011, 03:09 PM
Moorer
Byrd




Chagaev




Sanders


The rest are average

The Surgeon
04-11-2011, 03:10 PM
Moorer
Byrd




Chagaev




Sanders


The rest are average

If Sanders and Chagiev arent average then i dont know who the hell is!

The_Demon
04-11-2011, 03:14 PM
If Sanders and Chagiev arent average then i dont know who the hell is!

That's a fair point,i just thought their was no point in doing a list if i was only going too name two fighters :lol1: But you're right,MM and Byrd are the only 2 worth mentioning

Scott9945
04-11-2011, 03:18 PM
If Sanders and Chagiev arent average then i dont know who the hell is!

Average would be most of the opponents that they beat. Average fighters don't have world titles and glossy records.

RubenSonny
04-11-2011, 03:42 PM
Moorer wins this by default.

The Surgeon
04-11-2011, 05:19 PM
Average would be most of the opponents that they beat. Average fighters don't have world titles and glossy records.

Come off it Scott those guys are wank and u know it

BigStereotype
04-11-2011, 05:24 PM
All you guys saying Sanders belongs at the bottom...remember, he does have a win over Wlad which is nearly as good as any win on there except for Moorer > Holyfield. I'm not saying he's as good a fighter as Moorer or Byrd, but a fluke KO win is still a KO win...

Scott9945
04-11-2011, 06:13 PM
Come off it Scott those guys are wank and u know it


My point is that if you take it literally, you are saying that if you took all of the active heavyweights in their primes, they would fall somewhere in the middle, which means not even in the top 50. Now if you were to rate them among heavyweight title claimants, they would be below average. But among the active heavyweights they were both well above average.