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Joeyzagz
05-04-2011, 02:43 PM
Where would you rank Henry Cooper?

Include all fighters with a tangential relation to the UK: ie Bob Fitzsimmons who was born, but was mostly an Aussie.

-Legacy
-Impact
-Overall ability

Jeff Da Maori
05-04-2011, 02:52 PM
Where would you rank Henry Cooper?

Include all fighters with a tangential relation to the UK: ie Bob Fitzsimmons who was born, but was mostly a New Zealander.

-Legacy
-Impact
-Overall ability

Fixed it for you bro.


As you were.

Barn
05-04-2011, 02:56 PM
1.Fitzsimmons.
2.Lewis
3.Bugner
4.Farr
5.Cooper
6.Bruno

The_Demon
05-04-2011, 03:20 PM
Barnburner nailed it with his top 6,difficult too fill the other spots,britain really havent had too many really good Heavies

Barn
05-04-2011, 03:25 PM
There was an article about Farr in a recent ring magazine and it's stuck in my mind.

He was Joe Louis' first defence and put on such a good show people were questioning whether Louis was good enough!

mickey malone
05-04-2011, 04:34 PM
1. Lewis
2. Fitzsimmons
3. Bruno
4. Bugner
5. Cooper
6. Farr
7. Mason
8. Williams
9. Hide
10. Erskine

Arguably.... Akinwande should be in there, but i've refrained from making the list too dull.
I'd also like to give honourable mentions to Don ****ell, Johnny Prescott, Billy Walker, Dick Richardson, Jack Bodell, Brian & Jack, London, Richard Dunn, John L Gardner, Neville Mead, Gary Pearce and Noel Quarless. All of whom were not only great crowd pleasers, but a darn site better than Audley Harrison.

I've also refrained on rating active fighters, ie Haye who i believe stands a good chance of beating Wladimir Klitschko if they fight in July so i'll try not to elaborate until the subject arises on the appropriate thread.

Boxing Bob
05-04-2011, 04:40 PM
1. Lewis
2. Everyone else

Forza
05-04-2011, 04:54 PM
I dont see why fitz would be ranked higher than LL

Barn
05-04-2011, 06:01 PM
I dont see why fitz would be ranked higher than LL
I took everything Fitz did but, just purely on HW I agree.

Ziggy Stardust
05-04-2011, 06:27 PM
ie Bob Fitzsimmons who was born, but was mostly a Cornwall man.

Fixed it for you.

Ziggy Stardust
05-04-2011, 06:28 PM
I dont see why fitz would be ranked higher than LL

Because he got his title belt by beating a LEGITIMATE champion.

Poet

House of Stone
05-05-2011, 03:16 AM
1.Fitzsimmons.
2.Lewis
3.Bugner
4.Farr
5.Cooper
6.Bruno

nice list man but one disagreement ... there's no way fitzsimmons heavyweight career beats lewis's I'd have lewis 1 and fitz 2

Barn
05-05-2011, 04:04 AM
nice list man but one disagreement ... there's no way fitzsimmons heavyweight career beats lewis's I'd have lewis 1 and fitz 2
Yeah I know lol. It's just when making lists like that I often get carried away with achievments in other weightclasses, as I had done here.

The Surgeon
05-05-2011, 03:00 PM
Audley Harrison
Roman Greenberg
Martin Rogan

lol just playing, i dont know about a top 10 but we havent had a better Heavyweight than Lennox Lewis