View Full Version : Top 10 best opponents of the greats


Yaman
06-24-2006, 12:26 PM
Make a top 10 list of the best opponents they beat, but how good they were AT THE TIME. And ofcource any weightclass. For example.

Mike Tyson
1-Tony Tucker
2-Razor Ruddock
3-Michael Spinks
4-Carl Williams
5-Alex Steward
6-Frank Bruno
7-Trevor Berbick
8-Pinkle Thomas
9-Tony Tubbs
10-Larry Holmes


Here, you can copy and paste the numbers to make it easier for you ;)

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micky_knox
06-24-2006, 02:18 PM
is this for the boxer in question while he was peak?

because if not....id say lewis was the best tyson faced.....
but of course tyson was shot at the time,

Yaman
06-24-2006, 02:37 PM
My bad.
I meant the best opponents THEY BEAT.

K-DOGG
06-24-2006, 03:19 PM
Muhammad Ali

1-Joe Frazier
2-George Foreman
3-Sonny Liston
4-Ken Norton
5-Ron Lyle
6-Jerry Quarry
7-Earnie Shavers
8-Floyd Patterson
9-Ernie Terrell
10-Oscar Bonavena


Joe Louis

1-Max Baer
2-Max Schmeling
3-Billy Conn
4-Jersey Joe Walcott
5-Jim Braddock...(he was tough that night)
6-Lou Nova
7-Arturo Godoy
8-Tommy Farr
9-Tami Mauriello
10-Abe Simon


Larry Holmes

1-Ken Norton
2-Tim Witherspoon
3-Mike Weaver
4-Gerry Cooney
5-Earnie Shavers
6-Carl Williams
7-James Smith
8-Trevor Berbick
9-Renaldo Snipes
10-Leroy Jones

Frazier's 15th round
06-24-2006, 03:42 PM
Joe Frazier

1- Muhammad Ali
2- Jerry Quarry
3- Jimmy Ellis
4- Buster Mathis
5- Oscar Bonavena
6- Doug Jones
7- Eddie Machen
8- Joe Bugner
9- Ron Stander
10- George Chuvalo

Verstyle
06-24-2006, 03:52 PM
Muhammad Ali

1-Joe Frazier
2-George Foreman
3-Sonny Liston
4-Ken Norton
5-Ron Lyle
6-Jerry Quarry
7-Earnie Shavers
8-Floyd Patterson
9-Ernie Terrell
10-Oscar Bonavena


Joe Louis

1-Max Baer
2-Max Schmeling
3-Billy Conn
4-Jersey Joe Walcott
5-Jim Braddock...(he was tough that night)
6-Lou Nova
7-Arturo Godoy
8-Tommy Farr
9-Tami Mauriello
10-Abe Simon


Larry Holmes

1-Ken Norton
2-Tim Witherspoon
3-Mike Weaver
4-Gerry Cooney
5-Earnie Shavers
6-Carl Williams
7-James Smith
8-Trevor Berbick
9-Renaldo Snipes
10-Leroy Jones


no tyson for holmes :eek:

:Bobby:
06-24-2006, 04:08 PM
no tyson for holmes :eek:
Holmes lost to Tyson.

Verstyle
06-24-2006, 04:10 PM
Holmes lost to Tyson.


yeah i know.but it said to greatest opponents. not 10 opponents u won against

:Bobby:
06-24-2006, 04:12 PM
yeah i know.but it said to greatest opponents. not 10 opponents u won against
You are wrong there, mate.

Great thread, Yaman.

Verstyle
06-24-2006, 04:13 PM
You are wrong there, mate.

Great thread, Yaman.


oh **** i am wrong.ahaha

Verstyle
06-24-2006, 04:14 PM
You are wrong there, mate.

Great thread, Yaman.


1000000000.00 points donated to :Bobby: successfully! for not calling me out even more and makin me look stupid :o

:Bobby:
06-24-2006, 04:17 PM
1000000000.00 points donated to :Bobby: successfully! for not calling me out even more and makin me look stupid :o
Thank you very much. :)

Please never forget: I am always trying to be fair. ;)

K-DOGG
06-24-2006, 04:20 PM
no tyson for holmes :eek:

I was only going with ones they beat.

Yaman
06-24-2006, 04:25 PM
You are wrong there, mate.

Great thread, Yaman.

Thanks man. I got this idea yesterday. Should be interesting.

:Bobby:
06-24-2006, 04:33 PM
Lennox Lewis

Holyfield II
Tucker
Tyson
Mercer
Morrison
Akinwande
Tua
McCall
Ruddock
Briggs

K-DOGG
06-24-2006, 04:45 PM
Hmmm. I'd see Lewis's more like this:


1-Evander Holyfield
2-Donovan Ruddock
3-Ray Mercer
4-Andrew Golota...(had just kicked Bowe's ass twice)
5-Hasim Rahman
6-David Tua
7-Frank Bruno
8-Tommy Morrison....corrected after Bobby pointed out obvious flaw with previous contender
9-Tony Tucker
10-Mike Tyson.....but he was long shot by the time the fight happened...and could still be 75% of the figthters in the division.

:Bobby:
06-24-2006, 04:50 PM
Hmmm. I'd see Lewis's more like this:


1-Evander Holyfield
2-Donovan Ruddock
3-Ray Mercer
4-Andrew Golota...(had just kicked Bowe's ass twice)
5-Hasim Rahman
6-David Tua
7-Frank Bruno
8-Michael Grant
9-Tony Tucker
10-Mike Tyson.....but he was long shot by the time the fight happened...and could still be 75% of the figthters in the division.
Why do you have Grant on your list? He was floored twice in the first round against Golota and showed almost nothing against Lewis (who fought as dirty as it gets)?

K-DOGG
06-24-2006, 04:59 PM
Why do you have Grant on your list? He was floored twice in the first round against Golota and showed almost nothing against Lewis (who fought as dirty as it gets)?

Hmm. You got me. Grant doesn't belong there, he wsa overhyped...good call. I was planning on putting Tommy Morrison there who was coming off a good win over Ruddock...he definetely deserves the slot more than Grant.

Good one.

:Bobby:
06-24-2006, 05:03 PM
Hmm. You got me. Grant doesn't belong there, he wsa overhyped...good call. I was planning on putting Tommy Morrison there who was coming off a good win over Ruddock...he definetely deserves the slot more than Grant.

Good one.
Nice to see someone who can discuss boxing in a respectful way. ;)

Tommy Morrison was all offense, I loved it.

K-DOGG
06-24-2006, 05:06 PM
Nice to see someone who can discuss boxing in a respectful way. ;)

Tommy Morrison was all offense, I loved it.

Hey, I'm not wrong often :D ; but when I am I fess up to it. ;)

hellfire508
06-25-2006, 06:21 AM
Sugar Ray Robinson:

IN NO ORDER

Henry Armstrong
Fritzie Zivic
Gene Fullmer
Jake LaMotta
Kid Gavilan
Sammy Angott
Joey Giardello
Carmen Basilio
Carl Olson
Rocky Graziano

Brassangel
06-27-2006, 11:55 AM
Originally Posted by hellfire508
Sugar Ray Robinson:

IN NO ORDER

Henry Armstrong
Fritzie Zivic
Gene Fullmer
Jake LaMotta
Kid Gavilan
Sammy Angott
Joey Giardello
Carmen Basilio
Carl Olson
Rocky Graziano

That's a pretty frieking good list of opponents.

Brassangel
06-27-2006, 11:58 AM
I was going to do one for Foreman, but it basically reads:

1. Frazier
2. Lyle
3-10. ???

I suppose Moorer gets on there, and Tyson, because Foreman beat him by frightening him into avoiding the fight.

SABBATH
06-27-2006, 12:18 PM
I was going to do one for Foreman, but it basically reads:

1. Frazier
2. Lyle
3-10. ???

I suppose Moorer gets on there, and Tyson, because Foreman beat him by frightening him into avoiding the fight.
Off the top of my head.....

1) Frazier
2) Norton
3) Lyle
4) Moorer
5) Cooney
6) Quawi
7) Chuvalo
8) Savarese
9) Coetzer
10) Alex Stewart or Adilson Rodrigues

Dempsey 1919
06-28-2006, 05:47 PM
Muhammad Ali

1. George Foreman
2. Larry Holmes
3. Joe Frazier
4. Sonny Liston
5. Floyd Patterson
6. Ken Norton
7. Jimmy Ellis
8. Jerry Quarry
9. Cleveland Williams
10. Jimmy Young

BigSlick
06-30-2006, 04:25 PM
Sugar Ray Robinson

1- Carmen Basilio
2- Jake Lamotta
3- Gene Fullmer
4- Rocky Graziano
5- Randy Turpin
6- Henry Armstrong
7- Sammy Angott
8- Kid Gavelin
9- Bobo Olsen
10. Fritzie Zivic

so many more :boxing:

SuzieQ49
06-30-2006, 08:56 PM
rocky marciano


1. Jersey Joe Walcott
2. ezzard charles
3. archie moore
4. old joe louis
5. roland lastarza
6. rex layne
7. harry kid mathews
8. don ****ell
9. Tiger Ted Lowry
10. Carmine Vingo or Johnny Skhor

SABBATH
06-30-2006, 09:59 PM
rocky marciano


1. Jersey Joe Walcott
2. ezzard charles
3. archie moore
4. old joe louis
5. roland lastarza
6. rex layne
7. harry kid mathews
8. don ****ell
9. Tiger Ted Lowry
10. Carmine Vingo or Johnny Skhor
Suzy WTF? I thought Elmer Ray at CZ had deserted us?