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View Poll Results: Who's the greatest lightweight of all-time?
Benny Leonard 6 20.00%
Roberto Duran 21 70.00%
Joe Gans 3 10.00%
Other (specify) 0 0%
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Old 03-11-2010, 10:33 AM
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What is your take on Joe Gans my friend?
A great, great fighter and I have him at #4 all-time. Truth is, among Duran, Leonard, Whitaker, and Gans a good argument can be made for any of them being the best all-time Lightweight.

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Old 03-11-2010, 10:48 AM
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A great, great fighter and I have him at #4 all-time. Truth is, among Duran, Leonard, Whitaker, and Gans a good argument can be made for any of them being the best all-time Lightweight.

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I'm glad you included Whitaker, in the mix of discussions. He's not really brought up amongst all-time great lightweights that much. He definitely had the skills to compete with all of them.
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Old 03-11-2010, 10:51 AM
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I'm glad you included Whitaker, in the mix of discussions. He's not really brought up amongst all-time great lightweights that much. He definitely had the skills to compete with all of them.
I rate fighters in the weight class where they were at their best and for Whitaker that was Lightweight. Sweet Pea was a GREAT fighter who rarely lost a ROUND when he was at his peak.

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Old 03-11-2010, 11:06 AM
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where would you put mayweather and mosley at lightweight they were both legit beasts between 130-140
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Old 03-11-2010, 01:31 PM
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A great, great fighter and I have him at #4 all-time. Truth is, among Duran, Leonard, Whitaker, and Gans a good argument can be made for any of them being the best all-time Lightweight.

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I'm glad you included Whitaker, in the mix of discussions. He's not really brought up amongst all-time great lightweights that much. He definitely had the skills to compete with all of them.

I can also justify having all in the 1 spot for different reasons. Another great fighter who's name should be mentioned with these guys is Carlos Ortiz.
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Old 03-11-2010, 07:41 PM
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Too bad Pernell Whitaker didn't spend more time at LW.

At least he didn't waste any time unifying and had several defenses while undisputed.
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