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View Poll Results: Which HW boxer would rule them all regardless of era?
Lennox Lewis 5 7.14%
Joe Louis 3 4.29%
Mike Tyson 15 21.43%
Muhammad Ali 31 44.29%
George Foreman 6 8.57%
Vitali Klitscho 2 2.86%
Rocky Marciano 4 5.71%
Evander Holyfield 2 2.86%
Joe Frazier 1 1.43%
Jack Dempsey 1 1.43%
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Old 05-10-2009, 11:13 AM
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Which heavyweight boxer would be the most trouble and possible no 1 heavyweight regardless of era? Discuss

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Old 05-10-2009, 11:40 AM
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Foreman, imho.
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Muhammad Ali comes to mind rather quickly. He fought everybody and every kind of fighter in his era. He was able to overcome even the biggest styles mismatches for him. For this question, he is the most proven to me imo.
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Old 05-10-2009, 12:08 PM
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It has to be Ali.

I would have said Foreman also, but todays Heavys although nowhere near big George's level, can match him for size and the likes of Lewis and the Klitschko's can be troubling for him prime for prime.

Lewis and Holmes would also have to be argued, as skillwise they could have troubled any era. The further you go back into history, the smaller the Heavyweights were, so the likes of Johnson and Dempsey, no matter how great they were, due to their size they could not cope with the likes of Ali, Foreman etc....
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Old 05-10-2009, 12:20 PM
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Ali, because of his mind.

Unparalleled Ring Smarts.

A giant heart (don't think of his style, think of the amount of punishment he was willing to take).

A fighter with answers.
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Ali has just about everything and he's too recent to fall under the category of boxers who may or may not be "inferior" to modern boxers

the style match-up in a few of the biggest fights is favourable to him also
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Old 05-10-2009, 01:10 PM
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Ali has just about everything and he's too recent to fall under the category of boxers who may or may not be "inferior" to modern boxers

the style match-up in a few of the biggest fights is favourable to him also
Ditto.
Prime(ish) Ali always found a way to win.
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Holy could fight many styles and had lots of heart. He'd be good in any era.
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Old 05-10-2009, 03:46 PM
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just about every heavywieght in the poll would pose a tough test in any era.
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Old 05-10-2009, 05:24 PM
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IMO Holmes, good chin and a good jab.

Foreman being another because of his power and toughness.
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