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Old 03-24-2005, 09:10 PM
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Default Greatest UK fighter ever?

IMO...

1, Lennox Lewis
2, Ken Buchanan
3, Barry McGuigan
4, John Conteh
5, Lloyd Honeyghan

(maybe Hatton after he does Skippy)

As i said IMO, very much up for debate. It's a tough one!
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Old 03-24-2005, 10:08 PM
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I'm not sure of where he should be on the
list,but Naz would have ko'd both Buchanan
and McGuigan.
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Old 03-24-2005, 10:22 PM
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Do you think? Maybe McGuigan vs Naz would've been a war, a classic even. But i think Buchanan would have too much movement and skill for Naz.
Used to go out with a girl from St Hellens. Just along from Suttons brewerey, the estate oposite where Bargain Booze is now!
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Old 03-24-2005, 10:36 PM
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It's between either Jimmy Wilde or Bob Fitzsimmons...Either one would be an excellant pick, as they're the most logical choices for this distinction.

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Old 03-24-2005, 10:40 PM
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What about Henry Akinwande? Just a joke lol!
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Old 03-24-2005, 10:53 PM
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Here's a few more fighters that would certainly be ranked over most of the fighters you mentioned, and would help fill out a top five/ten list if you're inclined to do one of those;

Ted 'Kid' Lewis, Jackie 'Kid' Berg, Jim Driscoll, and Freddie Welsh.
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Old 03-24-2005, 10:57 PM
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Benny Lynch is another one who deserves a fairly high ranking on that list.
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Old 03-24-2005, 10:58 PM
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Here's a few more fighters that would certainly be ranked over most of the fighters you mentioned, and would help fill out a top five/ten list if you're inclined to do one of those;

Ted 'Kid' Lewis, Jackie 'Kid' Berg, Jim Driscoll, and Freddie Welsh.

Wow Yogi! Your going back a bit there? While were there though, what about Jack London, Henry the Hammer (if his eyebrows didnt split like tomatoes), or even Randolph Turpin? He used to live near me?
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Old 03-24-2005, 11:12 PM
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Wow Yogi! Your going back a bit there? While were there though, what about Jack London, Henry the Hammer (if his eyebrows didnt split like tomatoes), or even Randolph Turpin? He used to live near me?
Sure, I don't think Turpin would look out of place being ranked in the top 10, but it would probably be towards the bottom, if at all. A victory over who many consider the greatest fighter to ever live has to count for something, doesn't it?

I'm a big fan of Henry Cooper, but I don't consider him to be one of the greatest fighters that the UK has produced. He's one of the better heavyweights, sure. But p4p, I think he comes up way short.

And Jack London? I don't know a whole lot about him, besides the fact that he was the bald headed father of Brian, and had some decent success back in the 30's and 40's.

Here's another couple of guys that are worth mentioning, and possibly make the top ten; Owen Moran and Peter Kane.
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Old 03-24-2005, 11:15 PM
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And yeah, I'm going back a bit for some of those names. It seems the older I get, the more I appreciate those old-timers for some reason. LOL!
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