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Old 12-30-2009, 09:02 PM
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In the history of professional prize fighting, which division has seen, produced the greatest number of fighters?

Welterweight? Featherweight? Heavyweight?
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Old 12-30-2009, 09:32 PM
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Middleweight! Bob Fitzsimons, Stanley Ketchel, Les Darcy, Bob Papke, Harry Greb, Sam Langford, Micky Walker, Tiger Flowers, Billy Conn, Charley Burley, Archie Moore, Sugar ray Robinson, Jake Lamotta, Tony Zale, Rocky Graziano, Holman Williams, Gene Fulmer, Carmen Basilo, Dick Tiger, Nino Benvenutei, Carlos Monzon, Rodrigo Valdez, Rubin Carter, Emile Griiffith, Randy Turpin, Chris Eubank, Mike Mccallum, Herol Graham, Gerald Mccellan, Michael Watson, Nigel Benn, Iran Barkley, Marvin Hagler, Roberto Duran, Wilfredo Benitez, Ray Learnard, Thomas Hearns, Donald Curry, Tommy Ryan, Sumbo Kalambay, Kid mcoy, Roy Jones, Michael Nuun, James Toney, Bernard Hopkins to name a few

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Old 12-30-2009, 09:47 PM
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Middleweight! Bob Fitzsimons, Stanley Ketchel, Les Darcy, Bob Papke, Harry Greb, Sam Langford, Micky Walker, Tiger Flowers, Billy Conn, Charley Burley, Archie Moore, Sugar ray Robinson, Jake Lamotta, Tony Zale, Rocky Graziano, Holman Williams, Gene Fulmer, Carmen Basilo, Dick Tiger, Nino Benvenutei, Carlos Monzon, Rodrigo Valdez, Rubin Carter, Emile Griiffith, Randy Turpin, Chris Eubank, Mike Mccallum, Herol Graham, Gerald Mccellan, Michael Watson, Nigel Benn, Iran Barkley, Marvin Hagler, Roberto Duran, Wilfredo Benitez, Ray Learnard, Thomas Hearns, Donald Curry, Tommy Ryan, Sumbo Kalambay, Kid mcoy, Roy Jones, Michael Nuun, James Toney, Bernard Hopkins to name a few
Beat me to it, i was going to say welter, but the thing is, most great welters who start in that division usually go on to middleweight, or at least historically, depends on where you view Jr Middleweight.
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Old 12-30-2009, 09:53 PM
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Beat me to it, i was going to say welter, but the thing is, most great welters who start in that division usually go on to middleweight, or at least historically, depends on where you view Jr Middleweight.
i only put fighters who had one time at 160, so if fighters who had boxed jr middle and not gone no higher were not included!

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Old 12-30-2009, 09:55 PM
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light welterweight to middleweight
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Old 12-30-2009, 09:55 PM
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Here are some more for middleweights Oscar de la hoya, Arthur Abraham, Felix Trinidad, Bennie Brisco, Vinny Pazienza, Hector Camacho and Winky Wright and my favourite bobby czyz
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Old 12-30-2009, 10:46 PM
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I think MW is right there in a weight that a great pool of fighters can fight at. Even WW or JR MW can move up to MW. I think there has been alot of great FeatherWeights, Lightweights, and HeavyWeights. Lightweights include Joe Ganns, Benny Leonard, Henry Armstrong, Carlos Ortiz, Tony Canzoneri, Roberto Duran, Ken Buchanan, Alexis Arguello, Pernell Whitaker, Julio Cesar Chavez, De La Hoya, Mayweather Jr etc., just to name a few.
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Old 12-30-2009, 11:35 PM
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Middleweight is a strong choice, but there have been many great welters and Heavyweights. I ask were would we be without Joe Louis and Muhammad Ali?
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Old 12-31-2009, 12:41 AM
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Old 12-31-2009, 12:50 AM
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I say From Lightweight to Middleweight. Just like others stated, most Welterweights end up Middleweights and most Lightweights end up Welterweights.

and plus you have Middleweights that have been successful at the higher weight classes from Light Heavy Weight to Heavy Weight like Floyd patterson, Roy Jones, Archie Moore, Dick Tiger, bernard Hopkins, James Toney, etc.
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