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Old 01-16-2010, 02:00 AM #1
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Name some candidates for best fighter pre 1940. Even a top 5 or top 10 list would be interesting.
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Name some candidates for best fighter pre 1940. Even a top 5 or top 10 list would be interesting.

Benny Leonard
Joe Gans
Georgie Dixon
Bob Fitzsimmons
Jim Jeffries
Jack Blackburn
Sam Langford
Jack Dempsey
Jack Johnson
Jimmy Wilde

There are 10 in no particular order that can be argued about. Personally I'd say Leonard or Gans, but thats just my personal opinion.
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Candidates in no Particular order (too hard)

Harry Greb
Henry Armstrong
Sam Langford
Joe Gans
Bob Fitzsimmons
Jack Dempsey
Jack Johnson
Jimmy Wilde
Benny Leonard
Gene Tunney
Tommy Loughran
Stanley Ketchell
Tony Canzoneri
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Old 01-16-2010, 07:50 AM #5
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I would give it to Armstrong or Leonard personally. But Greb and Langford also have strong cases.
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Joe Gans or Benny Leonard would get my vote.
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Well if you mean Pre-1940 and there entire career to be finished before 1940 than I say:

Harry Greb
Benny Leonard
Gene Tunney
Joe Gans
Sam langford


If you count fighters that their careers started pre 1940 than i say Henry Armstrong hands down. Willie Pepp started in 1940 professionally so he dosen't count and makes the Armstrong the logical choice.
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Harry Greb
Henry Armstrong
Sam Langford
Joe Gans
Benny Leonard

Bob Fitzsimmons was hard to drop from top 5 and I could look at this tomorrow and drop one of the others for him.
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