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Old 07-19-2010, 04:17 PM
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Default Top 10 Defensive Boxers of All-Time (P4P)

Who would you rate as your top 10 defensive boxers in terms of their level of defensive skill? This means:
  • The boxer has to be defensively-styled (i.e. no suggestions like "Sugar Ray Robinson" even if you think his defense was the best ever)
  • The boxer has to be in your P4P Top 10 in terms of their defensive abilities
  • Any type of defensive abilities can count here, ranging from pure reflexive dodging used by Wilfred Benitez to a specific style like Winky Wright.

I'll give my Top 8 a try:

Updated 20 July 2010 at 20:55
  1. Pernell Whitaker (Lightweight)
  2. Willie Pep (Featherweight)
  3. Wilfred Benitez (Welterweight)
  4. Nicolino Locche (Junior Welterweight)
  5. Floyd Mayweather, Jr. (Junior Lightweight)
  6. Ronald "Winky" Wright (Junior Middleweight)
  7. Jack Johnson (Heavyweight)
  8. James Toney (Middleweight)

I neglected to fill in the rest of the Top 10 because everyone else I can think of off the top of my head is way behind.

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Old 07-19-2010, 04:39 PM
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Off of the top of my head.....

Willie Pep
Benny Leonard
Jack Johnson
Pernell Whitaker
Prime Muhammad Ali
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Floyd Mayweather
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Old 07-19-2010, 05:35 PM
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James toney deserves a mention
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Old 07-19-2010, 09:46 PM
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Who would you rate as your top 10 defensive boxers in terms of their level of defensive skill? This means:
  • The boxer has to be defensively-styled (i.e. no suggestions like "Sugar Ray Robinson" even if you think his defense was the best ever)
  • The boxer has to be in your P4P Top 10 in terms of their defensive abilities
  • Any type of defensive abilities can count here, ranging from pure reflexive dodging used by Wilfred Benitez to a specific style like Winky Wright.

I'll give my Top 5 a try:
  1. Pernell Whitaker (Lightweight)
  2. Willie Pep (Featherweight)
  3. Wilfred Benitez (Welterweight)
  4. Floyd Mayweather, Jr. (Junior Lightweight)
  5. Ronald "Winky" Wright (Junior Middleweight)
Nicolino Locche
Pernell Whitaker
Willie Pep

Floyd Mayweather, Jr
James Toney
Roy Jones Jr
Muhammad Ali
Jack Johnson
Wilfred Benitez
Dwight Qawi


Top 3 is fixed, rest can be juggled around.
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Old 07-20-2010, 05:15 AM
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No love for Chris Byrd and Orlin Norris ? these guys faced size differences no Whitaker or Locche ever faced.
Whitaker and Locche enjoyed opponents with limited weights close to their own , same for height , reach and power differences .
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Old 07-20-2010, 09:24 AM
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Nicolino Locche, that mans defense was insane.
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Old 07-20-2010, 09:34 AM
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No love for Chris Byrd and Orlin Norris ? these guys faced size differences no Whitaker or Locche ever faced.
Whitaker and Locche enjoyed opponents with limited weights close to their own , same for height , reach and power differences .
Why are you so obsessed with size?
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No love for Chris Byrd and Orlin Norris ? these guys faced size differences no Whitaker or Locche ever faced.
Whitaker and Locche enjoyed opponents with limited weights close to their own , same for height , reach and power differences .
Did you seriously just say Chris Byrd and Norris have better defense then Locche and Whitaker ?.

****ing lol.
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Old 07-20-2010, 12:35 PM
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Canto probably deserves a mention...
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