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Old 08-07-2010, 09:47 PM #1
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Default Top 5 boxers off all time based on heart

My top 5 are:

Muhammad Ali
Joe Frazier
Evander Holyfield
Roberto Duran
Rocky Marciano


I know I edged a bit towards heavyweight ranking than solely based on heart, but this is my top 5.
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Old 08-07-2010, 10:37 PM #2
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My top 5 are:

Muhammad Ali
Joe Frazier
Evander Holyfield
Roberto Duran
Rocky Marciano


I know I edged a bit towards heavyweight ranking than solely based on heart, but this is my top 5.
Roberto Duran flat out quit in the middle of a fight... exactly how can he rank ahead of guys like Hagler, Ricardo Lopez, Vinnie Paz etc.?
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Old 08-07-2010, 10:41 PM #3
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Chacon, Vazquez, Robinson, Holyfield...Bowe, maybe Morales

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Old 08-07-2010, 11:12 PM #4
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Interesting to see a list highlighting fighters with heart and then some containing fighters who did quit.


Now,I'm not judging these men,they're not cowards or anything of the sort,but why name these fighters rather than fighters who would never dare quit in a ring?



Could you imagine Vargas or Margarito quitting because of a broken nose? Or quitting as early as the third round? Personally,I just couldn't imagine it.



I couldn't imagine a Matt Franklin quitting simply because his opponent was fighting a style that severely limited his strengths.




I don't think fighters who blatantly ducked punchers his entire career are "warriors",either.Tough guys? Sure.But let's not go overboard
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Gatti and Nigel Benn deserve honourable mentions. Both limited fighters but as brave as bulls.
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I love how when Morales would get tagged he would come forward with fury looking for retaliation.


Also I would have to mention Hearns was all heart. You could see it in his eyes before the fight he just wanted to kill the other guy. Yeah he got stopped but it was Hearns who went bat **** crazy on Hagler from the opening bell.

Even in the SRL fight, I remember SRL saying in his corner after one of the first rounds "hes trying to knock me out" he was pretty surprised.

I liked that how he would go all out from round one like that.
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Old 08-08-2010, 09:05 PM #7
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I love how when Morales would get tagged he would come forward with fury looking for retaliation.
Him and Barrera both ****ing hated getting punched. Not like they were afraid, it just pissed them off so bad. That's why their fights were so great - they would hit each other and the other guy would try to show how much bigger his balls were.

I don't know if I can narrow it down to 5, but in terms of big hearts, I see it like this in no particular order...

Arturo Gatti
Meldrick Taylor
Evander Holyfield
Muhammad Ali
Julio Cesar Chavez
Micky Ward
Marvin Hagler
Rocky Marciano
Marco Antonio Barrera
Erik Morales

All of these guys would fight with half their faces hanging off, they didn't give a ****.
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Shocked to see no mention of Carmon Basilo
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Muhammad Ali, Joe Frazier, SRR, Gerald Mcclellan etc...

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Shocked to see no mention of Carmon Basilo
watch this highlight of his fight with SRR, amazing:



I agree he showed a lot of heart in this one.
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