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Old 05-14-2011, 12:54 PM #1
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Default The Top 30 Heavyweight Boxers Ever

Yeah, I know this topic has been done to death, but still i cannot fail but notice that people never seem to get weary of it. And also, pardon me - I'm new, so I had to get a first-hand taste of what the knowledgeable people of this forum think. So, here goes my list -

1. Muhammad Ali
2. Joe Louis
3. Jack Johnson
4. Larry Holmes
5. George Foreman
6. Jack Dempsey
7. Rocky Marciano
8. Sonny Liston
9. Mike Tyson
10. Joe Frazier
11. Jim Jeffries
12. Lennox Lewis
13. Sam Langford
14. Evander Holyfield
15. Ezzard Charles
16. Floyd Patterson
17. Riddick Bowe
18. Gene Tunney
19. Jersey Joe Walcott
20. Max Schmeling
21. Ken Norton
22. Max Baer
23. Harry Wills
24. Jack Sharkley
25. Peter Jackson
26. Joe Jeanette
27. James J Corbett
28. Elmer Ray
29. George Godfrey
30. Jerry Quarry

Now, now. I created this thread because I wanted you guys to comment on my Top 30 list. I really do appreciate your coments and I will welcome any suggestions made for it.

But it would be an added bonus if you guys could post your top 10/20/30 list here. Come on fellas - I want it to be the longest thread ever
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Old 05-14-2011, 01:05 PM #2
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lol i'm too lazy to dig up my top 10

nevermind put together a 30, lol


anybody finds my top ten and pastes it on here (its somewhere in the history section,) gets 25 millions e-pts
and a pat on the back


good work, though
nothing is worse than figuring out a bunch of fighters you have to put in front of a great
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I disagree with some of you placements, but its all very subjective. Here's my top 12. If you don't mind me asking, what criteria are you using to rank fighters?

12. frazier
11. Dempsey
10. Marciano
9. Holyfield
8. Liston
7. Tyson
6. Foreman
5. Lewis
4. Johnson
3. Holmes
2. Ali
1. Louis
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Jimmy Bivins absolutely must be on the list somewhere.

Here are my top 16 heavyweights, I've never gone beyond that:

1. Ali
2. Louis
3. Foreman
4. Holmes
5. Dempsey
6. Marciano
7. Liston
8. Frazier
9. Bivins
10. Johnson
11. Walcott
12. Lewis
13. Holyfield
14. Wills
15. Tyson
16. Burns
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Johnson and Dempsey are both way too high in my opinion. they didnt beat the best fighters available to them during their reign.

Im especially surprised that Johnson is so high on your list, while Wills is so low...Wills beat many of Johnson's best wins, and when they were more in their prime(Langford, Jeanette, McVea).

I would have Holyfield and Lewis a bit higher, personally.
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Jimmy Bivins absolutely must be on the list somewhere.

Here are my top 16 heavyweights, I've never gone beyond that:

1. Ali
2. Louis
3. Foreman
4. Holmes
5. Dempsey
6. Marciano
7. Liston
8. Frazier
9. Bivins
10. Johnson
11. Walcott
12. Lewis
13. Holyfield
14. Wills
15. Tyson
16. Burns
You're kidding, right Who the hell did Bivins ever beat at heavyweight to get him ranked 9th in your opinion?
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I can offer a Top 10 Heavyweights List, mine.

1. Muhammad Ali
2. Joe Louis
3. Rocky Marciano
4. Larry Holmes
5. George Foreman
6. Jack Johnson
7. Evander Holyfield
8. Lennox Lewis
9. Joe Frazier
10. Jack Dempsey

Not sure where Tyson falls in my as yet unwritten Top 30 list
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Jimmy Bivins absolutely must be on the list somewhere.

Here are my top 16 heavyweights, I've never gone beyond that:

1. Ali
2. Louis
3. Foreman
4. Holmes
5. Dempsey
6. Marciano
7. Liston
8. Frazier
9. Bivins
10. Johnson
11. Walcott
12. Lewis
13. Holyfield
14. Wills
15. Tyson
16. Burns
Why should Bivens be considered a TOP 30 Heavyweight? I can see him as a TOP 10 Lightheavy but what makes you think he could have competed with Louis or Marciano? He lost just about every fight with good-great heavyweights.
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Yeah, I know this topic has been done to death, but still i cannot fail but notice that people never seem to get weary of it. And also, pardon me - I'm new, so I had to get a first-hand taste of what the knowledgeable people of this forum think. So, here goes my list -

1. Muhammad Ali
2. Joe Louis
3. Jack Johnson
4. Larry Holmes
5. George Foreman
6. Jack Dempsey
7. Rocky Marciano
8. Sonny Liston
9. Mike Tyson
10. Joe Frazier
11. Jim Jeffries
12. Lennox Lewis
13. Sam Langford
14. Evander Holyfield
15. Ezzard Charles
16. Floyd Patterson
17. Riddick Bowe
18. Gene Tunney
19. Jersey Joe Walcott
20. Max Schmeling
21. Ken Norton
22. Max Baer
23. Harry Wills
24. Jack Sharkley
25. Peter Jackson
26. Joe Jeanette
27. James J Corbett
28. Elmer Ray
29. George Godfrey
30. Jerry Quarry

Now, now. I created this thread because I wanted you guys to comment on my Top 30 list. I really do appreciate your coments and I will welcome any suggestions made for it.

But it would be an added bonus if you guys could post your top 10/20/30 list here. Come on fellas - I want it to be the longest thread ever
I think your overly harsh on modern fighters, I mean its a good list at the top end but be serious at the bottom end dude,seriously ... jerry quarry/jack sharkey i don't see any argument for them being top twenty and as for jeanette/godfrey/elmer ray/harry wills etc - I mean have you ever even seen decent footage of these guys in action? I'm sure u haven't ... how can you judge someone you haven't seen especially when they don't have long reigns or loads of great vicories on their cvs ... what about the Klitschkos/ingemar johanson/spinks/ i don't think its right to completely disregard the modern guys who you have seen but might not like in favour of ancient guys you haven't seen but assume you'd like.

oh and one more thing for a diffrent poster bivens number 9 ????????????

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