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Old 04-28-2012, 01:32 PM #1
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Emanuel Steward’s Top-Ten Greatest Fighters Of All-Time

1: Sugar Ray Robinson - “The best welterweight ever! A Phenomenal record at a time when records were real!”

2: Muhammad Ali - “Ali fought everybody, no matter what style.”

3: Henry Armstrong - “Fought in all those divisions and was robbed in middleweight title fight when they called it a draw”

4: Willy Pep - “Just a totally amazing fighter”

5: Joe Louis - “Exemplified the world Champion”

6: Marvellous Marvin Hagler - “The best middleweight ever, no doubt!”

7: George Foreman - “So smart in his own way, and so strong.”

8: Sam Langford - “Way before his time”

9: Manny Pacquiao - “Has gone through division after division after division! Just a phenomena”

10: Roberto Duran - “The best lightweight ever!”


Thomas Hearns’ Top-Ten Greatest Fighters Of All-Time

1: Muhammad Ali

2: Joe Frazier

3: Thomas Hearns

4: Roberto Duran

5: Wilfred Benitez

6: Sugar Ray Leonard

7: Mike Tyson

8: Floyd Mayweather

9: George Foreman

10: Marvin Hagler
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Old 04-28-2012, 01:36 PM #2
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Emanuel Steward’s Top-Ten Greatest Fighters Of All-Time

1: Sugar Ray Robinson - “The best welterweight ever! A Phenomenal record at a time when records were real!”

2: Muhammad Ali - “Ali fought everybody, no matter what style.”

3: Henry Armstrong - “Fought in all those divisions and was robbed in middleweight title fight when they called it a draw”

4: Willy Pep - “Just a totally amazing fighter”

5: Joe Louis - “Exemplified the world Champion”

6: Marvellous Marvin Hagler - “The best middleweight ever, no doubt!”

7: George Foreman - “So smart in his own way, and so strong.”

8: Sam Langford - “Way before his time”

9: Manny Pacquiao - “Has gone through division after division after division! Just a phenomena”

10: Roberto Duran - “The best lightweight ever!”


Thomas Hearns’ Top-Ten Greatest Fighters Of All-Time

1: Muhammad Ali

2: Joe Frazier

3: Thomas Hearns

4: Roberto Duran

5: Wilfred Benitez

6: Sugar Ray Leonard

7: Mike Tyson

8: Floyd Mayweather

9: George Foreman

10: Marvin Hagler
Hearns' list is a bit stupid. I disagree with a few of Steward's picks obviously, particularly the Foreman inclusion which I think is flat out ridiculous although it's alright in my opinion apart from that.

Also having Hagler included and not Monzon is dodgy, they are so close.
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Deeply unimpressed they probably thought about 10 seconds each.

Hearns' list is all made by fighters who fought in the 70s-80s with the exception of Mayweather.

Steward must be the only man on earth to rank Duran behind Hagler.
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Deeply unimpressed they probably thought about 10 seconds each.

Hearns' list is all made by fighters who fought in the 70s-80s with the exception of Mayweather.

Steward must be the only man on earth to rank Duran behind Hagler.
Benitez > Leonard was funny.
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Benitez > Leonard was funny.
yes... wonder why he has them like that... :-D
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Emanuel Stewards's top 3 is really good but Hearns's top 3 is pretty bad. Neither Floyd or Pacquiao should be on either list. That's a joke.
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lol at Hearns's list if it is legit that is
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Looks more like a list of favourite fighters.

Certainly not the most accomplished.
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well it's good to know that tommy hearns is the third greatest fighter who ever lived according to thomas hearns.
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well it's good to know that tommy hearns is the third greatest fighter who ever lived according to thomas hearns.
And apparently he was the best non heavyweight ever. I guess being 0-2 against Iran Barkley doesn't hurt you all that badly.
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