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greatest of all time 14 38.89%
one of the greatest 20 55.56%
overrated 2 5.56%
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Old 12-06-2012, 10:34 PM
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Muhammad often claimed (hype or not) to be the greatest of all time, which implied P4P. There was a time he seemed (to me at least) to be the greatest of all time in his weight class. In hindsight, I've gained enough perspective to give him this: Ali was the greatest of his time (or era) among heavyweights.

In summation and in my book, Sugar Ray Robinson holds the title of Greatest of All Time, P4P. Joe Louis was the greatest heavyweight ever, with Muhammad Ali a close 2nd.
I rank Louis 1st, with Ali a close second among heavyweights. After seeing video of him, I'd agree with Robinson being the Greatest of All Time, even Ali has admitted as much in a clip I saw during the Ringside episode on Robinson.
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Old 12-08-2012, 01:42 PM
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...In summation and in my book, Sugar Ray Robinson holds the title of Greatest of All Time, P4P. Joe Louis was the greatest heavyweight ever, with Muhammad Ali a close 2nd.
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I rank Louis 1st, with Ali a close second among heavyweights. After seeing video of him, I'd agree with Robinson being the Greatest of All Time, even Ali has admitted as much in a clip I saw during the Ringside episode on Robinson.
For once - as far as I can recall - I see eye-to-eye with another on this issue.
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Old 12-08-2012, 09:20 PM
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Really? Okay cool. I believe I've often seen eye to eye with you as well.
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Old 12-08-2012, 09:21 PM
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Old 12-09-2012, 10:33 PM
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Muhammad often claimed (hype or not) to be the greatest of all time, which implied P4P. There was a time he seemed (to me at least) to be the greatest of all time in his weight class. In hindsight, I've gained enough perspective to give him this: Ali was the greatest of his time (or era) among heavyweights.

In summation and in my book, Sugar Ray Robinson holds the title of Greatest of All Time, P4P. Joe Louis was the greatest heavyweight ever, with Muhammad Ali a close 2nd.
I only think he was talking about the heavyweight division. Ali respected SRR way too much to imply that he was better than him
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Old 12-09-2012, 10:39 PM
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Old 12-10-2012, 01:20 AM
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He's one of the greatest, although I could account him as GOAT for his accomplishments. Although, I believe prime Tyson had the boxing IQ, mentality, and physicality to beat any HW.
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Old 12-10-2012, 01:34 AM
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I got him top 5 p4p but not number 1.
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Old 12-10-2012, 03:32 PM
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Ali, in the end, said the whole talk about him being "the greatest" was all hype, but if you look at all of his assets, perhaps he was.

- Longevity. He essentially had two primes.
- He was easily the fastest moving heavyweight
- He competed in the most competitive era in history.
- He never cherrypicked. He faced all of the toughest fighters.

It's hard to objectify this, because there are differences in eras (the nutritional and training standards) as well as weight classes.

But Ali is a very good candidate for the #1 spot.
As a heavyweight, yes. Ali's quality of opposition was better than Louis or any other heavyweight and it's not debatable in my opinion. Three of Ali's victories are over heavyweight's generally seen as top 10 all time in the division.
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Old 12-10-2012, 03:37 PM
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As a heavyweight, yes. Ali's quality of opposition was better than Louis or any other heavyweight and it's not debatable in my opinion. Three of Ali's victories are over heavyweight's generally seen as top 10 all time in the division.
Agreed, these days I have Ali clearly the number 1 heavyweight.

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