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The top 15 GREATEST BOXERS OF ALL TIME

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  • It's hard to discuss boxing with people who have never been in the ring before.

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    • Originally posted by Lomadeaux View Post
      I literally have zero words for this.

      You can be arrested in certain parts of US for saying the **** you just said.
      Your mom used to sell you? That would explain a lot.

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      • Originally posted by Lomadeaux View Post
        It's hard to discuss boxing with people who have never been in the ring before.
        That's why I've told you to take up Boxing.

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        • Originally posted by Rusty Tromboni View Post
          That's why I've told you to take up Boxing.
          How many fights did you have or have you had?

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          • Originally posted by Lomadeaux View Post
            How many fights did you have or have you had?
            I never even Boxed as a competitive amateur. I have never stated as much, either. But you don't need to. You really don't need to spend much time in the gym at all to recognize that Robinson, while very pleasing aesthetically is basically the K1 answer to modern Boxers. I don't dispute that what he was capable of in the ring was remarkable, but there's a reason fighters aren't taught to fight like that, but match-making has DEFINITELY been influenced by his career.

            Really, can you tell me who fights like Robinson? Did you ever have a trainer teach you to fight like that?

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            • Originally posted by Piggu View Post
              Thread maker, no offense, but your list is absolute **** and I've now decided to completely disregard your opinion on everything for the rest of your life.
              Agreed. There are some names that should not be on that list for the top 15 (joe Frazier) should be substituted with Larry Holmes

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              • Originally posted by teamwork7 View Post
                Who are the best boxers of all time? I have compiled a list of boxer’s based on their boxing ability, what they achieved in the sport, and how they conducted themselves in and out of the ring. I have put why I rate them so highly also. It is so hard to because every time you think you have it right, you go down the list and pretty much every fighter in their prime – you think “ he could have beaten him” I have decided on this list, and that is that, and it is based on pound for pound credibility’s basically.

                1) Sugar Ray Robinson – Had it all, could defend, could attack, and could do anything.
                2) Muhammad Ali – Has to be right up there, could be below Robinson, or could be below Leonard, but I have him second.
                3) Rocky Marciano, - I think to retire undefeated in an era that was so hard, especially as a 5”10 Heavyweight was amazing, what a KO percentage – 87.75.
                4) Sugar ray Leonard - Some of you will think he should be higher, but I think I have him about right.
                5) Oscar De La Hoya – I think he has to be there, he has fought the best, and is one of the best. Goes in for a battle comes out usually unmarked having won. In his day could have beat all of these above him. I could have had him higher. In fact looking at it, he could be as high as number 3 really.
                6) Roy Jones Jnr – His record speaks for itself, multiple weight champions, still going today.
                7) Floyd Mayweather – People will argue this one to the hilt. But I say this – he has beat De la Hoya, Hatton, Judah etc, he could have fought in any era, a top class fighter.
                8) Jack Dempsey – Probably one of the most popular fighters of all, again KO’s were amazing.
                9) Joe Frazier – beat Ali, says it all really, lost to only Foreman & Ali, and that speaks for itself.
                10) Joe Louis – Held the heavy weight title for 11 years, before retiring after being KO by Rocky Marciano, which happened a lot to everyone else so.
                11) Bernard Hopkins or Joe Calzaghe if can beat him, Joe calzaghe ranked alongside him. Hopkins because of his stature within the fighting world, and his ability to move up the weights and win world titles. But I think that if Calzaghe beats him then he can be here – has been champion for over 10 years. His actual ability is up there with Ali, his hand speed, tactical boxing brain and ability to take a punch. I believe he could have fought in any era, pitty he could not have fought with Leonard.
                12) Evander Holyfield – A brilliant boxer, who had a brilliant career, wins over the likes of Tyson, Holmes & Foreman cement his position here amongst the greats.
                13) Mike Tyson – To win the world heavy weight crown at 20 is one hell of an achievement, but outside influences destroyed what could have been the best of all time.
                14) Jake La Motta – Some amongst us probably think he should not be here and those below that are mentioned should be, but I put him here for pure reputation inside and outside the boxing ring.
                15) Jack Johnson – The first black heavyweight, in an era that was hard, very hard and known fro brutality inside the ring as well as outside on the streets. A top class boxer, with a good heart.


                Honorable mentions for their ability and what they bought to the sport.

                Tommy Hearn’s, Marvin Haggler, Jimmy Wilde, Ricky Hatton (had to I’m British), George Foreman. Lennox Lewis, Henry Armstrong, Larry Holmes, Marco Antonio Barrera, Manny Pacquiao, Chris Eubank, Nigel Benn, Steve Collins, Barry McGuigan, Henry Cooper.
                Tyson should not be on this list. Lennox Lewis would be on here before Tyson.

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                • Originally posted by mjh1969 View Post
                  Agreed. There are some names that should not be on that list for the top 15 (joe Frazier) should be substituted with Larry Holmes
                  Frazier beat Ali when Ali was at his best.

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                  • Originally posted by Rusty Tromboni View Post
                    I never even Boxed as a competitive amateur. I have never stated as much, either. But you don't need to. You really don't need to spend much time in the gym at all to recognize that Robinson, while very pleasing aesthetically is basically the K1 answer to modern Boxers. I don't dispute that what he was capable of in the ring was remarkable, but there's a reason fighters aren't taught to fight like that, but match-making has DEFINITELY been influenced by his career.

                    Really, can you tell me who fights like Robinson? Did you ever have a trainer teach you to fight like that?
                    Lol, have you ever seen Ali fight?

                    This is a little sad man.

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                    • Originally posted by Rusty Tromboni View Post
                      Frazier beat Ali when Ali was at his best.
                      After a how long of a layoff? Do you know how long Joe was in the hospital after that fight?

                      Did you watch the following two fights?

                      How old are you?

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