Boxing Forum
Navigation
Go Back   Boxing Forum > Boxing Forums > Non Stop Boxing

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 09-01-2017, 08:49 AM #71
b00g13man b00g13man is online now
Undisputed Champion
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 9,915
Quoted: 1387 Post(s)
Rep Power: 29
b00g13man has a reputation beyond reputeb00g13man has a reputation beyond reputeb00g13man has a reputation beyond reputeb00g13man has a reputation beyond reputeb00g13man has a reputation beyond reputeb00g13man has a reputation beyond reputeb00g13man has a reputation beyond reputeb00g13man has a reputation beyond reputeb00g13man has a reputation beyond reputeb00g13man has a reputation beyond reputeb00g13man has a reputation beyond repute
Points: 10,000,160,615.45
Bank: 0.00
Total Points: 10,000,160,615.45
Cool poster. Cheers bro. - Mike D 
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by BattlingNelson View Post
No. Ali and Tyson were HW's and both were and are universally recognizable icons. Just about every sports fan around the world would recognize them. Floyd just isn't up there at all. The closest thing from this period would be De La Hoya.
Image View Removed. Please Click Here.
Image View Removed. Please Click Here.
Image View Removed. Please Click Here.
b00g13man is online now   Reply With Quote
Advertisements
>>>TO REMOVE THESE ADS, PLEASE REGISTER HERE FOR FREE<<<
Old 09-01-2017, 09:37 AM #72
soul_survivor soul_survivor is offline
LOL @ Ali-Holmes
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Planet Oberon
Posts: 15,821
Quoted: 4354 Post(s)
Rep Power: 37
soul_survivor has a reputation beyond reputesoul_survivor has a reputation beyond reputesoul_survivor has a reputation beyond reputesoul_survivor has a reputation beyond reputesoul_survivor has a reputation beyond reputesoul_survivor has a reputation beyond reputesoul_survivor has a reputation beyond reputesoul_survivor has a reputation beyond reputesoul_survivor has a reputation beyond reputesoul_survivor has a reputation beyond reputesoul_survivor has a reputation beyond repute
Points: 6,000,058,110,556,475,392.00
Bank: 0.00
Total Points: 6,000,058,110,556,475,392.00
Sandiest vagina on Boxing Scene - Pigeons Knows his boxing - jas one of boxingscene's worst posters - Freedom. kick this dbag - -Weltschmerz- your natural diet consists of this - Sergey Kovalev 
No Message - Sergey Kovalev No Message - Sergey Kovalev No Message - Sergey Kovalev No Message - Bronze Bomber man that red k cut deep...here's the tissue I wiped my tears with - Mike D 
lol - Mr McDowell soul_survivor loves BBC - Shaolin Sword Top Rated Poster - ironmt BOOOOOOOOMB SQUUUAAAAAAAAAAD - Deontay Wilder 
Gay and Lesbian Pride - -Weltschmerz- Hodgkin's Disease - Testicular Cancer - Sergey Kovalev 
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by -Kev- View Post
This loser has walked through Timbuktu, Mumbai and Karachi and asked around if they know who Mayweather is :lol:

Spoon 2.0
What xeactly as hurt your feelings? Do you genuinely believe he is as well known globally as Muhammad Ali?
soul_survivor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-2017, 10:18 AM #73
Pandur Pandur is offline
Contender
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Posts: 255
Quoted: 121 Post(s)
Rep Power: 5
Pandur is a jewel in the roughPandur is a jewel in the roughPandur is a jewel in the roughPandur is a jewel in the rough
Points: 48,100.79
Bank: 0.00
Total Points: 48,100.79
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year - Freedom. 
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by IMDAZED View Post
I bet you're wrong.


What a great argument to settle the debate.
Pandur is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-2017, 11:26 AM #74
IMDAZED IMDAZED is offline
Fair but Firm
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 39,775
Quoted: 2472 Post(s)
Rep Power: 109
IMDAZED has a reputation beyond reputeIMDAZED has a reputation beyond reputeIMDAZED has a reputation beyond reputeIMDAZED has a reputation beyond reputeIMDAZED has a reputation beyond reputeIMDAZED has a reputation beyond reputeIMDAZED has a reputation beyond reputeIMDAZED has a reputation beyond reputeIMDAZED has a reputation beyond reputeIMDAZED has a reputation beyond reputeIMDAZED has a reputation beyond repute
Points: 1,000,002,002,065,705,344.00
Bank: 3,546,274,351,595,995,648.00
Total Points: 4,546,276,353,661,701,120.00
for knowing your stuff! - natas206 thanks for the info. - TRUTH For that homerun of a post, bud. - Sweet Pea 50 An apple for one of BoxingScene's most knowledgeable posters - danc1984 BOOM - Fiend 
Excellent poster - ADDICT MOH. For continously educating NSB. - BattlingNelson been a while mate! - Tamis_Siensya No Message - WESS To a poster I have a lot of respect for. Cheers, bud. - Mike D 
Firm but fair...like it says under his name. World level poster and good dude. - Mike D 
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Pandur View Post
What a great argument to settle the debate.
😂😂😂

I've been to two countries in Europe and two in Africa over the past eight months -- Mayweather is worldwide.
IMDAZED is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-2017, 11:27 AM #75
IMDAZED IMDAZED is offline
Fair but Firm
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 39,775
Quoted: 2472 Post(s)
Rep Power: 109
IMDAZED has a reputation beyond reputeIMDAZED has a reputation beyond reputeIMDAZED has a reputation beyond reputeIMDAZED has a reputation beyond reputeIMDAZED has a reputation beyond reputeIMDAZED has a reputation beyond reputeIMDAZED has a reputation beyond reputeIMDAZED has a reputation beyond reputeIMDAZED has a reputation beyond reputeIMDAZED has a reputation beyond reputeIMDAZED has a reputation beyond repute
Points: 1,000,002,002,065,705,344.00
Bank: 3,546,274,351,595,995,648.00
Total Points: 4,546,276,353,661,701,120.00
for knowing your stuff! - natas206 thanks for the info. - TRUTH For that homerun of a post, bud. - Sweet Pea 50 An apple for one of BoxingScene's most knowledgeable posters - danc1984 BOOM - Fiend 
Excellent poster - ADDICT MOH. For continously educating NSB. - BattlingNelson been a while mate! - Tamis_Siensya No Message - WESS To a poster I have a lot of respect for. Cheers, bud. - Mike D 
Firm but fair...like it says under his name. World level poster and good dude. - Mike D 
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by BattlingNelson View Post
I am talking global star power. Not boxing resume.
So am I. It's not even close.
IMDAZED is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-2017, 06:42 PM #76
Wizardsh Wizardsh is offline
Undisputed Champion
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Posts: 1,459
Quoted: 178 Post(s)
Rep Power: 7
Wizardsh has a reputation beyond reputeWizardsh has a reputation beyond reputeWizardsh has a reputation beyond reputeWizardsh has a reputation beyond reputeWizardsh has a reputation beyond reputeWizardsh has a reputation beyond reputeWizardsh has a reputation beyond reputeWizardsh has a reputation beyond reputeWizardsh has a reputation beyond reputeWizardsh has a reputation beyond reputeWizardsh has a reputation beyond repute
Points: 30,000,046,194.59
Bank: 0.00
Total Points: 30,000,046,194.59
Here you homosexual :) - Beercules For your anus. - Scott.Weiland sup bruh - SlySlickSmooth 
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by JK1700 View Post
LOL @ one of the GOATS and the best of the last 20 years just being forgotten. Ali was hated for his beliefs, but the main reasons were that he was brash, ****y and black. The same reasons as Money Mayweather and once he retires most of the haters will change and claim they were fans since day 1. It's already starting to happen now, a lot of people have changed their minds about him. Mayweather has the highest PPV numbers ever and can do speaking engagements all around the world and get paid more than anyone else. He's the biggest name in boxing period.
And still not an icon that's reality, I know you groupies don't want to accept it but it is what it is
Wizardsh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-2017, 07:09 PM #77
JK1700 JK1700 is online now
Boxing Virtuoso
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: England
Age: 24
Posts: 4,697
Quoted: 462 Post(s)
Rep Power: 19
JK1700 has a reputation beyond reputeJK1700 has a reputation beyond reputeJK1700 has a reputation beyond reputeJK1700 has a reputation beyond reputeJK1700 has a reputation beyond reputeJK1700 has a reputation beyond reputeJK1700 has a reputation beyond reputeJK1700 has a reputation beyond reputeJK1700 has a reputation beyond reputeJK1700 has a reputation beyond reputeJK1700 has a reputation beyond repute
Points: 19,976.15
Bank: 53,057,469,876,709,597,184.00
Total Points: 53,057,469,876,709,613,568.00
keep up the good work champ - Atreyu Khalil Cheers! - dan_cov Cheers mate - Chrismart Cheers - BoxingIsGreat Much respect, homie!!! - travestyny 
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Wizardsh View Post
And still not an icon that's reality, I know you groupies don't want to accept it but it is what it is
In what world is he not an icon? He's the richest and most well known athlete in sports and the greatest boxer of the last 30 years. His clothing line alone makes $10 million a year if those things don't make him an icon I don't know what does. You might not like him but there's no doubt he's the greatest boxer of this generation and maybe the greatest athlete as well. There's no one else who's ever been this far above the competition for this long. Or anyone who's commanded as much interest. So much so that he can go anywhere in the world and get paid huge money just to talk. He's an icon and a legend.

Last edited by JK1700; 09-01-2017 at 07:11 PM.
JK1700 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-2017, 07:38 PM #78
E-Thug E-Thug is offline
Undisputed Champion
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 1,424
Quoted: 243 Post(s)
Rep Power: 10
E-Thug has a reputation beyond reputeE-Thug has a reputation beyond reputeE-Thug has a reputation beyond reputeE-Thug has a reputation beyond reputeE-Thug has a reputation beyond reputeE-Thug has a reputation beyond reputeE-Thug has a reputation beyond reputeE-Thug has a reputation beyond reputeE-Thug has a reputation beyond reputeE-Thug has a reputation beyond reputeE-Thug has a reputation beyond repute
Points: 55,001,014,000,001,024,000.00
Bank: 0.00
Total Points: 55,001,014,000,001,024,000.00
Hilarious - jas 
Default

The way I see it is

Most famous ever - Ali and Tyson
Followed by Holyfield, Foreman and Frazier - everyone I've ever met knows who these 3 are, largely due to their association with the above 2

Then after that top 5 it really becomes country dependent IMO e.g.
Pacquiao is the star of the Philippines
In the UK our most famous are Lewis, Hamed, Eubank, Benn etc
Panama would obviously be Duran
Mexico/Mexican American - JJC Sr, De la Hoya
Puerto Rico - Trinidad

I imagine in America, the household names are Ray Leonard, Mayweather, Joe Louis, possibly Jones Jr? I don't know, the American posters are far more versed to provide opinions on this bit
E-Thug is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-2017, 08:07 PM #79
Trayhezy Trayhezy is offline
Up and Comer
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 80
Quoted: 15 Post(s)
Rep Power: 7
Trayhezy has a spectacular aura aboutTrayhezy has a spectacular aura about
Points: 15,697.07
Bank: 0.00
Total Points: 15,697.07
Default

Mayweather is not quite as famous as Tyson or Ali but he is close and he lacks a couple of things that Tyson and Ali had.

1) Time-as stated by others Tyson and Ali were both famous and hated during their times but views of them softened as time passed and looking at them in hindsight improved their standing in the eyes of the public as will Floyd's standing improve with time.

2) Being humbled-Both Ali and Tyson were humbled by tremendous a$$ whippings toward the end of their careers and for some haters seeing that lessened the hatred and made them more able to humanize these larger than life figures.
Floyd never got that and some haters still have a flaming hatred of him because they never got to see him humbled. That burning hatred will keep the anti-Floyd crowd posing opposition to the growing legend of Floyd that is no longer there for Ali and Tyson.
Trayhezy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2017, 12:40 AM #80
b00g13man b00g13man is online now
Undisputed Champion
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 9,915
Quoted: 1387 Post(s)
Rep Power: 29
b00g13man has a reputation beyond reputeb00g13man has a reputation beyond reputeb00g13man has a reputation beyond reputeb00g13man has a reputation beyond reputeb00g13man has a reputation beyond reputeb00g13man has a reputation beyond reputeb00g13man has a reputation beyond reputeb00g13man has a reputation beyond reputeb00g13man has a reputation beyond reputeb00g13man has a reputation beyond reputeb00g13man has a reputation beyond repute
Points: 10,000,160,615.45
Bank: 0.00
Total Points: 10,000,160,615.45
Cool poster. Cheers bro. - Mike D 
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by BattlingNelson View Post
The closest thing from this period would be De La Hoya.
Image View Removed. Please Click Here.
@ this again, and him handing out red K because people laughed at the insane post.
b00g13man is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share This With Friends

Tags
ali, bracket, mayweather, now?, star, tyson

User Tag List

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
Forum Jump


 

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:27 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.