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Old 07-02-2009, 02:56 AM #1
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If you had to choose one man to be the icon of our sport who would it be?


Personally i cant go past Joe Louis, He was a humble man and one of the greatest. But id like to hear other names and opinions.
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Old 07-02-2009, 03:47 AM #2
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If you had to choose one man to be the icon of our sport who would it be?


Personally i cant go past Joe Louis, He was a humble man and one of the greatest. But id like to hear other names and opinions.
Past: Louis & Ali.. Although Ali was controversal, he captivated the publics imagination..

Present: Wlad & Pac.. Are great ambasadors for the sport..
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Old 07-02-2009, 03:50 AM #3
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Louis was a breath of fresh air due to the previous 'black Heavyweight champion of the world' - Jack Johnson. Louis was an excellent ambassador and truly represented the humble man.

Currently I'd say that Shane Mosley was an excellent role model. He doesn't get the same attention that the likes of Mayweather, Pacquiao, Hatton and De La Hoya have received over the past couple of years but he is a man who will fight anyone, anytime and is a polite and well-spoken man. I just wish the general fan knew him more.
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Louis was a breath of fresh air due to the previous 'black Heavyweight champion of the world' - Jack Johnson. Louis was an excellent ambassador and truly represented the humble man.

Currently I'd say that Shane Mosley was an excellent role model. He doesn't get the same attention that the likes of Mayweather, Pacquiao, Hatton and De La Hoya have received over the past couple of years but he is a man who will fight anyone, anytime and is a polite and well-spoken man. I just wish the general fan knew him more.


I agree.

Mosley is a great guy, and a truely great fighter , We need more people like him in the spotlight.
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Old 07-02-2009, 07:19 AM #5
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Role models and icons are very seldom the same thing. Icons like ALi, Tyson or even Louis have had drugs problems (not Ali), womanising problems, have not been good husbands to their wives.

As a perfect, clean living, hard working role model for youngsters everywhere Lennox Lewis takes some beating, the latter day George Foreman too. Gene Tunney is another good heavyweight example from the past.

Shane Mosley will have the illegal substance thing tainting his image (that said I dont believe he would have knowingly cheated).

Hardly an icon of the sport but ex Super Middleweight champ Ritchie Woodhall comes across as one of the nicest chaps you could ever meet who was hard working, lives a good clean life and is a family man.
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Old 07-02-2009, 10:06 AM #6
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out of all the present day fighters i'd say Pac, he's humble, fights pretty much anyone, is always in great shape, is a national hero, and is only in the headlines for the right reason. He's also great to watch, which gives him a big edge over Wlad and Vitali.
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Old 07-02-2009, 10:33 AM #7
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Yea Pac is a good choice. Granted I gather he has had a few rumblings with Asian **** stars, one reportedly before facing Eric Moralles. But that aside he has some great role model like qualities.
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Old 07-02-2009, 12:50 PM #8
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Role models and icons are very seldom the same thing. Icons like ALi, Tyson or even Louis have had drugs problems (not Ali), womanising problems, have not been good husbands to their wives.

As a perfect, clean living, hard working role model for youngsters everywhere Lennox Lewis takes some beating, the latter day George Foreman too. Gene Tunney is another good heavyweight example from the past.

Shane Mosley will have the illegal substance thing tainting his image (that said I dont believe he would have knowingly cheated).

Hardly an icon of the sport but ex Super Middleweight champ Ritchie Woodhall comes across as one of the nicest chaps you could ever meet who was hard working, lives a good clean life and is a family man.
Spot on with Ritchie.. I was gonna mention him myself, but didn't want all the ATG nuthuggers on my case.... Good match angler to... Tunney & Foreman are good calls also.
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Yea Pac is a good choice. Granted I gather he has had a few rumblings with Asian **** stars, one reportedly before facing Eric Moralles. But that aside he has some great role model like qualities.
u say it like its a bad thing!
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I'd say Foreman. The way he changed his image could be very inspirational for some no doubt
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