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post Nov 12 2008, 08:58 AM
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Who are the best fighters of the era in your opinion? Say..of the last 15, 16 years? After Tyson's reign...

Bernard Hopkins
Pernell Whitaker
Roy Jones Jr.
Erik Morales
Marco Antonio Barrera
Floyd Mayweather Jr
Evander Holyfield
Joe Calzgahe
Manny Pacquiao
Lennox Lewis

Honorable Mentions to: Shane Mosley, Oscar De La Hoya, Felix Trinidad, Ricardo Lopez, Juan Manuel Marquez,Winky Wright
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post Nov 12 2008, 10:05 AM
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QUOTE(biggeorge89 @ Nov 12 2008, 08:58 AM) [snapback]410540[/snapback]
Who are the best fighters of the era in your opinion? Say..of the last 15, 16 years? After Tyson's reign...

Bernard Hopkins
Pernell Whitaker
Roy Jones Jr.
Erik Morales
Marco Antonio Barrera
Floyd Mayweather Jr
Evander Holyfield
Joe Calzgahe
Manny Pacquiao
Lennox Lewis

Honorable Mentions to: Shane Mosley, Oscar De La Hoya, Felix Trinidad, Ricardo Lopez, Juan Manuel Marquez,Winky Wright

Thats a strong list BigG!

BUt because of their impact in the sport, Trinidad and De La Hoya has to be in the top 10! I dont know what 2 I would remove though. This is a tough one
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post Nov 12 2008, 10:11 AM
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That is a tough list...

Some others to be considered:
James Toney
Kostya Tszyu
Tim Austin
Too Sharp?
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post Nov 12 2008, 10:13 AM
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I think all of those should be on the honorable mentions list....if your gonna mention Too Sharp and Austin, I think you'll have to mention Rafa Marquez too.
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post Nov 12 2008, 10:18 AM
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QUOTE(biggeorge89 @ Nov 12 2008, 10:13 AM) [snapback]410543[/snapback]
I think all of those should be on the honorable mentions list....if your gonna mention Too Sharp and Austin, I think you'll have to mention Rafa Marquez too.



If that's that the case, Izzy too huh? I would have loved to see Austin vs Raffy with Austin having a better corner(no disrespect to his dad), I mean to tell Tim to get lower instead of fight tall was one of the worse things they could have told Tim IMO! A list like this is very hard to come up with!
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post Nov 12 2008, 10:22 AM
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Yup...You also can't forget about Michael Carbajal and Humberto Gonzalez...lol...so many great figters throughout the 90's...and what about Terry Norris, Nigel Benn..and you definitely have to mention Kotsya Tszyu too.
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post Nov 12 2008, 11:19 AM
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Manny Pacquiao deserves to have his name mentioned here too without doubt. And what about Chavez?

QUOTE(damarvelous1 @ Nov 12 2008, 11:05 AM) [snapback]410541[/snapback]
BUt because of their impact in the sport, Trinidad and De La Hoya has to be in the top 10!

How does impact on the sport have anything to do with being one of the best fighters of your era? Those have to be separate lists, otherwise you might as well give honorable mention to Arturo Gatti.

EDIT: Oops, sorry Big G. Didn't see you had Pacquiao there already.

But the Chavez addition still stands.

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post Nov 12 2008, 11:26 AM
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Oh Chavez definitely deserves to be there....Not sure where to place him though
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post Nov 12 2008, 11:27 AM
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I don't see how you wont include Trinidad & De La Hoya on this list! they are among the best fighters in this era, HANDS DOWN!

Both attracted many fans to the sport, they were multi-division champs, both have really good Resumes, and they were among the top pound 4 pound fighters for multiple years! You have to include them!

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post Nov 12 2008, 02:12 PM
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QUOTE(damarvelous1 @ Nov 12 2008, 12:27 PM) [snapback]410558[/snapback]
I don't see how you wont include Trinidad & De La Hoya on this list! they are among the best fighters in this era, HANDS DOWN!

Both attracted many fans to the sport, they were multi-division champs, both have really good Resumes, and they were among the top pound 4 pound fighters for multiple years! You have to include them!

Yes but whether you consider them top ten or not should be strictly based on what they accomplished in the ring and not have anything to do with their impact on the sport.

I think Mosley for example has had a slightly better career than Oscar so I would rank him ahead of him. Oscar's impact on the sport should not earn him a place over Mosley IMO.
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