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> Would You Say A Fighters Ability To Fall & Rise Back To The Top, Merit More Than A Fighter Whom Remains Unbeaten?, Example: Muhammad Ali vs. Rocky Marciano
post Sep 28 2012, 06:16 AM
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Past or Present, the popularity of fighters who've fallin from the top, only to rise back to it, out weighs the significance of the FEW fighters who's records remained Un-beat, yet far more recognition is given to the FLAWED fighters than the FLAWLESS fighter.

Is there something wrong here?

Notably Retired Unbeaten

Rocky Marciano
Joe Calzagie
Ricardo Lopez
Jimmy Barry
Laszlo Papp
Terry Marsh

Notably Retired Greats

Muhammad Ali
Joe Louis
Ray Robinson
Floyd Patterson
Sonny Liston
Willy Pepp
Jack Demsey
George Foreman
Joe Frazier
Mike Tyson
Ray Leonard
Marvin Hagler
Tommy Hearns
Roberto Duran
Julio Ceasar Chavez
Lennox Lewis
Parnell Whitaker
Arron Pryor... To name a few

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post Sep 28 2012, 12:45 PM
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great question!!!

i believe the great fighters are the ones who achieve what is thought to be impossible. unfortunately...sometimes they have to fall before that becomes an option. looking at your long list of notably retired greats u can point to all of their moments when they've fallen. excellence isn't always perceived as such.

of your list of notably retired undefeated....they didn't have too many fights where the odds were against them to win.

no guts, no glory. u have to roll the dice and accomplish the impossible to achieve greatness.
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