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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
Gambit808
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, 01:20 PM
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Notably Retired Unbeaten

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

Notably Retired Greats

Muhammad Ali - no one thought he'd beat liston or foreman.

Joe Louis - he avenged his loss to schmeling and broke the record for title defenses and held the title for 10 or 11 yrs.

Ray Robinson - his body of work speaks for itself

Floyd Patterson - youngest heavyweight champ ever (during his time)

Sonny Liston - annihilated the competition

Willy Pepp - longevity...he fought everyone and beat his nemisis

Jack Demsey - first of his kind. he birthed his style

George Foreman - blew the competition away...no one took his comeback seriously. his win over moorer is one for the ages

Joe Frazier - first guy to beat the great muhammad ali

Mike Tyson - youngest heavyweight champ ever, annihilated his competition

Ray Leonard - ray has wins over all time greats and won when he wasn't supposed to over hagler

Marvin Hagler - dominated his division and has wins over atg's

Tommy Hearns - 5 weight division champion who has wins over atg's

Roberto Duran - reigned for 10yrs at lightweight...won when he wasn't supposed to on more than one occasion

Julio Ceasar Chavez - longevity with wins over solid opposition

Lennox Lewis - doesn't belong on this list

Parnell Whitaker - perfection. win over chavez is probably his best...but u could argue that his only legit loss was to trinidad. i don't count his last fight.

Arron Pryor - 2 wins over the great alexis arguello

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