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post Feb 18 2013, 12:36 PM
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I think it is easy to name 5 fighters of this era that made a case for themselves of being the best. that is a pretty good handful during a time when most claim boxing isn't what it used to be.
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post Feb 18 2013, 05:38 PM
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The first parameter that should be set is when is this era, beginning to end? Is Tito Trinidad considered, this era? De La Hoya? Roy Jones?
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post Feb 18 2013, 05:41 PM
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^good point...i think that is a great question and any answer would be complicated. arguably each division deserves its own 'era'.
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post Feb 18 2013, 05:43 PM
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my knee jerk answer is that 25 years would equate to an era but that encompasses a lot more fighters than most want to deal with when coming up with "the best". judging by the answers everyone is giving we are talking about a decade
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post Feb 18 2013, 06:13 PM
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QUOTE (wolterb @ Feb 18 2013, 05:43 PM) *
my knee jerk answer is that 25 years would equate to an era but that encompasses a lot more fighters than most want to deal with when coming up with "the best". judging by the answers everyone is giving we are talking about a decade



I'm much more comfortable saying fighter A was fighter of the decade. Fighter of the era is very complicated, as you said.
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post Feb 22 2013, 06:53 AM
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Really good points for Hopkins...when you list the Best of the Era, you know basically a contender for an "all time great", do you only look at opposition and fight results, or do you also look at stardom? If you put them all together, then you would go with Mayweather. That wouldn't stop Hopkins from being one of the greats of this era.
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