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daprofessor
post Jul 10 2013, 09:29 PM
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muhammad ali
roberto duran
alexis arguello
george foreman
joe frazier
tommy hearns
ray leonard
marvin hagler
salvador sanchez
wilfredo benitez
aaron pryor
wilfredo gomez
mike tyson
evander holyfield
lennox lewis
ricardo lopez
julio cesar chavez
roy jones jr
james toney
larry holmes
felix trinidad
pernell whitaker
bernard hopkins
floyd mayweather
manny pacquiao
erik morales
juan manuel marquez
marco antonio barrera
azuma nelson
hector camacho

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klonopinz
post Jul 14 2013, 12:13 AM
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to each his own, i am in no way challenging any other persons selections or even disagreeing, i jsut would like to know your reasoning for having arron pryor and wilfredo benitez so high, especially when they both only really won big fights against 2 guys, arguello and duran. yet they are so high on the list, i understand benitez is like the youngest champion in history, like 17 or some shit for a world title. but other than that, he basically threw his career and GOAT potential away in my eyes. hell, the kid even got KTFO by moore, who duran KTFO and career killed him. pryor blew out his weight class, and went up and lost, but eveeryone on here has done that, but cleaning out a weight class isnt enough in my eyes to jsutify you over duran and chavez sr, who blew out multiple weight classes and duran winning fights in 5 different decades. i just want to see things from your perspective
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post Jul 14 2013, 08:21 AM
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QUOTE (klonopinz @ Jul 13 2013, 10:13 PM) *
to each his own, i am in no way challenging any other persons selections or even disagreeing, i jsut would like to know your reasoning for having arron pryor and wilfredo benitez so high, especially when they both only really won big fights against 2 guys, arguello and duran. yet they are so high on the list, i understand benitez is like the youngest champion in history, like 17 or some shit for a world title. but other than that, he basically threw his career and GOAT potential away in my eyes. hell, the kid even got KTFO by moore, who duran KTFO and career killed him. pryor blew out his weight class, and went up and lost, but eveeryone on here has done that, but cleaning out a weight class isnt enough in my eyes to jsutify you over duran and chavez sr, who blew out multiple weight classes and duran winning fights in 5 different decades. i just want to see things from your perspective

Aaron Pryor is one of my favorite fighters of the past and I believe he was cheated in some of his fights. Chavez Sr. got gift decisions and virtually fought no namers in the early part of his career. That 100 plus wins is bullshit in my eyes. Duran was a beast and so was Arguello, you act like those two guys are just everyday fighters. Those two names on a resume can kill most boxers resumes today. I just don't see the big deal about Chavez Sr. He fought like a typical Mexican fighter, come straight forward and bang, he had a hell of a chin, but come on, go back and really study his entire career. And each fight is different, just because one fighter had success against another fighter doesn't mean the same fighter will repeat what the other fighter has done. triangle theories.

I respect Duran, I honestly do, he is the greatest Latin fighter in my opinion. But if we are looking at a body of work I think Aaron Pryor did more. And let's look at Duran's wins in those divisions.
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post Jul 14 2013, 07:23 PM
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QUOTE (Dolimite @ Jul 14 2013, 09:21 AM) *
Aaron Pryor is one of my favorite fighters of the past and I believe he was cheated in some of his fights. Chavez Sr. got gift decisions and virtually fought no namers in the early part of his career. That 100 plus wins is bullshit in my eyes. Duran was a beast and so was Arguello, you act like those two guys are just everyday fighters. Those two names on a resume can kill most boxers resumes today. I just don't see the big deal about Chavez Sr. He fought like a typical Mexican fighter, come straight forward and bang, he had a hell of a chin, but come on, go back and really study his entire career. And each fight is different, just because one fighter had success against another fighter doesn't mean the same fighter will repeat what the other fighter has done. triangle theories.

I respect Duran, I honestly do, he is the greatest Latin fighter in my opinion. But if we are looking at a body of work I think Aaron Pryor did more. And let's look at Duran's wins in those divisions.


i realize now that we all are probably guilty of ranking our favorite fighters higher than they should be, which is why i like to see things from others views. i thought u most likely put pryor up there because you loved him, he was truly exceptional. I dont think ive ever seen a more aggressive fighter from that era. I am also talking about body of work when i said duran was higher on my list then pryor, but what i was talking about was more about longevity. duran did the same thing pryor did in the 80s in the 140 division, but in the 135 division in the 70s, but not only that, he went up 3 more weight classes and fucked with the big dawgs and won titles, which pryor never was able to accomplish.

almost all GOAT fighters fought nobodies in the beginning of their career, thats just how the fight game goes man, you gota work your way up lol, and why is it bullshit? it takes alot out of you to fight that many times that often each year and keep winning, and he was knocking out champions man, like roger mayweather and macho comacho. not nobodies. if you will, you could say the same about pryor, we dont recongize every single name on his resume ,but i dont say that they dont count, no just because WE dont recognize them doesnt mean they werent legit contenders at that time. you cant just say that its bullshit and doesnt count. the gift decisions didnt happen until he became a star, and let me tell you almost all big boxing stars are guilty of gift decisions in their careers, its because theirs too much on the line financially. its a business, and sometimes a decision swinging one way is the result of keeping the business alive. i know you understand this. even then, if you wanna try to taint chavez legacy by bringing up gift decisions, then we can bring up the magic bottle incident that pryor almost got in trouble for. The whole asthma medicine being put into water so that late fight pryors lungs would open up and give him a second wind, i dont know if i beleive it or not, but either way its a taint on his legacy.

and i dont act like arguello and duran are everyday fighters, in fact i have them very high on my list. What i meant was that those are the only really big names they beat. The reason i brought up the moore fight was because duran also lost to some of the same guys, but he also beat the shit out of guys benitez couldnt beat. benitez didnt beat anybody that beat duran, yet duran koed them and was able to outbox and knockdown others. i just dont think beating one big name qualifies you to be over guys that beat multiple big names in multiple divisions in multiple generations. thats one thing im talking about, pryor and benitez are guys who lasted one era of boxing, the 80 more or less. all the other GOATs were in at least 2 eras.
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post Jul 14 2013, 07:46 PM
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QUOTE (klonopinz @ Jul 14 2013, 04:23 PM) *
i realize now that we all are probably guilty of ranking our favorite fighters higher than they should be, which is why i like to see things from others views. i thought u most likely put pryor up there because you loved him, he was truly exceptional. I dont think ive ever seen a more aggressive fighter from that era. I am also talking about body of work when i said duran was higher on my list then pryor, but what i was talking about was more about longevity. duran did the same thing pryor did in the 80s in the 140 division, but in the 135 division in the 70s, but not only that, he went up 3 more weight classes and fucked with the big dawgs and won titles, which pryor never was able to accomplish.

almost all GOAT fighters fought nobodies in the beginning of their career, thats just how the fight game goes man, you gota work your way up lol, and why is it bullshit? it takes alot out of you to fight that many times that often each year and keep winning, and he was knocking out champions man, like roger mayweather and macho comacho. not nobodies. if you will, you could say the same about pryor, we dont recongize every single name on his resume ,but i dont say that they dont count, no just because WE dont recognize them doesnt mean they werent legit contenders at that time. you cant just say that its bullshit and doesnt count. the gift decisions didnt happen until he became a star, and let me tell you almost all big boxing stars are guilty of gift decisions in their careers, its because theirs too much on the line financially. its a business, and sometimes a decision swinging one way is the result of keeping the business alive. i know you understand this. even then, if you wanna try to taint chavez legacy by bringing up gift decisions, then we can bring up the magic bottle incident that pryor almost got in trouble for. The whole asthma medicine being put into water so that late fight pryors lungs would open up and give him a second wind, i dont know if i beleive it or not, but either way its a taint on his legacy.

and i dont act like arguello and duran are everyday fighters, in fact i have them very high on my list. What i meant was that those are the only really big names they beat. The reason i brought up the moore fight was because duran also lost to some of the same guys, but he also beat the shit out of guys benitez couldnt beat. benitez didnt beat anybody that beat duran, yet duran koed them and was able to outbox and knockdown others. i just dont think beating one big name qualifies you to be over guys that beat multiple big names in multiple divisions in multiple generations. thats one thing im talking about, pryor and benitez are guys who lasted one era of boxing, the 80 more or less. all the other GOATs were in at least 2 eras.

I understand Duran was around for a minute, but that just because he didn't leave the game when he probably should of. Haglar left earlier and is still considered a great. I think Duran was natural bigger than Pryor and to be honest, he could handle that weight. Duran carried his power to the upper division and I don't think Pryor could handle the bigger guys at a higher weight. Some fighters just do not transition to the higher weights. I don't think I should punish a fighter for not being able to make a jump to the higher weights. Floyd is a perfect welter weight and would dominate at jr, welter weight. If he moved up any higher he would get punished. They like to compare Floyd to SRR but SRR started his career at 147, so he could move naturally up. When Roy Jones moved up to heavy weight it ruined his career, when James Tony moved up in weight it destroyed his career.

When Chavez fought Sweet Pea in San Anton it was a clear fucking lost! And I started to notice, anytime a fight was remotely close he would win. I just do not rank Chavez high. Camacho in my opinion was an okay fighter, not great, but okay. He was known more for his outfits than his boxing. Arguello won a championship at 17!!!! Come on, that is spectacular. If you look at Canelo Alvarez he has fought 42 fighters and only 1 had a belt. That is how I view Chavez Jr. He had lots of fights in Mexico. It like Pacquiao getting his name up in the Philippines, knocking out guys you never heard of. However, he earned his stripes by fighting three of the best Mexican fighters at the time. Now I do think he lost to Barrera but hell who am I. I just think we have to really look at fighters career and comb through them carefully and look at all aspects of their fights and careers. the reason why Mayweather is not in my top ten or five is because he isn't done fighting. So we shall see what his career looks like two years from now.
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- daprofessor   rate these great fighters   Jul 10 2013, 09:29 PM
- - daprofessor   these are all the fighters i could think of that i...   Jul 10 2013, 09:29 PM
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- - klonopinz   you only mentioned from late 70s onward, ill add ...   Jul 10 2013, 10:23 PM
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|- - mrchitown   QUOTE (bnoles4life @ Jul 11 2013, 08:59 A...   Jul 11 2013, 03:35 PM
- - klonopinz   do you mean list them in order of greatness or tal...   Jul 10 2013, 10:28 PM
|- - daprofessor   QUOTE (klonopinz @ Jul 10 2013, 11:28 PM)...   Jul 11 2013, 02:06 PM
- - Plah   Nice thread, this will keep me busy for a while   Jul 10 2013, 11:14 PM
- - Cshel86   Fuck...I have to split this shit up in eras. I ope...   Jul 11 2013, 07:48 AM
|- - daprofessor   QUOTE (Cshel86 @ Jul 11 2013, 08:48 AM) F...   Jul 11 2013, 02:37 PM
- - Dolimite   QUOTE (daprofessor @ Jul 10 2013, 07:29 P...   Jul 11 2013, 09:35 AM
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- - checkleft   QUOTE (Cshel86 @ Jul 11 2013, 07:48 AM) F...   Jul 11 2013, 12:59 PM
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- - klonopinz   im going to do this in weight classes starting wit...   Jul 11 2013, 03:13 PM
- - klonopinz   we could go on for days abut his "besting...   Jul 11 2013, 04:00 PM
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- - klonopinz   if you wanna put whitaker on there then de la hoya...   Jul 11 2013, 04:16 PM
|- - mrchitown   QUOTE (klonopinz @ Jul 11 2013, 04:16 PM)...   Jul 11 2013, 06:31 PM
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- - klonopinz   im sorry dawg. but i jsut am so used to everyone o...   Jul 12 2013, 04:32 AM
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|- - anthonyaccurate   QUOTE (klonopinz @ Jul 12 2013, 05:32 AM)...   Jul 14 2013, 05:45 PM
- - klonopinz   but i will take that hug if its a legit offer lol   Jul 12 2013, 04:34 AM
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- - Dolimite   QUOTE (daprofessor @ Jul 10 2013, 06:29 P...   Jul 13 2013, 10:21 PM
- - klonopinz   to each his own, i am in no way challenging any ot...   Jul 14 2013, 12:13 AM
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|- - klonopinz   QUOTE (Dolimite @ Jul 14 2013, 09:21 AM) ...   Jul 14 2013, 07:23 PM
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|- - klonopinz   QUOTE (Dolimite @ Jul 14 2013, 08:46 PM) ...   Jul 15 2013, 05:58 AM
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