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My favorite era for middleweights: 1991-1995
Michael Nunn, Iran Barkley, Chris Eubank, Nigel Benn, Darrin Van Horn, Frankie Liles, Julian Jackson, James Toney, Reggie Johnson, Roy Jones Jr., Mike McCallum, Sumbu Kalambay, Gerald McClellan, Bernard Hopkins, Thomas Tate, Herol Graham, Steve Collins, Michael Watson,Terry Norris, Gianfranco Rosi, Vinny Pazienza, John David Jackson, Verno Phillips, Carl Daniels, and Aaron Davis.
* They were all active and fighting one another for a 7 year span, the deepest pool I have ever seen at or around 160.
This was a great era but I've decided my favorite was Sugar Ray Robinson's era for middle and welterweight..Sugar Ray Robinson,Gene Fullmer,Carmen Basilio,Jake La Motta,Rocky Graziano,Dick Tiger,Benny Paret,Emile Griffith,Rubin Carter,Tony Demarco,Johnny Saxton...Everyone fought everyone back then..
Jones and McCallum should have fought in 1991 I think and not in 1996..McCallum put up a fight but I would of really liked to have seen them fight when McCallum was 5 years younger..That would of been a amazing year for McCallum if he fought Roy Jones then..He would of had a draw with James Toney and a great fight with Jones..Too bad it didn't happened earlier instead of Roy fighting a older,but still very smart McCallum..I also would of wanted to see Iran Barkley Vs. McCallum..It would of been a really fun fight to see like the Barkley/Toney fight..McCallum UD win for sure in my mind over Barkley..