QUOTE (JonnyBlaze @ Aug 28 2009, 03:23 PM)
Wlad. Klitchko I think will be able to do it..He is at 56 right now..Jose Luis Castillo has one more fight before he hits 70..Roy Jones Jr. as well..Kessler might be able to do it..He is 30 years old and has 42 fights..Not sure about him though..He'd have to fight 3-4 times a year for 10 more years..Possible,but maybe not likely in today's fight game..
I don't think Pac-man will get even close to 70..There have already been rumors of him fighting a few more fights before retiring..Also,the pace he has will never get him to 70..2 fights a year won't do it..
I could see Juan Diaz doing it..He is 25 and already has 37 fights..I don't consider him championship caliber but thought I should throw him out there..
I don't know why guys are only fighting 2 times a year..You guys might say they don't have to fight more often but fuck that..If you love boxing,you'll fight as often as possible..If no one legit will fight you,fight a guy of lower class level than you.
Until now I didnt realize that Wlad was only 33. I thought he was older for some reason. Still not sure if he can get there. Manny Pac is only 30 and only has 2 less fights than Wlad (54). I thought about Diaz before the post and personally I WOULD consider him a championship caliber fighter. Still not sure if he can get there though, not with the sport today. Good call with Castillo, didnt know he was around that benchmark.
The thing is James Toney has around 75 professional fights. I really dont see that happening again unless someone greatly improved throughout their career like Glen Johnson.
Now that I look at some the greats records maybe 70 is a bit extreme.
Joe Louis- 69
These are just the heavies.
I guess the number of fights dont really mean squat in the grand scheme of things. But it would be fun to see top ranked fighters fight quicker than 5-6 months apart. Especially if they didnt take any real damage in their previous fight.