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daprofessor
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
daprofessor
these are all the fighters i could think of that i consider great that i grew up watching. i know i missed some names....feel free to add.
klonopinz
you only mentioned from late 70s onward, ill add carlos monzon, ray robinson and de la hoya. i dont care wat you guys say, de la hoya won belts in multiple divisions, beat everybody in the 90s, kept boxing breathing during one of its darkest hours, and won a gold medal. he deserves to be up here. and if you dont think so, then you ride floyds dick a little too much.
klonopinz
do you mean list them in order of greatness or talk about why i think they are great?
Plah
Nice thread, this will keep me busy for a while
mrchitown
QUOTE (klonopinz @ Jul 10 2013, 10:23 PM) *
you only mentioned from late 70s onward, ill add carlos monzon, ray robinson and de la hoya. i dont care wat you guys say, de la hoya won belts in multiple divisions, beat almosteverybody in the 90s, kept boxing breathing during one of its darkest hours, and won a gold medal. he deserves to be up here. and if you dont think so, then you ride floyds dick a little too much.


Fixed that for ya friend,....He aint beat Sweet Pea, you can't sell me that line of shit
mrchitown
QUOTE (daprofessor @ Jul 10 2013, 09:29 PM) *
these are all the fighters i could think of that i consider great that i grew up watching. i know i missed some names....feel free to add.


I've been studying you Professor laugh.gif

It took me a while but I got you down cold now, I just won some $$ thanks to you. Your the friend that keeps on giving lol

It's going to take me awhile to go thru this list but got damn man, great list, though I will admit I am biased for a particular fighter on the list(Tyson), but each and everyone of these boxers has done some amazing things inside the ring..and some outside of it as well
Cshel86
Fuck...I have to split this shit up in eras. I opened this thread, with all hopes that it will be 10 fighters or less...I got some work to do with this list. Some of this stuff was before my time, but hell, I'll do my best. Lol
bnoles4life
QUOTE (mrchitown @ Jul 11 2013, 02:43 AM) *
Fixed that for ya friend,....He aint beat Sweet Pea, you can't sell me that line of shit


Add Ike Quartey and Felix Sturm to that list, Chi.
Dolimite
QUOTE (daprofessor @ Jul 10 2013, 07:29 PM) *
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


Here is my problem with this list, I like the fighters you named but there are a few fighters that should be added. I think Ali is the greatest of all of them because of his social standing and his political views. Others were just fighters to me. So the way I will rank these fighters are in two parts, what they did inside of the ring and what they did outside the ring especially for boxing. Give me sometime and I will have my list ready.
checkleft
QUOTE (Cshel86 @ Jul 11 2013, 07:48 AM) *
Fuck...I have to split this shit up in eras. I opened this thread, with all hopes that it will be 10 fighters or less...I got some work to do with this list. Some of this stuff was before my time, but hell, I'll do my best. Lol

My thoughts exactly lol.

QUOTE (bnoles4life @ Jul 11 2013, 08:59 AM) *
Add Ike Quartey and Felix Sturm to that list, Chi.

And mayweather and Mosley.
daprofessor
QUOTE (klonopinz @ Jul 10 2013, 11:28 PM) *
do you mean list them in order of greatness or talk about why i think they are great?


in order of greatness.

i didn't go back to robinson because the list would more than double. i only went with the fighters i've watched growing up.
daprofessor
QUOTE (mrchitown @ Jul 11 2013, 02:47 AM) *
I've been studying you Professor laugh.gif

It took me a while but I got you down cold now, I just won some $$ thanks to you. Your the friend that keeps on giving lol

It's going to take me awhile to go thru this list but got damn man, great list, though I will admit I am biased for a particular fighter on the list(Tyson), but each and everyone of these boxers has done some amazing things inside the ring..and some outside of it as well


laugh.gif i'm flattered. i take donations! how much did you win and for what?


daprofessor
QUOTE (Cshel86 @ Jul 11 2013, 08:48 AM) *
Fuck...I have to split this shit up in eras. I opened this thread, with all hopes that it will be 10 fighters or less...I got some work to do with this list. Some of this stuff was before my time, but hell, I'll do my best. Lol


there's no right or wrong when it comes to opinions. just stick to the ones you know and research the ones you don't. i think every fighter on this list is special.
daprofessor
QUOTE (Dolimite @ Jul 11 2013, 10:35 AM) *
Here is my problem with this list, I like the fighters you named but there are a few fighters that should be added. I think Ali is the greatest of all of them because of his social standing and his political views. Others were just fighters to me. So the way I will rank these fighters are in two parts, what they did inside of the ring and what they did outside the ring especially for boxing. Give me sometime and I will have my list ready.


if you check the subtitle...i said, "based on boxing accomplishments"

if we go outside the ring...none of these guys touch ali.
daprofessor
QUOTE (checkleft @ Jul 11 2013, 01:59 PM) *
My thoughts exactly lol.


And mayweather and Mosley.


mayweather is on the list. i guess i should have put jr next to his name.
klonopinz
im going to do this in weight classes starting with my favorites, middleweights. this is anyone who was a jr middle, middle, or super middle

carlos monzon
bernard hopkins
sugar ray robinson
marving hagler
roberto duran
roy jones
tommy hearns
james toney

welterweights

sugar ray robinson
sugar ray leonard
floyd mayweather jr
julio cesar chavez
aaron pryor
oscar de la hoya
manny pacquiao
felix trinidad
pernell whitaker
hector camacho

featherweights/lightweights

roberto duran
floyd mayweather
alexis arguello
manny pacquiao
marco antonio barrera
juan manuel marquez
azuma nelson
erik morales
wilfredo gomez
salvador sanchez

heavyweights

muhamad ali
joe louis
mike tyson
joe frazier
larry holmes
sonny liston
george foreman
lennox lewis
evander holyfield

pound for pound

sugar ray robinson
roberto duran
carlos monzon
floyd mayweather
muhamad ali
ricardo lopez
ray leonard
bernard hopkins
mike tyson
marvin hagler
julio cesar chavez
alexis arguello
roy jones jr
manny pacquiao
joe frazier
larry holmes
marco antonio barrera
oscar de la hoya
george foreman
tommy hearns
felix trinidad
juan manuel marquez
azuma nelson
pernall whitaker
lennox lewis
erik morales
wilfredo gomez
hector camacho
salvador sanchez
james toney
mrchitown
QUOTE (bnoles4life @ Jul 11 2013, 08:59 AM) *
Add Ike Quartey and Felix Sturm to that list, Chi.


Damn, I forgot about them 2, but your right, he ain't best them either
mrchitown
QUOTE (daprofessor @ Jul 11 2013, 02:35 PM) *
laugh.gif i'm flattered. i take donations! how much did you win and for what?


My girl made me sleep on the couch last night, she had to pay me because I told her only you would open up a thread like this. I saw the title and I said this has Professor written all over it. I think she mad because I keep taking her money and she's off for the summer laugh.gif
klonopinz
we could go on for days abut his "besting" bullshit. its boxing, it comes with the territory, Like i said before, when its all said and done floyd mayweather is still comfortablee.e.e.e.............. whoa sorry lost my train of thought, guess i seen too many floyd interviews. anyway you could argue all you want about bradley vs pacquiao, delahoya vs trinidad, , canelo vs trout, mayweatehr castillo 1, hagler leonard, theres a million just take your pick. just get over it the guy who wins, wins, thats it. give credit where credit is due, if sweet pea is on the list considering what hes done, the oscar is fo sho because nobody has contributed more to boxing at the moment then oscar. he started at featherweight and went all the way to middleweight winning world titles in every weight class. if you wanna bitch about the sturm fight, then ill bitch about robonson never winning a light heavyweight title against joey maxim when they stopped the fight due to the 120 degree heat when robinson was clearly ahead. and who gioves a shit about felix sturm anyway that guys fuckin sucks
klonopinz
if you wanna put whitaker on there then de la hoya goes too, if you wanna put trinidad, then de la hoya goes too, same goes with mayweather, pacquiao, hopkins, and mosley. de la hoya is up their with all these men. if you say to me, well de la hoya lost all his big fights, id say so did mosley, and so did whitaker. he drawed chavez and lost to trinidad and oscar. mosley lost to wright, forrest, mayweather, cotto, pacquiao, canelo, hell even duran lost a shotload of big fights, and you wanna put james fuckin steroid toney o their but not oscar? come on now
daprofessor
QUOTE (mrchitown @ Jul 11 2013, 04:37 PM) *
My girl made me sleep on the couch last night, she had to pay me because I told her only you would open up a thread like this. I saw the title and I said this has Professor written all over it. I think she mad because I keep taking her money and she's off for the summer laugh.gif


laugh.gif serves you right!
daprofessor
QUOTE (klonopinz @ Jul 11 2013, 05:00 PM) *
we could go on for days abut his "besting" bullshit. its boxing, it comes with the territory, Like i said before, when its all said and done floyd mayweather is still comfortablee.e.e.e.............. whoa sorry lost my train of thought, guess i seen too many floyd interviews. anyway you could argue all you want about bradley vs pacquiao, delahoya vs trinidad, , canelo vs trout, mayweatehr castillo 1, hagler leonard, theres a million just take your pick. just get over it the guy who wins, wins, thats it. give credit where credit is due, if sweet pea is on the list considering what hes done, the oscar is fo sho because nobody has contributed more to boxing at the moment then oscar. he started at featherweight and went all the way to middleweight winning world titles in every weight class. if you wanna bitch about the sturm fight, then ill bitch about robonson never winning a light heavyweight title against joey maxim when they stopped the fight due to the 120 degree heat when robinson was clearly ahead. and who gioves a shit about felix sturm anyway that guys fuckin sucks


i don't think you're going to find too many that will argue oscar being on the list. like i said...i know i missed some names. dlh belongs...as does the others you mentioned.
checkleft
QUOTE (daprofessor @ Jul 11 2013, 02:40 PM) *
mayweather is on the list. i guess i should have put jr next to his name.

I was commenting on who Oscar almost beat. The dude I quoted was naming some
mrchitown
QUOTE (klonopinz @ Jul 11 2013, 04:00 PM) *
we could go on for days abut his "besting" bullshit. its boxing, it comes with the territory, Like i said before, when its all said and done floyd mayweather is still comfortablee.e.e.e.............. whoa sorry lost my train of thought, guess i seen too many floyd interviews. anyway you could argue all you want about bradley vs pacquiao, delahoya vs trinidad, , canelo vs trout, mayweatehr castillo 1, hagler leonard, theres a million just take your pick. just get over it the guy who wins, wins, thats it. give credit where credit is due, if sweet pea is on the list considering what hes done, the oscar is fo sho because nobody has contributed more to boxing at the moment then oscar. he started at featherweight and went all the way to middleweight winning world titles in every weight class. if you wanna bitch about the sturm fight, then ill bitch about robonson never winning a light heavyweight title against joey maxim when they stopped the fight due to the 120 degree heat when robinson was clearly ahead. and who gioves a shit about felix sturm anyway that guys fuckin sucks


No diss but why you acting like you got raped in jail and your cellmate didn't give you a heads up laugh.gif

Calm down man, it's just an observation. I respect your opinion just like everyone else's on here but damn you going hard for the guy when no one is really disputing his greatness
daprofessor
QUOTE (checkleft @ Jul 11 2013, 07:19 PM) *
I was commenting on who Oscar almost beat. The dude I quoted was naming some


oscar almost beat floyd?
mrchitown
QUOTE (klonopinz @ Jul 11 2013, 04:16 PM) *
if you wanna put whitaker on there then de la hoya goes too, if you wanna put trinidad, then de la hoya goes too, same goes with mayweather, pacquiao, hopkins, and mosley. de la hoya is up their with all these men. if you say to me, well de la hoya lost all his big fights, id say so did mosley, and so did whitaker. he drawed chavez and lost to trinidad and oscar. mosley lost to wright, forrest, mayweather, cotto, pacquiao, canelo, hell even duran lost a shotload of big fights, and you wanna put james fuckin steroid toney o their but not oscar? come on now


Where and why do you think no one wants Oscar in there lol. I haven't seen that. All I was saying is that he literally has lost to some big names. He lost to Shane but I think he best Shane in the 2nd fight. He got a gift decision against Sturm and Sweet Pea. Whitaker beat Chavez sr, I don't know too many who argue that but it went he bother way

Man you got anger issues, you need a role model, a hug,,,,,something
mrchitown
QUOTE (daprofessor @ Jul 11 2013, 04:31 PM) *
laugh.gif serves you right!


Man my damn neck hurts and she went to the taste of chicago and left me in the house lol
checkleft
QUOTE (daprofessor @ Jul 11 2013, 06:31 PM) *
oscar almost beat floyd?

Not in my eyes but yes technically according to the scorecards.
klonopinz
im sorry dawg. but i jsut am so used to everyone on here riding floyds ass and taking all floyds perspectives as their own before taking a closer look themselves. im glad yall agree with oscar. I just think people have underrated oscar and under appreciated him in this sport. but it was that line you said "your not going to sell me this bullshit," so i had to step in and sell you my perspective because i thought you were shitting on DLH and his accomplishments. I dont understand why you had to bring up that you thought he lost to 2 guys, when everysingle person on that list has the same exact issues.... its like you were singling dlh because you didnt think he is underserving of this list. In any case, my apologies for the piss poor attitude.
klonopinz
but i will take that hug if its a legit offer lol
mrchitown
QUOTE (klonopinz @ Jul 12 2013, 04:32 AM) *
im sorry dawg. but i jsut am so used to everyone on here riding floyds ass and taking all floyds perspectives as their own before taking a closer look themselves. im glad yall agree with oscar. I just think people have underrated oscar and under appreciated him in this sport. but it was that line you said "your not going to sell me this bullshit," so i had to step in and sell you my perspective because i thought you were shitting on DLH and his accomplishments. I dont understand why you had to bring up that you thought he lost to 2 guys, when everysingle person on that list has the same exact issues.... its like you were singling dlh because you didnt think he is underserving of this list. In any case, my apologies for the piss poor attitude.


My bad, definite wasn't trying to discredit him. He is as deserving as anyone on that list, ODLH was a multi division belt bolder but what I like most about him is he took the biggest fights available. Though I do think he lost some of those, a loss in my opinion doesn't diminish or outweigh the many things he did for the sport of boxing. I saw a shift after the Trinidad fight with him. He became different and the fans or at least some acted differently towards him
mrchitown
QUOTE (klonopinz @ Jul 12 2013, 04:34 AM) *
but i will take that hug if its a legit offer lol


Bring it in laugh.gif
daprofessor
QUOTE (mrchitown @ Jul 12 2013, 03:28 PM) *
Bring it in laugh.gif


you two get a room. laugh.gif
Cshel86
QUOTE (klonopinz @ Jul 11 2013, 05:00 PM) *
and who gioves a shit about felix sturm anyway that guys fuckin sucks

Best freakin' line ever used in this thread. Wholeheartedly agree...
klonopinz
you can see the legit anger behind that line with my mispellings lol. i dont know if your mocking me or agreeing, but either way i honestly feel that way about sturm. the highlight of his career, the reason we know his name at all is BECAUSE of oscar de la hoya, you know? so its like how could you bring up his fight as a valid point when oscar gave that guy a career off of one fight. he went on to lose to geale, who also sucks and nobody gives a shit about, and then draw with martin murray, which if you have watched that fight, thats robotic euro boxing at its absolute pinnnacle. i wouldnt call it the sweet science, i would call it human excrement. these big dumb fools are nothing but two warm bodies beating eachothers presence up while waiting in high guard for their turn to throw shots.

it reminds me of my mom actually, when engaged in a conversation with her, instead of listening to you, shes really just waiting for her turn to speak. Its the same with european boxing, no defense or tactics, just physical rockem sockem punching while holding high guard with no body movement at all and just absorbing the shots like a rock absorbs rain.

sorry for my long off topic posts but i feel they are necessary to my sanity right now and they need to be expressed.
Plah
QUOTE (klonopinz @ Jul 13 2013, 01:14 AM) *
you can see the legit anger behind that line with my mispellings lol. i dont know if your mocking me or agreeing, but either way i honestly feel that way about sturm. the highlight of his career, the reason we know his name at all is BECAUSE of oscar de la hoya, you know? so its like how could you bring up his fight as a valid point when oscar gave that guy a career off of one fight. he went on to lose to geale, who also sucks and nobody gives a shit about, and then draw with martin murray, which if you have watched that fight, thats robotic euro boxing at its absolute pinnnacle. i wouldnt call it the sweet science, i would call it human excrement. these big dumb fools are nothing but two warm bodies beating eachothers presence up while waiting in high guard for their turn to throw shots.

it reminds me of my mom actually, when engaged in a conversation with her, instead of listening to you, shes really just waiting for her turn to speak. Its the same with european boxing, no defense or tactics, just physical rockem sockem punching while holding high guard with no body movement at all and just absorbing the shots like a rock absorbs rain.

sorry for my long off topic posts but i feel they are necessary to my sanity right now and they need to be expressed.

laugh.gif nah man he wasn't mocking you, what you said here is 100% accurate.
Dolimite
QUOTE (daprofessor @ Jul 10 2013, 06:29 PM) *
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

Jack Johnson
Joe Louis
SRR
Ali
Frazier
Aaron Pryor
George Foreman
Benitez
Marvin Hagler
Sugar Ray Leonard
Pernell Whitaker
Roberto Duran
Floyd Mayweather
Tommy Hearns
Bernard Hopkins
Larry Holmes
Azuma Nelosn
Roy Jones Jr.
Gomez
Anguello
Evander Holyfield
Chavez Sr.
Trinidad
Mike Tyson
Ricardo Lopez
Lennox Lewis
Juan Manuel Marquez
Barrera
Pacquiao
Morales
James Tony
Hector Camacho


This took a lot of thought and I am still not happy with my selection. This was very tough.
klonopinz
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
Dolimite
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.
anthonyaccurate
QUOTE (klonopinz @ Jul 12 2013, 05:32 AM) *
im sorry dawg. but i jsut am so used to everyone on here riding floyds ass and taking all floyds perspectives as their own before taking a closer look themselves. im glad yall agree with oscar. I just think people have underrated oscar and under appreciated him in this sport. but it was that line you said "your not going to sell me this bullshit," so i had to step in and sell you my perspective because i thought you were shitting on DLH and his accomplishments. I dont understand why you had to bring up that you thought he lost to 2 guys, when everysingle person on that list has the same exact issues.... its like you were singling dlh because you didnt think he is underserving of this list. In any case, my apologies for the piss poor attitude.


who cares how OTHERS feel about shit? and why you so butthurt that people don't agree with you, you're going to have a very hard time on this thing called the Internet. you fucking oscar?
klonopinz
first off, im done agruing about this bullshit its done with. secondly i dont care about the internet and the kids on here. its not the real world where my survival depends on it. and im the first person to get pissed at some shit somebody said that i dont agree with, thats called being a human being. and aparently they did agree with me, which is why were done talking about it. and lastly, i care about what others feel as far as boxing goes, thats the reason i come on this website man, to talk about boxing and here what people gotta say. i like a spirited debate, and i was only joking about the anger.

EDIT: oh yeah i forgot to say that yes, i am fucking oscar.
klonopinz
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.
Dolimite
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.
daprofessor
QUOTE (Dolimite @ Jul 14 2013, 08:46 PM) *
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.


it's not just about having the build to move up in weight...it's also about having the style. pryor's style suited him at his weight where he could be relentless and keep coming. hard to do against bigger stronger opponents. pryor's best wins came against arguello who was a naturally smaller man.

it was wilfredo benitez...not arguello, who won a title at 17yrs old. that record will stand for a long time.

camacho was a bad dude prior to edwin rosario. check out some of his old fights. dude was something special. his outfits were spectacular...but his fighting style and the way he was going through opponents prior to rosario was amazing.

whitaker whooped chavez ass in san antonio....but chavez was a bad dude too. go back and watch his fights with roger mayweather and a few of his earlier big wins. he had something.
klonopinz
QUOTE (Dolimite @ Jul 14 2013, 08:46 PM) *
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.


First of all my friend, i know you dont do this on purpose, but please try not to get a fighters name wrong and/or confuse him with another fighter when your trying to defend him in an argument lol

floyd mayweather is not a natural welterwieght jsut like pacquiao, and duran was not a natural middleweight. They became those weights because thats what theire bodies eventually worked into, but it took them years and years of work to slowly grow into those weights. floyd walks around at his fighting weight, he cannot go any higher in weight, he was a natural 130 punder and stayed under welterweight un til 2006. the fatc that your even talking about him going up higher means your reading too much into the bullshit that all these fake floyd fans are spewing, forget all that nonsense. robinson actually started his career as a lightweight. the fact that you mentioned roy jones and james toney sucking at higher weights, is exactly the point im getting at, only the truly exceptional fighters have conquered multiple weight classes, and ok so you might not knock pryor for not being able to handle the big fish pond, then you must commend guys like duran and mayweather that have done it multiples times and beaten the tp guys to win titles in 4 and 5 different weight classes.

durans skillset is what allowed him to win at higher weights, only the truly skilled boxers can do this, thats why when guys like jones and toney moved up they sucked, because they relied on their physical gifts like power and speed. thats why duran and mayweather are top ten GOATs because they utilized skills to win titles in higher weight classes. durans defense, ring IQ and experience allowed him to accomplish that, not his power.

Most importantly, what you said about chavez couldnt be more wrong. he is nothing like canelo. chavez fought all these champions in their prime and beat them all excpet whitaker, randall and de la hoya. he avenged his lost to randall by KO:

roger mayweather, a 2 time champion in 2 diferent weight classes
juan laporte, a featherweight champion who lost to two future GOATs, sanchez and gomez
rocky lockridge, a super featherweight champ who KOd uncle roger in 1st round, then lost to GOST gomez
edwin rosario, a 3 time lightweight world champion, and 1 time junior welter champ too i think?
frankie randal, 3 time light welter champion
sammy fuentes, wbo light welter champ
giovani parisi, lightweight and light welter champ
greg haugen, lightweight and light welter champ
macho camacho, super feather, lightweight, and light welter champ, future GOAT
Lonnie smith, wbc light welter champ
jose luis ramirez, im sure you know this guy, he is a 2 time wbc lightweight champ, lost to GOAT arguello
pernell whitaker, i agree with you he lost the fight, undisputed lgithweight champ, light welter and welter champ
rafael limon, 2 time super feather champ, lost to GOAT arguello
meldrick taylor, light welter and welter champ
tony lopez, super feather and lightweight champ
oscar de la hoya, super feather, lightweight, light welter, welter, light middle, and middleweight world champion

this contender deserves honorablke mention
ruben castillo, 3 time contender who lost his title fights to future GOATs, arguello, sanchez, and chavez himself


do some homework before you say something stupid like chavez is like canelo fighting nobodies and false champs. in fact these guys were mostly two time champs or two division champs.

As i said before, just because YOU NEVER HEARD OF THEM, dont mean they werent real champions from the 80s, because they were. If you think arguello and whitaker are great, then you should know one or two of these men at least.
Dolimite
QUOTE (klonopinz @ Jul 15 2013, 03:58 AM) *
First of all my friend, i know you dont do this on purpose, but please try not to get a fighters name wrong and/or confuse him with another fighter when your trying to defend him in an argument lol

floyd mayweather is not a natural welterwieght jsut like pacquiao, and duran was not a natural middleweight. They became those weights because thats what theire bodies eventually worked into, but it took them years and years of work to slowly grow into those weights. floyd walks around at his fighting weight, he cannot go any higher in weight, he was a natural 130 punder and stayed under welterweight un til 2006. the fatc that your even talking about him going up higher means your reading too much into the bullshit that all these fake floyd fans are spewing, forget all that nonsense. robinson actually started his career as a lightweight. the fact that you mentioned roy jones and james toney sucking at higher weights, is exactly the point im getting at, only the truly exceptional fighters have conquered multiple weight classes, and ok so you might not knock pryor for not being able to handle the big fish pond, then you must commend guys like duran and mayweather that have done it multiples times and beaten the tp guys to win titles in 4 and 5 different weight classes.

durans skillset is what allowed him to win at higher weights, only the truly skilled boxers can do this, thats why when guys like jones and toney moved up they sucked, because they relied on their physical gifts like power and speed. thats why duran and mayweather are top ten GOATs because they utilized skills to win titles in higher weight classes. durans defense, ring IQ and experience allowed him to accomplish that, not his power.

Most importantly, what you said about chavez couldnt be more wrong. he is nothing like canelo. chavez fought all these champions in their prime and beat them all excpet whitaker, randall and de la hoya. he avenged his lost to randall by KO:

roger mayweather, a 2 time champion in 2 diferent weight classes
juan laporte, a featherweight champion who lost to two future GOATs, sanchez and gomez
rocky lockridge, a super featherweight champ who KOd uncle roger in 1st round, then lost to GOST gomez
edwin rosario, a 3 time lightweight world champion, and 1 time junior welter champ too i think?
frankie randal, 3 time light welter champion
sammy fuentes, wbo light welter champ
giovani parisi, lightweight and light welter champ
greg haugen, lightweight and light welter champ
macho camacho, super feather, lightweight, and light welter champ, future GOAT
Lonnie smith, wbc light welter champ
jose luis ramirez, im sure you know this guy, he is a 2 time wbc lightweight champ, lost to GOAT arguello
pernell whitaker, i agree with you he lost the fight, undisputed lgithweight champ, light welter and welter champ
rafael limon, 2 time super feather champ, lost to GOAT arguello
meldrick taylor, light welter and welter champ
tony lopez, super feather and lightweight champ
oscar de la hoya, super feather, lightweight, light welter, welter, light middle, and middleweight world champion

this contender deserves honorablke mention
ruben castillo, 3 time contender who lost his title fights to future GOATs, arguello, sanchez, and chavez himself


do some homework before you say something stupid like chavez is like canelo fighting nobodies and false champs. in fact these guys were mostly two time champs or two division champs.

As i said before, just because YOU NEVER HEARD OF THEM, dont mean they werent real champions from the 80s, because they were. If you think arguello and whitaker are great, then you should know one or two of these men at least.

I said Chavez in his early career when he was fighting in Mexico was fighting no named fighters. The same as Canelo, they built this amazing fan base in Mexico and it spread. I am sorry, but I am not sold on Chavez Sr. Those are some nice names but he fought a hell of a lot more people than they, and he lost to Pernell and that Taylor stoppage was bullshit. Also when he fought Oscar he was way past his prime. Chavez was a hell of a fighter, I am not denying that but again I am taking in the totality of their career. Chavez should of lost some of those fights. Star or not. Doesn't change the fact.

Yes Benitez won the title at 17, typo. I stand by my list and why they are there. Floyd will be ranked higher, I just need to see how he finishes his career. If that makes me a fanboy or nuthugger than so be it. And like I said in my first post, I am not happy about the list but so far it was what I came up with. As for now it stays where it is.
klonopinz
name me one single fighter who comes from a dirt poor country that hasnt started their career fighting nobodies? he was fighting nobodies because he was a nobody, he didnt make it yet, so thats a useless argument. Yeah he did fight more people than that, but those are the CHAMPIONS that you said he didnt fight, im just saying that if you wanna talk about combing through a fighters career, then actually do it to the ones you are discrediting so you dont seem like a hater
Dolimite
QUOTE (klonopinz @ Jul 16 2013, 12:33 PM) *
name me one single fighter who comes from a dirt poor country that hasnt started their career fighting nobodies? he was fighting nobodies because he was a nobody, he didnt make it yet, so thats a useless argument. Yeah he did fight more people than that, but those are the CHAMPIONS that you said he didnt fight, im just saying that if you wanna talk about combing through a fighters career, then actually do it to the ones you are discrediting so you dont seem like a hater

Rigondeaux won his 12th fight against a very highly rated pond for pound fighter. Mayweather won his first title against a legend in Hernandez and that was his 18th fight, Joe Louis in his 25 fight fought Max Schemling. Joe Frazier's fight against the hard hitting Argentine Oscar Bonavena in his 12th career fight. Marvin Hagler in his 17th fight fought Sugar Ray Seales. That was a tough fight. So please do not tell me fighters fight half ass competition in the beginning of their career. Chavez Sr. first real fight was his 47th fight, against Roger Mayweather. His 84th fight was against a guy named Marty Jakubowski. So please, spare me the argument that Chavez Sr. fight top notch fighters because he didn't until late in his career. Go look up his record and out of the 100 plus fights, get me at least 30 that we can say was top competition. He got a gift draw against Whitaker and that bullshit Taylor call was a gift. So please, let me know the top 30 fighters he has fought out of 100
Cshel86
QUOTE (klonopinz @ Jul 15 2013, 06:58 AM) *
First of all my friend, i know you dont do this on purpose, but please try not to get a fighters name wrong and/or confuse him with another fighter when your trying to defend him in an argument lol


QUOTE (klonopinz @ Jul 15 2013, 06:58 AM) *
do some homework before you say something stupid like chavez is like canelo fighting nobodies and false champs. in fact these guys were mostly two time champs or two division champs.

As i said before, just because YOU NEVER HEARD OF THEM, dont mean they werent real champions from the 80s, because they were. If you think arguello and whitaker are great, then you should know one or two of these men at least.

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