Most athletic fighters ever.

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    I'm watching the Mikkel Kessler-Anthony Mundine fight, and Mundine is still really quick, especially for a guy in his 40s.

    So, it got me to thinking, who were the biggest athletic freaks to ever lace em up?
     
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    Dr. Roy Jones Jr. The King


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    Obviously Roy Jones Jr. and Mike Tyson come to mind. In more recent years, Manny Pacquiao proved to be an impressive athlete.
     
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    True. Without his athleticism, Pac would probably be a journeyman with something like a 37-23 record with the skill set he possess
     
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    RJJ has been mentioned..
    Prime Gamboa
     
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    Muhammed Ali
    Pacquiao
    SRL
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    Mike Tyson
     
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    RJJ is probably the most gifted ever.
    Pacquiao and Mosley are good athletes too and compete in different sports.
    I don’t think Tyson is a particularly good athlete, a gifted fighter yes, but I saw a video of young Tyson playing basketball and he looked very uncoordinated. Could barely dribble, or shoot. I think he just was born to be a wrecking machine.
     
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    Prime Ali has to be tops. At 210 lbs he moved and punched like a welterweight, pure athleticism.
     
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    Prince Naseem Hamed
    Joe Calzaghe
    Floyd Mayweather
    Herbie Hyde
    Nathan Gorman
     
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    #1 ROY JONES JR
     
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    Valuev. If he had 10% of RJJs skills he would have been unstoppable.
     
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    Actually I rate Tyson pretty high as well - I could see him easily see him as a NFL linebacker - speed, agility, power and temperament
     
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    Roy Jones on steroids
     
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    Can I point out that someone was inspired to start this thread based on Anthony fucking mundine? Yes I know two sports blah blah. If you want to anoint a rugby player sonny bill Williams is better at both his sports and probably fucks his girl while mundine watches.

    Shout out to Andrew flintoff to an awesome style and a totally legit pro fight.
     
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    I didn't say Mundine was one of the most athletic fighters ever.

    Look at his fight with Kessler. How many 40somethings do you see with fast hands?
     
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    Flintoff had some serious hands. Scary.
     
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    Here's a question, would Floyd be up there with the most athletic fighters?
     
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