Who's the Michael Jordan equivalent of boxing?

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  1. CodeBreaker

    CodeBreaker What belt?

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    MJ is known to be the GOAT of basketball, not only be the fans, media, analysts, but also his peers. Even guys who came before MJ like Magic Johnson, is so vocal about Jordan being the greatest ever.

    Who's the MJ of boxing?
     
  2. mozfonky

    mozfonky We oughta be fightin' a bottle of Geritol.

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    Sugar Ray Robinson/Joe Louis/Muhammad Ali. totally different types of people though but all "thouroughbreds" as Michael Jordan once desribed himself. MJ was a great champion so, I don't think we've had anyone like that in boxing in quite awhile. Someone who's physical gifts were matched or exceeded by their intangilbes. as a man, MJ is not in Ali or Louis' league.
     
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    SSgt Dickweed Brown Belt

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    Travis Lutter is the Michael Jordan of Jiu-Jitsu.
     
  4. Kovalev's "Man Bag"

    Kovalev's "Man Bag" I don't do titles

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    Good ole Goldie said that back when he fought Anderson. IIRC Rogan was quick to correct him for it.
     
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  5. GolovkinGOAT

    GolovkinGOAT Orange Belt

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    since MJ is retired I'd say Floyd Mayweather Jr. stats vs punch stats. MJ was more offensively aggressive to the paint in the first phase of MJ. As was Mayweather with KOs and winning lineals. Then post MJ would shoot outside the perimeter with a ridiculous perimeter shot and fade away jumpers. I don't recall any NBA players that per game made an average on fade away jumpers ala accuracy to double digits. that's insane considering that's a post Jordan! Therefore, post Mayweather was the infamous pull counter, and straight cross or right hand that always landed on opponents making mistakes. the fact that casuals think the sweet science can't be destructive as such to see that a fighter can nit pick mistakes at an elite level is ATG masterminds in combat. Mayweather Jr.'s compubox was always number 1 too post FLoyd.
     
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    GolovkinGOAT Orange Belt

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    HardasNAILZ Hard, always HARD.

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    Probably Conor McGregor.
     
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    OeuvrePressure Knows where his towel is

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  9. Monte Moku

    Monte Moku Lurking, mainly

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    I don't think there is one, but the closest I've seen is probably Ray Robinson, Muhammad Ali or Roy Jones, Jr. Michael Jordan is a special case of dominance, only really ever being challenged by Lebron James' performances; I don't think there are many 'MJs' of other sports.
     
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    Marc A Being broke is being dishonest

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    Ali was , biggest name in boxing inspired many
     
  11. Sharkey

    Sharkey Who finishes 2nd?

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    Guys who reach that level aren't the "(insert name) of anything". Their names stand all on their own without having to be compared to someone from another sport.
     
  12. ccm22

    ccm22 Blue Belt

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    I remember that. It’s hard to believe that guy is still employed to provide commentary.
     
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    ccm22 Blue Belt

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    People used to say Terry Norris was the MJ of boxing. I don’t know if that is accurate or not because I’ve never watched MJ play basketball.
     
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    How?
    Everyone has seen MJ play. People who didnt watch basketball would watch MJ.
     
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    Seano Hands of bone

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    Well, I think a lot of MJ's legacy is tied to his fame and cross over appeal. I'd compare Floyd to him. An excellent athlete, a great technician in their respective sports and a high level of fame/notoriety.
     
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    ccm22 Blue Belt

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    I’m not a basketball fan. Ive only seen two games, both live, at the Skydome because my boss gave me his tickets. Both games involved the Lakers, so I have seen Shaq in person. He was massive. From an athletics perspective, Damon Stoudamire was more impressive, though.
     
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    Th eonly thing i know about MJ is that Nike named a shoe after him, and he played basketball
     
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    Still early days yet but I'd say that Lomachenko has a good shot at reaching that level.
     
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