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Discussion in 'Boxing Discussion' started by Drunken Meat Fist, Aug 29, 2021.

  1. Drunken Meat Fist Veni Veni Veni Senior Administrator

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    We all have our heroes, our giants. There might be a swath of great boxers and boxing, but ...and there may be more than one, but who is your guy, nutshell. C'mon.
     
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    Juan Manuel Marquez. Always gets back up after getting knocked down and fights harder.
     
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    Roberto Duran, always ready for war.
     
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    Jersey Joe Walcott

    My favorite underdog story
     
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    Floyd Mayweather Jr. His boxing was purer than 80's cocaine.

    I immediately regret this line. No pun intended.
     
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  7. Drunken Meat Fist Veni Veni Veni Senior Administrator

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    mine too
     
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    Fuck it im gonna have to go with Mike. The HW division was in such a sad state before he came along.
     
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    Hearns/Gatti
     
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    Calzaghe, it's tricky because I've heard of multiple times when he was an absolute bastard out of the ring, but in it he was a master, and if you were overlooking him or getting all the hype he just dragged you through the full 12 battering you completely.
    Also later in his career proved be could get up and come back harder after getting floored.
    Excellent fighter, strategist and consummate professional. Just a bit of a twat allegedly.

    Edit. Or Nigel Benn, because he was no nonsense and ridiculously entertaining. Zero fear of anyone.
     
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    I'll go with Ezzard Charles and say it's because I'm a homer. Pryor would be another good pick.
     
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    For being a man of his word. He said he was going to come home a champion or not come home at all.
     
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    Consummate pro with perfect technique and a mind for the details.
     
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    So tough this one, from a historical perspective Jock McAvoy, but in modern times Nigel Benn. Honourable shout outs to Carl Thompson, Michael Gomez (mad as a box of frogs in and out of the ring) and Katsidis.
     
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    Marvelous Marvin Hagler. Epitome of a fighter.
     
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    Well shit... i can't very well say Marvin Hagler now can i?

    Yes, yes i can, It's Marvin Hagler for me too.
     
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    Tyson, Jones and Dave Hilton were my two boxing idols growing up. Soured a lot on the last two for vastly different reasons.....
     
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