Discussion in 'Boxing Discussion' started by The Disciple**, Oct 14, 2010.
Who are your greatest boxers by weight class?
in the history of boxing or now?
Hamerin' Henry Armstrong
Sugar Ray Robinson
Joe Louis / Rocky Marciano
Greatest fighter of all time? Hamerin' Henry Armstrong
(my favorite of all time? Alexis Arguello)
Greatest fighter of all time is
Sugar Ray Robinson
Well Henry Armstrong could be argued as the GOAT, they tend to go 1 and 2 by most
Strawweight = Ricardo Lopez
Flyweight = Jimmy Wilde
Bantam = Eder Jofre
Feather = Pep but Salvador Sanchez might have been better
lightweight = Roberto Duran/ Henry Armstrong
Welterweight = Ray Robinson
Middleweight = Harry Greb/ Hagler
Light Heavy = Bob Foster/Michael Spinks/ Roy Jones Jr.
Heavyweight = Joe Louis
Heavyweight - That's hard, Joe Louis probably... but Ali and Lewis are right there in the mix.
Cruiserweight - Evander Holyfield and or Bob Foster.
Light-Heavyweight - Archie Moore.
Super-Middleweight - Joe Calzaghe.
Middleweight - Sugar Ray Robinson, maybe Marvin Hagler (if he wasn't robbed in the Leonard fight).
Welterweight - Sugar Ray Robinson
Junior Welterweights - Aaron Pryor (but i also like Kostya Tszyu).
Light-weight - easy one, Roberto Duran.
Super-featherweight - Alexis Arguello.
Featherweight - Willie Pep.
Super-bantamweight - Erik Morales.
Bantamweight - Ruben Olivares.
Flyweight - Jimmy Wide
Minimumweight - Ricardo Lopez
what about currently?
The Ring Pound For Pound Ratings
How is Louis better than Ali or Holmes? They had much better competition (bigger and more skilled) than Louis.
Sometimes it seems that the people who are saying Joe Louis or Jack Johnson are only saying it because any idiot on the street would say Ali (or Tyson).
So who on Ali or Holmes list of opponents was better than Ezzard Charles, Rocky Marciano, Billy Conn, Joe Walcott, John Henry Lewis, and Max Schmelling.
Joe Frazier is my all time favorite fighter, but he was not better than Ezzard Charles.. Neither was Liston.. neither was Foreman.
But you have to agree that Frazier would KILL Charles if they meet on the ring.
No I don't.. Jersey Joe Walcott was an amazing fighter with really great power and Charles competed well with him. Frazier might beat Charles, but it would definitely be a competitive bout. Also, Charles split Rocky Marciano's nose in half. He was small for a heavy, but he would definitely be able to hold a spot near the top of the "golden age of heavies" imo
Charles was a masterfull boxer with great skill and speed.
But that's not the kind of fighter that gives Frazier trouble.
Frazier had everything to be the greatest HW of all time after beating Ali, if wasn't for a young man that would later became a sucessfull grill seller.
thanks to all knowledgeable posters for stepping up my historical wisdom
HW - Mike Tyson
LHW - Roy Jones Jr.
MW - Sugar Ray Leonard
WW - Floyd Mayweather
don't really know the guys that are lighter than that
You don't know boxing at all...
No Rocky Balboa?
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