pick one weight and create an all time 8 man tournament.

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  1. actjac

    actjac Down goes Frazuh...down goes Frazuh

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    Obviously boxers like Maywaether, Pacquiao, Armstrong and Hearns could be added to a number of weights. . That's fine. . . Pick eight boxers that have or could legitimately fight at a weight and make an all time tournament.
     
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    actjac Down goes Frazuh...down goes Frazuh

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    Mine would be at 200 lbs. . . I would have: Joe Louis, Joe Frazier, Rocky Marciano, Jack Dempsey, Evander Holyfield, Roy Jones Jr., Dwight Muhammad Qawi and David Haye.. . . . Seven of the eight won the heavyweight title but all fought at or under 200 lbs.
     
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    RascalBird Orange Belt

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    You want a ranked bracket? Like 1 vs 8, 4 vs 5? For yours, I would have Holyfield and Louis in the final, with Louis winning. It's hard to determine though, because Jones at 200 pounds only really applies to the Ruiz fight as far as I know.

    I guess I would try Bantamweight if I had to pick, but it would be really tough. For most fighters outside of a few divisions, I have very limited knowledge pre 1950 or so. I try to go by what I've seen, so I would rank Olivares and Zarate very high because I love power punchers with a proven track record. I most likely would have a lower ranking of a guy like Jofre than I should. This may be a job better suited to more experienced posters.
     
  4. nac386

    nac386 Gold Belt

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    Middleweights

    Greb
    Robinson
    Hagler
    GGG
    Hopkins
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    Jones Jr.
    Hearns
     
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    I don't know enough about Greb to venture a guess, unsure if there's any footage of him in a full fight. I'm surprised you have Golovkin on this list, and I think Monzon, Jones, and Hagler beat him badly. I think Robinson and Hearns were better at different weights, but its an interesting list. I think Jones wins this one actually. I love Monzon and Hagler, but I'd still favor a prime Jones. Monzon would be second, followed by Hagler.
     
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    nac386 Gold Belt

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    I like having a modern fighter or two involved in these match-ups to put everything in perspective. When fighters are separated by 50 years or more it is very hard to judge them against each other. Imagine getting the chance to see GGG fight Hearns, and Hagler fight Robinson. We'd have a MUCH better idea of who these guys really are.

    I am not as convinced as some people are that fighters from yesteryear were so much more talented than current fighters. I believe that GGG is a serious fight for any middleweight in history. I see no evidence to suggest otherwise.
     
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    No Amir Khan? J/k

    That would be pretty amazing actually and I like the inclusion of GGG just to see.
     
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    nac386 Gold Belt

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    Winner obviously wins the Khan lottery.
     
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    Lightweight

    Duran
    Whitaker
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    Shoemaker ****BOILERPLATE**** Platinum Member

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    Seano Hands of bone

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    I would probably pick lesser fighters who were fun to watch to make a pleasing tourney. Gatti, Mancini, Pazienza... guys like that. Everyone always says What if Leonard and Robinson fought????!?!?!

    Well sure, but how about prime Gatti vs Vinny Paz and 135? Winner gets the winner of say, Mancini vs Edwin Valero.
     
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    Mr2urbo Brown Belt

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    Cool thread

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    Jones Jr
    Michalzweski
    Marciano
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    Cracky Fanny Pack

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    Bob Foster needs to be on this list somewhere
     
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    tehmvp WBA Super Neighborhood Champion Platinum Member

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    Basically, remove Ward as he has yet to fight at 175, and add Foster in his place.
     
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    Seano Hands of bone

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    Marciano in a LHW tournament?
     
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    ironfist05 Silver Belt

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    actually, this 126 tournament would have answered a lot of questions

    Mikey Garcia
    Salido
    Walters
    Loma
    jhonny gonzalez
    gamboa
    juanma
    chris john
     
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    clashnat Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    Sounds good, although Charles and Walcott are missing.

    Louis vs. Jones Jr would be interesting.
     
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    clashnat Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    We had that discussion where you tried to convince me that Marciano was really a LHW.
     

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