Which Hall of Famer fought the most Hall of Famers

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  1. iDude Green Belt

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    I'm talking about the International Boxing Hall of Famers.

    Which other hall of famers did they fight and did they win or lose?

    I know Muhammad Ali fought Archie Moore, Floyd Patterson, Sonny Liston, Joe Frazier, George Foreman, Ken Norton and Larry Holmes. He beat all of them except for Holmes. That's 6-1 against Hall of Famers.

    Is there anymore that I missed?
    Is there anyone who did better?
     
  2. Hammer Time Brown Belt

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    ray robsinson
    archie moore
    willie pep
    harry greb
    roberto duran

    all good candidates
     
  3. i wear a kilt Orange Belt

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    Ali beat liston twice, patterson twice, and went 2-1 against frazier and ken norton.

    so that makes him actually 10-3 against HoFers.
     
  4. XiaolinSoldier Black Belt

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    SRR beat like 10 HOF fighters if my memory serves me.
     
  5. Sharkey Who finishes 3rd?

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    Sam Langford has the most recorded fights against HOF'ers with somewhere in the range of 55 to 60 of them, whereas Jimmy McLarnin might have the best ratio of fighting HOF'ers with something like 25 fights against them in a career of around 70 pro fights.
     
  6. Sharkey Who finishes 3rd?

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    Just going over his record, McLarnin has wins against 12 different HOF'ers, which would be tough to beat if that's what you're looking for (for a comparision Robinson beat 10 different ones as stated earlier) ;

    Barney Ross, Tony Canzoneri, Billy Petrolle, Benny Leonard, Lou Ambers, Fidel LaBarba, Pancho Villa, Sammy Mandell, Young Corbett III, Bud Taylor, Jackie Fields, and Kip Kaplan.

    I count him as 15-8-1 against the 13 HOF'ers he faced throughout his career, with the only one he faced that he couldn't defeat being Lou Brouillard.
     
  7. Sinister Doctor of Doom Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    Not a word of Emile Griffith, for shame.
     
  8. mschatz Hamma: I has it

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    Beat me to it. I had just finished watching "Ring of Fire," so he was definitely getting a mention from me.
     
  9. Sharkey Who finishes 3rd?

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    Griffith obviously did a lot of great work against top quality guys through his career, but in regards to the question asked on how fighters did against other HOF'ers, why should someone have mentioned Griffith?

    A quick brouse shows 6 wins against only 3 different HOF'ers (Benvenuti, Tiger, Rodriguez) with a .500 record against them in a totol of 12 fights.

    Unless I'm missing somebody off his record, that's not exactly in the upper echelon for any of those categories, King, although it's likely a much different story with Griffith if the thread starter asked for guys who had great overall records (quantity & quality wise) against champions & ranked contenders alike.
     
  10. Sinister Doctor of Doom Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    Hmm, I could have sworn Napoles was in the HOF as well, but you're right. I was thinking more quality of opposition.
     
  11. Dragonstyle915 Brown Belt

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    What about Oscar De La Hoya?

    Chavez, Trinidad, Mosley, Hopkins, Mayweather are perhaps the only for sure ones while Gatti and Vargas are possible add on's.
     
  12. Sharkey Who finishes 3rd?

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    Napoles is in, King, as obviously is Monzon. I should have mentioned them by name, I guess, but I just bracketed only the three that Griffith had wins over.
     
  13. prontostar Gymmy TUNDAH!

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    so which guy not in the hall has fought the most HOFs?
     

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