Who is your favorite Boxer of alltime?

Discussion in 'Boxing Discussion' started by HawkEyes Mihawk, Mar 22, 2008.

  1. A picture included would be nice, and tell me why they are your favorite. I happen to have two. And please dont post like 10, im sure you have to like some of them a little more than the others. Post three at most.

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    Roy Jones JR: Loved how he just played with ppl, and had fun in the ring, pleasing the fans. Awesome fighter with crazy athleticism, very sad to see him age. Loved how he was the first MW in over 30 years to move up and beat the HW champion aswell. Pure badass

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    ALI: I loved his charisma, his heart, and his skills. He was apart of the most stacked HW division in history, and he came out on top. Going threw crazy wars with legendary HW's, such as the thrilla in manilla against Frazier. That showed true heart of two great champions. Plus his KO of Foreman was one of the greatest moments in boxing. I loved the reaction, and how ALI was highly the underdog and he did what he said he would do.


    Honorable mention goes to Mike Tyson, though it kinda pissed me off how he let his potential go to waste so quickly. I was dissapointed
     
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    BootyDaddy Big Bad

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    Your threads are original, I'll give you that.
     
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    rick_973 Brown Belt

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    No explanation needed... he's

    Roberto Duran
     
  4. Peet Cassidy

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    mike Tyson because of the sheer violence he brung to the ring, hes a similar size to me (5,11.5 and heavy built) and when i was an amateur i tried my hardest to imitate his advanced peek-a-boo style, i could never get the head movement right tho.....who could....he was my hero, every thing i ever wanted to be....and i still have a soft spot for him

    at the same time i also loved Roy Jones, just because of his flamboyant skills and seemingly limitless talent, he was an inspiration, as a 14 year old i remember trying to argue with one of my trainers that he was better than Ali (I'm 25)

    as i got older and became more of a scholar i began to appreciate just why Ali was the absolute best, his heart was awe inspiring and no matter what race you are or what you do in life he is somebody you should look up to and just the total package...i tae points off him tho for being played by will smith in a film lol j/k

    recently (last 4 years) iv taken a liking to money, he's a bit tasteless out of the ring sometimes but as Roy's superman aura has been fading PBF has been developing one, he has got to be the tidiest and most talented defensive fighter iv ever seen not always the best to watch if your looking for an exciting fight but if you want to see boxing at its best you just need to check him out....i only hope he doesn't lose it


    also loved Chavez, Leonard, Whitaker, Julian Jackson and Barrera
     
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    Here's a picture of my favorite fighter EVER.

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    Whitaker for me.. mainly because his career lined up with my introduction to boxing and I learned a lot from him.
     
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    Classy, Great to watch, easy to root for. Alexis Arguello.
     
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    Scott McDonald Amateur Fighter

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    "God Damn it, Tyson. You're a cock blocker!"
     
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    It's interesting how you picked the image that shows his reaction to a man who obviously took a dive...

    Liston was a beast and all of his body movements after the "phantom punch" demonstrate that he took a dive.

    He didn't even protest when Walcott came back to wave the fight off...

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    Dammit: embedded image didn't work right---here's the hyperlink:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uzWynvBLJ4I&feature=related
     
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    I don't know if he took a dive and was payed for it. But he openly admitted in an interview that he did go down from the punch, but he could have gotten up because he wasn't really hurt. He said he didn't get up because he though Ali was crazy.
     
  19. That did seem kinda fishy, but im sure ALI would have won and im sure ALI didn't agree to that work. Im sure if it was a work, someone payed Liston off or he didnt want to finish for some reason. Regardless, ALI>Liston, Frazier, Norton, Foreman
     
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    I think it was a dive. Liston wasn't scared of Ali. In fact, before Ali got a hernia, Liston was training hard for the innitial date of the rematch. He ran into Ali in a casino and slapped him in the mouth.. Ali's reaction....."what was that for?"..lol. Liston was paid.. but Ali beat him in their first bout even though Liston tried to cheat.
     

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