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Greatest Light Heavyweight of all time

Discussion in 'Sports Zone' started by jobberone, Sep 11, 2012.

  1. jobberone

    jobberone Right turn Clyde Staff Member

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    This one is much harder. Archie Moore, Evander Holyfield, Ezzard Charles, Floyd Patterson among many.

    I'd pick Ezzard Charles but all the above will do for me.
  2. trickblue

    trickblue Old Testament... Zone Supporter

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    Gene Tunney should be mentioned here...

    He had one loss and was never given a title shot...
  3. jobberone

    jobberone Right turn Clyde Staff Member

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  4. ABQCOWBOY

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    Ali was a light heavy in the Olympics. Also when he first turned pro I believe.

    He was the greatest of the light heavy's if you consider him as such.
  5. jobberone

    jobberone Right turn Clyde Staff Member

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    Guess I was thinking pros but you're right. He would be the greatest light heavyweight IMO also if you include amateurs.
  6. The30YardSlant

    The30YardSlant Benched

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    Ali if we're including anyone who was ever a light-heavyweight, otherwise Holyfield.
  7. Arch Stanton

    Arch Stanton it was the grave marked unknown right beside

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    I'd say Leonard was pound for pound almost as good as the Greatest.
  8. johnny utah

    johnny utah Guest

    Archie Moore and Roy Jones Jr.
  9. RastaRocket

    RastaRocket Sanka, Ya Dead Mon? Ya Mon.

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  10. Proximo

    Proximo Well-Known Member

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    Fantastic fighters. I love Ezzard Charles. So much that I named my dog after him. Difficult to find good footage of him, but he beat A LOT of really good fighters in his day. And he was not a particularly large individual.
  11. jobberone

    jobberone Right turn Clyde Staff Member

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    His fights with Jersey Joe and Rocky were just as big as any of Ali's fights albeit lower purses of course. He is the only fighter to go the distance with Rocky and had him beat in the first fight until Rocky came back in the eighth.
  12. Cowboys606

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  13. jobberone

    jobberone Right turn Clyde Staff Member

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    [youtube]r2-5fq0sGMs[/youtube]

    This is the first Walcott Marciano fight
  14. Hoofbite

    Hoofbite Well-Known Member

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    I remember seeing that body shot at 7:20 and being stunned.

    I haven't ever really followed boxing and I wasn't all that old and when I saw that I was just floored.

    I never thought I would see a guy score a knockout with a body shot.
  15. BTX

    BTX New Member

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    Roy Jones JR.
  16. BIGDen

    BIGDen Dr. Freakasaurus Zone Supporter

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    That's my vote.

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