Who is your favorite boxer? Why?

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  1. thekuntawman

    thekuntawman Purple Belt

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    muhammad ali, because he really is the greatest.

    gatti and ward, because they gave us some of the best ever.

    hitman hearns, if you look past his losses, he is one of the most dangerous guys to ever step in the ring. he always gives 100%, and always beat the **** out of his opponents.

    i am surprise none of the martial artist said this, but right now my favorite is barnard hopkins. not just because he is a fellow east coast brother, but he approaches bxing like a fighting art. he is mean, and he looks to hurt his opponent as well as win the match. if the knockout doesnt come easy, he pound the life off your body, and makes sure you dont want to get in the ring with him again. he is laughed at because he wont fight for less than 50%, but then, why should he take less just because somebody doesnt want to? he does a good job intimidating his opponents, including the interviewers.

    roy jones, of course he is the most skillful fighter to watch, has lots of confidence, except i have a feeling he is avoiding hopkins.

    floyd mayweather, even though he lost to castillo, he is the best package and the most adaptable fighter to his opponents.
     
  2. moromoro

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    hagler was absolutely robbed against leonard....
     
  3. ThuNder_FoOt

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    Sugar Ray Robinson, and Sugar Ray Leonard.

    I like their style.

    :asian:
     
  4. RCastillo

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    Roy Jones Jr. With him you either put up, or shut up. Next, (In no certain order)

    Apollo Creed
    Clubber Lange
    Rocky Balboa
    Ivan Drago

    There, now beat my stable of fighters! I dare ya!:p
     
  5. :rofl: ROFL :rofl:

    I've met Evander once (for about five seconds) but I'll have to say that he is a pretty good man
     
  6. The actor that played Ivan Drago did some studying in the martial arts. Hell, he even played in a movie with Brandon Lee, which featured the actor that played Shang Tsung from Mortal Kombat and that bald-headed guy from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles :D
     
  7. Box Out 2003

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    smoking joe frazier has always been an underdog that i liked. he deserves more respect.
     
  8. tmanifold

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    Dolph Lundgren was a Pentathlete who went to U. of Washinton. He studies Kyukoshinkai. I knew I guy that got to spar with him and he said he was really good. Not a boxer though
     
  9. cali_tkdbruin

    cali_tkdbruin Master of Arts

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    Dolph Lundgren was a Husky? I didn't know that. Another celebrity from the Pac-10 exposed... :ultracool
     
  10. tmanifold

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    Yeah that is how he came to the states from swedin on a full ride athletic scholarship. He was actually the "captain" of the US Pentathalon team in Atlanta IIRC.

    Tony
     
  11. RyuKyuBushi

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    Thomas "The Hitman" Hearns!!!- Win or loose 100% Warrior

    "Marvelous" Marvin Hagler!!!- He Feared No Man

    "Sugar" Ray Leonard- True Master of the Art!!!
     
  12. Adept

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    Its gotta be Kostya Tzyu for me. The man is a boxing machine.
     
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    I don't know if he's my favority boxer, but I have an anecdote about Gene Fullmer. He used to own a restaraunt in Midvale, Utah.

    Many years ago, my boss took me to lunch there and my boss was talking about how, when he was a kid, he was close friends with Fullmer's kids. He said he knew Gene well. Gene came by our table (he was going to each table, saying "hi") and my boss tried to start a conversation with him. Gene had no idea who my boss was. Maybe it's an anecdote about my old boss.
     
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    Man....Stop Yo Jibba Jabba...Clubber Lang could smoke all them fools.


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  15. Nanalo74

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    I'm an Arturo Gatti fan myself. The guy's got heart. I'm itching for the Gatti-Mayweather fight this June in Atlantic City.

    Kostya Tsyu is a machine, I agree.

    The heavyweight division is just sad.

    Vic www.combatartsusa.com
     
  16. Jonathan Randall

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    No contest. Commander Jack Dempsey, USCG Reserve, WW2. Served both in the States and in the Pacific. He was well past draft age when he volunteered. Compare his class act to, well Mike Tyson...

    Boxing's had many greats, though, and I like to think the good ones (character wise) outnumber the Tyson's of the world.
     
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    Did anyone catch the Tzyu-Hatton fight last weekend? I haven't had a chance to watch it yet, but it sounds like it was good.

    Sad to see Tzyu finally go down, but this Hatton bloke sounds like he's the next big thing. 39 -0 I believe he is, and a world champion to boot.
     
  18. ed-swckf

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    I watched it, it was well worth staying up for. Hatton is a great fighter but his 39 wins aren't against great opponents, but he shon against Tzyu and Tzyu really is an opponent with great substance.123
     

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