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    Name your one favourite fighter ever. You can not cheat and state why they meant so much to you and made an impact.

    Mine is Mike Tyson because I studied the history of boxing particularly the heavyweight division. To see a fighter in my life time who was a great heavyweight champion and set the record for the youngest heavyweight ever causing that much destruction was dream come true for me. I had scrap books, posters, VHS tapes and magazines dedicated to him.
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    Nigel Benn

    Came on the scene at the right time for me . Had just got into boxing, was in my teens and I just loved watching him on Fight Night. Power, excitement he brought it all. Loved a tear up.

    Was nervous as hell every time he fought and have never felt so deflated as I was at a fight result when Eubank beat him in first bout. Also felt like crying the night he quit against Collins , but as he said "it just ain't there no more"

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    Good thread master

    Not an obvious one but it has to be Jack johnson.

    In a world where he didnt know whether he would be killed going to or from the ring just for the colour of his skin and achieve what he did in that era is unbelievable.

    He was the first black heavyweight champion and he even took the piss and dated or married white women which would have got anyone else killed.

    Skill wise and technique was obviously not on the scale of today but if you look at how "muted" a post JJ joe louis had to be to be accepted in that era it makes jack johnson even more of a badass because he just kept it real to himself.

    They even "invented" laws to get to him one way or the other for tax reasons and he just stayed the same and walked the earth knowing he was a man.

    Bad enough fighting with an injury for any fighter or with money issues but for any human from whatever race to come through what jack johnson did will never be replicated.

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    Roberto Duran.

    I saw the 'Hands of Stone' in the 'second phrase' of his pomp (post New Orleans) and he seemed a phenomenon to my young self. And then to be told he had peaked and that his work in the 70s was of an even higher quality, scrambled my boxing mind!
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    Bob Satterfield

    Someone was leaving the Ring with a Headache !!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Paxtom View Post
    Bob Satterfield

    Someone was leaving the Ring with a Headache !!!
    He certainly put the B in Bomber and Banger, did Bob.
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    Archie Moore, a class act in and out of the ring, watching him fight showed me what boxing should be.

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    Thomas Hearns , master boxer , KO puncher and vulnerable chin , all made him exciting to watch.
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    Marvin Hagler. He is the embodiment of what a fighter and champion should be. He was a complete fighter, able to fight inside and out, southpaw or orthodox, box or brawl, has a granite chin and could stop you with one shot. My favorite aspect, however, was his fighters mentality and mean streak. Marvin craved competition and he didn't want there to be any doubt, he wanted to crush the other guy for daring to step in the ring with him. I love that. He was all fighter. His quote said it all: "If they cut my bald head open they will find a boxing glove". I also love the fact that he wasn't the most naturally gifted fighter but he overcame a talent gap with toughness and work ethic.

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    No, I couldn't just drop other favourite fighters by singling out just one. They all do different things impeccably and I couldn't just pick. All could beat the other at their best. Calzaghe, Toney and Barrera are just that good. P4P I wouldn't like to make any bets on the outcome.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Master View Post
    Name your one favourite fighter ever. You can not cheat and state why they meant so much to you and made an impact.

    Mine is Mike Tyson because I studied the history of boxing particularly the heavyweight division. To see a fighter in my life time who was a great heavyweight champion and set the record for the youngest heavyweight ever causing that much destruction was dream come true for me. I had scrap books, posters, VHS tapes and magazines dedicated to him.
    Why do not you write some article based on what you read and studied about why Mike is so great ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by NVSemin View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Master View Post
    Name your one favourite fighter ever. You can not cheat and state why they meant so much to you and made an impact.

    Mine is Mike Tyson because I studied the history of boxing particularly the heavyweight division. To see a fighter in my life time who was a great heavyweight champion and set the record for the youngest heavyweight ever causing that much destruction was dream come true for me. I had scrap books, posters, VHS tapes and magazines dedicated to him.
    Why do not you write some article based on what you read and studied about why Mike is so great ?
    OK? Can anyone else make sense of this post? I should just ignore it.

    For me my favorite fighter in Pernell Whitaker. I witnessed his second fight with McGirt as barely more than a toddler. Then a few years later I fell in love with boxing after Barrera-Morales I. After that bout, I watched boxing when I could but I wasn't even 10 years old yet. When Roy and Bernard had the argument about 50-50 on live TV I decided boxing was the best sport in the world. Only professional wrestling had that type of drama attached. After becoming an ardent fan, I went back and watched Whitaker fights and realized what awesome taste a 4 year old me had. Then I chose Winky as my then current favorite after his win over Mosley and kept watching old Sweet Pea fights when I could on ESPN Classic. Then I just never stopped being a boxing nerd.

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    NigeL Benn v G Man was the only fight where I got off my seat and cheered when Benn turned around the fight from that awful first round.

    Jack Johnson, Joe Louis and Ali all make an impact on boxing but name a fighter in your life time.

    I like Buddy McGirt who was a class boxer but Pernell was on a different level and even to this day I can not figure out how he boxed, moved and used his reflexes.
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    BRUUUUNOOOOOOO


    also happens to be the best lb4lb fighter of all time over 8 rounds
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    I forgot about Big Frank !!

    He was more of a national institution really.

    Doubt we'll ever see a fighter the whole nation gets behind like that again
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