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    Default Re: Mount Rushmore of Boxing

    I can see Sullivan being on there just for the mere fact that he was the first heavyweight champion, but I just don’t think he did enough to deserve it. Beyond being the first, he did nothing else. It was almost more of a right place right time situation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by El Kabong View Post
    For the whole of boxing just 4 guys? That is insanely difficult to do.


    Joe Louis, Sugar Ray Robinson, Willie Pep, Rocky Marciano


    That's mine anyway. I was about to put Archie Moore or Hank Armstrong up there as well...really difficult to whittle it down to just 4. I guess a more modern one would be Tyson, Floyd, Duran, RJJ. Though shouts could be made for Lennox, Evander, Ray Leonard, Hopkins, and Calzaghe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by powerpuncher View Post
    When I think of the Mount Rushmore of a sport, I don’t necessarily look at who was the best but who created the biggest impact. Although being the best can go hand in hand with impact. Looking at it that way, this would be my list.

    Dempsey, Louis, Ali, Tyson

    Although it seems blasphemous to keep SRR off the list, I think that Mount Rushmore has to be filled with more known fighters that last through generations. And despite you liking it or not, the heavyweight division is where the biggest ratings come from.
    I don’t necessarily look at who was the best but who created the biggest impact.

    That's the key. If I went by skill, no way could I put anyone previous to the 1940s. No basketball player back then, baseball, boxer, can hang with today's. So it comes down to creator vs perfector.
    I went with creators of our sport and their impact.
    Mount Rushmore for the fighters who made our sport what it is.
    P4P list for skilled mofos who took the game to the next level.
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    Quote Originally Posted by powerpuncher View Post
    I can see Sullivan being on there just for the mere fact that he was the first heavyweight champion, but I just don’t think he did enough to deserve it. Beyond being the first, he did nothing else. It was almost more of a right place right time situation.
    I missed this post. I concur. I really struggled with where to place him, more than the other HW's back then.
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    Default Re: Mount Rushmore of Boxing

    Louis, Ali, SRR and Armstrong.
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    My lifetime

    Duran
    Leonard
    Pac
    Roy (if he retired after Tarver 1) / Tyson (80s) / Lennox (top 10 greatest ever heavyweight) / Choco (greatest little fella?)
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    1. Ali
    2. Tyson
    3. Floyd Mayweather
    4. Sugar Ray Robinson
    5. Jack Johnson

    My Mount Rushmore has Five.

    Big fan of Roy Jones Junior and Sugar Ray Leonard but it’s not a top ten..yet.

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    Duran never made my list..too busy quitting and discussing his multiple losses with PacMan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by imp View Post
    1. Ali
    2. Tyson
    3. Floyd Mayweather
    4. Sugar Ray Robinson
    5. Jack Johnson

    My Mount Rushmore has Five.

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    Hahaha "Mount Rushmore has 5" he says it so comically. Cracked me up 😂

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    Quote Originally Posted by NoSavingByTheBell View Post
    Hahaha "Mount Rushmore has 5" he says it so comically. Cracked me up 😂
    If Andrew Lewis gets to have six heads, I guess Rushmore can have 5. It's an affirmative action type thing I guess...
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    Default Re: Mount Rushmore of Boxing

    I think I'd go:

    Ali
    Tyson
    Robinson
    Leonard
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alpha View Post
    I think I'd go:

    Ali
    Tyson
    Robinson
    Leonard
    That’s a good list.

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    Default Re: Mount Rushmore of Boxing

    Sometimes Boxing fans like to drag ancient names on the list just because they felt it started with them and makes them feel justified.

    But..it’s their list and everyone is entitled to their opinion.

    I like to think that the list should incorporate “favourite” boxer as well as “best” boxers that can compete in “All” eras.

    Marciano would get destroyed in certain eras but a Mike Tyson can compete in “every” era..that’s important to me.

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    Default Re: Mount Rushmore of Boxing

    Quote Originally Posted by imp View Post
    Sometimes Boxing fans like to drag ancient names on the list just because they felt it started with them and makes them feel justified.

    But..it’s their list and everyone is entitled to their opinion.

    I like to think that the list should incorporate “favourite” boxer as well as “best” boxers that can compete in “All” eras.

    Marciano would get destroyed in certain eras but a Mike Tyson can compete in “every” era..that’s important to me.
    Depends on how you are defining Mount Rushmore. For me it more has to do what they did for the sport of boxing. So while Tyson is nowhere near the best heavyweight ever, he is on my list because of what he did for boxing. Otherwise, I would just list the 4 best fighters ever.

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