100 greatest British Boxers

Jun 4, 2012
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ATG's
Fitzsimmons
Lewis
Wilde
"kid" Lewis
"kid" Berg
Conteh
Buchanan
Lynch
Welsh
Calzaghe
Driscoll
Winstone

World Titlists
Benn
Eubank
Downes
Minter
Hatton
Andries
McKenzie
Tarleton
McGowan
Caldwell
Honeyghan
Kane
Stracey
Monaghan
Hope
Hamed
Haye
Watt
Brown
Mills

Contenders
Curvis
Rudkin
Cooper
Woodcock
Cockell
Farr
Finnegan
Roderick
Tarleton
Woods
Witter
Charnley
Jones
Nelson
Hodkinson
Watson
Marsh
Graham

Is a poor half arsed effort football got too engrossing ill add to it later...
 
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ATG's
Fitzsimmons
Lewis
Wilde
"kid" Lewis
"kid" Berg
Conteh
Buchanan
Lynch
Welsh
Calzaghe
Driscoll
Winstone

World Titlists
Benn
Eubank
Downes
Minter
Hatton
Andries
McKenzie
Tarleton
McGowan
Caldwell
Honeyghan
Kane
Stracey
Monaghan
Hope
Hamed
Haye
Watt
Brown
Mills

Contenders
Curvis
Rudkin
Cooper
Woodcock
Cockell
Farr
Finnegan
Roderick
Tarleton
Woods
Witter
Charnley
Jones
Nelson
Hodkinson
Watson
Marsh
Graham

Is a poor half arsed effort football got too engrossing ill add to it later...
Colin?
 
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Well we have 70 names already there and that's without fully breaking down Wrimc list of world challengers and theres a few guys missing of that list that would likely make it. Two Irish included but also active boxers not included and three at least definitely make it.
 
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So whats the thoughts on the more current boxers making this list:

Carl Froch
Amir Khan
David Haye
Ricky Burns
Nathan Cleverly
Nicky Cook
Alex Arthur
Paul Weir
Enzo Macaranelli
Robin Reid
Richie Woodhall
Wayne McCullogh
 
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So if i start breaking it down into ten groups of ten. What would you say the groups should look like.

Group 1

Fitz, L Lewis, T Lewis, Berg, Naseem, Buchanan, Wilde, Welsh, Turpin, McAvoy
 
Jul 16, 2012
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so would I be right in saying boxer must hold/held a WORLD Title?

would it not be easier to go through all the BRITISH WORLD CHAMPIONS then compile a list from there... There might be a few names not on this list... people like Steve Collins or Alex Arthur (for instance) and the newest world champion Jamie McDonnell... there might even be others just saying like. it's all subjective.
 
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so would I be right in saying boxer must hold/held a WORLD Title?

would it not be easier to go through all the BRITISH WORLD CHAMPIONS then compile a list from there... There might be a few names not on this list... people like Steve Collins or Alex Arthur (for instance) and the newest world champion Jamie McDonnell... there might even be others just saying like. it's all subjective.
Nah world title isnt important. Obv your likely to get in if youve held one but some of the old timers never got near a chance and would be held in higher regard than some of todays pretenders.
 
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This is a great thread. I have Lennox at #1... because a serious case can be made he's a top 5 Heavyweight OVERALL...

But I am open to opinions
 
Jun 2, 2012
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I would like to see active boxers ranked, I know you dont like it though and it does mean it would need adjusting should they pick up significant victories etc so i can see why you wouldnt want to. Plus it raises the whole Froch>Calzaghe kerfuffle :lol:
 

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It's a lot tougher task than compiling a list of world greats but its something I have fancied doing for a while so lets compile a list and then see if we can loosely agree on where they should be ranked.

List so far:

Lennox Lewis
Naseem Hamed
Ted 'Kid' Lewis
Jack 'Kid' Berg
Randy Turpin
Joe Calzaghe
Ricky Hatton
Freddie Welsh
Jimmy Wilde
Peter Kane
John Conteh
John H Stracey
Rinty Monaghan
Owen Moran
Jock McAvoy
Freddie Mills
Benny Lynch
Lloyd Honeyghan
Maurice Hope
Alan Rudkin
Barry McGuigan (Irish)
Jim Watt
Bob Fitzsimmons
Nel Tarleton
Len Harvey
Ken Buchanan
Howard Winstone
Tommy Farr
Bruce Woodcock
Dave Charnley
Chris Finnegan
Nigel Benn
Frank Bruno
Chris Eubank
Steve Collins (Irish)
Terry Downes
Walter McGowan
Seaman Tommy Watson
Dick Turpin
George Rose
Jackie Brown
Jim Driscoll
Eric Boon
Henry Cooper
Teddy Baldock
Tom Smith
Johnny King
Jack London
Herol Graham
Alan Minter
Denis Andries
Duke McKenzie
Johnny Caldwell
Jackie Brown
Pat Daly
Brian Curvis
Bruce Woodcock
Don Cockell
Ernie Roderick
Clinton Woods
Junior Witter
Johnny Nelson
Paul Hodkinson
Michael Watson
Terry Marsh


who else?


stick them in tier's

AND STEVE COLLINS AND ANY BOXER FROM EIRE SHOULD NOT MAKE A BRITISH LIST
 
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yeah I'm opposed to Irish fighters being in as well, they got there own shit going on and I dont think they would like to be classed as British anyway.
 
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So active boxers - who would make it:

Carl Froch
Amir Khan
David Haye
Ricky Burns


I dont see any other making the list yet tbh