The 10 Greatest Bantams of All Time

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Flea Man

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If I had to put together a list of the top bantams, I think it would look something like this:

1. Dixon
2. Olivares
3. Jofre
4. Brown
5. Ortiz
6. Zarate
7. McGovern
8. Memphis Pal Moore
9. Herman
10. Harada
11. Joe Lynch
12. Kid Williams
13. Raf Herrera
14. Rose
15. Carruthers

Very difficult to assess the ones pre-60s, due to the scarcity of film and/or difficulty in assessing the quality of opposition.
I like this list btw but it’s a shame my write ups haven’t changed your mind on at least a few of these!
 

Flea Man

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Well, I hate to be "that guy" but... any chance we'll be seeing the top 2 soon? :hey
You shall! I have nearly finished no.2 (well aware of this man’s career but I needed quotes and some fight reports I was missing, more fight reports of certain fights I mean) so it has taken a few weeks...it’s another big one!!!

No.1 will be piece of piss, I’m hoping both will be up this week but if not, we will finally come to the end NEXT week!
 
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Flea Man

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An update....as to why there hasn’t been an update in a while.

I have FINALLY finished the second ranked bantamweight.

It comes in at nearly 13,000 words.

So now you know.
 
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Flea Man

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If a single article of yours is 13,000 words, I'm glad it's an eBook because I wouldn't have a shelf sturdy enough to hold that fucker.
The plan was always to do a book of top 10s of each weight class

I’ve decided to split it into volumes of 3 divisions at a time.

I’ve already done super fly, so will do 105-108 next and flyweight before Xmas and flyweight in the new year and VOILA: there’s book 1 ;)

Then bantam is already done so need to do 122 and 126 then BOOM there’s book 2!

Then will have to do the rest hahaha

Something to keep me ticking over while I continue my research on the Wilde book
 
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Teeto

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Nice. I’ll get round to having a look at the list and the writings soon. Olivares soon?
 
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So....no.2 wasn’t published for a while. A few reasons.

It’s knocking on 14,000 words.

Boxing Monthly wanted me to finish no.1 before publishing no.2

So here’s no.2

https://www.boxingmonthly.com/all-time-top-tens/the-top-ten-bantamweights-of-all-time-no-2-terry-mcgovern-2/
So how long is the article for #1!?

By the way, I know you said you were planning on doing three weight divisions per book. But, and I know this is just my opinion, I think it might be better to do on one division for each book. I mean it would still have an ample word count, it would have a greater focus being just one division, and you can intertwine all the books together.

Also when your book is close to done, PM me and we'll sort some advertising on here for it :good
 

Flea Man

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So how long is the article for #1!?

By the way, I know you said you were planning on doing three weight divisions per book. But, and I know this is just my opinion, I think it might be better to do on one division for each book. I mean it would still have an ample word count, it would have a greater focus being just one division, and you can intertwine all the books together.

Also when your book is close to done, PM me and we'll sort some advertising on here for it :good
What do you mean in terms of intertwining them mate? That was my idea with doing a few weight classes per book, as there is crossover between them and whatnot.
 
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What do you mean in terms of intertwining them mate? That was my idea with doing a few weight classes per book, as there is crossover between them and whatnot.
Yeah, same thing really. Although more books = more intertwining opportunities. Plus you'd be able to churn out the books quicker, and you'd 'spread out' more as in there'd be more opportunities of people finding your books if there's more of them. And if people enjoy, say, the flyweight book, they'd be likely to purchase the other ones in the series.

Just something to think about!
 
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