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BW division. Teddy´s Top Ten All-Time Bantamweights.

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By Teddy Atlas. from The Ultimate Book of Boxing Lists.

Check out his List.

1- Panama Al Brown
2- Eder Jofre
3- Ruben Olivares
4- Carlos Zarate
5- Fighting Harada
6- Manuel Ortiz
7- Orlando Canizales
8- Jeff Chandler
9- Raul MAcias
10- Pete Herman.

What do you think ?

Like I said number 1 is Jofre, but I don´t have a problem with people rating Ortiz or Al Brown above him.....these two are the ones that can take his position.

I think Teddy underrated Ortiz and overrated Macias. Nothing against Macias, but Rose deserves his place in the list IMO.
Canizales also is too high IMO.....

Opinions ?
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I don't really like doing lists, always end up of thinking of someone else afterwards but I would have Jofre, Olivares, Zarate, Brown and Ortiz top 5 and interchangeable. Then Harada, McGovern in the bottom half as certs. The last 3 is the hard bit with Canizales, Rose, Pintor, Chandler( got to admit, haven't watched a lot of him) but his record stands out, all good candidates. Plenty of other good bantams though, love to see more of Becerra. Chucho Castillo head to head at his peak is a nightmare for any of them.
By thje way Vic, if you have Rose in your top 10 that's 3 in your top 10 my old fella had to fight.
Yep Al.......pretty impressive !
Ortiz vs Brown
Brown vs Jofre
and Jofre vs Ortiz would be my dream fights at BW....
1. McGovern
2. Jofre
3. Olivares
4. Zarate
5. Ortiz
6. Brown
7. Herman
8. Harada
9. Chucho
10. Herrera

I'll take the bottom two, in any order, over Raton, as well as the long 'reigning' guys like Canizales & Chandler, and over Pintor too.

Rose over all of those, if anyone breaks top ten it's him. Lynch? I know of his prowess but know more of Pete Herman at the mo'.
Good list Flea.....btw my dvds arrived today, I´ll post here the Raul Macias footage later.....
Oh, I´ll upload Galindez vs Ahumada
A small clip of Eder number 1 at the weight. Against Aoki...
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