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TJ

Why on Earth do you guys not have USS Steve Cunningham (Former Cruiserweight Champion), who has been giving us great fights at both Cruiserweight and Heavyweight for the best part of a decade?

Wars with Adamek, Yoan Pablo Hernandez and his up and downer at Heavy with Tyson Fury, to name a few!!!

How about Kid Chocolate, Peter Quillen at Middleweight? He does not plauy around in the ring.

Posted June 20, 2013 7:23 am 


Brazilian Boxing Fan

Great article.

Posted June 20, 2013 12:22 am 


BUSTAJAY

Marco always brings some pain and I can also agree Khan is nice to watch. Hahaha we better watch Khan while we can as he is going down fast.

Posted June 19, 2013 6:50 pm 


Red Ryan

JUAN MANUEL MARQUEZ !!!!!

Posted June 19, 2013 5:44 pm 


KOrnerman

Capn Huck should be on the list,always exiting to watch.

Posted June 19, 2013 5:33 pm 


korn dog,

wasnt kahn v presscott PPV, rip off

Posted June 19, 2013 2:16 pm 


Popkins

Haye is a very exciting fighter, but again he’s usually pay per view, and 15 quid to see him flatten Audley is a lot of money. Did you see Chisora’s last fight? he’s hot and cold. Most of Fury’s fights are terrible from a technical point of view – but watching hom getting knocked down, rising to win fights by stoppage, singing horrendously in the post fight interview, and trash talking opponents is very watchable. Plus he’s called Tyson, is 6 foot 9 and is a gypsy.lol. Makes him fun to watch…all for free on channel 5 – value for money IMO!!!

Posted June 19, 2013 1:59 pm 


Popkins

“Any list of the most exciting fighters that has Tyson Fury but not Manny Pacquiao is whack. “……..VALUE FOR MONEY. ..Fury’s fights have been free on TV in the UK….Pacquaio’s fights are normally £15 a pop on pay per view.

Posted June 19, 2013 12:54 pm 


philly shell

Good list in terms of some of the most exciting fighters in the sport (other than Amir at #1, and Fury making the list but not Pac Man). But it’s a little too kind in terms of HOF potential. Mike Alvarado is a ton of fun to watch, but 5 out of 10, come on – he’s not getting in. Adonis Stevenson – 4 might be too kind at this stage. Same with GGG – got potential, but way too early to talk about HOF.

Posted June 19, 2013 12:51 pm 


curtley

T-Bone, are you honestly saying Froch does not deserve to get in to HOF already, the only guy to have beaten him unavenged is Ward who is probably up there as joint P4P with Mayweather?

Posted June 19, 2013 8:54 am 


tbone

ggg is the only future hall of famer.. if he does macklin then martinez.. job done

Posted June 19, 2013 8:26 am 


Squared-Circle (a.k.a. LionKing)

Happyboy: Glad to hear that we agree on something. Aren’t you a Brit like OneInchPunch? My assessment of Triple G is largely based on his extremely deep amateur pedigree and little things I see him doing in the ring when I watch film of his fights. Remember when guys were doubting Rigo before he beat Donaire because he had very little pro-experience and hadn’t yet beaten any BIG names? Same exact logic here. Like Rigo, GGG is one of the best amateur fighters in history.

GGG is the current WBA & IBO MW Champion. He has an 88% KO ratio (he holds the greatest KO ratio in MW Championship history and is 1st amongst all active current and former champions, and 3rd in overall championship history.) But most importantly, Triple G has NEVER been knocked down or out in over 375 fights, both as a pro and amateur. He’s also on a 12 fight KO/TKO streak and will be looking for his 13th consecutive stoppage vs. Mack.

Are you really going to call Bute, Rosado, Lee, Dirrell, Proksa and Macklin a bunch of nobodies??? If so… that really makes me doubt your boxing acumen. Pirog is VERY underrated and one of the very best MWs in the world. He would likely give GGG one of the most difficult fights of his life, but I firmly believe that Golovkin would find a way to come out on top. Now, let’s hear your analysis.

Posted June 19, 2013 7:15 am 


OneInchPunch

Tyson Fury…. I do not think so…. over time I might be proved wrong but I doubt it. Have gloves, will provide excitement…. ya like he did when he vacated the Commonwealth & Lonsdale belts rather than face David Price.

Posted June 19, 2013 5:42 am 


Happyboy

Squared Circle – Totally agree with you regarding Khan but a question I have regarding GGG is his resume is filled with nobodies so how accurate is his rating when his beaten no one of note?

Posted June 19, 2013 5:17 am 


KOrnerman

Every time I think seriously about Tyson Fury I just remember him uppercuting himself to the chin and think hahahahahahahahahahahahahaha nope.

Posted June 19, 2013 2:50 am 


Mongrel

Has Maidana even won a belt at JWW or WW? There are a bunch of guys who have won at both – Bradley, ALexander, Judah, Khan when he whups ALexander and there is a good chance that they won`t even get in the HOF.

Posted June 19, 2013 1:21 am 


Squared-Circle (a.k.a. LionKing)

largo: That’s cool, man. We’ll agree to disagree about GGG and Pirog and talk more about their strengths and weaknesses later.

Posted June 19, 2013 12:52 am 


mayweather86

Agreed. Maidana 7/10, while Broner Mathyesse, golovkin all with a 60% or less. Go home your drunk.

Posted June 19, 2013 12:27 am 


Tomato Can

Maidana, has a 70 percent chance of making the HOF, really?

Posted June 19, 2013 12:15 am 


largo

lionking, let’s just respect each other’s opinion for now; i’ll have plenty of time to explain to you why i don’t see ANYBODY beating Pirog at 160…for now, i just want to see him get back in the mix.

Posted June 18, 2013 11:36 pm 


It’s Me, Ernie

Excellent, Yuri you are picking up the language fast!!…

Posted June 18, 2013 10:43 pm 


Squared-Circle (a.k.a. LionKing)

How anyone, even a Brit, could rank King Con #1 in any category — except for the most fragile China-Chins — is beyond me.

Posted June 18, 2013 9:49 pm 


Squared-Circle (a.k.a. LionKing)

Pirog is a damn good fighter, but Triple G would take him — probably by stoppage.

Posted June 18, 2013 9:41 pm 


largo

“GGG might be the best MW around.” yeah, ’till Dimitry Pirog come back to active duty, that is…

Posted June 18, 2013 9:17 pm 


Raybans

Like others have said, the main thing that grabbed my attention in this article is giving Maidana a 7 out of 10 of getting into the Hall of Fame. Yes he’s entertaining but I’d give him more a 2 or 3 out of 10 chance.

Posted June 18, 2013 8:48 pm 


Mongrel

@y – well boxers seem to consider it something of an honour.

Posted June 18, 2013 7:55 pm 


Mongrel

The words Fury and Hall of Fame don`t belong in the same sentence. There only post 1990 heavies in or going in are Lewis, Tyson, Holyfield (if his drug cheating is ignored), and the K-Bros.

If another was going to squeeze in somehow it would probably be Bowe.

Posted June 18, 2013 7:54 pm 


Jay rock

Khan on that list lol

Posted June 18, 2013 7:51 pm 


talbodin

Tyson fury has a zero percent chance at the hall of fame, or a respectable career.

Posted June 18, 2013 7:29 pm 


y

Who gives a fk about the hall of fame and who is in and who is not.

Posted June 18, 2013 7:22 pm 


Mongrel

Are we talking Canestota here? Then you have to think about the criteria for getting in.

1. You need to be retired 5 years
2. You need to be one of three boxers nominated to be added to the ballot that already contains 47 other boxers who haven`t yet been voted in (including people like Don Curry and Prince Naseem)
3. You need to get voted in as one of the top 3 from that list of 47

A lot of these guys will be lucky to get on the ballot in the first place. Look at the guys we have around who either have retired and aren’t in, or will retire in the next few years……Vitali Klitschko, Maybe Wlad, maybe Haye, Holyfield, Jones Jnr, Toney, Jirov, JC Gomez, Tarver, Johnson, Hopkins, Martinez, Trinidad, Hatton, Cotto, Mosely, Mayweather, Williams & Gatti – with added sympathy vote, Benn, Eubank, Morales, Barrera, Pacquaio, JMM, Winky, Pavlik, Kessler, De La HOya, Quartey, Macallum, Nunn, McLellan, Corales, Castillo, Casamajor, Katsidis, Margacheato (depending if his handwraps keep him out), Calzaghe isn`t in there yet etc.

That is 40 names, that is like 13 years worth of nominations, even if you disagree with 50% there is a solid 5-6 years worth by which time more very good fighters will be close to retiring.

Really to be getting in the HOF you have to think that out of lets say the 9 divisions from heavy to LW you have to retire and stand out as the best fighter across your division and one above and below or you either in terms of talent or achievements or you won`t get nominated.

Guys like Maidana or Provodnikov have, and likely will never be rated in the top 3 in their division so it is a massive massive stretch to suggest even putting them on a HOF ballot, let alone them then getting in ahead of the guys I listed.

Just to restate Naseem Hamed and Don Curry are still on the ballot an d haven`t entered – and they were high on p4p lists.

Posted June 18, 2013 7:15 pm 


FEARS

Surely Maidana’s chances of getting into The Hall of Fame being 7 out of 10 is a misprint. Others deserving consideration: Angulo, Kirkland, Mares, Danny Garcia, Quillin

Posted June 18, 2013 6:04 pm 


Gussie Finknottle

Good list. I don’t think I’d rate Maidana as a 7out of 10 chance though

Posted June 18, 2013 6:02 pm 



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