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Squared-Circle Real Talk (a.k.a. The Lion King of Beat Street)

Hidalgo: Actually Tunney had 86 pro fights, but some organizations (and websites like BoxRec) don’t give him credit for all of them because some of his earlier fights were not “officially sanctioned.”

When he started in 1915, pro boxing was still pretty unorganized. Back then they had what were called “Newspaper Decisions” wherein the sports writers from the major papers like the NY Times actually determined winners and losers of major bouts.

Moore and Charles were absolute fighting machines and great as well — especially Moore who’s pro career spanned nearly 30 years. The reason why I rank Tunney #1 at this weight class is because Moore had 23 Losses and 10 Draws; Charles had 25 Losses and 1 Draw.

The ONLY fighter Tunney EVER lost to was the great Harry Greb, and many boxing historians/analysts consider Greb to be one of the best MWs/LHWs s of all time. Tunney later avenged that ONE loss by beating Greb.

Ali has made comments over the decades eluding to the fact that his style was largely based on watching old film of Tunney. If you go back and watch Tunney Tribute videos on YouTube, the similarities in their fighting styles is uncanny. (Although Tunney didn’t clown around and showboat by doing “shuffles” and rope-a-dopes.)

Posted August 16, 2013 8:37 am 


MTB KING

Its Tunney for me, with Roy Jones in second (before the 3 L’s in a row). I put Jones in there based on the tallent he had in the ring, not based on the amount of fights he had which ofcourse pale in comparison to the guys from the 1900s

Posted August 16, 2013 2:30 am 


It’s Me, Ernie

The Mongoose, no brainer…

Posted August 16, 2013 1:16 am 


Hidalgo

Squared Circle, I thought Tunney had around 70 fights, not 80. Whereas Moore had well over 200 fights and Charles had around 120 fights. Moore had a mess of KOs too.

Posted August 15, 2013 10:34 pm 


Squared-Circle Real Talk (a.k.a. The Lion King of Beat Street)

The best 175-190lbs fighter (Light HW to CW by today’s divisions) of all time is Gene Tunney.

The Fighting Marine beat the great Jack Dempsey twice. And a record of 80 Wins and 1 Loss is pretty damn hard to beat.

Posted August 15, 2013 8:37 pm 


ray gordon reid

thanks hidalgo

Posted August 15, 2013 11:04 am 


Hidalgo

“question now the best lightheavyweight of all time answer”

It’s a tie: Archie Moore and Ezzard Charles

Posted August 15, 2013 10:51 am 


Hidalgo

Wow! The LIAR Correctamundo is still lying. He lied when he was Boxtradamus and he’s lying as Correctamundo. You picked Donaire, fool. We all know it.

Posted August 15, 2013 10:47 am 


ray gordon reid

question now the best lightheavyweight of all time anwser

Posted August 15, 2013 8:22 am 


MTB KING

Stevenson

Posted August 15, 2013 8:04 am 


ray gordon reid

who;s the best lightheavweight

Posted August 15, 2013 6:56 am 


TARK

Boxtra… You picked Donaire to beat Rigondeaux… That was your pick.

Don’t lie about it.. YOU WERE WRONG AGAIN!!!!!

Posted August 15, 2013 2:19 am 


Farmboxer

I have read that Cleverly is counting on is referee and judges to protect him. I think the referee will interfere with the fight a lot.

Posted August 15, 2013 1:04 am 


CORRECTAMUNDO

“Hey correctodumba55, who did you have for Donaire vs Rigo? “-I had Rigo IF he followed my advice which he DID SO I was CORRECT yet again!!

Posted August 14, 2013 10:25 pm 


Fight Aficionado

“Kovalev, at this point is a LHW version of Deontay Wilder.” – Except Kovalev has already been KOing top 20 opponents while Wilder hasn’t faced anyone in the top 30.

Posted August 14, 2013 5:56 pm 


ray gordon reid

welsh cheer loud for nathan

Posted August 14, 2013 4:15 pm 


ray gordon reid

THANKS SOME OF YOU MY FRIEND TED THE BULL KID BLAST WONT BE BACK

Posted August 14, 2013 1:22 pm 


ray gordon reid

nathan c

Posted August 14, 2013 12:58 pm 


BILLY NO MEDALS ALL AMERICAN BOY

JOEY,S A JERK

Posted August 14, 2013 10:59 am 


drx

good breakdown by Al.
Looking forward to the fight

Posted August 14, 2013 10:54 am 


varnish

Kovalev has fought better competition than Cleverly, but Nathan looks to have more skills.

Posted August 14, 2013 10:13 am 


Kid Blast

Too much racism. I’m done with ESB

Posted August 14, 2013 9:16 am 


MTB KING

CORRECTOMUNDO has predicted Kovalev and Geale wins????? General rule is bet the other way…… Hey correctodumba55, who did you have for Donaire vs Rigo? lmao MORON

Posted August 14, 2013 9:13 am 


Lazy

What?!? Cleverley opted for this fight, it wasn’t a mandatory. How exactly is he a coward? And have you stepped foot in the ring?

Posted August 14, 2013 7:01 am 


CORRECTAMUNDO

“Cleverly and Barker will win on Saturday, can’t wait”-You’ll be waiting a LONG time.

Posted August 14, 2013 5:57 am 


It’s Me, Ernie

Hey thank you for swallowing and not staining the upholstery…

Posted August 14, 2013 2:07 am 


nameless

“Kov has the tools…” It’s me Ernie, thank you for your invaluable contribution. LOL!

Posted August 14, 2013 2:03 am 


FEARS

Kovalev, at this point is a LHW version of Deontay Wilder.

Posted August 13, 2013 11:50 pm 


Brit Box

Cleverly and Barker will win on Saturday, can’t wait.

Posted August 13, 2013 7:53 pm 


old guy

This will be an R-rated massacre of Cleverly. The ring will be a brutal slaughterhouse, hope NC’s wife and children are not in the audience.

Posted August 13, 2013 7:45 pm 


eric

Cant wait for this fight, hey kovelev may have not fought anyboy as of today but sat he is fighting a somebody, guess will we see if he s the real deal sat.

Posted August 13, 2013 6:48 pm 


HHLondon

Kovelev has beaten as many nobodies as Cleverly.

The fights 50/50

Posted August 13, 2013 6:38 pm 


WT

That’s what you were probably saying and everybody else was saying about the Calzaghe v Lacy fight, wrong.

Posted August 13, 2013 6:35 pm 


Squared-Circle Real Talk (a.k.a. The Lion King of Beat Street)

Cleverly is going to take the beating of his life this weekend. He simply doesn’t have the power to keep Krusher from relentlessly stalking and attacking him with flurries of power bombs. Should be FUN to watch while it lasts — if you’re not a Brit.

Posted August 13, 2013 5:31 pm 


It’s Me, Ernie

Kov has the tools…

Posted August 13, 2013 4:42 pm 


ray gordon reid

sorry joey cleverly

Posted August 13, 2013 4:27 pm 


FEARS

I’m just happy that it’s on HBO, which is probably due to Kovalev, because HBO has never even mentioned Cleverly before. Whatever the case, I’ll be watching! In Boxer/Puncher battles I normally favor the Boxer, but this time I think I’m rolling with Kovalev. Cleverly keeps claiming that he’s going for the KO, which may be a bad idea.

Posted August 13, 2013 4:21 pm 


JOEY

COME SATURDAY CLEV, COULD BE SEEING SHEEP.

Posted August 13, 2013 3:57 pm 


PEEJ

looking forward to this weekend. Should be some decent fights on

Posted August 13, 2013 3:30 pm 


ray gordon reid

CLEVERLY

Posted August 13, 2013 3:01 pm 



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