Boxing's Mount Rushmore?

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  1. Dr. Will

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    I believe it is different to popular culture's interpretation of Boxing's Mount Rushmore (which would probably be Ali, Tyson, Mayweather and...Rocky haha).

    James Figg, Muhammad Ali, Sugar Ray Robinson, Manny Pacquiao

    Manny Pacquiao's case:
    1. From ultimate third-world poverty to the Senator of Philippines. Boxing being the medium.
    2. Had a career that span 11 weight classes from where he started. Beating ATG's, HOF's, elite fighters the whole way through whilst they're in good condition.
    3. His historic 2005-2010 run is unlike anything I'll probably ever witness in my lifetime.
    These three combined.

    James Figg is the grandfather of Boxing; Ali is 'The Greatest', transcending the sport; SRR is GOAT.
     
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    Two of the more obvious:
    Johnny Laskowski
    Spencer Chestwynde
     
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    Ali, R Robinson, Mayweather, not sure about the 4th, maybe RJJ?
     
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    Clinton Woods, Kubrat Pulev, Dan Rafael.

    Rafael needs 2 spots.
     
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    George foreman and joe frazier should be on there too.
     
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    Robinson, Ali, Armstrong, Louis
     
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    Robinson, Louis, Ali are locks.
    4th could be Armstrong/Pep/Gans/Wilde etc.
     
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    Sharkey Who finishes 2nd?

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    Louis, Ali, Dempsey, and ???
     
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    i think that says more about Filipinos as voters than it does Pacman. Not that I'm just shitting on them. Donald Trump is our President :eek:
     
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    Ali, SRR, SRL, RJJ
     
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    I think the Mount Rushmore just becomes someones top 4 pound for pound list, which makes it freakin' hard to do, and easy to criticize lol.

    Mine, for example, would be easy to tear apart:

    Harry Greb
    Willie Pep
    Joe Louis
    Sugar Ray Robinson
     
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    Good point, but some names are a LOCK, like Dan Rafael who's too fat to be removed from contention because he's literally stuck. Hey, Hagler I guess 2 spots wasn't big enough for him afterall.
     
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    How about Bert sugars vhs collection, a picture of dan Rafael checking out the buffet, the Larry merchant picture and close up of rocky marcianos noses.
     
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    If it's a top 4 P4P list, for me it would be SRR, Greb, Armstrong, Langford.
     
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    Whats your favorite fight of Harry Greb?
     
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    I liked his trilogy against aquaman.
     
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    It's hard to say, there's so much footage from his 120 fights, I don't know where to begin!
     

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