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What was the greatest rivalry of all time in the Boxing? (Edited 09/24/09 12:32PM by ojekeme1)
Thanks to all the people who participated in last weeks NFL Football poll.

The results are in Congratulations to the following rivalries for taking the top tree spots:

Chicago Bears - Green Bay Packers

Dallas Cowboys - Washington Redskins

                &

Philadelphia Eagles - N. Y. Giants




It was pretty close with the both the Cleveland Browns - Pittsburgh Steelers and Dallas Cowboys - Pittsburgh Steelers rivalries barely losing out.



This is week five of my 'Rivalries' series; with this weeks poll being played just like the last four weeks.

the topic...

What was the greatest rivalry of all time in the Boxing?

Depending on when you became a fan some of these my not even be rivalries to you.

Rank your top three chioces.




Next week:      What are the greatest rivalies in the MLB?
| Closed on 10/01/09 at 12:00AM
FanIQ Pts? No | Boxing | Opinion List
Teams:  Cleveland Browns | Sugar Ray Robinson | Roberto Duran | Sugar Ray Leonard | Joe Frazier | Ezzard Charles | Jake LaMotta | Thomas Hearns | Alexis Arguello | Marco Antonio Barrera
Players:  Micky Ward
Team Breakout:
Rank17 FansAvg (1st)
1.Muhammad Ali - Joe Frazier 2.4 (13)
2.Roberto Duran - Sugar Ray Leonard 0.9
3.Sugar Ray Leonard - Thomas Hearns0.7 (2)
Also receiving votes:Arturo Gatti - Micky Ward0.6 (1)
Evander Holyfield - Mike Tyson 0.5 (1)
Marco Antonio Barrera - Erik Morales0.4 (1)
Jake LaMotta - Sugar Ray Robinson 0.3
Muhammad Ali - Ken Norton 0.1
Jersey Joe Walcott - Ezzard Charles0.1
Erik Morales - Manny Pacquiao0.1
Aaron Pryor - Alexis Arguello 0.1

 &nbp;
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#4 | 1771 days ago

While compiling this list I came across over 30 "rivalries" where two boxers had faced off at least two times. Some of these matches were of more consequence than others due to either the resulting outcome of the matches or the conditions that precipitated them.

Like all of the list in this series of polls, the age grouping, region and even social group which the respondent belongs to influences his/her choices in regards to the poll. As I have explained in weeks past there is no "Other" option for this series. I attempted to extract the best of the best for discussion here.

Corrales vs Castillo was honestly an oversight. That rivalry actually appears in my notes. It was an amazing three fight series; and one that defines Diego Corrales career.

When evaluating both Spinks rivalries I had to look at the circumstances behind each one. In the Spinks/ Holmes rivalry Spinks was the only young lion coming up to challenge the older veteran. With Spinks/Tyson it is a case of role reversal. Due to no fault of his own, Spinks had ruled a Heavyweight division devoid of serious competition compared to those who had immediately preceded him (Ali, Forman, Fraizier, Norton); and, he was himself facing the "young lion".

Hopefully this insight into the design of these polls helps everyone gain a better understanding.

1. Muhammad Ali - Joe Frazier   2. Roberto Duran - Sugar Ray Leonard   3. Arturo Gatti - Micky Ward  
  
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#1 | 1772 days ago
spyder6665 (+)

What about Mike Spinks and Larry Holmes or Mike Spinks and Mike Tyson
1. Evander Holyfield - Mike Tyson   2. Jersey Joe Walcott - Ezzard Charles  3. Roberto Duran - Sugar Ray Leonard   
#2 | 1772 days ago

Gatti Ward... that trilogy was awesome! But how about Corrales vs Castillo?
1. Sugar Ray Leonard - Thomas Hearns  2. Sugar Ray Leonard - Thomas Hearns  3. Roberto Duran - Sugar Ray Leonard   
#3 | 1772 days ago

Zale-Graziano.
1. Muhammad Ali - Joe Frazier   2. Marco Antonio Barrera - Erik Morales  3. Roberto Duran - Sugar Ray Leonard   
#4 | 1771 days ago

While compiling this list I came across over 30 "rivalries" where two boxers had faced off at least two times. Some of these matches were of more consequence than others due to either the resulting outcome of the matches or the conditions that precipitated them.

Like all of the list in this series of polls, the age grouping, region and even social group which the respondent belongs to influences his/her choices in regards to the poll. As I have explained in weeks past there is no "Other" option for this series. I attempted to extract the best of the best for discussion here.

Corrales vs Castillo was honestly an oversight. That rivalry actually appears in my notes. It was an amazing three fight series; and one that defines Diego Corrales career.

When evaluating both Spinks rivalries I had to look at the circumstances behind each one. In the Spinks/ Holmes rivalry Spinks was the only young lion coming up to challenge the older veteran. With Spinks/Tyson it is a case of role reversal. Due to no fault of his own, Spinks had ruled a Heavyweight division devoid of serious competition compared to those who had immediately preceded him (Ali, Forman, Fraizier, Norton); and, he was himself facing the "young lion".

Hopefully this insight into the design of these polls helps everyone gain a better understanding.

1. Muhammad Ali - Joe Frazier   2. Roberto Duran - Sugar Ray Leonard   3. Arturo Gatti - Micky Ward  
#5 | 1770 days ago

What about Juan Manuel Marquez & Manny Pacquiao?
1. Marco Antonio Barrera - Erik Morales  2. Erik Morales - Manny Pacquiao  3. Arturo Gatti - Micky Ward  

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