Top 5 Pound for Pound fighters in 2004

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Top 5 Pound for Pound fighters in 2004

Unread postby Conman » June 3rd, 2004, 5:07 pm

Here are mine:

1.Bernard Hopkins-until he is beaten, and he runs the Middleweights.
2.Antonio Tarver-Hasn't done a whole lot, but the KO of Jones was huge and he did beat the overall consensus best boxer.
3.Roy Jones-Should and would have been #1 if not for that brutal, tragic, extemely embarassing loss to Tarver.(Can he come back is the question?)
4.Floyd Mayweather-He is behind Jones for now, but will eventually end up #1 (Very soon if his scheduled fights go off)
5.Manny Paquia-Dominated Barrera, and got robbed in the Marquez fight. After he beats Marquez, Morales is next. The boy is baaaaaaaaaad (lil fools with big punches).

I left off, Judah, Tzsu, Spinks, Mosley, Forres, Wright, and all the Heavys because that is how I feel (plus they don't deserve to be in the top 5).

What do you guys think?

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Re: Top 5 Pound for Pound-Why

Unread postby alexalonso » June 5th, 2004, 2:49 am

You have to take Roy off your list since he was knocked out unless you do a top 15 maybe.

1. Floyd Maywether
2. Winky Wright
3. Manny Pacquiou
4. Antonio Tarver
5. Bernard Hopkins (already 39)

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Re: Top 5 Pound for Pound-Why

Unread postby Knowledge » June 6th, 2004, 12:59 pm

pretty boy floyd is the best pound 4 pound right now no question

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Re: Top 5 Pound for Pound-Why

Unread postby Conman » June 7th, 2004, 9:41 am

alonso wrote:You have to take Roy off your list since he was knocked out unless you do a top 15 maybe.


^^^
Not so fast........Roy had an embarassing loss and all, but he has a legacy and history on his side. Now that I look at my list, Mayweather does belong at #2, but Roy can not be ignored.

Remember, Lennox go knocked out by Rahman & (the crackhead, can't remember his name now) and came back to avenge both losses and was considered the best out there during that time.

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Re: Top 5 Pound for Pound-Why

Unread postby alexalonso » June 7th, 2004, 1:02 pm

Yeah, but Lennox Lewis rematched those guys and anniliated Hasim Rahman and Oliver McCall. Roy Jones did just the opposite in his rematch. There are too many better fighters out there right now to put Roy in a top 5, maybe a top 10 though. Roy has to comeback and do something great again to get in my top 5.

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Re: Top 5 Pound for Pound-Why

Unread postby Conman » June 7th, 2004, 1:29 pm

^^^
We will have to agree to disagree. I am not going to write Roy off too soon...other than Hopkins, Tarver, and Mayweather I really don't think that anyone out there is better then Roy.

Mark my words...If Roy comes back and beats Tarver, or dominates a few heavy's everyone will be back on the bandwagon again.

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Re: Top 5 Pound for Pound-Why

Unread postby alexalonso » June 12th, 2004, 3:07 am

From ESPN.com and notice where Roy Jones is. Not in the top 5. His top five are identical to mine, but just in a different order. His list was posted on June 8, 2004.

# Here is Tim Graham's top 15. In parentheses are Graham's rankings from March (nr = not ranked):
1. Bernard Hopkins (2)
Record: 44-2-1, 31 KOs
Division: Middleweight (undisputed champ)
Last fight: UD over Robert Allen, 6/5/04
2. Floyd Mayweather Jr. (3)
Record: 32-0, 21 KOs
Division: Light welterweight
Last fight: UD over DeMarcus Corley, 5/22/04
3. Antonio Tarver (nr)
Record: 22-2, 18 KOs
Division: Light heavyweight (WBC, WBA champ)
Last fight: KO2 over Roy Jones Jr., 5/15/04
4. Winky Wright (nr)
Record: 47-3, 25 KOs
Division: Light middleweight (undisputed champ)
Last fight: UD over Shane Mosley, 3/13/04
5. Manny Pacquiao (5)
Record: 38-2-2, 30 KOs
Division: Featherweight
Last fight: D vs. Juan Manuel Marquez, 5/8/04


6. Juan Manuel Marquez (12)
Record: 42-2-1, 33 KOs
Division: Featherweight (WBA, IBF champ)
Last fight: D vs. Manny Pacquiao, 5/8/04
7. Cory Spinks (13)
Record: 33-2, 10 KOs
Division: Welterweight (undisputed champ)
Last fight: UD over Zab Judah, 4/10/04
8. Oscar De La Hoya (8)
Record: 37-3, 29 KOs
Division: Middleweight
Last fight: UD over Felix Sturm, 6/5/04
9. Erik Morales (7)
Record: 46-1, 34 KOs
Division: Super featherweight (WBC champ)
Last fight: UD over Jesus Chavez, 2/28/04
10. Rafael Marquez (9)
Record: 31-3, 28 KOs
Division: Bantamweight (IBF champ)
Last fight: TKO2 over Peter Frissina, 1/31/04
11. Kostya Tszyu (6)
Record: 30-1-1, 24 KOs
Division: Light welterweight (IBF champ)
Last fight: TKO6 over Jesse James Leija, 1/19/03
12. James Toney (10)
Record: 67-4-2, 43 KOs
Division: Heavyweight
Last fight: TKO9 over Evander Holyfield, 10/4/03
13. Roy Jones Jr. (1)
Record: 49-2, 38 KOs
Division: Light heavyweight
Last fight: KO2 by Antonio Tarver, 3/13/04
14. Oscar Larios (11)
Record: 51-3-1, 35 KOs
Division: Super bantamweight (WBC champ)
Last fight: UD over Shigeru Nakazato, 3/6/04
15. Antonio Margarito (14)
Record: 30-3, 21 KOs
Division: Welterweight
Last fight: TKO2 over Hercules Kyvelos, 1/31/04
Dropped out: Shane Mosley (4); Marco Antonio Barrera (15)

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Re: Top 5 Pound for Pound-Why

Unread postby Conman » June 18th, 2004, 2:32 am

^^^
Mines had Jones in and Wright out. I really think people are starting to sleep on the guy everybody was afraid of less then 1 1/2 ago. Tarver has really killed Jones credibility (2-round KO would though). Until Jones comes back and gets at Tarver, then this will be his downfall.

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Re: Top 5 Pound for Pound fighters in 2004

Unread postby alexalonso » October 20th, 2014, 2:43 am

10 years later and Floyd is still on top. Manny is still relevant but everyone else has retired.


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