#1 Posted by Game_Baron (119 posts) -

From the past or present? Mine would be the original "Sugar" Ray Robinson.

#2 Posted by nintendoeats (5975 posts) -
#3 Edited by BabyChooChoo (4358 posts) -

edit: Sorry, couldn't resist. On a serious note...

#4 Posted by YetiAntics (1489 posts) -

@BabyChooChoo said:

This. OH ITS A BIG PUPPY!!!

#5 Posted by SpydrMrphy (88 posts) -
#6 Posted by Game_Baron (119 posts) -

@BabyChooChoo: LOL, that's okay

#7 Posted by Doctorchimp (4073 posts) -

Roberto "manos de piedra" Duran

I love watching Roy Jones Jr. in his prime though.

#8 Posted by dopplerganger (80 posts) -
#9 Posted by AlexanderSheen (4964 posts) -
#10 Posted by whyareyoucrouchingspock (975 posts) -

I like George Foreman. He comes across as a lovely chap. I think it's inspiring a fellow of his age was stilll competing. By comparison Mike Tyson rather than trained, acted like a fucking idiot, raping woman, fighting people on the streets, smoking pot and getting fat that he completely fucked up his talent. His last fight was his flabby ass getting punched shitless then admiting he only fought for the money. Real classy Mike.

#11 Posted by matthias2437 (985 posts) -

Micky Ward.

#12 Edited by supermike6 (3556 posts) -

Lim Yo-Hwan.

#13 Posted by Slag (4222 posts) -

Buster Douglas

#14 Posted by TheIronYuppie (120 posts) -

Gotta be Mike. Tyson destroyed people he was put in the ring with in his prime.

#15 Edited by Ryalm (32 posts) -

Heh, the only boxing I followed was this man:

#16 Posted by JJOR64 (18939 posts) -
#17 Posted by ShadowofIntent (288 posts) -
#18 Posted by KaneRobot (1507 posts) -

Mike Tyson. The guy.

Piston Hurricane. The video game thing.

Apollo Creed. The movie thing.

#19 Posted by drGiggless (222 posts) -

apollo creed is better than rocky

#20 Posted by RecSpec (3798 posts) -

Real life: Tommy "Hitman" Hearns 
 
Video game: THE BEAST 

#21 Posted by myketuna (1672 posts) -

I'd say it's a tough choice between Julio Cesar Chavez, Juan Manuel Marquez, or Manny Pacquiao. Gun to the head, I'd probably pick Chavez because I'm of Mexican descent and he's just "the guy".

But I also think it's because he's a damn good boxer and the vast majority of his fights were entertaining. Some Marquez and Pacquiao fights aren't as fun to watch (which brings them down on my list) but only because they're so good compared to their competition. Marquez has a kind of calm technique-heavy style while Pacquiao has this crazy (but calculated) aggressive style, but I really enjoy both and doubly so when they fight each other. It's almost the classic "unstoppable force meets an immovable object" thing going on with them.

But again, I really like a lot of Chavez's fights and the nostalgia of watching him as a kid just gets to me.

#22 Posted by Edmundus (266 posts) -

Gene Tunney. A gentleman and a scholar, one of the classiest guys in the sport.

#23 Edited by IkariNoTekken (990 posts) -

Never been into american boxing. Japanese MMA was good, K1 and all that, but I don't follow any of it really closely.

Don't have a clue what the state of the scene is like now but Kaoklai Kaennorsing and Buakaw Banchamek were two of my favourite Muay Thai kickboxers back in the mid-2000's.

#24 Posted by uniform (1835 posts) -
#25 Posted by Guided_By_Tigers (8061 posts) -

Glass Joe

#26 Posted by ItBeStefYo (1020 posts) -

@Doctorchimp said:

Roberto "manos de piedra" Duran

I love watching Roy Jones Jr. in his prime though.

Absolutely agree with the Roy Jones part.

Between him and Joe Frazier

#27 Posted by WilltheMagicAsian (1544 posts) -
#28 Posted by NoobSauceG7 (1237 posts) -

Rocky Balboa!

#29 Posted by DarthOrange (3858 posts) -

Muhammad Ali.

That rope-a-dope against George Foreman was awesome. Also he fought Superman.

#30 Posted by RubberBabyBuggyBumpers (714 posts) -

can i pick a kickboxer from the glory days of K-1? my favorite is the late and forever great andy hug.

#31 Posted by LordXavierBritish (6320 posts) -

Glass Joe.

#32 Edited by PenguinDust (12483 posts) -

My joke answer:

Honestly, I'm not really sure. It's been forever since I've watched a bout even during the Olympics. I do recall seeing George Foreman win the title at 45 back in the 90's. That was impressive. I'm sure I saw Ali fight on Wide World of Sports back in the late 70's during the end of his career. Larry Holmes was pretty good then too. Oh and Roberto Duran. He had a lot of fire that was impressive.

#33 Posted by SockemJetpack (408 posts) -

Rocky Marciano and Jack Dempsey.

Also Soda Popinsky because I always had trouble with that bastard.

Oh right and Ivan Drago! He must break you.

#34 Posted by HistoryInRust (6289 posts) -

Was always a Joe Frazier fan. First man to beat Ali. A legend in his own right.

#35 Posted by fox01313 (5069 posts) -

My vote's with the Porsche or the doggie.

#36 Posted by artgarcrunkle (970 posts) -

Whoever is fighting Floyd Mayweather Jr. next holy shit I want that turd to get knocked out. So Miguel Cotto at the moment.

#37 Posted by CountMacula (234 posts) -

Lim Yo-Hwan

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#38 Posted by Game_Baron (119 posts) -

@uniform: I only read about that, but never saw a photo, until now...

Damn.

#39 Edited by RVonE (4623 posts) -

While I really like Balrog, it has to be TJ Combo.

LIKE A BOSS
#40 Posted by Pr1mus (3857 posts) -

Roy Jones Jr. in his prime. He should have retired 10 years ago though.

And Arturo Gatti.

#41 Posted by crusader8463 (14419 posts) -
#42 Posted by forkboy (1127 posts) -

@IkariNoTekken said:

Never been into american boxing. Japanese MMA was good, K1 and all that, but I don't follow any of it really closely.

Don't have a clue what the state of the scene is like now but Kaoklai Kaennorsing and Buakaw Banchamek were two of my favourite Muay Thai kickboxers back in the mid-2000's.

I read that Buakaw is currently training in MMA with an eye on a first professional fight later this year.

As for my favourite boxer. A British dude. Joe Calzaghe probably

#43 Posted by IkariNoTekken (990 posts) -

@forkboy: Thanks for the info.

He was excellent when I watched his fights and from what I heard of his few fights last year he still is; I remember him showing brilliant pacing and a extraordinary technique.

As for MMA, I'm a little concerned to how we might perform. He could handle basic clinches but if was taken to the ground? And hand strikes with those larger gloves? I'd hate to see such a great talent go downhill because its too different a style of fighting.

#44 Posted by Ben_H (3336 posts) -

@CountMacula said:

Lim Yo-Hwan

I concur.

#45 Posted by Sterling (2144 posts) -

Saul "Canelo" Alvarez and Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao

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#46 Posted by Joe_Wildheart (75 posts) -

Tough choice but i think Lennox Lewis for me. Could beat anyone in his prime.

#47 Posted by MocBucket62 (1180 posts) -

Reality: Muhammad Ali 
Fictional: 

Great Tiger on NES
#48 Posted by laserbolts (5317 posts) -

Mike Tyson because he eats children and grown men's ears.