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    ESPN's List of the 50 Greatest Boxers

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    Who's really the greatest of all time? ESPN.com ranks 'em. Let the debate begin.

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    Re: ESPN's List of the 50 Greatest Boxers

    Tyson just squeaked in I see. I'm surprised Roy Jones Jr. wasn't higher on the list. He was untouchable at the height of his career. Not only was he not losing fights... I don't remember him even losing rounds.


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    Re: ESPN's List of the 50 Greatest Boxers

    How in the hell can DeLaHoya be rated higher than Roy Jones.

    I think that Hagler should be higher, as well as Petey Whitaker who didn't get hit the first ten years of his career. Mayweather Jr. should be up higher as well.


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    I agree that Hagler should be higher. I was thinking 15-20. It's really hard to lump together different weight classes. I think it would a more effective listed divided into at least 4.



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    Re: ESPN's List of the 50 Greatest Boxers

    Where's Rocky Balboa?



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    Re: ESPN's List of the 50 Greatest Boxers

    Not to many on the list did well after retiring. The most notable exception is George Foreman who tours the world promoting his George Foreman Lean Mean Fat Reducing Grilling Machine. Foreman has made more money from his grilling machine contracts than he made during his entire boxing career. A published estimate that his lifetime earnings are about $240 million - three times what he earned in the ring. In 1999, Salton Inc. bought the rights to use his name and selling skills in perpetuity for $127.5 million in cash and $10 million in stock. It stands as one of the biggest endorsement deals for any athlete.



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    Re: ESPN's List of the 50 Greatest Boxers

    Quote Originally Posted by alaskaguy View Post
    Not to many on the list did well after retiring. The most notable exception is George Foreman who tours the world promoting his George Foreman Lean Mean Fat Reducing Grilling Machine. Foreman has made more money from his grilling machine contracts than he made during his entire boxing career. A published estimate that his lifetime earnings are about $240 million - three times what he earned in the ring. In 1999, Salton Inc. bought the rights to use his name and selling skills in perpetuity for $127.5 million in cash and $10 million in stock. It stands as one of the biggest endorsement deals for any athlete.
    If I remember correctly Foreman was basically broke after he retired the first time. Then he made his comeback. Quite a rags to riches to rags to riches story.


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