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  1. DrMo

    DrMo New Member

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    "The thread for all things related to cruiserweights"

    My favourite division, the much maligned & often overlooked 200lb cruiserweights.

    Formed in 1979 for the smaller heavyweights the original upper limit of 190lbs was later increased to 200lb. This division provides a bridge between light-heavy & heavy but has never attracted the attention or gained the respect it deserves, despite having some fantastic fighters & legendary battles.

    It is currently one of the most competitive divisions in the sport where the best frequently fight each other & has already provided some of the best fights this year like Hernandez-Cunningham II & Huck-Afolabi II.

    The current top 5(imo) of Hernandez, Huck, Lebedev, Afolabi & Cunningham are all closely matched. Add into that mix experienced veterans like Jones, Tarver & Wlodarczyk, plus some good up-and-comers like Chakkiev, Masternak, Kayode & Kiladze & the cruiserweight scene is looking very healthy.
     
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    DrMo New Member

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    My All-time top 10 cruisers

    1. Evander Holyfield
    2. Carlos de Leon
    3. Johnny Nelson
    4. David Haye
    5. Dwight Muhammed Qawi
    6. Juan Carlos Gomez
    7. Jean Marc Mormeck
    8. O'Niel Bell
    9. Ancalet Wamba
    10. Tomas Adamek

    My current top 10

    1. Hernandez (IBF, Ring)
    2. Huck (WBO)
    3. Lebedev (Interim WBA)
    4. Afolabi
    5. Cunningham
    6. Wlodarcyzk (WBC)
    7. Jones (WBA)
    8. Tarver
    9. Kayode
    10. Masternak
     
  3. DrMo

    DrMo New Member

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    Two great cruiserweight fights from this year.

    [video=youtube;YNvtd_xS3AI]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YNvtd_xS3AI&feature=related[/video]

    [video=youtube;PC_ievC7nQE]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PC_ievC7nQE[/video]
     
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    doug.ie Well-Known Member

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    you ever see the fight between carl thompson and eli sellers ??
     
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    Yeah, it was fantastic. I think it was 6 knockdowns in 4 rounds! Sellers was a murderous puncher & Thompson was never in a dull fight.

    [video=youtube;tWC7aJUa52w]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tWC7aJUa52w[/video]
     
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    Some of the greatest ever CW fights, sadly my personal favourite Holyfield vs Qawi 1 has been removed from youtube :-(

    [video=youtube;cCapKpQ8dYo]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cCapKpQ8dYo[/video]

    [video=youtube;2NHMEXU9mEs]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2NHMEXU9mEs[/video]

    [video=youtube;EcN1WOEdl5g]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EcN1WOEdl5g[/video]
     
  7. Roe

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    I'm on board for this thread. It's usually an exciting division but never really captures the public's imagination (outside of Germany) or gets much interest. Funny because so many casual fans go on about heavyweights yet many of them would probably look at you blankly if you mentioned cruiserweights. Cruisers nowadays are like the heavyweights of old.
     
  8. Batkilt

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    I'm on board. Big fan of the cruiserweight division. I know that many aren't and don't think there's a need for it - and while I understand why, I don't agree - but many of the beloved heavyweights of old would be competing at cruiser if they were around today. I'm not saying a Floyd Patterson couldn't beat Wladimir Klitschko - though I don't think he would - so much as he wouldn't be competing in the same division anyway. If the Yanks understood this and got behind the likes of Cunningham then I think the division would garner much more respect - and less cruisers would move to heavy.
     
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    On board, classic division. Deserves more attention, especially now when it's cool to like some shitty 126lb-divisions instead of the consistent quality that the cruisers are delivering.
     
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    Great lists. I am a fan of the CW division to i feel it is vastly underrated. Thought on your All Time list I would have Adamek over Bell and Mormeck.
     
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    Lebedev should be above Huck Mo, he clearly beat him IMO.
     
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    Close fight but I thought Huck won :)

    He probably should but all the Poles on ESB have pissed me off so I put him too low :lol:
     
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    Only a matter of time before Chakhkiev destroys all before him! :deal

    Might need another fight before hes completely ready for the likes of Hernandez, Cunningham, Lebedev, Huck and Ola but anyone else in the division I'd put him in there tomorrow and would back him to completely dominate them.

    Very rare to see someone so accomplished as him from so few pro fights.
     
  14. Tinfoil Tinkerbell

    Tinfoil Tinkerbell Effy's Iron Serenity

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    Choo Choo! I wanna see Captain Hoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooook VS Ant Tarver.:deal

    Who is else with me???

    Foreman Hoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooook!:rasta
     
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    Decy Well-Known Member

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    This is worth a look.
    [video=youtube;W9WhDRVYwxM]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W9WhDRVYwxM[/video]
     
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    the fighters in those divisions have way more skill

    cruiserweight division is why so many heavies think its okay to be fat
     
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    The fat heavyweights would be fat with or without the cruiserweight division.
     
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    I just don't get the fascination with these really small divisions. Besides it being hard to take them seriously, how many dudes 115lbs are there anyway? The competition must be pretty marginal at a weight like that, and I'd think thus the quality probably is lower too most of the time than it's in divisions with more fighters.
     
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    Asia

    Africa


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  20. Flea Man

    Flea Man 'Nak Muay Sakon: The Boxers of Thailand 1946-1996'

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    I like Heavyweights around this size. Less so the moder Cruiserwright limit. But this is a good thread nonetheless.
     

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