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Who is your greatest boxer of all time, and why?
For me, it’s Manny Pacquiao. The only 8 division world champ, winning 12 major titles. First boxer to win the lineal championship in 5 different weight classes. The only boxer to hold world championships across 4 decades, the oldest welterweight champion in history, the list goes on. For me that’s more impressive than 50-0.
I was talking some friends and we got into the argument of which reigning UFC champion could beat the greatest fighter to ever do it in their division; it started when I stated that Figgy would lose to prime Demetrius Johnson. For now I'm only going over the men's divisions. Open to anyone disagreeing with these picks:
Figgy vs DJ @125 lbs
I think DJ takes this. He's a stronger wrestler than Moreno, and I think he would have a shot at taking Figgy down while evading the big punches.
Petyr Yan vs Dominick Cruz @ 135lbs
I honestly think Yan could have trouble with finding Cruz's chin at the start of the fight, seeing as how Aldo had success with head movement in the early going. However, yan's pressure and more technical boxing leads me to believe Cruz would get finished late in the fight.
Volkanovski vs Jose Aldo @ 145 lbs
Volk outworks any version of Aldo, sorry guys. And I'm a huge Aldo fan
Khabib vs Khabib @ 155 lbs
I don't know if Khabib would be able to take down and control Khabib due to Khabib's sambo background. Hard to say
Kamaru Usman vs Georges St Pierre @ 170 lbs
Ok, an interesting one. St Pierre has had trouble with southpaws who smother his jab and can stop his takedown. However, while Hendricks and Kamaru have similar wrestling accomplishments, Hendricks is the better inside boxer and had a much more active lead hand than Usman has. That said, Usman is more physical than Hendricks. Ultimately, I see a prime GSP and Usman getting into a striking battle as both have excellent tdd. GSP wins a boring decision, but is not impressed with his own performance.
Israel Adesanya vs Anderson Silva @ 185 lbs
This already sort of happened, and while people here on reddit say Adesanya wasn't trying because Silva is his hero I personally saw Israel throw several full power headkicks that got dodged. Prime Silva vs Adesanya goes down as a sort of boring but occasionally flashy striking match that Silva wins by controversial decision, idk
Jan vs Jon Jones
Jan is at his core a blitzing kickboxer who usually comes in on straight lines. Jones ate up most of the guys who fought that way against him: Rampage, Machida, Vitor. Prime Jon Jones kicks the shit out of him and maybe takes him down and submits him.
Stipe vs Fedor
Maybe my dream fight. This would be a crazy banger. I am not convinced that Stipe would not get knocked out after a clinch exchange -- Fedor would throw nasty hooks after exiting the clinch like DC and we've seen what that... keep reading on reddit ➡