I have been on the road but I recently saw this piece on another site. I quote, in part from Robert Ecksel who writes about a recent Ring Mag article klisting the best middleweights of all time:
"...There’s nothing wrong with Sturm and Abraham, per se, except for the fact that they no sooner belong on the list than does my proctologist.
"The inclusion of Sturm and Abraham suggests—I can’t bring myself to use the word means—The Ring believes they are greater middleweights than Jake LaMotta, Charley Burley, Sugar Ray Leonard, Bob Fitzsimmons, Dick Tiger, Mickey Walker, Thomas Hearns, Marcel Cerdan, Roy Jones Jr., James Toney…and the list goes on.
According to The Ring, the top-10 greatest middleweights of all time are:
1. Bernard Hopkins (1995-2005) 2. Carlos Monzon (1970-1977) 3. Marvin Hagler (1980-1987) 4. Harry Greb (1923-1926) 5. Stanley Ketchel (1908-1910) 6. Ray Robinson (1951-52/1955-57/1958-60) 7. Felix Sturm (2003-04/2006/2007-present) 8. Les Darcy (1915-1916) 9. Gene Fullmer (1957) 10. Arthur Abraham (2005-2009)"
As I have often stated. many young writers today simply don't write within the context of boxing history. Reportedly this one was written by an esteemed (1) member of the BWAA.
What is your reaction to tne list?
I will refrain (for now) from stating mine for fear of being banned by Scot :)