For some time I've been mulling over the idea of compiling a comprehensive list of the 100 greatest fights. However it didn't take me long to realize such a task would be too difficult to undertake alone and even if I did compile it myself there's the chance that some truly fantastic fights would be omitted simply because I hadn't seen them.
So I was thinking, seeing as collectively we at BLH probably have enough boxing knowledge to fill a small library, we could take it upon ourselves to compile a comprehensive list of must see fights. What I envision isn't a simple 1-100 list, but actually have 100-200 words to go with each fight containing detailed information on the fight in question, such as background, what makes it so great and a link to the best round etc.
Now I know this seems like a pretty Herculean task but I think if we all chip in it could become a reality. Even though I've been thinking about this idea for some time I'm not entirely sure how we would go about compiling it, so any ideas you have in this regards would be great. I mean whether we'd vote from a pool of the fights or what I don't know, but like I said I'm sure we can work something out.
Some guidelines I think would be quite useful -
1) We can only pick fights that have available footage, so we can all watch them and make our own judgments. That means no fights like Zale- Graziano 1 and 2, which by all accounts were real barnburners.
2) Cover as large a period of time as possible, while most of us have probably seen the great fights of recent years such as Gatti - Ward and Corrales -Castillo, we should make sure we check out as many fights from other decades as we can, so it's not entirely made up of modern day fights. (Personally I'd stick Chacon-Limon IV at number one, but that's probably just me, ha)
Anyway if you guys think this is an idea you'd be interested in, let me know in the comments and we can start working out how we can make this a reality.