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Exactly how greatness is quantified in boxing today is at times difficult to define. Absent a system where the best are forced to fight the best, and often, we often find ourselves gawking at athleticism in place of actual boxing skills, and mistaking strategic matchmaking for more significant accomplishments. On paper, lists of quintuple and sextuple champions would seem to put fighters like "Homicide Hank" Armstrong to weeping shame. And it's not like Tommy Hearns, Oscar De La Hoya and Manny Pacquiao are or were bad fighters, or that they didn't accomplish amazing things in boxing, but simply that the structure of the sport today makes the distinction far more likely than in the more ancient, medieval times of the sport. Fighters just aren't generally able to stumble across true, undisputed and inarguable titles these days, much less defend said title four times in the matter of a couple of weeks, or rematch great fighters a month after the vicious 15 rou...
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