Tommy's Top 10 Super Middleweights In History.
[SIZE="3"][B]#1 Joe Calzaghe - W45 (32) - 0[/B][/SIZE]
Like the middleweight division there is only one fighter who should be considered for the number one spot. Calzaghe has defended his title no less than 21 times and became the first ever undisputed champion at the weight.
[SIZE="3"][B]#2 Nigel Benn - W42 (35) - L5 - D1[/B][/SIZE]
The dark destroyer took on all comers and never ducked a fight in his life. Benn transformed himself from an all out attaking fighter in to a more poised and relaxed fighter which made him so great. Benn while still green fought and lost to both Eubank and Watson at middleweight giving both there hardest ever fights in there own admission. He then went onto draw with Eubank which was very disputed because it looked to most like Benn clearly won, and then he sealed his legacy with a win over Highly regarded Gerald McCellan.
[SIZE="3"][B]#3 Chris Eubank - W45 (23) - L5 - D2[/B][/SIZE]
Chris Eubank AKA simply the best is just pipped to second by Nigel Benn. Eubank had an excellant reign at 168 drawing with Benn at that time and also inflicting the first defeat on the classy and future champion Graciano Rocchigiani. Eubank also got his second win against Watson at 168 in an ill faited evening when Watsons career ended and almost his life, Eubank also had great wins over Wharton and Close.
[SIZE="3"][B]#4 Steve Collins - W36 (21) - 3[/B][/SIZE]
Collins is probably the toughest of the 168 fighters ever, his chin was granite and his will to win was incredible. He beat Chris Eubank on two occassions although Eubank was not quite at the peak of his career and he also beat Nigel Benn on two seperate occassions who was also past his best. Both were still rated as top 168 fighters, Eubank was #1 at the time Collins beat him.
[SIZE="4"][B]#5 James Toney - W70 (43) - L6 - D3[/B][/SIZE]
Toney is a former IBF strap holder at 168 and a classy boxer with an excellant chin. His notable wins at 168 were Iran Barkley and Doug DeWitt.
[SIZE="3"][B]#6 Sven Ottke - W34 (6) L0[/B][/SIZE]
He gets in on paper, nuff said about him.
[SIZE="3"][B]#7 Sugar Boy Malinga - W44 (19) - L13 [/B][/SIZE]
Malinga was a tough SOB who in his career fought every top 168 fighter around. He fought the likes of Roy Jones Jr, Chris Eubank and Nigel benn losing to these guys while primed. He fought Benn a few years later while Benn was past his best and managed to win the WBC title.
[SIZE="3"][B]#8 In-Chul Baek - W47 (43) - L3 [/B][/SIZE]
This is a fighter ive never seen in the ring but im adding him because of his record on paper and what ive heard about him. Before Pacman this guy was rated as the best Asian fighter in history.
[SIZE="3"][B]#9 Mikkel Kessler - W39 (29) - L1[/B][/SIZE]
Kessler is a fighter who will easily shoot up the list over the next few years, he curently has one of the best jabs in the sport and is a concusive puncher with both hands. His right hand is his biggest weapon.
[SIZE="3"][B]#10 Markus Beyer - W35 (KO 13) - L3 - D1 [/B][/SIZE]
Beyer makes it onto the top 10 for being a 2 time former champion at 168, he holds wins over Richie Woodhall, Danny Green and Omar Sheika. He lost his title in a superfight against the briliant Mikkel Kessler by 3rd round stoppage but has won his return bout.