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Who do you think it was? Sanchez was very rounded IMO.
 

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I'd have to agree that Sanchez is probably the most well rounded Featherweight. Always been a huge fan of Salv.
 

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If by featherweight you mean exclusively 126 pounders, I could see Sanchez, particularly if Azumah Nelson is probably more of a junior light than feather in terms of his peak abilities and best wins. If we throw in 130, where Alexis Arguello was at his best, I would give the nod to Alexis, however.
If it isn't already annoying (in my view) that we've had the so-called junior weight classes, add in that super bantamweight and junior featherweight are the same thing. I think it could have cleared up a lot of the muddle if boxing had just stuck with fly, bantam, feather, light, etc.
 

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Isn't Willie Pep the obvious choice? Or does his feather fists disqualify him from being well rounded?

Anyways, here's some other great well rounded fighters that were featherweights at one point:

George Dixon
Joe Gans
Tony Canzoneri
Benny Leonard

Just to name a few...
 

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Isn't Willie Pep the obvious choice? Or does his feather fists disqualify him from being well rounded?

Anyways, here's some other great well rounded fighters that were featherweights at one point:

George Dixon
Joe Gans
Tony Canzoneri
Benny Leonard

Just to name a few...
I would disqualify Willie Pep from the most rounded featherweight because of his lack of power and almost exclusive reliance on slick boxing, but I would say he's the best featherweight of all time and not feel bad about it.
 

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I would disqualify Willie Pep from the most rounded featherweight because of his lack of power and almost exclusive reliance on slick boxing, but I would say he's the best featherweight of all time and not feel bad about it.
Those were exactly my thoughts.
 

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Best would be Pep

Most rounded would be Alexis.

It's a great pitty we never got to see the best of Sanchez.
 

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Sugar Ramos should have his name at least mentioned, he had excellent boxing skills complemented by a sharp, active jab and big right hand. He could also fight when he had to and was probably the most physically imposing (muscle wise) featherweight I have ever seen. He never really peaked in his abilities due to the psychological damage of the aftermath of his tragic bout with Davey Moore.
 
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