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Who do you think were the best fighters over 40 years old? I would have to say Larry Homes, and George Foreman. Both for obvious reasons. What do you think?
 

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Archie Moore fought 29 times after he turned 40! 25-2 with 2 disq. and 16 knockouts he was thw NABA and World light hvywt champ! his last bout was a tko loss to Ali in 1963.Not bad for an old man!
 

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Archie Moore fought 29 times after he turned 40! 25-2 with 2 disq. and 16 knockouts he was thw NABA and World light hvywt champ! his last bout was a tko loss to Ali in 1963.Not bad for an old man!

It's really hard to top as far as success after 40. He won the LH title in his fight with Anthony,had that classic comeback win over Durelle when he got off the deck and was all but out early in the fight,beat Willie Pastrano,and his only other loss besides Ali was to Rinaldi in Italy,which he avenged later on in New York. Most thought he was finished after he lost to Patterson for the vacant HW title in '56,just days before turning 40,but he fought on for another 7 years and only lost the two fights. Pretty amazing.
 

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A boy between 40 and 50 now is very young, but in boxing isn't easy. You can play chess until the 100, but for to swim, more than 20 is much as in football more 30. Great in 40 or more? Archie Moore, Harold Johnson, Larry Holmes, George Foreman, Evander Holyfield, Bob Fitzsimmons, Sam Langford, Jack Johnson, Max Schmeling...
 

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bernhard hopkins.
 

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Frederick said:
A boy between 40 and 50 now is very young, but in boxing isn't easy. You can play chess until the 100, but for to swim, more than 20 is much as in football more 30. Great in 40 or more? Archie Moore, Harold Johnson, Larry Holmes, George Foreman, Evander Holyfield, Bob Fitzsimmons, Sam Langford, Jack Johnson, Max Schmeling...
Evander Holyfield??? He was never "great" just good. In his prime he was good but definately not over 40.
 

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I might have missed something about him, but Ive never seen anything "great" about him.
 

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That's the thing about Evander Holyfield... there's nothing really special about him... despite all that he has done... that's just how a lot of people feel about him! ANYWAYS... as for great fighters over 40... Sugar Ray Robinson didn't stop fighting completely until he was 45... he was... "alright!!!"
 

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Foreman and Holmes didn't stop fighting till they were in their 50's, and were still doing pretty good. Both at at 45 gave Holyfield a good fight.
 

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Foreman and Holmes didn't stop fighting till they were in their 50's, and were still doing pretty good. Both at at 45 gave Holyfield a good fight.
'FOREMAN WON A CHAMPIONSHIP!'
 

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'FOREMAN WON A CHAMPIONSHIP!'
I know, he KO'd Michael Moorer in the 9th, Larry lost to name fighter (Olivar McCall) by 1 point for the championship. Both Foreman and Holmes had great careers after they turned 40. They both fought and won, when they were in their 50's too.
 

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The most accomplished after 40 is Forman,

Unless someone wins the HW title in there 50's I think he should top the list.
That doesn't make him the best though. He got a good shot in on Moorer who was beating him handily, and KO'd him. Holmes lost by 1 point, 1 POINT to a split decision with Olivar McCall. And both Foreman and Holmes gave Holyfield a run for his money, and he was in his prime.
 

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I really do think if Lennox Lewis made a comeback right now he'd be awesome!
It's not saying much to win in the heavyweight division now-a-days. Foreman and Holmes could beat half of these guys in 3 round fights, and they are in their late 50's!
 

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It's not saying much to win in the heavyweight division now-a-days. Foreman and Holmes could beat half of these guys in 3 round fights, and they are in their late 50's!
Sad but true

Lewis would wape the walls with any of these tomatas to today with in 5 rounds
 

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That doesn't make him the best though. He got a good shot in on Moorer who was beating him handily, and KO'd him. Holmes lost by 1 point, 1 POOINT to a slit decision with Olivar McCall. And both Foreman and Hoolmes gave Holyfield a run for his money, and he was in his prime.
Homes had a couple of good fights into his forties

Ray Mercer and Holy being them,

But Forman Gave a lot of them Great Fights, and still managed to win the title. Moorer was a very good pure boxer. Moorer bigest mistake was Hiring Sloth from the Goonies.....um I sorry, I mean Teddy Atlas as a trainer.
(Atlas is a great anoucer, but horrible trainer). Moorer got caught by the wiser hard hitting forman.

Anyway, I stated that he was the most accomplished after 40. I never said he was the best. Ray Robinson had some success after 40 and so did the ol Mongoose
 
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