lefthook84 Registered User
#1

Who are the best out of the vast amount of middle and super middle champs to come frm Ireland since 1990?

Steve collins, ray close, brian magee, sam storey, john duddy, andy lee, matthew macklin, jim rock? Anyone else im missing?

barney4001 Registered User
#2

Only one other i see Henry Coyle won at Castlebar the other night, won 18 lost 2,though not in same league that you mentioned

eagle eye Registered User
#3

Terry Christle comes to mind although he might have been a bit earlier than that.

cowzerp Registered User
#4

Steve Collins definitely, was avoided most his career and when he got his shot showed why.

walshb Registered User
#5

When Steve got his shot he was beaten. McCallum beat him fairly widely! He then lost a couple of years later to Reggie Johnson.

cowzerp Registered User
#6

walshb said:
When Steve got his shot he was beaten. McCallum beat him fairly widely! He then lost a couple of years later to Reggie Johnson.


When he fought mike he was a relative novice and gave mike a hell of a fight-mike was avoided by everyone back then too, this fight is a plus on the Collins cv not a minus.

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walshb Registered User
#7

cowzerp said:
When he fought mike he was a relative novice and gave mike a hell of a fight-mike was avoided by everyone back then too, this fight is a plus on the Collins cv not a minus.


I thought Mike beat him fairly well. And he was about 15 or 16 fights into the career. A wee bit green, but far from a begineer or novice. I admire Collins a lot for his toughness and chin and stamina and heart, and at times he could be quite nice to watch; too many times he was not nice to watch!

lefthook84 Registered User
#8

For what its worth on this list I would have
1. Collins
2. Close
3. Magee
4. Macklin
5. Lee

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stagolee Registered User
#9

barney4001 said:
Only one other i see Henry Coyle won at Castlebar the other night, won 18 lost 2,though not in same league that you mentioned


Although I hear Coyle beat Marcelo Rodriguez decisively you would be expecting to knock out a guy who has been knocked out in 2 rounds by a fighter with a 3-12-0 record, and in 2 rounds by a guy with a 4-4-0 record, and in 2 rounds by a guy with a 4-2-0 record...

barney4001 Registered User
#10

Im fairly sure Steve Collins had a brother who also boxed maybe in USA

barney4001 Registered User
#11

Just looked up boxrec there was a Pascal Collins from dublin middle /light heavy boxed in usa

Big Ears Registered User
#12

barney4001 said:
Just looked up boxrec there was a Pascal Collins from dublin middle /light heavy boxed in usa


There was a Paschal.

Paschal is still around, he trains Stephen Ormond, Gary 'Spike' O'Sullivan and Ian Tims.

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