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Thread: 12 "super-human" athletes of the last 50 years

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    Quote Originally Posted by a700hitter View Post
    Mayweather fought until age 40 and still no one could hit him. That's just incredible.
    Mayweather has the better career, but Tyson in his prime was pretty damn elite...

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    Quote Originally Posted by notin View Post
    Mayweather has the better career, but Tyson in his prime was pretty damn elite...
    It is definitely a close call, and obviously very different types of boxers. I give Mayweather the nod because he maintained his level of excellence for so long.
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    Quote Originally Posted by notin View Post
    Mayweather has the better career, but Tyson in his prime was pretty damn elite...
    No question . Not taking anything away from Tyson. He certainly was elite . He was still in his prime when he fought Douglas . And Holyfield beat him as well. Nobody beat Mayweather .

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    Quote Originally Posted by dgalehouse View Post
    Going back in time , the great champion , Joe Louis , had a couple of good lines . Regarding a particularly elusive opponent , he said " He can run , but he can't hide ." After he knocked out a foe with a body shot , a reporter said to him , " he didn't like getting hit in the gut ". Joe replied simply ( if somewhat ungrammatically ) " Who do " ?
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    We need more threads like this

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    Here's a name I'd like to throw into the mix. Not sure if it's already in this thread or not, but I'm too lazy to read through it: Jim Thorpe
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    Here's a name I'd like to throw into the mix. Not sure if it's already in this thread or not, but I'm too lazy to read through it: Jim Thorpe
    Thorpe is an excellent multi-sport athlete, and if the OP didn’t set a 50 year timeframe, he hopefully would have been brought up by now. A few other older multi-sport names include former Celtic/Red Sox Gene Conley and The Rifleman Chuck Connors. Along with Thorpe, another comp is the Golden Greek, Harry Agganis...

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