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TBooze 02-13-2013 01:34 PM

1970's 'Best of the Rest' Heavyweight Tournament: Semi Finals
 
I have decided to do a 1970's Heavyweight tournament. I have included 32 of the better fighters who did not gain general recognition as Heavyweight Champion, so no Frazier, Foreman, Ali, Spinks and Holmes.


For the sake of not clogging up the board, and making it a bit faster, I will be using multiple fights in a thread, with multiple options for people to vote. I will not vote, other than to break a tie. The draw was done at random, and with no one seeded.


All matches are to be judged over 15 rounds and finally as it is a 70's tournament, try and ****yse the fighters at their 70s peak, even if they peaked in their career before or after the decade.

The Kurgan 02-13-2013 04:41 PM

Re: 1970's 'Best of the Rest' Heavyweight Tournament: Semi Finals
 
We already saw Quarry-Lyle.

Young-Bonavena is interesting, but I think that Jimmy Ellis proved that a canny small boxer type could really do a number on Bonavena, and while I don't think Young would be THAT dominant, he would still win.

Webbiano 02-13-2013 07:04 PM

Re: 1970's 'Best of the Rest' Heavyweight Tournament: Semi Finals
 
It's looking pretty unanimous so far. Nearly as unanimous as my poll about taking it up the ****ter from Bruce Lee :-(

red cobra 02-13-2013 07:07 PM

Re: 1970's 'Best of the Rest' Heavyweight Tournament: Semi Finals
 
It amounts to Quarry-Young. Jerry would always be able to handle Lyle and Young would completely befuddle Oscar...do everything but deck Oscar.
So, to cut to the chase...oh, I'll wait.

TBooze 02-14-2013 03:42 AM

Re: 1970's 'Best of the Rest' Heavyweight Tournament: Semi Finals
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by orriray59 (Post 14757877)
Could you discount my vote, please? I chose the wrong option, by mistake. Just add to the Young > Bonavena column.

LOL, I will, but I do not think it is really going to matter!;)

mattdonnellon 02-14-2013 04:55 AM

Re: 1970's 'Best of the Rest' Heavyweight Tournament: Semi Finals
 
Still can't get my head around Lyle over Norton...............

Stevie G 02-14-2013 07:08 AM

Re: 1970's 'Best of the Rest' Heavyweight Tournament: Semi Finals
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by mattdonnellon (Post 14759353)
Still can't get my head around Lyle over Norton...............


This was always going to be a 50/50 one. Lyle had the edge on power,while Norton was the better boxer overall.

TBooze 02-15-2013 02:49 PM

Re: 1970's 'Best of the Rest' Heavyweight Tournament: Semi Finals
 
Less than 24 hours left to vote.

Jorodz 02-15-2013 02:58 PM

Re: 1970's 'Best of the Rest' Heavyweight Tournament: Semi Finals
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Stevie G (Post 14759726)
This was always going to be a 50/50 one. Lyle had the edge on power,while Norton was the better boxer overall.

the edge is pretty minimal though, while norton was simply much better overall imo

red cobra 02-15-2013 07:13 PM

Re: 1970's 'Best of the Rest' Heavyweight Tournament: Semi Finals
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Jorodz (Post 14767554)
the edge is pretty minimal though, while norton was simply much better overall imo

True, but Lyle's power would be the great equalizer.

Jorodz 02-15-2013 07:20 PM

Re: 1970's 'Best of the Rest' Heavyweight Tournament: Semi Finals
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by red cobra (Post 14769000)
True, but Lyle's power would be the great equalizer.

I love ya red but I just don't see it. I've always been more impressed with lyles boxing than his power and even that wasn't enough to get him to the very top at the elite level

red cobra 02-16-2013 05:15 PM

Re: 1970's 'Best of the Rest' Heavyweight Tournament: Semi Finals
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Jorodz (Post 14769045)
I love ya red but I just don't see it. I've always been more impressed with lyles boxing than his power and even that wasn't enough to get him to the very top at the elite level

You make a good point Jorodz..I'm not completely sold on just anyone cracking Norton's chin..if Kenny could have made it a contest of skills then...........


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