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Old 10-05-2012, 12:35 PM   #36
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Default Re: Nineties heavyweights

Originally Posted by Stevie G View Post
What top contenders could you imagine the old incarnations of Foreman and Holmes beating in the seventies ? I can't see them doing anything but lose against -

Muhammad Ali
Joe Frazier
Ken Norton
Young George Foreman
Young Larry Holmes
Jimmy Young

Maybe they'd have a shot against Ron Lyle,Jerry Quarry and Earnie Shavers,but I can's say with any degree of certainty.
Well they are pretty much my thoughts exactly apart from 2 fights. Unless Frazier changed his style against old Foreman then I think we could be open to an upset, and I also think Old Foreman would bang Norton early again, I've expressed my views on Norton that he had a good chin but not an ATG one. Even though Foreman was 40+ he still had incredible power and it would only be a matter of time before he caught Ken. It could follow a similar pattern to the moorer fight.
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