Tommy "The Duke" Morrison vs. "Smokin" Bert Cooper
Both at their best... how does this one go?
Cooper beat Henry Tillman W12, Tyrone Booze W12, Willie deWitt KO2, Orlin Norris KO8, Joe Hipp KO5, Cecil Coffee KO2, David Jaco W10, Rocky Pepeli KO8, Derek Williams W10, Joe Savage KO1, and Richie Melito KO1 among others. He gave Mercer a tough fight but lost by decision. he dropped Holyfield but was stopped in the 7th. He dropped Moorer twice but was stopped in the 5th.
5'11 1/2" with a 78" reach and about 220 Lbs. at his best.
Morrison beat David Jaco KO1, James Tillis KO1, Pinklon Thomas KO1, Wimpy Halstead KO9, Joe Hipp KO9, "The Truth" Williams KO8, George Foreman W12, Razor Ruddock KO6, and others. He was stopped by Mercer, Bentt, and Lewis.
6'2" with a 76" reach and about 225 Lbs. at his best.
It's easy to pick Morrison... however,
Morrison went life and death vs. Hipp. Cooper beat the shit out of Hipp with very litttle trouble. Morrison got KTFO by Mercer. Cooper gave Mercer a tough fight.
On the other hand, Foreman stopped Cooper in 2. Morrison decisioned Foreman. Jaco went the distance with Cooper. Morrison stopped Jaco in the 1st round.
Both punch hard. Both are quick and have good left hooks. IMO, Morrison was quicker, had better defense, and punched harder. Both were stopped 3 or more times but both also showed a lot of heart in some of their fights. Cooper showed toughness vs. Mercer, Holyfield, and Moorer but lost all 3, 2 by KO. Morrison showed toughness vs. Hipp, Carl Williams, and Ruddock and won all 3 by KO.