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Old 11-23-2012, 10:25 AM   #44
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Default Re: George Foreman best bareknuckle fighter ever ?

He dosn't strike me as somebody well suited to the bareknuckle ruleset, for the following reasons:

1. Stamina is one of the most important characteristics in a bareknuckle fight, because it is almost impossible to score a quick knockout under LPR rules. Remember that the fallen fighter gets 30-38 seconds to recover every time he hits the canvas, and his team can literaly lift him to his feet.

2. The finishing skills that made Foreman so effective in gloved bouts, would be largley nulified under LPR rules. He would have to pick his punches more carefully to avoid damaging his hands, and when he had somebody in trouble they could just take a knee to get 38 seconds respite.

You can see where all this is going.
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