Originally Posted by Mendoza
Quarry was a talented fighter in some regards. He had a nice counter hook. He had stamina, a solid chin and guts to spare. His hand speed was very good for a heavyweight too.
However his power was just OK. He was small. He had issues with cuts, and above all else he didnít always fight smart. There were times when Quarry should have boxed, but he opted to slug and vice versa.
Jeffries is bigger, and hits harder. Quarry would not be too hard to find. I would pick Jeffries to take Quarry out in the mid to late rounds. Jeffries athleticism, hand speed, footwork and defensive abilities remain misunderstood by many modern boxing fans. Lack of film is the primary reason. The film of him in the ring that survives runs slow, and is choppy. Yet the papers of the time, and Jeffries opponents all spoke of the above attributes. And his training film which is clear and up close for views concurs with the news papers.
Would not this, "lack of film" also apply to yourself?
Or, do you possess footage that others have hitherto not seen?
Did Jeffries hit harder than Quarry?
On what do you base this premise?
Was Jeffries superior to Quarry in handspeed,footwork,defensive ability?
The limited footage would appear to indicate otherwise.
Jeffries was cut to pieces by a near forty years old 172lbs man who was coming out of two years retirement.
Also ,when was Jeffries hit by combinations from a real heavyweight?
Nineteen of his twenty three opponents were under 190lbs.At least eleven of them by very significant margins.
Please elaborate on his inherent advantages over Quarry.