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Old 12-10-2012, 05:31 PM   #11
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Default Re: Who were the most durable heavyweights ever?

Originally Posted by Surf-Bat View Post
Doesn't this criteria disqualify Foreman? He definitely didn't stay strong throughout a contest and was floored several times in the first phase of his career.

Foreman was only stopped once in his career. Although you could say durability and cardiovascular shape are related in boxing, I am not focusing on long term cardiovascular shape and conditioning. I am focusing on punches landed that caused the fighter to weaken.

Foreman took his share of punches from the likes of Morrsion, Lyle, Briggs, and Frazier without being stopped. As such, I think honorable mention is fine for him in the durability department.

If this was cardiovascular and durability thread combined, Big George would not make the cut.
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