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Old 12-28-2012, 05:51 PM   #82
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Default Re: how effective would the lighter heavyweights be today?

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Originally Posted by Seamus View Post
I think Janitor's observations are sound. I can certainly see a Holyfield sized heavyweight making a splash. But I do not think a guy giving up 20 to 30 pounds every time out will have a lot of consistency or durability at the top level. Holy was certainly durable but always inconsistent. And he was truly an exceptional specimen.
I could of course use the counter argument that Holyfield was also inconsistent against smaller heavyweights such as Moorer.

Either way, Holyfield is what I am left with at the moment.

What if Holyfield had been born with the power of Joe Louis?

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I would really welcome an action fighter who is effective moving forward to make a splash, even if only for a few years.
We all would, but there don't seem to be so many trainers who could perfect such a jewel.
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