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Old 01-24-2013, 04:31 AM   #10
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Default Re: Tunney V Sharkey, Willard, Brennan,Miske, Firpo?

Originally Posted by McGrain View Post
He's a favourite to beat all these guys. In reality, of course, this is a tough schedule.

I think Sharkey or Firpo are the best bets to upset him.
I would personaly put Firpo at the bottom of the list in terms of chances of upseting him.

It would be very interesting to see how he would have handeled Willards size, since whe never saw Tunney in with this type of fighter. One Dempsey opponent who might have had a good shot at beating him is Fred Fulton.

Tunney could be beaten by a clever boxer, so Miske, Sharkey and a younger version of tommy Gibbons are all dangerous matches for him. I don't seed Brennan having anything that would trouble him.

Ultimately the question is not whetehr he would be favoured over these guys head to head, but whether he would have beaten them over the sime time frame, in the same circumstances. Tunneys decision to retire left the longevity question unanswered.
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