Originally Posted by MrFoFody
Cooper was tough as nails when he was focused and had a very quick and deceptive right hand. He took big combos and huge bombs (Mercer, Holy, Moorer) That would have Koed Morrison much earlier. I guess it would come down to how motivated they both are
I have to disagree here, Mercer/Holy/Moorer don't deliver "huge bombs", not even close.
Holyfield has speed and accuracy but Moorer at Hwt had average pop at best and so did Mercer.
Morrison was never bombed out like Cooper in the Bowe and Foreman fights and even in the Bentt loss it was his recklessness what let him down with the 3 knock down rule.
IMO the best of the Duke wins against the best of Cooper, much more diversified attack /more will to win.
Cooper's main problem were not his opponents but the crack pipe.