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Old 08-24-2007, 12:04 PM   #22
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Default Re: Jerry Quarry vs. Vitali Klitschko

Originally Posted by Duodenum
This assessment was astute and enjoyable to read. My take on this pairing may be slightly different, but read on.

I've just scrutinized footage of both, and see another Loughran/Baer type boxing lesson in store for the ungainly rootfooted robotic one.

Jerry would easily outmanuever him en route to a lopsided unanimous decision. Size and strength would be no kind of asset against a veteran who blew out Shavers within a round, knocked Foreman on his keister in sparring, and showed Ron Lyle what great ring generalship looked like.

Quarry would be salivating in anticipation of beating tattoos into the flesh of that huge upright torso, moving side to side, in and out, slipping and countering off the ropes with ridiculous ease of quickness, spinning his prey around constantly in the clinches, getting under his gangly victim's long ineffectual swings and ponderous thrusts.

The Bellflower Belter would give Dr. Rustfist a boxing lesson along the lines of Tommy Loughran's schooling of Max Baer. He'd enjoy the easy pickings of an upright, mechanical, impotent target, landing three or four punches to every one the haplessly automatonic giant attempted.

Vitalis would learn, as Shavers and Frazier discovered, that Jerry was no slow starter. Later he would discover, as Spencer and Lyle did, that Quarry was also a strong finisher. He'd also learn that height and reach might prove most ineffectual against a foe with a lower center of gravity who can change his position in the ring quickly and continually.

Irish Jerry demonstrated what he could do to a big man with his ridiculously lopsided domination of Buster Mathis.

Ali was at the relaxed best of his second career for an emotionally drained and psyched out Quarry in their rematch. But for this one, Jerry wouldn't be facing The Greatest primed for a marquee performance. Quarry would lure him into the corners, then have Viagra spun around and pinned in the corners himself, before realizing what Jerry was doing.

With Gil Clancy as Jerry's second, Velveeta would be lucky to win four or five rounds. He'd think he was facing a nest of machine guns from both sides. Rustfist, meet Triggerfist.

Science and statistics be damned. The human element is all in Quarry's favor.

Jerry Quarry UD 15 Klitschko (either one).
Vitali could beat Quarry by just using the jab and countering,though plodding and predictable Klitschko can box a bit and certainly hit ,Quarry was mobile with good power ,and fast hands ,but prone to cuts and fighting emotionally,getting off his game plan if he did this against the Russian he loses.Jimmy Ellis beat Quarry by countering him ,I thinkVitali could do the sameKlitschko by dec or late TKO,on cuts.
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