Originally Posted by cross_trainer
I've seen a lot of comparisons drawn between Carnera's boxing ability and Vitali Klitschko's. At times, the claim is made that Carnera was as good technically as "modern" superheavyweights, or better.
I challenge all and sundry to prove this claim with footage. Lots of Carnera's fights are up on Youtube, as are Klitschko's. Post the fights and point to specific examples (including the time) where Carnera displays better boxing ability.
Convince me. I'm very gullible--I promise.
There is no comparison other than size, and even on that one they are built differently.
Carnera was easier to hit, could take flush shots to the chin well, and lacked a comanding jab and follow up right hand.
Vitali hit harder, had better defense, was more active, smarter, etc...