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Old 11-29-2010, 03:23 PM   #1
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Default How good was Jimmi Bivins when he fought Joe Louis

understand that at his best Jimmy Bivins was very good, but this was latter in his career. Was he still a formidable oppoenentfor Joe Louis or was he just a name with not much left?
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Old 11-29-2010, 03:38 PM   #2
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Jimmys best years were the early to mid 40s. He was well past it when he fought Joe
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Old 11-29-2010, 03:51 PM   #3
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Bivins was well past his best but still world class.

A bit like Louis at the time really.
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Old 11-29-2010, 04:13 PM   #4
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Default Re: How good was Jimmi Bivins when he fought Joe Louis

The thing with Bivins though he was periodically able to turn in an absoloutly superb performance post-prime. He was inconsistent in this time frame but he also racked up some really good wins.
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Old 11-29-2010, 05:13 PM   #5
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Bivins was well past his best but still world class.

A bit like Louis at the time really.
As you say ,both were past their sell by date,but Louis retained quite a bit of his "get out of jail "power, whereas Bivins was essentialy a boxer.
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Old 03-15-2012, 04:00 PM   #6
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He was past his prime, definitely.
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Old 03-15-2012, 04:18 PM   #8
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Old 03-15-2012, 05:14 PM   #9
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Orirray obviously lacks forum generalship among everything else really .


remark : when i noticed this thread it was immediately next 2 another thread regarding Bivins vs Louis .
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Old 03-15-2012, 06:12 PM   #11
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Hey, some threads die before their time, ain't nothing wrong in bringing them back to life if they are good.
Of course, not. Many of the ones you bring back would just be re-posted over and over. Some of them have got an additional 5+ pages of discussion after you've brought them back.
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Old 03-16-2012, 12:31 AM   #13
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Default Re: How good was Jimmi Bivins when he fought Joe Louis

Louis was five years older Bivins and had been a professional six years longer.

He was just that much better than Bivins ever was.

If they had met in their primes rather than Louis going off to help the war effort the conclusion of this fight would have been much more decisive with Louis the victor. Just one man's opinion
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