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Old 02-25-2008, 06:09 PM   #1
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Default Which fighters were like Ezzard Charles?

Let's say all Charles footage has been destroyed. Which fighter would you say has a lot in common with him, stylewise? Can be any weight class.
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Old 02-25-2008, 06:17 PM   #2
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Default Re: Which fighters were like Ezzard Charles?

was watching Holyfield v. Qaui last night (what a great fight) and then I was watching Charles v. Louis, some similarities there. The way that Charles hops around but always within range and ready to mix it up. A bit of Holy and Charles similarities I would say.
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Old 02-25-2008, 06:37 PM   #3
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was watching Holyfield v. Qaui last night (what a great fight) and then I was watching Charles v. Louis, some similarities there. The way that Charles hops around but always within range and ready to mix it up. A bit of Holy and Charles similarities I would say.
Yep, I'd say early Holyfield too.
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Old 02-25-2008, 06:50 PM   #4
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Yep, I'd say early Holyfield too.
Charles v Holyfield at heavyweight. Both in their primes at the weight obviously. Interesting match-up. I reckon this would be a boxing match for long periods, with Holyfield and Charles both having their spells coming forward aggressively. Probably Holyfield would be inclined to stand and trade more than Charles.

Charles 1949-1951

Holyfield 1991-1993
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Old 02-26-2008, 05:16 AM   #5
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Default Re: Which fighters were like Ezzard Charles?

Holyfield is a good mention, another master boxer. I do think Charles had more power, pound for pound. He was deadly at light heavyweight, a lot of stoppages.

Any others that come to mind? Seems he is quite a unique boxer-puncher.
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Old 02-26-2008, 05:26 AM   #6
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Default Re: Which fighters were like Ezzard Charles?

I am not quite happy with the Holyfield comparison. I think charles was a lot more multi faceted than that.

He could fight in about four diferent ways and do all of them well.

The best comparison I can manage at this notice is Ezzard Charles.
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Old 02-26-2008, 06:11 AM   #7
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The best comparison I can manage at this notice is Ezzard Charles.
Decent choice, but I've seen better.
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