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View Poll Results: Who takes it and how?
Tunney via points/decision win 7 63.64%
Tunney via knockout/stoppage win 3 27.27%
Burley via points/decision win 1 9.09%
Burley via knockout/stoppage win 0 0%
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Old 08-15-2012, 08:07 AM   #1
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Default Charley Burley vs Gene Tunney 175lb?

Who takes it and how?
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Old 08-15-2012, 08:09 AM   #2
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Default Re: Charley Burley vs Gene Tunney 175lb?

Also how does Burley knocking out Elmer Ray in sparring effect his legacy? Surely sparking a legit heavy (whom Joe Louis was rumoured to want nothing of - even in an exhibition) puts him up there with the greatest?
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Old 08-15-2012, 08:13 AM   #3
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Default Re: Charley Burley vs Gene Tunney 175lb?

Burley has almsot no chance here. He tended to lose to the great, big men he faced. Tunney would be amongst greatest and amongst the very best. Too big, too good.
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Old 08-15-2012, 10:11 AM   #4
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Burley has almsot no chance here. He tended to lose to the great, big men he faced. Tunney would be amongst greatest and amongst the very best. Too big, too good.
I concur...Who really knows how great a LH he was ?..Great mind and strong body....
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Default Re: Charley Burley vs Gene Tunney 175lb?

Tunney, no doubt IMO.
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Old 08-15-2012, 02:16 PM   #6
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Default Re: Charley Burley vs Gene Tunney 175lb?

That's pushing it. Tunney's a bit of a stretch for Burley even if he had mixed success against movers.
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Old 08-15-2012, 02:26 PM   #7
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Default Re: Charley Burley vs Gene Tunney 175lb?

A Chess match. The type of match Tunney excelled at. This would possibly be similar to the Gibbons/Tunney match where Tunney out thought and out fought another technician.
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Default Re: Charley Burley vs Gene Tunney 175lb?

I'm surprised to see that some think Tunney stops Burley. Burley is much too sturdy, evasive and clever to be stopped by 175 lb Tunney. Lesser MWs than Burley went the distance with Gene.
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Old 08-15-2012, 04:28 PM   #9
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I'm not sure ... Gene was white and fought in the 1920's ... Burley likely stops him early ... (LOL)
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Old 08-15-2012, 09:28 PM   #10
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Tunney by decision...but Burley does give him some trouble stylistically though. Very much a tactical fight. Wonder who would make the other lead?
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