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70's 26 53.06%
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Old 10-09-2012, 01:08 PM   #31
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A '70s boxer won a belt in the '90s last time I checked.
Foreman caught lightning in a bottle that night. It was a great moment, one of those jaw dropping feel good moments where boxing history is made.

However, if you're trying to claim that the 70s were a greater era simply because one of their fighters happened to capture a belt in the 90s, then I have to take issue with your logic. Foreman was struggling with a number of lower ranked fighters all throughout his comeback, and was the recipient of one rather blatant gift decision against Axel Schulz. He was hopeless against Morrison and Holyfield, and would have lost a wide decision to Moorer had Moorer listened to his corner and kept out of Foreman's line of fire. The fact that he managed to pull it off speaks more for his toughness and awesome power (and Moorer's less than stellar chin and inability to follow corner instructions) than it does for his skill level at the time. To ascertain that, you need to look at the whole of his comeback career, which paints him in a less impressive light.

Hopkins he was not.
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Old 10-11-2012, 07:25 AM   #32
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Foreman caught lightning in a bottle that night. It was a great moment, one of those jaw dropping feel good moments where boxing history is made.

However, if you're trying to claim that the 70s were a greater era simply because one of their fighters happened to capture a belt in the 90s, then I have to take issue with your logic. Foreman was struggling with a number of lower ranked fighters all throughout his comeback, and was the recipient of one rather blatant gift decision against Axel Schulz. He was hopeless against Morrison and Holyfield, and would have lost a wide decision to Moorer had Moorer listened to his corner and kept out of Foreman's line of fire. The fact that he managed to pull it off speaks more for his toughness and awesome power (and Moorer's less than stellar chin and inability to follow corner instructions) than it does for his skill level at the time. To ascertain that, you need to look at the whole of his comeback career, which paints him in a less impressive light.

Hopkins he was not.

Good post. As I said earlier,there's no way an old Foreman would have pullred off a 'Michael Moorer' in the seventies.
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Old 10-12-2012, 07:29 AM   #33
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Here's a good tester for this thread. The top 5 of each decade teaming up against each other. Each 70s heavy fights a 90s one,and vice versa. Two points for a win and one for a draw. I've put out what I consider to be the best version of each man in his respective decade.


Seventies

Muhammad Ali 1972/74
George Foreman 1973/74
Joe Frazier 1970/71
Larry Holmes 1978/79
Ken Norton 1973/76

Nineties

Lennox Lewis 1997/99
Evander Holyfield 1990/93
Riddick Bowe 1991/93
Mike Tyson 1990/91
Michael Moorer 1993/94
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Here's a good tester for this thread. The top 5 of each decade teaming up against each other. Each 70s heavy fights a 90s one,and vice versa. Two points for a win and one for a draw. I've put out what I consider to be the best version of each man in his respective decade.


Seventies

Muhammad Ali 1972/74
George Foreman 1973/74
Joe Frazier 1970/71
Larry Holmes 1978/79
Ken Norton 1973/76

Nineties

Lennox Lewis 1997/99
Evander Holyfield 1990/93
Riddick Bowe 1991/93
Mike Tyson 1990/91
Michael Moorer 1993/94
Good, interesting idea, but i feel abit uncomfortable about having Moorer as one of the top 5 of the 90s. I mean he probably was, but i can easily see someone like Ruddock or Bruno knocking MM out.
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Old 10-12-2012, 12:04 PM   #35
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Good, interesting idea, but i feel abit uncomfortable about having Moorer as one of the top 5 of the 90s. I mean he probably was, but i can easily see someone like Ruddock or Bruno knocking MM out.


Yes,it's Lewis,Holyfield,Bowe and the rest,is n't it ?
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