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Old 12-29-2012, 07:11 PM   #16
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bruno would be near the top in this era.only wlad would have a chance thats if bruno didnt catch him with a lewis/tyson type shot.if he did wlad would be all over the place.
bruno had a great jab and a good overhand shot to follow it up.
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Old 12-29-2012, 07:13 PM   #17
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Who the **** are they and why should I care?


If you want to debate, know the score...
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Old 12-29-2012, 07:14 PM   #18
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I don't think he'd do too well. I'm not sure if he'd cope with Price or Fury, Haye would definitely have him in fits. Pulev and Povetkin, too good probably, both quicker than Bruno and hard punchers. Vitali, prime Vitali would cream any version of Bruno. Current Wlad, too heavy handed and hard to hit. Bruno's much vaunted jab is not as good as Wlad's. Bruno would be somewhere on the fringes of the top 10.
Nonsense post

Looking at the shape Franks in at the moment, and the same age as me he puts a lot of present day ranked heavyweights to shame
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Old 12-29-2012, 07:18 PM   #19
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Nonsense post

Looking at the shape Franks in at the moment, and the same age as me he puts a lot of present day ranked heavyweights to shame
agree absolute cobblers.most of the fighters at heavyweight today are awful east european bums who bruno would eat alive in 3-4 rounds.
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Old 12-29-2012, 07:26 PM   #20
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I don't want a debate of my own. I contributed my opinion to this debate about Bruno. Not looking to argue.
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Old 12-29-2012, 07:32 PM   #21
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El Nino and TNT Tucker are giving you some filthy looks...
Agreed, Tillis also gave him a good fight before these two.
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Old 12-29-2012, 07:34 PM   #22
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I don't want a debate of my own. I contributed my opinion to this debate about Bruno. Not looking to argue.
But if you do not know Ribalta and Tucker, how can you have credence to your opinion? You come across as pretty smart poster who normally does their 'homework'...

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Old 12-29-2012, 07:57 PM   #23
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But if you do not know Ribalta and Tucker, how can you have credence to your opinion? You come across as pretty smart poster who normally does their 'homework'...
I just didn't understand what you were getting at. I know of Tony Tucker and Jose Ribalta but not much apart from the fact the fought Mike (Ribalta fought a few other big names as well). Just what I meant was that nobody until Bruno came anywhere close to beating Tyson. Frank rocked him big in the first round and Tyson had to show real grit and determination to beat him, not just what he normally did which was "punch him once and he'll go down."

That's all I meant by "real fight".
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Only the Kiltschko's would beat him.

Fury, Haye, Price are all toss up fights. Bruno could so easily be the first fighter to out box David Price, and land big shots! Price could crumble, with rumours of him being fragile

Bruno beats Chisora probably stops him on his feet.

A little too much was made out of Bruno's inability to take a punch, he could take a punch..? but sometimes under heavy bombardment..? He has no survivalist instincts.

Frank Bruno was tougher than people gave hum credit for!

Watch Tyson vs Bruno I!

Tyson vs Bruno II was abit unfair to Bruno, he should not of even been aloud to fight. From reading his book, his team conned the doctors at the medical testing procedures.
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Old 12-29-2012, 08:08 PM   #25
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Only the Kiltschko's would beat him.

Fury, Haye, Price are all toss up fights. Bruno could so easily be the first fighter to out box David Price, and land big shots! Price could crumble, with rumours of him being fragile

Bruno beats Chisora probably stops him on his feet.

A little too much was made out of Bruno's inability to take a punch, he could take a punch..? but sometimes under heavy bombardment..? He has no survivalist instincts.
I agree with that. He took some of Tyson's big single punches on the chin but when he got caught on the ropes and faced a barrage he folded. Perhaps some mental fragility/weakness. It's well documented that he has problems with sort of thing after all.
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Old 12-29-2012, 08:11 PM   #26
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I agree with that. He took some of Tyson's big single punches on the chin but when he got caught on the ropes and faced a barrage he folded. Perhaps some mental fragility/weakness. It's well documented that he has problems with sort of thing after all.
He learnt them survival instincts against Oliver Mccall though but..? I prefer fighters when they are hurt to get on their bike! instead of grappling and holding.

Bruno did not have the ability like Haye for example! Too get on his bike, when he was hurt!

Allot of heavyweights are sitting ducks once they are hurt, whether its a mental flaw or a physical flaw.

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Old 12-29-2012, 08:42 PM   #27
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The likes of Price, Fury and Helenius are not in the same league as Bruno. Price is known for being chinny, and if an ancient Matt Skelton could pressure him and rough him, then imagine what Bruno would do.

Robert Helenius would go the same way as Anders Eklund did, and as for Fury, he would be hanging on for dear life the moment he tasted one of Bruno's jabs. In fact Bruno would probably drop him with one.

I know Bruno wasn't the best of heavyweights, but he did pretty well in an era that was a lot tougher than today. Imagine if the three mentioned here were to go against a prime Tyson.
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Old 12-29-2012, 08:48 PM   #28
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He learnt them survival instincts against Oliver Mccall though but..? I prefer fighters when they are hurt to get on their bike! instead of grappling and holding.

Bruno did not have the ability like Haye for example! Too get on his bike, when he was hurt!

Allot of heavyweights are sitting ducks once they are hurt, whether its a mental flaw or a physical flaw.
Bruno's chin possibly suffered from poor matchmaking early on in his career, he just never got used to taking punches. Bruno only knew how to put fighters under pressure, it was the Terry Lawless way.
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Old 12-30-2012, 07:35 AM   #30
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He'd probably be WBC champ, i think only Wlad could beat a prime Bruno.
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