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Old 07-23-2007, 09:24 PM   #1
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if he stepped in a time machine how well would he do against the heavyweights around now

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Old 07-23-2007, 09:44 PM   #2
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Easily beat everyone, like all little cruiserweights 188 lb...
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Old 07-24-2007, 12:39 AM   #3
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i think wlad could beat him by tko on cuts with that jab
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Old 07-24-2007, 12:43 AM   #4
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he would be a live wire at cruiser. sorry, that cat could punch.
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Old 07-24-2007, 01:02 AM   #5
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I think Cooper is pretty underrated, actually.
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He would dominate at Cruiserweight. Nice boxing skills & decent power. If he could avoid cuts. Should even be able to outhustle some heavyweights.
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He would outbox Matt Skelton and Michael Sprott and Danny Williams.

But Enzo Macchiarelli might beat him.

David Haye would beat him, IMO.

(I think the British cruiserweights could beat the British heavyweights today)

On the world scene, Cooper would be a contender at cruiserweight, but he'd not be a champion, IMO. He certainly wouldn't dominate.

Against top heavyweights he'd lose 9 out of 10 times at least, which is about how successful he was in his own era.
Apart from a points win over Zora Folley (who KO'd him quickly in a subsequent fight), I cant recall Cooper having any big wins on the world scene.
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Old 07-24-2007, 05:20 AM   #8
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Agree with Sonny here. Good post.
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Old 07-24-2007, 11:17 AM   #9
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Originally Posted by Sonny's jab
He would outbox Matt Skelton and Michael Sprott and Danny Williams.

But Enzo Macchiarelli might beat him.

David Haye would beat him, IMO.

(I think the British cruiserweights could beat the British heavyweights today)
You are making the combined British heavyweight an cruiserweight divisions today sound a lot like the British heavyweight division back in Coopers day.

A few big mediocre fighters with the ones of world calibre principlaly being under 200lbs.
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Old 07-24-2007, 11:23 AM   #10
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The Cruiser division isn't in bad shape, the Heavies are the worst I can remember since the early 80's. Quarless, Westgarth etc.
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Old 07-24-2007, 11:58 AM   #11
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Sonny's jab
He would outbox Matt Skelton and Michael Sprott and Danny Williams.

But Enzo Macchiarelli might beat him.

David Haye would beat him, IMO.

(I think the British cruiserweights could beat the British heavyweights today)

On the world scene, Cooper would be a contender at cruiserweight, but he'd not be a champion, IMO. He certainly wouldn't dominate.

Against top heavyweights he'd lose 9 out of 10 times at least, which is about how successful he was in his own era.
Apart from a points win over Zora Folley (who KO'd him quickly in a subsequent fight), I cant recall Cooper having any big wins on the world scene.
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Old 07-24-2007, 01:19 PM   #12
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Default Re: how well would Henry Cooper do now

he would beat the top british fighters for sure.

he might win the euro belt as well, but lets not forget cooper had a weak chin!!
virchis might take him out.

against peter, wlad, chagaev he would lose.

but he would stand a chance against ibragimov or maskaev.
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Old 07-24-2007, 01:21 PM   #13
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Almost ecactly the same as he did back then. OK until he steps up.
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