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Old 09-06-2007, 01:22 PM   #31
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Right, exactly Luigi, Tunney would have made a joke out of Johnson. Tunney was an entirely different kettle of fish from anyone Johnson ever fought. Talk about how Tunney would have fared aginst modern day fighters, not the rather primitive ones, Johnson included, relatively speaking of that earlier day and age.
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Old 09-06-2007, 08:59 PM   #32
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Intriguing matchup to say the least but I'd have to pick Tunney in this one. Gene's style was more modern...stick and move and throw accurate combinations. Johnson's style was'nt that far removed from the bare knuckle era and he was accustomed to fighting that style of fighter. If he wants to beat Gene then he would have to come out of his comfort zone and get moving. Gene would be too smart to clinch with Johnson and fall victim to one of Jack's uppercuts. If Johnson wants Gene then he's going to have to go and get him. Standing flat footed and hoping to lure Gene into a trap simply won't work which is why I see Tunney winning by decision. No question Jack is bigger and stronger and could lay some serious hurt on Gene if he can get to him consistently but I just don't see that happening. In a trilogy I see Gene taking 2 out of 3. Not easily mind you but still doing it none theless.
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Old 09-06-2007, 09:32 PM   #33
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Default Re: Jack Johnson vs. Gene Tunney

Tunney
Better boxer
smarter boxer
more versitile boxer
better prepaired boxer.
Tunney 15 rd. UD
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Old 09-06-2007, 09:42 PM   #34
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Tunney is a little over rated here, I would have to pick Johnson by Clear UD 9-6 or 10-5.
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Old 09-06-2007, 09:43 PM   #35
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Much of what Gene Tunney does well, Johnson does better in my opinion - generalship, counterpunching, delivery - I pick Johnson in all these departments.

Tunney still moves better, of course, but he has to fight sometime - he'll lose those exchanges in my opinion, and if Johnson DOES begin to struggle, for whatever reason, he has more power.

Johnson, UD, Tunney comes out of it wishing he'd fought Greb again instead.
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