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Old 12-25-2009, 12:30 PM   #31
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What Heavyweight Champion, from Sullivan to the Kilt Brothers would have the best chance in over coming this task?? No breaks between fights, The movement Harry Kid Matthews is beating, Joe Walcott jumps in the ring.
Nobody could have done it.

Matthews might get stopped early.

Walcott could make it into the late rounds against prety much anybody.

Charles would definitely be able to make it into the late rounds after Walcott was through with you.

In the unlikley even that you somehow survived Walcott and Charles then Marciano would just steamroll what was left of you.
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Old 12-25-2009, 01:34 PM   #32
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Nobody could have done it.

Matthews might get stopped early.

Walcott could make it into the late rounds against prety much anybody.

Charles would definitely be able to make it into the late rounds after Walcott was through with you.

In the unlikley even that you somehow survived Walcott and Charles then Marciano would just steamroll what was left of you.

Not even the great Ali?? I would have giving Ali a great shot at doing it imo.
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I am not sure any fighter could have actually pulled this off, including Dempsey. However, head to head, the Klitschko brothers because of their size, skill and fitness would have a shot.
The Klitschko brother's aren't KOing Charles or Marciano inside 1-2 rounds. Heck, one of them won't even beat him. Vitali after fighting 3 fighters like that would lose too.

The guy with the best chance is Mike Tyson, followed by Foreman and perhaps Liston. Nobody would probably be able to do this. KOing Rocky in round 1 is probably something you won't be able to do, especially after going 3 fighters with the guys you did.
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Old 12-25-2009, 02:01 PM   #34
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[quote=Dempsey1238;5735028]Sure about that?? He relly belive that Dempsey would smash though Charles, Walcott and Marciano in less than ten rounds.

I think Tunney belive in his own words. I pretty sure 1960's Ali would belive he could do it.[/quote]

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Old 12-25-2009, 02:03 PM   #35
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I think Ali in the 1960's, relly belive he could have done it, if he COULD do it is other question, but Ali was pretty great in the 60's when he beat Williams. I shock people ant saying that Ali would do it.
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Has there ever been a retired fighter who didn't say that the stalwarts of his day would have destroyed every contemporary fighter in a walk? Tunney was a very intelligent and articulate man, but he's just blowing smoke here. It was a roundabout way for Gene to say that he would have destroyed Charles, Walcott, Matthews, and the Rock in one night; after all, Gene beat Dempsey, so if Jack could tear through these guys what does that say about Tunney?
Definitely not an act of just praise for Dempsey but hidden self-praise. It's a his own self-interest to say this.
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Not even the great Ali?? I would have giving Ali a great shot at doing it imo.
If anybody is going to do it, it is going to be a finisher who will not have to go as many rounds.

Think Langford, Dempsey, Louis, Tyson and a lot of luck.
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Old 12-25-2009, 02:07 PM   #38
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I think Ali in the 1960's, relly belive he could have done it, if he COULD do it is other question, but Ali was pretty great in the 60's when he beat Williams. I shock people ant saying that Ali would do it.

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I think Ali in the 1960's, relly belive he could have done it, if he COULD do it is other question, but Ali was pretty great in the 60's when he beat Williams. I shock people ant saying that Ali would do it.
ali would not take those guys out that fast...he would not take out rocky in one even if ali was freash and rocky had just fought 3 fights...i think ali beats rocky..but not in one...i know...you got the liston fight...but really liston was up...it was more a matter of walcott screwing up the count
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Sure about that?? He relly belive that Dempsey would smash though Charles, Walcott and Marciano in less than ten rounds.

I think Tunney belive in his own words. I pretty sure 1960's Ali would belive he could do it.

i have seen different clips of ali talking about fighting rocky< of course he said he would win< but he also said it would have been a hard fight>>> no
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Old 12-25-2009, 06:53 PM   #42
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Tunney also felt George Foreman was an amatuer and that Dempsey would have beaten Ali
Well, young foreman was like a amatuer, big strong freak of nature, but his skills sucked in many ways.
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