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Old 05-04-2008, 10:15 AM   #1
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Default Billy Conn vs Jimmy Bivins

Who do you believe would have won between these two at 175, Conn is a fair amount taller but I believe Bivins will have a 7 ½ reach advantage. Anyway who do you feel would win?
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Old 05-04-2008, 11:10 AM   #2
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Billy Conn would outboxed and outfought Bivins. I tend to believe that the Conn who nearly beat Joe Louis would have had no problem with virtually any other fighter in the lightheavy division.
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Old 05-04-2008, 12:38 PM   #3
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Conn Majority dec over bivins because he would be more active, but dont overlook bivins here..
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Old 05-04-2008, 01:18 PM   #4
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Default Re: Billy Conn vs Jimmy Bivins

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Who do you believe would have won between these two at 175, Conn is a fair amount taller but I believe Bivins will have a 7 reach advantage. Anyway who do you feel would win?
Conn by decision.
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Old 05-04-2008, 09:37 PM   #5
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Bivins was beaten by something like 17 different guys. Jimmy wasn't much of a puncher either. I think Conn wins the decision here if you are taking the fighters on one of their better nights.
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Old 05-04-2008, 09:49 PM   #6
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Bivins was beaten by something like 17 different guys

He also beat more hall of famers than you can count on one hand.
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Old 05-04-2008, 11:38 PM   #7
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Default Re: Billy Conn vs Jimmy Bivins

I think Jimmy's prime weight was 160, not that he had any problem fighting the bigger guys though. Bivins can win this, but maybe im picking Conn
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Bivins prime weight was around 175-180lb I think in the mid 1940s
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Prime vs Prime, Bivins has a great shot of beating Conn, but, realistically, he loses a close fight.
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