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View Poll Results: KO Time! or a suprise decision?
sanders ko 22 75.86%
morrison ko 7 24.14%
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Old 01-06-2015, 07:23 AM   #1
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Default Corrie Sanders vs Tommy Morrison

The Left hook from hell vs The straight left of doom.

Who wins and how?
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Old 01-06-2015, 09:35 AM   #2
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Is a left hook even an effective punch against a Southpaw?
I'd pick Sanders because Tommy wasn't particularly hard to hit and Corrie's handspeed means he'd probably be getting in first.
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Old 01-06-2015, 09:57 AM   #3
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You couldn't even do a round by round for this. It would just be the round.
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Old 01-06-2015, 09:59 AM   #4
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Is a left hook even an effective punch against a Southpaw?
I'd pick Sanders because Tommy wasn't particularly hard to hit and Corrie's handspeed means he'd probably be getting in first.
Morrison had faster hands than Sanders. As well as faster feet and faster upper body movement.
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I think both had comparable power. Sanders just opted to box a little more often than Morrison did, hence the higher ko percentage for Tommy. Both could be tough when they wanted to be but also had some flat performances where they were blown out early by lesser men. Neither were gluttons for training but Tommy was probably better conditioned more often. Sanders had a slight edge in height and reach along with the fast hands. I'm also not sure how well Tommy does against soutpaws as I can't think of too many off the top of my head that he's faced and beaten or at least anyone who was decent. I think I'll go with Sanders and give him the slight edge to score the stoppage early to mid rounds. The Morrison who boxed brilliantly against Foreman might have a chance but that was a one time only performance and I'm not even sure that Morrison's camp would take that sort of approach with Sanders. Especially if their fight came right after Corrie had choked against Nate Tubbs. Rushing in early to score a KO against Sanders can spell out certain death as Wlad and several others found out..
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Old 01-06-2015, 11:13 AM   #6
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Is a left hook even an effective punch against a Southpaw?
I'd pick Sanders because Tommy wasn't particularly hard to hit and Corrie's handspeed means he'd probably be getting in first.
left hooks and right cross good vs southpaws.
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Old 01-06-2015, 11:23 AM   #7
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Only the minimal skilled fighters of todays terrible era know how to deal with southpaws
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Old 01-06-2015, 01:41 PM   #9
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Mr. Magoo, Morrison fought Yuri Vaulin, a southpaw, when Morrison was 26-0, Vaulin was 10-1. Vaulin was tall, but didn't have a lot of power.
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I watched Sanders vs. VK. Sanders didn't look much smaller than VK. Apparently he had a rare combination of size, speed, and power. Combine that with being a southpaw and it's surprising that he could find opponents.
Yeah I remember Vaulin. I saw a few of his prospect fights on tv around 1990 when he and the Russian group of prospects were fighting on the same card under the management of Tommy Galagher if I remember correctly. I also seem to remember reading that he boxed well against Morrison in the first few rounds and was even hit below the belt by Tommy a couple times. Sanders was definitely avoided in his early years and frankly looks better in his prospect days to me than he did as a veteran fighting the Klits. I don't see how struggling against a fighter like Vaulin would help Morrison against a man like Sanders who was a few levels above.
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Old 01-06-2015, 02:18 PM   #10
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Did Morrison really box brilliantly against Foreman? I watched a highlights video recently and it looked like he got hit plenty of times.
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Sanders had better whiskers and was less stiff than Morrison whose upper body movement seemed stiff and exhausted him.

No bets on this one, tho. No way.
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Old 01-06-2015, 04:06 PM   #12
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Morrison did not have good defense, and had a world of trouble vs South Paw Joe Hipp, who was a game, but limited fighter.

The other south paw Morrison fought was Yuri Vaulin, who would be a tier 3 Russian today. Yet Vaulin ( a weak puncher ) rocked Morrison, and almost upset him until he quit from body punches.

It was that night that I felt Ray Mercer would beat Tommy, and he was forever exposed for having bad defense and a suspect chin

Sanders height, reach, foot speed, and hand speed skills think would catch Morrison much easier. Sanders could punch!

You have to give Tommy a puncher chance for a few rounds, but he'd better land his best hook before Sanders lands some of his.

I'd pick Sanders inside of 6 rounds.
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Did Morrison really box brilliantly against Foreman? I watched a highlights video recently and it looked like he got hit plenty of times.
It is really a disappointing fight to watch. Morrison is gassed by the modest amount of movement he performs and is huffing and puffing as he runs away from George. A younger Sanders has vastly better footwork.
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It is really a disappointing fight to watch. Morrison is gassed by the modest amount of movement he performs and is huffing and puffing as he runs away from George. A younger Sanders has vastly better footwork.
Very true.

If your'e interested I recommend watching Trey Lippe Morrison 6-0, 6 Ko's, 5 KO's round one. Trey's got his dad's left hook, and IMO could very well become dare I say the great American hope if Wilder is exposed this month.
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