Boxing  

Forum Home Boxing Forum European British Classic Aussie MMA Training
Go Back   Boxing News 24 Forum > Boxing > Classic Boxing Forum


Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 12-12-2009, 06:34 PM   #1
robert ungurean
Belt holder
ESB Addict
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: shadow boxing in phila.
Posts: 2,372
vCash: 1000
Default How good was Dick Tiger?

Im not trying to catch any heat for this but from what Ive seen on tape of Tiger he just doesnt seem that special to me.
Am I missing something here or maybe havent seen enough of his bouts?
Ive seen him vs Rouse, Griffith 2 and a few highlights.
robert ungurean is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old 12-12-2009, 06:45 PM   #2
Xplosive
Champion
East Side Guru
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 7,917
vCash: 1000
Default Re: How good was Dick Tiger?

Check out his fight with Fernandez, or his last fight with Fullmer. He was a beast.
Xplosive is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2009, 07:13 PM   #3
Tin_Ribs
Me
ESB Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: South Yorkshire
Posts: 1,397
vCash: 1000
Default Re: How good was Dick Tiger?

One of the all time great middleweights and a pretty bloody good light heavy too, considering that his frame wasn't ideally suited to light heavy. If the footage of him doesn't impress you, all I can say is watch more of it, though it's definitely understandable not being overly impressed on first glance. But the man beat Giardello, Fullmer (both), Fernandez, Carter, Torres, Benvenuti, arguably Griffith, Casey, Mims, Hank, Downes and dropped a very close one to Archer (a stylistic nightmare) with no rematch.

He was practically done by the time of the Griffith rematch.

Last edited by Tin_Ribs; 12-13-2009 at 07:37 PM.
Tin_Ribs is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2009, 07:13 PM   #4
My2Sense
Champion
East Side Guru
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 5,971
vCash: 1000
Default Re: How good was Dick Tiger?

Quote:
Originally Posted by robert ungurean View Post
Ive seen him vs Rouse, Griffith 2 and a few highlights.
Griffith II was his single worst fight ever. He was 40 years old and badly deteriorated by then, and died of cancer a year later.

He was past his peak when he fought Rouse, but overall I felt he still showed solid form. Rouse was a legit #1 contender at that time, not a pushover.

As said, his fight with Fernandez was one of his best performances, and a great fight in general. Here it is on Youtube, courtesy of TheGreatA:
BORKED

Here are some of his other prime performances.

vs. Spider Webb:
BORKED

vs. Henry Hank:
BORKED

vs. Gene Fullmer:
BORKED
BORKED
BORKED

vs. Rocky Rivero
BORKED

vs. Ruben Carter:
BORKED
BORKED
BORKED

I believe this was his best performance ever, in his 4th and final fight vs. his great rival Joey Giardello:
BORKED
BORKED
BORKED
BORKED
BORKED
BORKED

In a nutshell, the guy was a great inside technician and counterpuncher, immensely strong for his size, a quick, solid puncher with both hands, and had an iron chin. He could sometimes be troubled by slick boxers, but he was virtually impossible to beat in an inside slugfest.
My2Sense is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2009, 07:29 PM   #5
robert ungurean
Belt holder
ESB Addict
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: shadow boxing in phila.
Posts: 2,372
vCash: 1000
Default Re: How good was Dick Tiger?

Thanks
I just found his fight with Carter in my collection.Will try an watch it tonight.
robert ungurean is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2009, 07:32 PM   #6
IntentionalButt
Nash Equilibrium Debunker
East Side VIP
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Boston
Posts: 121,388
vCash: 36829
Default Re: How good was Dick Tiger?

Quote:
Originally Posted by robert ungurean View Post
Im not trying to catch any heat for this but from what Ive seen on tape of Tiger he just doesnt seem that special to me.
Am I missing something here or maybe havent seen enough of his bouts?
Ive seen him vs Rouse, Griffith 2 and a few highlights.
You haven't seen nearly enough. The Tiger love stems from his scary strength, his engine, and his ice-cold blood. In terms of historical ranking and head to head ability, he's probably overrated a bit by some, and underrated by others.
IntentionalButt is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Reply

Boxing News 24 Forum > Boxing > Classic Boxing Forum

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump





All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:21 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Boxing News 24 Forum 2013