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Old 01-18-2010, 12:45 PM   #1
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Default Gerlald McClellan as a 1900-1910 Heavyweight

How does this powerful, skilled middleweight stack up against Jeffries, Burns, Hart, Johnson, as well as the McVey, Langford and Jeanette?

Does he rule the era or does he find a place in line along with the likes of Ketchell and O'Brien?
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Old 01-18-2010, 01:58 PM   #2
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What do you think?
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Old 01-18-2010, 02:04 PM   #3
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What do you think?
i sense sarcasm.

anyway, g-man had a good modern style of in&out power punching that would frustrate most of them for sure, but i havent seen tape of any heavyweight that far back so i have no clue what styles he would go up against. plus g-man was always a big for his weight and most heavys of that era only fought at a lil over 200.
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Old 01-18-2010, 02:14 PM   #4
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i think he could have done really well , but of course those you mentioned could do well too in our era if they got today's nutrition , technique , training , juicing , management combo.

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Old 01-20-2010, 10:48 PM   #5
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Default Re: Gerlald McClellan as a 1900-1910 Heavyweight

And this one, which folks were a little scared to answer. Does it rattle your little mythology to recognize a fighter like McClellan might possibly have dominated that era at heavyweight?
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Old 01-20-2010, 10:55 PM   #6
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Gerald was never destined for long term domination.
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Old 01-20-2010, 11:19 PM   #7
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yeah he was too give and take .. lacked defense big time ..
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Old 01-21-2010, 12:45 AM   #8
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Default Re: Gerlald McClellan as a 1900-1910 Heavyweight

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How does this powerful, skilled middleweight stack up against Jeffries, Burns, Hart, Johnson, as well as the McVey, Langford and Jeanette?

Does he rule the era or does he find a place in line along with the likes of Ketchell and O'Brien?
Apart from beating two former light middleweights ,one of whom [Mugabi ] was washed up ,what is there in his record to suggest he would?
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Old 01-21-2010, 12:52 AM   #9
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jackson was pretty passed it too man
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Old 01-21-2010, 02:42 AM   #10
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Tommy Burns would've sparked him.
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Old 01-21-2010, 03:12 AM   #11
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How does this powerful, skilled middleweight stack up against Jeffries, Burns, Hart, Johnson, as well as the McVey, Langford and Jeanette?

Does he rule the era or does he find a place in line along with the likes of Ketchell and O'Brien?
Prime 4 prime? HeŽd get badly beaten up by all of them.
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Old 01-21-2010, 03:32 AM   #12
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Prime 4 prime? HeŽd get badly beaten up by all of them.
Do you honestly believe that
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Old 01-21-2010, 03:35 AM   #13
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Do you honestly believe that
When you look at the last posts od Seamus when it comes to the fighters of the beginnind of tha last century than you know he just wants to stir shit up. I just play by his rules.

But honestly, McClellan would be out of his depth here due to his style not beeing suited to the rules of this time. He would be at a huge disadvantage. All of those guys mentioned where the best of their time. McClellan wasnŽt even the best of his time. And now he would go against those guys under their rules and quite above his own weight? Sorry, canŽt see it.

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Old 01-21-2010, 04:10 AM   #14
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And this one, which folks were a little scared to answer. Does it rattle your little mythology to recognize a fighter like McClellan might possibly have dominated that era at heavyweight?

It's so incredibly like you to pick entirely the wrong fighter for this thread. Of all the fighters who suffered the extremity of tragedy in the ring, Gerald is the one with whom most speculation concerning the inevitability of his being so wounded at boxing due to medical factors. As What A Rock more delicately puts it, he was not destined for long term domination. Your question boils down to a more macabre enquiry. Poor thread for this reason, and why it was widely ignored. Not because of your incredible insight and it's inevitable decimation of our feebly constructed mythical reality.
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Old 01-21-2010, 06:52 AM   #15
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McClellan has a serious chance at anyone in this era Johnson, Jeffries, Langford, McVey, Jeanette, although the first 3 I'd make favourates. He would certainly dominate the MW scene of the day without a shadow of a doubt though.

Bare in mind though GMAN was a boiled down Cruser, so would weigh a solid 180-190 for HW fights and was a rangy 6'0, that doesnt make him a small HW in the 1900 era. He has amazing power, speed, and technical skills, which would give him a big advantage in this era. His jab and right hand would make a stand out. I'd rate his punching ability over Fitz, so if Fitz's power carried to HW in those times, GMANs certainly will.
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