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Old 01-19-2010, 06:48 AM   #16
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They look like half-assed amateurs in this footage. Sure, Liston was a great but Terrell wouldn't make a decent opponent today.
Its an exhibition, not a real match. Do you think Terell in real matches reminds you a bit of Tony Thompson?
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Old 01-19-2010, 07:08 AM   #17
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They look like half-assed amateurs in this footage. Sure, Liston was a great but Terrell wouldn't make a decent opponent today.
I reckon Terrell would do very well today. Heavyweights being as they are.
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Old 01-19-2010, 08:53 AM   #18
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Terrell is better than eery single fighter that Vitali Klitschko has beaten, in my opinion.
Damn you, McGrain! It would take ten Terrells to equal even one Acklie, and you know it. Snob.


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Old 01-19-2010, 10:49 AM   #19
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Sentimental Hogwash.

But at least he could sing better than Joe Frazier.
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Old 01-19-2010, 11:12 AM   #20
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Sentimental Hogwash.

But at least he could sing better than Joe Frazier.
And play the guitar.
His sister wasn't bad either,at singing I mean.
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Old 01-19-2010, 11:34 AM   #21
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Good footage, never knew Ernie was Sonny`s sparring partner, cheers for the vid (& the comments)
i didn't know that either.sonny did look like he was taking it easy,which wasn't something i thought he was capable of.
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Old 01-19-2010, 01:12 PM   #22
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i didn't know that either.sonny did look like he was taking it easy,which wasn't something i thought he was capable of.
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Foneda Cox ,Sonny's sparring partner during his top years said Liston was a sweet heart ,except when he drank.
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Old 01-19-2010, 01:14 PM   #23
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Aside from the K brothers, I don't see any active top HW who has the skill that Ernie Terrell had. My opinion.
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Old 01-19-2010, 01:42 PM   #24
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but liston take the beating of his life on ali's hand and put him out of commission by breaking his shoulder and liston still in his prime at the time of fight
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Old 01-19-2010, 04:07 PM   #25
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Aside from the K brothers, I don't see any active top HW who has the skill that Ernie Terrell had. My opinion.
Povetkin, Chagaev a couple years ago, Chambers right now... those come to mind.
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Old 01-19-2010, 04:14 PM   #26
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Chagaev a couple of years ago was very good, but I don't think you can say with any kind of certainty that he was better than Terrell. And that's not today, either. As for Povetkin, I think there is not a lot in it, but I like Terrell overall due to his superior range.
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Foneda Cox ,Sonny's sparring partner during his top years said Liston was a sweet heart ,except when he drank.
he liked his vodka didn't he
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Povetkin, Chagaev a couple years ago, Chambers right now... those come to mind.

I think Povektin, or Chagaev at their best would beat Terell 2 out of 3 times. Chambers doesn't punch enough, so Terell might jab and grab his way to a points decision.

Terell is what he is. We can all see the films. Lets be honest about him. He's a slightly better version of Tony Thompson.
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Old 01-20-2010, 09:16 AM   #29
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I think Povektin, or Chagaev at their best would beat Terell 2 out of 3 times. Chambers doesn't punch enough, so Terell might jab and grab his way to a points decision.

Terell is what he is. We can all see the films. Lets be honest about him. He's a slightly better version of Tony Thompson.
His style turned me off,but he did beat .
Jones
Machen
Folley
Foster
Chuvalo
Lincoln
Williams.
That's a better resume than any contender today imo.
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Old 01-20-2010, 12:14 PM   #30
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Terrell would have held a version of the title in modern times...he was an effective, if dull fighter with a longass jab and a tendency to hold, like I said...effective. Better than a John Ruiz...he would have beaten the version of Roy Jones that beat Ruiz...that I believe for starters.
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