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Old 07-02-2007, 09:22 PM   #1
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Default Max Baer is a Boxing God - Worhsip Him!!

Easily top five in HW chins and top five in punching power too. IF Max took boxing seriously he would have been a top ten ATG, no doubt. Dempsey thought so - but Baer's laicisdaisical training habits, love of the nightlife and the ladies frustrated Jack no end.

Baer said it all when he said he had "a million dollar body and a ten cent brain." Still, even with that ten cent brain he was able to do pretty well on ABILITY ALONE.

Baer is - obviously - my favorite Old Time HW. ANd part of it is his "madcap" personaility. BUt what if Baer had, say George Foreman or Sonny Liston's brain. Would he have ruled the 30s and given Joe Louis a serious run for his money??
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Old 07-02-2007, 09:54 PM   #2
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Cinderella Man Whipped His Ass!
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Old 07-02-2007, 10:01 PM   #3
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The thing is, had he taken his trade more seriously, trained harder, been more serious...........he wouldn't have been as memorable. He was what he was supposed to be.
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Old 07-02-2007, 10:03 PM   #4
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Braddock did indeed whip his ass.

I think Baer is generally underated. As far as his mentality goes, he was definitely hurt by it, but you got to love him. Anyone seen the footage of him "training" by building sandcastles? Classic.

I do think Baer was made for Louis in terms of his style. If you're talking about changing his mentality as regards training, then it would be benificial, but not as far as the Louis fight goes - if you want to change his fighting mentality, that may even hurt him more than help.

Baer adds to the tapestry of boxing history - I like him just the way he is.
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Old 07-02-2007, 10:03 PM   #5
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i wouldn't consider someone who never took boxing serious and did anything else but clown all the time a "Boxing God"

but i have to agree, he was one hella puncher.
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Old 07-02-2007, 10:07 PM   #6
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How can you not love Maxie? A clown literally to his final breath.


There is the story of him in a hotel room at the end of his life when he had a heart attack and called the front desk for help. They said they'd send up the house doctor.

"No, dummy," he said, "I need a people doctor!"
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Old 07-02-2007, 10:09 PM   #7
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"No, dummy," he said, "I need a people doctor!"


I believe it.

And nobody better say it wasn't true!
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Old 07-02-2007, 10:12 PM   #8
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anyone realize something(no racism) alot of the famous jew boxers are like this. Zab and baer?
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Old 07-02-2007, 10:19 PM   #9
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Baer was only like a quarter Jewish, and was raised as a Jew. The Star of David thing on his trunks was his maanger's idea - ehtnic marketing was REAL big in boxing in the thirties.
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Old 07-02-2007, 10:34 PM   #10
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yah i know that and hitler hated him lol. but it was something i just noticed
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Old 07-02-2007, 10:38 PM   #11
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As far as his mentality goes, he was definitely hurt by it, but you got to love him. Anyone seen the footage of him "training" by building sandcastles? Classic.
Hey, that builds your wrists!

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Old 07-02-2007, 10:38 PM   #12
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Can u picture Baer with lets say Fraziers heart,work ethis & determination.
That would be some fighter indeed.
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Old 07-02-2007, 10:40 PM   #13
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i wouldn't consider someone who never took boxing serious and did anything else but clown all the time a "Boxing God"

but i have to agree, he was one hella puncher.
The title was something of a joke, kind of in the Baer spirit. But I really do believe that Baer, along with Riddick Bowe, is probably the biggest under-achiever among HW champs. If he had applied himself, they would be talking about the Louis/Baer era in the 30s. There is little doubt in my mind that Baer would have been Louis's main rival and they probably would've had a hell of a trilogy!!!

But like others have said, if that were the case, Max wouldn't be Max - and as a big Baer fan, I know that's one of the things I like about him. He was unique. Just didn't have the mentality for boxing though.
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Old 07-02-2007, 10:45 PM   #14
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cinderella man the movie made him seem like an asshole i dont know if it was a fair representation or not
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Old 07-02-2007, 10:47 PM   #15
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cinderella man the movie made him seem like an asshole i dont know if it was a fair representation or not
it wasent he was a ok bloke really
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