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Old 05-31-2010, 11:12 AM   #1
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Default What if...Frank Bruno had an iron chin?

How great do you think Frank could've been had his punch resistance been greater?
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Old 05-31-2010, 11:18 AM   #2
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lol his chin wasnt the problem.....
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Old 05-31-2010, 11:21 AM   #3
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How great do you think Frank could've been had his punch resistance been greater?

He would have changed the course of Boxing history if he would have backed Tyson up after that uppercut...

Bruno could have ruled the World in that era with a tougher chin for sure...

He was around at the right time, 10 or 15 years earlier it would have been a different ball game...

When Holmes got up off the floor after been floored by Shavers, that was the difference back then...

....Bruno Bruno Bruno Bruno....
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Old 05-31-2010, 11:29 AM   #4
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shouldve asked what if he had good stamina
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Old 05-31-2010, 11:32 AM   #5
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shouldve asked what if he had good stamina
One "what if " issue at a time
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Old 05-31-2010, 11:37 AM   #6
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****-all to do with his chin, muscle bound, nervous tension gave him stamina issue's or maybe he did'nt have the killer belief that he could be world champ except against Lewis as that has really been the only time i've actually seen him fired up & really wanting to flatten an opponant.

Against a prime Tyson he'd always be in trouble but the 2nd fight was an absolute ****in disgrace, he just did'nt want to be there & he could have won that fight if he'd shown a bit of "evander" & not clung on to Tyson in absolute terror, ****in shameful night that was & i was there ringside to witness it
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Old 05-31-2010, 11:46 AM   #7
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Default Re: What if...Frank Bruno had an iron chin?

Does anyone else think that if he'd fought McCall the way he fought Lewis he'd have got the stoppage?

A 13th round though and he was goneski
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Old 05-31-2010, 12:08 PM   #8
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lol his chin wasnt the problem.....
Exactly. His chin wasn't all that bad, it's just that when he was stunned - which is understandable in the heavyweights and against the type of punchers he was facing - his focus went to shit and he had **** all in the way of survival skills, so kept shipping shot after shot.
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Old 05-31-2010, 12:12 PM   #9
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He had very poor stamina, nervous energy wore hi out. Not chinny as such.
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Old 05-31-2010, 12:17 PM   #10
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all if but's and maybe's....the reason we all love Frank is because of how he was.

If Frank had faith and belief in himself he could of been a great champion of his time but he didn't have it in him sadly, The night he beat McCall i think everyone was relived the gentle giant got what he deserved.
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Old 05-31-2010, 12:27 PM   #11
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mentally he was one of the weakest hws ever
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Old 05-31-2010, 12:33 PM   #12
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Just lacked the killer instinct. A good boxer though. Fine jab.
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Old 05-31-2010, 12:41 PM   #13
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He'd have been a killer if he'd had Tyson's speed that's for sure.
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Old 05-31-2010, 12:45 PM   #14
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Exactly. His chin wasn't all that bad, it's just that when he was stunned - which is understandable in the heavyweights and against the type of punchers he was facing - his focus went to shit and he had **** all in the way of survival skills, so kept shipping shot after shot.
didnt know how to survive (watch bruno/lewis) and just wasnt 'nasty' enough tbh. Bruno is a great guy and has been great for British boxing but he was never gonna be a all time great.
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Old 05-31-2010, 02:24 PM   #15
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I think he would have beaten both the Klits for sure especially Wlad.
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