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Old 06-28-2007, 09:16 AM   #16
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Because the assumptions you base it on are written accounts. You can't see these people fight. So you are really debating legend vs. legend.
the crucial difference between Greb abd Fig is that while we have film of neither of them we do have film of many of Greb's oponents.

Combine film of say Gene Tunney with a contemporary acount of their first fight and you get a prety good idea of what he could do.

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I think Robert Maynard would not have been able to outsword fight Edward Teach. I believe that Teach was distracted, and that was how Maynard cut him bad enought that he finally bled to death. Maynard was a tough guy, but not mean enough for Teach.
Teach took five pistol balls before he was stoped and he still broke Maynards sword and put him on the deck before a crewman cut him down from behind.

One on one Teach would have easily beaten Maynard in a sword fight.
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Old 06-28-2007, 10:57 AM   #17
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A lot of old time fighters look that way on film. That is why Jimmy Jacobs argued with Cus D'mato about the way some old time fighters would do against fighters from more recent eras. Cus finally admitted Jacobs was right about the way pioneers would match up against modern fighters. Techniques keep evolving and get better through time. People correct the mistakes that people before them made.

I have always argued that if someone was good in another era, you should give them the benefit of the doubt. If they had the same conditioning knowledge, and had the same techniques available to learn; they could have a chance of being just as dominant in another era.

I also said that it would not be fair to Greb to make a choice against him in this fight.

Greb may have been able to defeat opponents of his era, but they may have all had unevolved techniques. He may have been the best with the techniques used in his day. There is too little footage of him to really tell.
Do you think that boxing technique has evolved significantly since Grebs time? If so in what way? There is no doubt todays fighters have the benefit of better training and nutrition but are they more skilled?Today a Bernard Hopkins is hailed as an ATG,he is very good no doubt but the level of competion ,and the depth of talent isnt there any more,boxing is a minority sport today and its talent pool suffers badly because it has to compete with so many other sports,many fighters today arent allowed the time to develpo into complete fighters,the emphasis is on staying unbeaten and looking good on ppv.For every Hagler,Chavez,Delahoya,Leonard ,there are 50 guys who have only mastered the rudiments of their trade,look at Trinidad,Wright a good but not great fighter schooled him,Tito was unable to slip Winkys jab and ate it all night ,it was a cake walk,any fighter with fast hands is lauded as a potential SRR,eg Mosley ,who was beaten by Forrests jab and right cross,these arent secret weapons ,they are the basics in any fighters armoury,when we see a Toney or a Hopkins we say they are "old school",and they are but can they do anything that a Giardellocouldnt do?Boxing technique has regressed not improved in my opinion,so thats why ,allied with film of his opponents and his stellar record I pick Harry greb to beat Hagler ,Greb beat rated Heavies and Light heavies ,Hagler stayed in his 160 comfort zone.
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Old 06-28-2007, 01:57 PM   #18
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Again. My point is that you have no footage of Greb to analyze his style. Who he beat means he was great in his era. You still can't look at how he beat the guys he beat, and give an accurate account for it. You can say he was great then, and should be great now, but you can not analyze his style and say for sure how he match with someone else from a different time.
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Old 06-28-2007, 02:03 PM   #19
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Boxing techniques may have regressed in recent years, but they have progressed since the early part of the 20th century. Watch the earliest footage available for boxing, and give an honest look at the guys fighting. They don't look as skilled as fighters from the 1930's onward. I think you do have a point about its regressing since the 80's to some extent, but today's fighters look like they have more technique when compared to anyone you have on film from the 1920's and before.
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Old 06-28-2007, 06:27 PM   #20
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We are of course talking abouth the same Marvin Hagler who had tough nights against Kevin Finnegan, Vito Antuofermo and Juan Roldan. Guys whose styles were not what you would call classical. Hagler would have a tough night against a durable and dirty guy like Greb. Bad film footage doesn't make a bad fighter, watch Ali against Evangelista or Wepner and he certainly doesn't look like an ATG. Watch him against Frazier or Foreman and you see a different fighter. Why does Greb get marked down because he isn't taking a sparring session with a geriatric too seriously.
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Old 06-28-2007, 06:40 PM   #21
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Hagler by ko .........
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Old 06-28-2007, 08:47 PM   #22
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Look, JohnBKelly, no one has said mark him down as a lesser fighter.

What is so hard to understand? If you can't see someone fight, you can't give an accurate analysis of how they would look against someone else.
You can't. If you can tell me how. Don't say look at his record. That has nothing to do with how he counters a jab. Don't say he beat so and so. It doesn't show how he deals with straight right hands. You can't say you read an article by such and such. Such and such may not have been sober when such and such watched the match they were reporting.

Writers may be giving accurat depictions, but you don't know if they were or not if you can't see it too. Why is this so difficult to accept?
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Old 06-29-2007, 05:50 PM   #23
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If I were training the Marvelous One for this fight this is what I would tell him.

(gathered from many sources but not of course from video)

Be Aware...

You are going to fight an animal in a deathmatch. He has tremendous aggression and no fear. He will throw punches from the opening bell until the end of the last round. He is as dirty as they come. Everyone who ever saw him in action commented on his speed and ferocity. His chin is Iron, you will be in for a long fight.

HOWEVER: He isn't a KO artist - he isn't likely to take you out. He isn't a clever boxer - you CAN get your punches in he CAN be hit. He isn't pretty, so he will have to outwork you on the inside consistently to win rounds and that is his only gameplan. But do not underestimate that plan because he is a master at executing it.

Marvin your fight winning edge is going to be your ability to outmuscle him on the inside with your clinch to smother his attack WHILE making him pay every time he tries to bore in. You do this with your accuracy and lateral movement.

Since you are a southpaw forget the jab. No one kept Greb off them with a jab anyway so don't even try. He is too fast to hit at long range, you catch him comming to you. When he does come in you throw short sharp lead left crosses as he closes and follow up with hook to the body, uppercut, hook to the head and clinch if you can't turn the corner on him and open the range to make his eat this combo again. And again. And again.

You are tough and are not afraid to brawl with anyone - that fight is 50/50 with Greb. Don't get lured into going toe to toe with Greb, that is HIS best chance to win, a war of attrition is what HE does. You will catch too many butts, thumbs and elbows infighting with that dirty bastard.

You are the better boxer - so BOX!

Come to this fight in the shape of your life and don't take a single round off.

Every round you aren't giving your best and landing the harder cleaner punches and tying him up will be a lost round for you due to Grebs’ workrate.

Every round you catch Greb charging in with combo’s and tie him up before he can maul you will be a won round for you.

You have to win at least 8 of those. Don’t count on them being the last eight – that won’t happen. Look at what coasting in the early rounds got you in the Leonard fight!

You can and you will win if you want it as badly as he does and are in the kind of shape you displayed throughout most of your career if you execute this plan.

At least I don't have to worry about you fighting down to your opponents’ level -
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Old 06-29-2007, 07:13 PM   #24
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To me personaly the guys back then were far harder and lived a far tougher life then MOST of todays fighters,sure styles have got better and better,but shit no matter what era you come from if your tough your tough,and id say greb was ****ing tough as nails.Its a bit like saying a roman legionaire was not as good as a american marine or british para today,because of equitment and training,and id have to say bollocks to that,a few legions in iraq would brutaly clear the whole area out of insergents no problems,kind of silly way to look at it,but it bugs me when people say old school fighters were bad and would be slaughtered now.
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Old 06-29-2007, 11:39 PM   #25
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Who said old school fighters would be slaughtered now? I don't think anyone in this thread said that.

In fact, I said techniques may have evolved, but if old school fighters were living in the same era as modern fighters, they would have access to the same techniques. That has nothing to do with my argument here. My argument is that you can't get a view of someone's style without viewing it. You are simply reading about how others viewed a style.
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Old 06-29-2007, 11:42 PM   #26
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Greb by clear cut UD over 15
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Old 06-29-2007, 11:44 PM   #27
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Hagler by easy decision. Show me footage of Greb that proves otherwise.
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Old 06-30-2007, 02:33 AM   #28
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Hagler by easy decision. Show me footage of Greb that proves otherwise.
This is something that I have asked before. I have asked a few times to some posters to show me some clips of a boxer, so I can give my opinion regarding a particular match, but I don't get an answer.

I don't understand how some people can give an opinion and not hesitate at all, considering that they have never seen that boxer fighting.

I don't have the knowledge that many of the posters who post in this forum have, and that's the reason I ask for some clips to have an idea.

I think your question is fair.
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Old 06-30-2007, 02:41 AM   #29
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This is something that I have asked before. I have asked a few times to some posters to show me some clips of a boxer, so I can give my opinion regarding a particular match, but I don't get an answer.

I don't understand how some people can give an opinion and not hesitate at all, considering that they have never seen that boxer fighting.

I don't have the knowledge that many of the posters who post in this forum have, and that's the reason I ask for some clips to have an idea.

I think your question is fair.
how is it fair?to say hagler unless you show me otherwise is ludicrous,if a person thinks greb wins but you can't agree through no footage then you can't just simply pick the other guy-why not just say i haven't got a clue.
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Old 06-30-2007, 07:45 AM   #30
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Greb on points.
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