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View Poll Results: Who wins a fight between these forgotten heavyweights?
Joe Louis 12 52.17%
George Foreman 11 47.83%
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Old 11-15-2007, 04:16 PM   #16
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Old 11-15-2007, 04:18 PM   #17
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I'm with you here squire. I do actually agree with those that say Louis is all wrong for George- that is true, style wise. But not in the chin department, that's why George has a good chance.
Actually, I think Louis had a better chin. He was better at recovering when hit than George ever was.
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Old 11-15-2007, 04:28 PM   #18
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Foreman had the better chin, but Louis the superior recruperative powers. I think Louis' power, speed, accuracy, efficiency and cute style would spell trouble for the defensively porous-at-times Foreman.
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Old 11-15-2007, 04:28 PM   #19
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Actually, I think Louis had a better chin. He was better at recovering when hit than George ever was.


Foreman's stamina was more the issue, not his chin. Not his fault he wasn't put down in the early rounds vs light heavyweights.
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Old 11-15-2007, 04:30 PM   #20
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I'm quite confident Louis would win this actually. More confident than I would be if Frazier or Tyson were his opponents.

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Old 11-15-2007, 04:34 PM   #21
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I have a good interview with Louis from around 1975 in which he's full of praise for Foreman's power. Not that I'm saying that backs up any "Foreman wins" argument because we all know how highly George rated Joe.
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Louis and Tyson would both stand a good chance against Foreman head-to-head. Marciano, Dempsey and Frazier (as we know) would all get blasted out quickly, I think.
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Old 11-15-2007, 04:41 PM   #23
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Mediocre punching ron lyle very nearly iced foreman in a single punch.


Holyfield couldn't even floor Pinklon Thomas despite hitting him about a thousand times but he still decked and stopped Gay Mike.
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Louis had the better legacy, but Foreman does better in the head to head department.

That's really about as complicated as this thread needs to get.
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Actually, I think Louis had a better chin. He was better at recovering when hit than George ever was.
How so? Louis was down ten times in his career, and the only heavyweight champ that was on the canvas more was Patterson. Foreman was HURT by Lyle, and pulled himself together to KO him. How does Louis recover better?

People love to make unfounded ridiculous statements without backing them up on these threads...
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Louis is as yet undefeated. What makes you question his chin?
How many times Louis was floored in his career ?

How many punchers like Foreman did he ever faced ?

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Old 11-15-2007, 04:48 PM   #27
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Louis had the better legacy, but Foreman does better in the head to head department.

That's really about as complicated as this thread needs to get.

'nuff said. I can't think of any statement more sensible or to the point or true.
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Old 11-15-2007, 04:48 PM   #28
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That's really about as complicated as this thread needs to get.
Really?

So then, how exactly do you see the fight unfolding (from a stylistic viewpoint). What kind of distance do you envisage the fight lasting?
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Old 11-15-2007, 04:56 PM   #29
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Round 1 is probably as far as this one goes if George lands first. If Braddock could put Louis on the floor early then George is more than capable of doing so and keeping him there. If Louis starts slow George blows him away.

If Joe comes out like he did against Schmeling then he wins in the mid rounds but gets busted up along the way
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Neither fighter had the best defense (Joe's was better), and neither had the best balance, (Joe's was better, but this contributed to some of his knockdowns).

I see George going forward behind his jab, with Joe staying just out of range, trying to measure. George may not land that big overhand right cleanly, because Joe would be inside by then, but it would be hitting Joe around the back of the head and keeping him off balance. Joe scores heavy counters up top and to the mid-section while taking heavy hands from Foreman on the way in.
George, the faster starter, misses the first couple of tries, but as Joe gets closer in, George's punches are telling- even the ones not flush. By round two or three, George catches Joe at the end of a right and gets aggressive, beating Louis into the canvas ala Norton.
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