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Old 07-02-2007, 03:32 AM   #1
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Default Michael Moorer at LHW

At this weight he was a pure menace.
Didn't he knock out everybody (17 fights think)
Powerfull, hungry and unbelieveble menacing

What's youre take on this ?

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Old 07-02-2007, 03:51 AM   #2
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After Michael Spinks left 175 and before the roy jones jr. era, boxing lacked a domiant light heavyweight champ. I am confident that if Michael Moorer decided to stay at light heavyweight from 1991-1995, he would have been the dominant champ for sure.
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Old 07-02-2007, 03:56 AM   #3
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A little overrated IMO. Avoided Hill and Williams like the plague, and if you saw the Allen and Stonewalker fights, you saw his limitations at the weight.
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Old 07-02-2007, 03:57 AM   #4
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After Michael Spinks left 175 and before the roy jones jr. era, boxing lacked a domiant light heavyweight champ. I am confident that if Michael Moorer decided to stay at light heavyweight from 1991-1995, he would have been the dominant champ for sure.
He lacked the desire to stay at LHW and decided to take the easy but big money road to HW. I don't think RJJ was that good off a LHW
A alltime SMW he was !!
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Old 07-02-2007, 04:01 AM   #5
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He lacked the desire to stay at LHW and decided to take the easy but big money road to HW. I don't think RJJ was that good off a LHW
A alltime SMW he was !!
Well we can easily downplay all the big fights roy jones jr avoided and how his resume could have been better. However, i feel he did enough to be considered a top 10 atg at 175 and i will stick with that line of thinking. He was the ring magazine light heavyweight champ for about 7 years and his comp was just as good as foster's if you look at it objectively.

I feel michael moorer would have defeated virgil hill and charles williams at light heavyweight, but then again those fights wouldnt bring home the big bucks he wants.
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Old 07-02-2007, 04:02 AM   #6
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A little overrated IMO. Avoided Hill and Williams like the plague, and if you saw the Allen and Stonewalker fights, you saw his limitations at the weight.
Still he destroyed those fighters. Imo he would have beat both Hill and the Prince
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Old 07-02-2007, 07:54 AM   #7
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Definitely a powerful LHW, though even with that 17-0 17 KO record he did have a few problems. I remember Frankie Swindell rattling his brain good and proper.
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Old 07-02-2007, 08:01 AM   #8
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Definitely a powerful LHW, though even with that 17-0 17 KO record he did have a few problems. I remember Frankie Swindell rattling his brain good and proper.
The very rotound Swindeel gave evrybody a hard time.
But off course he had some flaws and still got the job done
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Old 07-02-2007, 08:17 AM   #9
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Want to see how good Moorer was against a sound boxer?.

Watch his fight with ordinary Leslie Stewart.

Moorer was nothing special even at 175 and would have been found out as a one-dimensional, fragile fighter had he been fighting in a deeper weightclass.
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Old 07-02-2007, 08:20 AM   #10
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Not in my book buttercup
Can't blaim a guy for not having too much recognisable opponents
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Old 03-01-2008, 09:57 PM   #11
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He was a killer at that weight.
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Old 03-01-2008, 10:21 PM   #12
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He was a killer at that weight.
Why, in your opinion?
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Old 03-01-2008, 10:52 PM   #13
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Why, in your opinion?
He knocked out everybody he fought at this weight, I say that justifies him being called a killer.
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Old 03-02-2008, 12:44 AM   #14
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Why, in your opinion?
17 fights 17 KOs, also he was very technical. For a southpaw to have a right uppercut and righthook like had is very unusual.
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Still he destroyed those fighters. Imo he would have beat both Hill and the Prince
He did not destroy then journeymen Stewart, Allen and Stonewalker, he struggled with all three.... I think Jeff Harding would of had a 50/50 shot at Moorer, let alone Hill or Williams!

Moorer was also a bit lazy training wise, and getting down to 175 was a constant battle, in part because of that laziness.
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