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Old 09-27-2011, 04:33 AM   #1
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Default How Does Gains Rate Against McVey/Langford /Jeannette?

Larry Gains ,like the trio in the title ,never got a chance at the title, how does he compare to his three predecessors?



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You can see Gains on film vs. Carnera or Scott.

Gains was a decent boxer type with long arms relative to his size. Gains did not have the power of Langford, Jeanette and McVey, but he certainly boxed better than Mcvey did. I think Langford, Jeanette and Mcvey were better overall in comparison to Gains. I would give Gains a chance to decision McVey.

I think Gains would decision Braddock, or an unmotivated Baer, but lose to Schemling. Once Tunney retired, heavyweight boxing hit its absolute low point until Louis emerged.
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Old 09-27-2011, 08:37 AM   #3
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Add Godfrey to the mix, too.
An enigma that many rated a match for Tunney, Sharkey, Schmeling and rated by Godfrey as better than Dempsey, who he sparred.
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I think Gains would decision Braddock, or an unmotivated Baer, but lose to Schemling
gains knocked out schmeling in 2 rounds
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gains knocked out schmeling in 2 rounds
He also comfortably beat Carnera.
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gains knocked out schmeling in 2 rounds
I forgot about that. Was this a cuts stoppage? Or was that the Diekmann match? The KO is odd, as Gains has a very low KO percentage and was not known for power.
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It was Schmeling´s last lhw bout and he had a hw fight shortly before. By what I read he was badly weight drained ... it was also before Schmeling hit his prime.
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It was Schmeling´s last lhw bout and he had a hw fight shortly before. By what I read he was badly weight drained ... it was also before Schmeling hit his prime.
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You can see Gains on film vs. Carnera or Scott.

Gains was a decent boxer type with long arms relative to his size. Gains did not have the power of Langford, Jeanette and McVey, but he certainly boxed better than Mcvey did. I think Langford, Jeanette and Mcvey were better overall in comparison to Gains. I would give Gains a chance to decision McVey.

I think Gains would decision Braddock, or an unmotivated Baer, but lose to Schemling. Once Tunney retired, heavyweight boxing hit its absolute low point until Louis emerged.
Gains was as tall as Louis.
I think Gains was a respectable hitter he racked up 60 kos in 114 wins,of his 22 losses, 9 came when he was past 33 and ,5 when he was around 40 years old.
I think heavyweight boxing is at its absolute nadir at the moment.


Between Tunney and Louis there was.
Stribling
Schaaf
Neusel
Lasky
Griffiths
Braddock
Carnera
Loughran
Baer
Heeney
Risko
Sharkey
Uzcudun
Godfrey
Hamas
Schmeling
Gains
That list compares very favourably with the Klits victims ,imo.
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