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Old 03-12-2012, 03:40 PM   #1
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Primeforprime I heard that the only Person to ever backup George was
Liston in sparring.Liston had better technical skills Foreman greater
power ForemanKO5.Thoughts?
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Old 03-12-2012, 03:45 PM   #2
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I'll take Foreman in the same style of Foreman-Frazier 2. Liston has his moments but can't take the power and gets dropped a few times before the ref steps in and stops it
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Old 03-12-2012, 04:07 PM   #3
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Primeforprime I heard that the only Person to ever backup George was
Liston in sparring.Liston had better technical skills Foreman greater
power ForemanKO5.Thoughts?
Foreman was like 19 or less when Liston "backed him up"

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I'll take Foreman in the same style of Foreman-Frazier 2. Liston has his moments but can't take the power and gets dropped a few times before the ref steps in and stops it
very good post . Foreman-Frazier 2 because Liston will automatically b on his back foot but 2 no avail . Liston will not charge like Frazier in Foreman - Frazier 1 .

Foreman kills Liston whom had a better jab but a lesser chin than Chuvalo , and Chuvalo's chin is overrated just like everything else from d 1970s not named Ron Stander
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Old 03-12-2012, 08:48 PM   #4
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Liston had one of the greatest jabs in HW history.. He had a longer reach than Foreman and was an incredibly hard puncher. I say Liston takes him out.
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Old 03-12-2012, 10:34 PM   #5
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Liston is a bit underrated, or maybe Foreman is overrated, but I see Liston being able to absorb what comes his way, wait his turn ala Williams fights, and stop Foreman.

I think Liston is on even terms with Foreman in a lot of ways, but is more versatile, uses his jab much better, is better conditioned, and is a bit smarter in the ring.

I think Liston hurts Foreman before Foreman hurts Liston.

Liston KO8 Foreman
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Old 03-12-2012, 11:50 PM   #6
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Thejab is key for Liston and he can hurt foreman with his powershots.George
Liston had the reach and power.Could Sonny withstand the foreman body onslaught?
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Old 03-13-2012, 12:15 AM   #7
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Primeforprime I heard that the only Person to ever backup George was
Liston in sparring.Liston had better technical skills Foreman greater
power
ForemanKO5.Thoughts?
Chuck Wepner said that Sonny punched harder than George. Go to 2:00

[ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ALLNXdjwnxA&feature=player_embedded[/ame]
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Old 03-13-2012, 12:31 AM   #8
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Liston would shit himself, being a different world from sparring and George's overly-praising sound-bites. This would be a real fight and George is no shaky Cleveland Williams. He'll kick the dogshit out of Misty Liston and Liston will likely flop around like a bass with epilepsy on the floor to get out of the beating he'd no doubt be suffering.

The press: "What went wrong, Sonny? What happened in there?"

Sonny: "Gee, I don't know. I punched him with every chemical I could buy from shady mafioso suppliers and he still whipped my ass. I thought we were just sparring! He said I backed him up there!"
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Liston by KO. George would be all "Oh, I thought we was just sparring! I thought my caveman swings would work! But they didn't work!"
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Old 03-13-2012, 12:50 AM   #10
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Liston by KO. George would be all "Oh, I thought we was just sparring! I thought my caveman swings would work! But they didn't work!"
What you doin' postin' in a heavyweight thread, kid. You could get hurt round these parts.
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Old 03-13-2012, 12:55 AM   #11
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What you doin' postin' in a heavyweight thread, kid. You could get hurt round these parts.
Yeah, I'm out of my element. I'm a noob in these threads. Liston is one of few Heavyweights I actually like.
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Old 03-13-2012, 01:10 AM   #12
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CoolThanksHydraulix.Interesting Sonnys left hook was brutal to go along
with that jab.guess it comes down to whose the badder man haha
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Yeah, I'm out of my element. I'm a noob in these threads. Liston is one of few Heavyweights I actually like.
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Old 03-13-2012, 03:17 AM   #14
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Foreman would have likely walked through him. Every little bit of trouble Williams gave Sonny would be magnified exponentially.

I don't see a boxer keeping a prime George off without movement or stellar defensive moves, and Liston did neither well. He'd land some jabs and some hard shots, but Foreman would throw back, hard and with abandon, and he was the stronger, tougher human being.

Foreman KO5.
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Old 03-13-2012, 03:26 AM   #15
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I think Liston will be jabbing Foreman and landing some big shots, i just dont think he has what it takes to put Foreman down. My head tells me Liston wins this fights by i just cannt imagine how he does it. So i will say Foreman by mid-late round KO/TKO.
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