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View Poll Results: Which HW 'ATG' from yesteryear would have been easiest to beat?
Joe Louis 0 0%
Muhammad Ali 0 0%
Jack Johnson 16 51.61%
Larry Holmes 0 0%
George Foreman 0 0%
Lennox Lewis 1 3.23%
Mike Tyson 4 12.90%
Sonny Liston 5 16.13%
Joe Frazier 1 3.23%
Evander Holyfield 4 12.90%
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Old 03-14-2012, 06:31 AM   #1
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Default Which HW 'ATG' from yesteryear would have been easiest to beat?

Joe Louis
Muhammad Ali
Jack Johnson
Larry Holmes
George Foreman
Lennox Lewis
Mike Tyson
Evander Holyfield
Sonny Liston
Joe Frazier
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Old 03-14-2012, 06:36 AM   #2
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Mike Tyson. Myth has it you just need to stand up to him to beat him.

Or Liston, you just need a phantom punch to knock him out.

Canīt decide.
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Old 03-14-2012, 07:47 AM   #3
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Depends 2 whom . Tua 4 example would have done great vs Jack Johnson and Joe Louis but Ali may have outran him and d Don King judges would have treated it as it was a running contests and scored it in favor of Ali .
Norton did not bad vs Ali & Holmes but was destroyed by Foreman .
Some1 like McCall stood a good chance at timing Foreman or Louis with a good counter like he did Lewis , flooring him once or maybe more if needed and beating him while he 2 would have lost d running contest 2 Ali . BTW McCall's fight vs Holmes seemed close (I had it 4 McCall though) because McCall treated it as n experimenting field 2 test his boxing but won rds convincingly at will 2 keep d title , he said himself after d fight : "against Mike I can't do that" meaning that he didn't take it hard on Holmes in large but would have been serious from start 2 finish if he fought Tyson . "Stylez meik faitz"
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Old 03-14-2012, 07:51 AM   #4
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Jack "Hollywood Hobo" Dempsey!!


Why is "The Manassa Myth" not on teh poll??
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Old 03-14-2012, 07:56 AM   #5
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well out of that crop I'd say Lewis & Frazier and Tyson after the fall...

but I would say the easiest of ALL HW Greats to beat would be Paterson!
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Old 03-14-2012, 09:05 AM   #6
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I dont fancy my chances against any of them 2bh
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Old 03-14-2012, 11:59 AM   #7
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liston. he is a step below all the others
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Old 03-14-2012, 12:14 PM   #8
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It would be tempting to say Lewis,as he was stopped by two very average fighters,in Oliver McCall and Hasim Rahman. Mind you,as Lewis proved in rematches against both,when he was focused he was a formidable foe. I'd go for Tyson. As has oft been repeated,his achilles heel was being taken deep into a fight by someone who was actually hitting him back with bad intentions.
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Old 03-14-2012, 12:18 PM   #9
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Jeffries and Sulivan imo
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It would be tempting to say Lewis,as he was stopped by two very average fighters,in Oliver McCall and Hasim Rahman. Mind you,as Lewis proved in rematches against both,when he was focused he was a formidable foe. I'd go for Tyson. As has oft been repeated,his achilles heel was being taken deep into a fight by someone who was actually hitting him back with bad intentions.
tyson if he was a skinny 187lbs and needed horseshoes in his gloves to beat a fat as hell 3 years retired 38 year old crude farmer with no skill or speed whatsoever and had a glass chin when hit with any thing good leading to him being knocked unconsious for 10 seconds after the count by a fireman ((literally!)) and needing a typewriter to help him into the ring after being knocked out by a sloppy caveman who looked like shit and needed a illegal lowblow knockout to beat the only man he ever beat who looked any good on film footage would be the number 1 choice

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Old 03-14-2012, 01:08 PM   #11
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It would be tempting to say Lewis,as he was stopped by two very average fighters,in Oliver McCall and Hasim Rahman. Mind you,as Lewis proved in rematches against both,when he was focused he was a formidable foe. I'd go for Tyson. As has oft been repeated,his achilles heel was being taken deep into a fight by someone who was actually hitting him back with bad intentions.
Disagree - Tyson's mental level fell off!

he was an unstable person whose world changed, got beat, began a decline and no longer had the Tyson combination of Skill, Speed, Power and I WILL DESTROY YOU fighting spirit.

at his Best, he was "argubly the Best."
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Old 03-14-2012, 03:19 PM   #12
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Yeah Tyson sure was easy to beat.

Out of the above, hes the one most likely to spark you in the first round

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Old 03-14-2012, 03:24 PM   #13
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they would all murder the Klits, that's fo sho
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Old 03-14-2012, 03:25 PM   #14
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None of them would be easy to beat. I guess i'd pick Foreman based upon a certain style.
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Old 03-14-2012, 03:38 PM   #15
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I wouldn't call any of them easy.

Some won't like this, but the first name that came to my head was Rocky Marciano
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