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Old 02-18-2011, 11:58 PM   #46
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Default Re: If you put every heavyweight champion of all time into 1 room to fight who walks

Boxing in the ring makes you good at boxing. Fighting in the streets makes you good at streetfighting. Since we're basically talking streetfight I'm siding most strongly with the guys whom we know were street brawlers in their youth.

In that case I would have to go with Sonny Liston. Street brawler as a kid. Post-bar hours alley brawler as an adult and prison brawler later on. Add the discipline of the professional boxing ring and him being able to rise to the very top at that as well and you have yourself one very formidable fighter on all fronts.

Tom Sharkey was a street brawler in his native Dundalk, Ireland. Then brawled with dockside toughs in ports all over the world when he was in the Navy. He had a ferocious rep long before he ever entered the prizering and it showed in the way he fought.

I understand that Dempsey fought often to put food in his stomach before he became a boxer. That kind of ferocious fighting should garner him strong consideration as well.

Those three would be my "best streetfighter" picks.
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Old 02-19-2011, 12:01 AM   #47
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The one closest to the door
What happens if the door is locked ?
Seriously, from what I have read lo these many years, i would take the Boilermaker Jim Jeffries. He had massive natural strength and endurance.
He trained with wrestlers too. Strong,and immune to pain...
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Old 02-19-2011, 12:09 AM   #48
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this would come down to personality...could one fighter get guys to work to together..would it break down by race....would it break down by era.....

i think just in general the big guys would at a disadvanage because they are big and would be targets.
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Old 02-19-2011, 12:51 AM   #49
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Is Spinks in there? Spinks would do some interesting stuff to avoid being hit.
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Old 02-19-2011, 01:11 AM   #50
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Jack Johnson he had real experience of this sort of thing and was very good at it.
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Old 02-19-2011, 01:15 AM   #51
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Is Spinks in there? Spinks would do some interesting stuff to avoid being hit.
Thats funny i didnt even think of him, Spinks was a charachter and he had such a herky jerky style at HW. Id be rootin for him but his chin wasnt the greatest at heavy eventually he gets TYsoned


First one i thought of was a young George Foreman combos of natural size,Punching Power and Chin, better speed to than gets credit for.
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Old 02-19-2011, 01:33 AM   #52
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...i thought of foreman first and he'd still be my pick, but after jeffries was mentioned here i'm not as locked in as i was on george. maybe it would get down to those two.
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Old 02-19-2011, 01:34 AM   #53
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Since it's at a bar, is everybody going to be drunk?
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Old 02-19-2011, 03:01 AM   #54
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is young foreman and old foreman both in this....because i suspect they would work together then.....
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Old 02-19-2011, 03:05 AM   #55
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is young foreman and old foreman both in this....because i suspect they would work together then.....
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Old 02-19-2011, 05:17 AM   #56
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In their primes, which fighter do you think makes it out? It wouldn't surprise me if Foreman, Marciano, or Dempsey walked out. I think Tyson would get jumped just because of how many enemies he's made, I also think that a few guys might jump Sonny Liston too, he's just such a big threat. Big George might make it out because he seems like the type of guy where 4 guys jump on his back, and they all get thrown off at once.
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Old 02-19-2011, 05:45 AM   #57
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Foreman would clean house
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Old 02-19-2011, 05:47 AM   #58
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Jim Jeffries. Stamina, durability, strength, wrestling experience.
But he would only hit the white champs.
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Dempsey would be my first choice, Marciano and Foreman seem good choices too.

I wouldn't bet anything on Tyson.
"Tyson was a street fighter" is a MYTH.
Most of Tyson's childhood convictions were for beating up old grandmothers. As a adult, he's been convicted for beating up an old guy in road rage and raping a petite beauty contestant.
He broke his hand in a streetfight with Mitch Green.
really? does this include the numerous times in recent years people have tried jumping him in brooklyn, and hes knocked the **** out of em and faced prosecution?

id put tyson ahead of marciano
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Old 02-19-2011, 07:51 AM   #60
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It sure wouldn't be Muhammad Ali,,,,,,,,,
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