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Old 11-26-2011, 12:08 PM   #1
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we all know srr carried a washed up armstrong how would he do vs a prime armstrong?
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he'd be forced to fight at his best and possibly stop armstrong late. more likely, win a clear decision by 3-4 rounds
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Ray decisions Henry by like 11-4 to 10-5 in rounds.
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First time they fought, Hank was nowhere near washed up. I'm not even sure he was far removed from his prime, if at all.
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A dream fight that would've lived up to the hype.

Robinson wins by decision, simply because when you take two skilled fighters, with handspeed, good footwork and strong chins, the bigger man will carry the day.

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As tough and tenacious as Armstrong was, Ray was bigger and had just too much of everything. This would be fiercely competitive for sure, but I just can't see Robinson losing.
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First time they fought, Hank was nowhere near washed up. I'm not even sure he was far removed from his prime, if at all.


Not with the caliber of fighters he was beating just prior to the fight with Robinson. Past prime? Okay. Washed up? That's bullshit. In any case, Ray has all of the tools and attributes to take a comfortable decision over him just about every time they would settle up, save for the rare late stoppage. It shouldn't seem so easy, but Robinson is who he is.
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Old 10-08-2012, 03:01 AM   #8
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On one side, Robinson could keep Armstrong outside, mix it up a little here and there. As has been said before, Robinson's physical gifts would offset Henry's crowding and he coasts on to a decision win.
The other side: They make it an all out war, but while neither would easily be floored, or stopped, Robinson still has too much for Armstrong.
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Never know. Making it an all-out war appears to be the exact opposite of what Ray was hell-bent on doing with the version of Henry he did fight. Armstrong at his peak had a way of not giving you any choice whatsoever. I'd still favor Ray to general that fight but, yeah, he could War and still come out on top.
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Burt was actually at this fight, was he not?
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Burt was actually at this fight, was he not?
really?? there's actually someone on here that was at that fight???
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Yeah. Folks were at Robinson-Bell (for the title), Robinson-Turpin II, etc.
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Not with the caliber of fighters he was beating just prior to the fight with Robinson. Past prime? Okay. Washed up? That's bullshit. In any case, Ray has all of the tools and attributes to take a comfortable decision over him just about every time they would settle up, save for the rare late stoppage. It shouldn't seem so easy, but Robinson is who he is.
43 was only 5 years after he'd hit, imo, the most amazing achievement in boxing history.

The only people he lost to in this time at WW were Zivic (who he also beat), Joyce (who he also beat) and Shank (reportedly a close fight). He lost to Ambers and Jack down at LW but I see nothing in his form to suggest washed up is even close to being a true description of him.
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