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Old 10-14-2012, 09:53 PM   #1
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Default Which boxers throughout history is the worst stylistic match ups for today's top 10?

Obvious one is Tommy Hearns vs Floyd Mayweather Jr.

I think a 70's Foreman or Tyson would be a pretty bad styles match up for Wladimir.


Michael Spinks vs Andre Ward at 175 will be a nightmare for Ward. Prime Roy as well at 168.
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Old 10-14-2012, 10:02 PM   #2
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Duran would **** up Pacman badly.

I'd like to see Pryor vs Bradley. The Hawk would run through the Ninja Turtle like a cheap hooker.

At 122, Wilfredo Gomez would smoke Donaire.
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Old 10-14-2012, 10:09 PM   #3
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Actually, I take that back.

Leonard would be the worst matchup for Pacman.

Duran would be the worst matchup for Cotto. Miggy would get beaten within an inch of his life.
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Old 10-14-2012, 10:13 PM   #4
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Brandon Rios vs. Ray Leonard (same day weigh-in)
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Old 10-14-2012, 10:53 PM   #5
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- Wladimir Klitschko: I say Lennox Lewis tears Klitschko apart.

- Sergio Martinez: Monzon, Hagler, Hopkins, even Greb -- all give Martinez a sound beating.

- Floyd Mayweather Jr: Like you said, Hearns an obvious choice.

***I'd love to see 'Sugar' Ray Robinson absolutely overwhelm Mayweather with his ferocious offense. Mayweather goes full defensive fetal position.

- Nonito Donaire: Panama Al Brown -- too long, too tough. Donaire doesn't stand a chance.

All I have for now.

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Old 10-14-2012, 10:56 PM   #6
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Obvious one is Tommy Hearns vs Floyd Mayweather Jr.

I think a 70's Foreman or Tyson would be a pretty bad styles match up for Wladimir.


Michael Spinks vs Andre Ward at 175 will be a nightmare for Ward. Prime Roy as well at 168.
I'm not so sure about the Ward ones. He seems like he would be a stylistic nightmare for a lot of other people as well.


But Hearns vs. Floyd and Pac both would be a nightmare at 147.


I think Ali would be a stylistic nightmare for Vitali also.
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Old 10-14-2012, 11:20 PM   #7
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I'm not so sure about the Ward ones. He seems like he would be a stylistic nightmare for a lot of other people as well.


But Hearns vs. Floyd and Pac both would be a nightmare at 147.


I think Ali would be a stylistic nightmare for Vitali also.
I'd reckon Calzeghe's hand speed would be too much for Ward. Whatcha think?
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I'm not so sure about the Ward ones. He seems like he would be a stylistic nightmare for a lot of other people as well.


But Hearns vs. Floyd and Pac both would be a nightmare at 147.


I think Ali would be a stylistic nightmare for Vitali also.
Oh I was just thinking that Spinks at 175 was a 6'3 ATG with brutal power, great boxing skills, speed, great chin at 175 and had one of the most awkward styles ever.
Those triple 3x jabs in a row followed by big punchers and hooks etc.


But, you are right. Ward is a great fighter and plus it's not really fair comparing him to a 175+ ATG who went on to heavyweight.


Ali is a big nightmare for Vitali. You are right on that one too. He won't KO Vitali, but will probably win 9 of 12 rounds.
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I think Chavez Sr would be a hell match up for May.
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I think Chavez Sr would be a hell match up for May.
At 135, yes. I think Chavez beats Floyd at lightweight.

At 140 I'd take Floyd by competitive, yet clear UD.

At 147 Floyd wins going away.
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Oh I was just thinking that Spinks at 175 was a 6'3 ATG with brutal power, great boxing skills, speed, great chin at 175 and had one of the most awkward styles ever.
Those triple 3x jabs in a row followed by big punchers and hooks etc.


But, you are right. Ward is a great fighter and plus it's not really fair comparing him to a 175+ ATG who went on to heavyweight.


Ali is a big nightmare for Vitali. You are right on that one too. He won't KO Vitali, but will probably win 9 of 12 rounds.
Ali would cut Vitali to ribbons.

The WORST matchup for Vitali is probably prime Holmes. Larry would wipe his ass with that robot.
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I'd reckon Calzeghe's hand speed would be too much for Ward. Whatcha think?
I think no.
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How bout prime Meldrick Taylor vs Danny Garcia?

I'm tired of the Garcia hype train. Taylor would have stopped him in a COMPLETELY one sided fight.

The worst possible matchup for Rios is a young Mosley. Shane made an entire career off of taking apart come forward Mexican brawlers. He'd have lit Rios up terribly.
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Old 10-15-2012, 01:05 AM   #14
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I think no.
Well he can adapt, and his work rate would definitely put him over the top.
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Well he can adapt, and his work rate would definitely put him over the top.
Ward adapts better than Sloppy Joe, and has been doing so against much higher calibre opposition.
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