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Old 12-02-2012, 05:05 AM   #1
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Default Boxer that would be the best Bare Knuckle fighter ?

I asked if George Foreman would be the best bare knuckle fighter and got a lot of people saying he would not be, out of all the boxers and bare knuckle fighters who would be considered the greatest of all time in your eyes ? If they fought under the same rules John L Sullivan and Jake Killrain ect fought under?

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Old 12-02-2012, 05:16 AM   #2
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I learned to my surprise that a lot of fighters aren't really hardmen, especially in recent years, though there were certainly different periods in boxing and locations where they were definate tough guys and hardmen.

point being a street type fight, UFC type thing or no holds/no rules on the cobbles, you had better be a hardman... the best boxers for this are boxers that 'were' actually street fighters & tough guys too, then you get fitness, skill and _ucken street fighting lunacy thrown together in one package - thats your best bareknuckle fighters!
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Old 12-02-2012, 09:40 AM   #3
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I asked if George Foreman would be the best bare knuckle fighter and got a lot of people saying he would not be, out of all the boxers and bare knuckle fighters who would be considered the greatest of all time in your eyes ?
Boxers who would be handy in a street fight, in no particular order, well...chronological order:

Dempsey, Walcott, Marciano, Frazier, Foreman, Vitali.


Almost forgot Tyson., who needs a mention on account of his handiwork outside Dapper Dan's.
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Old 12-03-2012, 03:06 AM   #4
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Walcott is an interesting one? He's one of my favourite boxers but i've never really thought about him as a bare knuckle fighter though? Oh but this isn't street fight it's bare knuckle boxing from the John L sullivan era
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Old 12-03-2012, 03:29 AM   #5
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Henry Armstrong.
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Sam Langford?
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Old 12-03-2012, 11:31 AM   #7
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Not sure if Bhop is a good shoutout, hes got the prison record, learned boxing in prison and he seems to be street smart.
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Old 12-03-2012, 11:33 AM   #8
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They d get crushed by The Guvnor Lenny Mclean
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I think Jack Johnson would do well in a one-on-one bareknuckle fight. He can parry, work from the clinch. There won't be that much difference with his actual experience.
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Old 12-03-2012, 03:05 PM   #10
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i would want a figter who meets these criteria:
good body puncher,
cut resistant,
wrestling experience(actual competitive wrestling),
stamina,
heart,
tough hands,
accurate punching.

i cant think of anyone recent who meets all these, but chavez and hatton could do well in a bareknuckle career i think.
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Old 12-03-2012, 04:26 PM   #11
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Boxers who would be handy in a street fight, in no particular order, well...chronological order:

Dempsey, Walcott, Marciano, Frazier, Foreman, Vitali.


Almost forgot Tyson., who needs a mention on account of his handiwork outside Dapper Dan's.
What happened outside Dapper Dan's? (where/whatever the **** that store is) Also great shout on Dempsey. He'd be my number one based on the fact that the dude pretty much bare-knuckled box in mines all the time before he got into boxing properly.
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Old 12-03-2012, 04:36 PM   #12
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Any top boxer would wreck shit on the street.
NO.

some aren't hard enough, though the ones that are, combined with Fitness & Skill are killers, as I said earlier... these are your true Top Men!
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Old 12-03-2012, 04:59 PM   #13
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You serious? I'm not "hard" by any means, and I'm hardly a world champion, am I? Yet I've still beaten the shit out of a fair few people just because I can box.

The guys we're talking about here would seriously **** the average person up. One punch from even a guy like Amir Khan would send an average Joe reeling to the ground, easily.

who's talking about 'average' person?

I'm talking about True Street Fighters, not punks & drunks, some top fighters aren't hard enough to beat them, more than you realize.

but the Hard as **** top boxers are yes, the Top Men!
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Old 12-03-2012, 06:29 PM   #14
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Rocky Viagra was certainly a "hard man " !
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Old 12-04-2012, 12:52 AM   #15
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I'd pick Jack Johnson over most. Great D, good stamina, can clinch and punch on the inside, very strong guy.
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