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Old 02-14-2008, 08:36 AM   #1
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Default Which of these fighters, if any, do you make Hollyfield favourite over?

Ali
Louis
Liston
Lewis
Frazier
Holmes
Tyson
Marciano
Dempsey
Foreman

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Old 02-14-2008, 08:46 AM   #2
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I'll have to think on this for a bit -- but I'm suddenly drooling at the prospect of Frazier vs Holyfield.
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Old 02-14-2008, 08:47 AM   #3
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I'm suddenly drooling at the prospect of Frazier vs Holyfield.
Be horrible and beautiful all at the same time.
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Old 02-14-2008, 08:48 AM   #4
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As of today, I'd favour Holyfield over (to varying degrees) Lewis, Tyson, Dempsey, Louis, Liston, Foreman.

But Ali and Holmes I would make clear favourites.
And I think Frazier and Marciano would win unmissable wars of attrition with him.
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Old 02-14-2008, 08:53 AM   #5
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As of today, I'd favour Holyfield over (to varying degrees) Lewis, Tyson, Dempsey, Louis, Liston, Foreman.
Louis is an interesting pick. Care to expand upon that one?
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Old 02-14-2008, 08:57 AM   #6
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I would personally have him as favourite against Tyson and Dempsey.
The other guys, it would either be 50/50 or I'd have Holyfield as the underdog.
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Default Re: Which of these fighters, if any, do you make Hollyfield favourite over?

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Originally Posted by McGrain
Ali
Louis
Liston
Lewis
Frazier
Holmes
Tyson
Marciano
Dempsey
Foreman

We'd be interested in peak versions.
He beats

Tyson
Marciano
Foreman

50-50

Frazier
Dempsey
Lewis
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Old 02-14-2008, 09:03 AM   #8
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Louis is an interesting pick. Care to expand upon that one?
I think Holyfield could counter-punch Louis and out-work him, trouble him a bit with lateral movement and also has a good chance of hurting him, decking him or perhaps even stopping him. Obviously Louis has a great jab, and the ability to trap and draw Holyfield in, and explosive combinations that could finish any man, so it's a close and intriguing fight to guess a winner.
I'd favour Holyfield slightly.
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Old 02-14-2008, 09:11 AM   #9
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Ali 40/60
Louis 45/55
Liston 40/60
Lewis 20/80
Frazier 55/45 - Holy Favorite
Holmes 40/60
Tyson - 75/25 - Holy Favorite
Marciano- 60/40 - Holy Favorite
Dempsey 45/55
Foreman - 55/45 - Holy Favorite
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Old 02-14-2008, 09:53 AM   #10
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Ali: loss
Louis: loss
Liston: close call, slight edge to Liston
Lewis: loss
Frazier: 50/50
Holmes: loss
Tyson: win (toss up against the '88 version)
Marciano: win
Dempsey: win
Foreman: close call (the mid-90's Holy would fare best, as he tended to be more strategically savvy)
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Old 02-14-2008, 06:23 PM   #11
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Ali
Louis
Liston
Lewis
Frazier
Holmes
Tyson
Marciano
Dempsey
Foreman

We'd be interested in peak versions.
I'd pick him over Liston and Tyson, and make him about 50/50 with Lewis and Holmes. I would put him just-below-even odds with Frazier, Marciano, Dempsey and Foreman.
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Old 02-14-2008, 10:08 PM   #12
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Only against Tyson and Lewis. Holyfield proved he could compete with Lewis in the rematch, he was still beat convincingly, but I think in his prime, he could give Lewis all he could handle.

He loses to the rest.
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Ali= Ali win
Louis= 50/50
Liston= Liston win
Lewis= 50/50
Frazier= Frazier win
Holmes= Holmes win
Tyson= 50/50
Marciano= Holyfield win
Dempsey= Holyfield win
Foreman= Holyfield win
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Ali
Louis
Liston
Lewis
Frazier
Holmes
Tyson
Marciano
Dempsey
Foreman

We'd be interested in peak versions.
Frazier, Tyson, and Marciano.
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