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Old 01-09-2010, 12:20 PM   #16
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i would take Fletcher in a late stoppage. Vito was pretty used up by 1981 and Fletcher was on point in 80-82.
I took it as prime for prime.
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Old 01-09-2010, 07:15 PM   #17
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I took it as prime for prime.
I'd still take "The Animal"
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Old 01-09-2010, 07:52 PM   #18
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Vito would beat and head butte the fvck out of him. Vito wins by stoppage on cuts.
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Old 01-09-2010, 09:07 PM   #19
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Talk about bloodbath! The first five rows might have to wear raincoats for this one. Who would win in this evenly matched fight? 15 Rounds.
This would be a great, great fight, and Antuofermo would win it. It would probably go the distance, with Vito winning by a clear but not-overwhelming margin. Over 12 rounds, I'd say Antuoformo takes it by 8-4 or 6-3-3. Somthing like that.

Antuofermo was the more durable of this pair, and he was a more complete fighter, both on the inside and as an outside boxer. Vito was definitely more durable, and he might have been a little stronger, too.
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Old 01-09-2010, 09:10 PM   #20
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I saw Fletcher get brutalized by Juan Domingo Roldan on the Hagler-Duran undercard in 1983.... I vaguely remember Animal having an absolute war with either James "Hard Rock" Green or it could also have been Curtis Parker... Then there was the fight with Scypion where Fletcher's mother attacked WS in the ring after the fight.... It turned it was not really even his real mother.... Great publicity stunt though with her hollering at the top of her lungs ringside during the entire fight.... Loved those days because boxing was more accessible and ubiquitious on network television on the weekends in the 80's..
Anyway, back to the question.... For all the animal's power and aggression he was in Vito's class so I'll take Antuofermo to dominate for the most part (Fletcher would get his shots in too) in a comprehensive points win.... Don't think Vito would knock Fletcher out though.... Roldan, who I mentioned before, had a lot more power in his punches than Vito.
I remember Fletcher's problems with Parker and Green. Fletcher also emerged as a very beaten-up winner against Ernie Singletary. For these reasons, I always thought Fletcher was just a tad vulnerable, and that he'd have trouble with guys at the very top of the division.

I agree with your point about Vito lacking Roldan's power, and that this is the reason Antuofermo-Fletcher would probably go the distance.
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Old 01-09-2010, 09:11 PM   #21
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i would take Fletcher in a late stoppage. Vito was pretty used up by 1981 and Fletcher was on point in 80-82. I think Fletcher hit harder and his style would grind Vito down to a bloody mess. Vito POOOUUURRREEEDDD blood in the 80s compared to Frank. and The Animal stays on him and gets him in the 12th, by bloody stoppage. The refs short looks like Chrisadulos after the fist Galindez-Kates fight.
I agree that if Fletcher fought Vito during the 1981 to 1982 period, then Fletcher likely would have beaten the washed-up Antuofermo. Fletcher vs. Vito prime-for-prime however favors Vito.
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Old 01-09-2010, 09:17 PM   #22
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Vito made it to the top; Frank never did..... enough said.........

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Old 01-09-2010, 09:58 PM   #23
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Vito by decision. Fletcher was good but his skills diminished before he made it to the top. Vito was a tough customer for anybody.
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Old 01-09-2010, 10:25 PM   #24
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vito outlasts fletcher to win a decision. Superior stamina as well as superior chin are the main factors. He might have even scored a late round tko.
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Old 04-03-2013, 12:05 PM   #25
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Vito would wear Frank down late to take the fight over the distance.
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Old 04-03-2013, 12:09 PM   #26
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Talk about bloodbath! The first five rows might have to wear raincoats for this one. Who would win in this evenly matched fight? 15 Rounds.


Providing Vito does n't bleed too much,he has the strength to outhustle Fletcher down the strength.


Antuofermo by decision.
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Old 04-03-2013, 02:28 PM   #27
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Vito by decision - he was cleverer and more experienced than Frank, durable enough to take Frank's best and with better stamina. I like Vito by decision. It should be remembered that Vito gave Marv one of his toughest fights ever - THAT Vito would have more than enough to beat Fletcher, imo.
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Old 04-03-2013, 02:37 PM   #28
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Never heard of Fletcher but Antuofermo wasn't that good of a boxer, great stamina but more will than skill.
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Old 04-04-2013, 06:36 AM   #29
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After 5 rounds Vito would have owned FF...an ugly, mauling, brawling 15 round decision.
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Old 04-04-2013, 11:09 PM   #30
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My heart is with The Animal, but I have to admit Vito wears him down by fighting 3 minutes per round over 15 and Frank fights in spurts. Great action fight and about a 9-6 decision for Vito.
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