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Old 02-21-2016, 09:35 AM   #1
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Default Sonny Liston vs Gene Tunney

15 rounds.
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Old 02-21-2016, 10:32 AM   #2
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Liston.
I think Liston at his best could have beaten anyone.
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Old 02-21-2016, 10:55 AM   #3
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I would have to go with Liston, but Tunney could have made it interesting.
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Liston manages to pin Tunney against the ropes and stop him.
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Old 02-21-2016, 11:03 AM   #5
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Tunney's lateral sees him through against Liston not cutting off the ring.
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Along with young Ali, Tunney is the classic heavy that may just be the worst matchup for Sonny. I think Gene frustrates and out points him. Just doesn't cut the ring off well enough or have the quickness (of hand or foot) to track Tunney down.
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Old 02-21-2016, 11:25 AM   #7
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Default Re: Sonny Liston vs Gene Tunney

Gene frustrates him for some rounds but Liston catches up via the jab... especially if planned for the longer route.
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Old 02-21-2016, 12:01 PM   #8
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Liston manages to pin Tunney against the ropes and stop him.
Agreed.
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Old 02-21-2016, 12:01 PM   #9
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Depends if the ref ****s up the count
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Old 02-21-2016, 01:01 PM   #10
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Tunney was ko'd by Dempsey.
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Old 02-21-2016, 01:56 PM   #11
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I could see Tunney winning some rounds on skill and heart, but I don't think he would be strong enough to last he distance. Liston KO 9
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Old 02-21-2016, 07:25 PM   #12
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Tunney had the skills, the chin, the conditioning and the intelligence to beat Liston, IMO.
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Old 02-21-2016, 07:42 PM   #13
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I think Tunney would make it competitive and last the distance. If he's able to make Sonny angry, thing's could get really interesting. I'd pick Liston by decision in the end.
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Old 02-21-2016, 09:10 PM   #14
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Did Tunney ever beat anyone of Liston's weight, reach & height??
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Did Tunney ever beat anyone of Liston's weight, reach & height??
Or complexion?
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