Boxing  

Forum Home Boxing Forum European British Classic Aussie MMA Training
Go Back   Boxing News 24 Forum > Boxing > Classic Boxing Forum


Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 07-31-2007, 05:59 PM   #1
McGrain
Diamond Dog
East Side VIP
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 37,093
vCash: 1000
Default Langford would beat every incumbant ring champ from 147 to 175

Yes or no? We'll use the ring champs I thought:

147 - Floyd Mayweather

154 - Cory Spinks (No.1)

160 - Jermain Taylor

168 - Joe Calzaghe (F*ck it)

175 - Bernard Hopkins.


Some interesting ones.

Some wonderful fighters.
McGrain is online now  Top
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old 07-31-2007, 06:05 PM   #2
dmt
Hardest hitting hw ever
ESB Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 1,175
vCash: 1000
Default Re: Langford would beat every incumbant ring champ from 147 to 175

at his age no way Hopkins beats a peak Sam. Langfords style is all wrong for Calzaghe too. At welter Mayweather has a solid chance to come away with a decision as sam had not peaked when he was at 147
dmt is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-2007, 06:22 PM   #3
McGrain
Diamond Dog
East Side VIP
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 37,093
vCash: 1000
Default Re: Langford would beat every incumbant ring champ from 147 to 175

Quote:
Originally Posted by tobkhan
Well, i disagree with your choice at 154. Sergei Dzinziruk is the best at that weight. Sadly he isnīt even shown on German TV, where he is based. Even here we only get to see some highlights of his fights because he isnīt marketable. Very cautious guy who doesnīt speak English or German.
You have a case, of course, but it's not my choice. Ring's 154 title is vacant, but Spinks is no.1 contendor, so I ran with him.
McGrain is online now  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-2007, 06:28 PM   #4
janitor
P4P King
East Side VIP
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 21,089
vCash: 1000
Default Re: Langford would beat every incumbant ring champ from 147 to 175

Quote:
Originally Posted by McGrain
Yes or no? We'll use the ring champs I thought:

147 - Floyd Mayweather

154 - Cory Spinks (No.1)

160 - Jermain Taylor

168 - Joe Calzaghe (F*ck it)

175 - Bernard Hopkins.


Some interesting ones.

Some wonderful fighters.
Why stop at 175 lbs?

Mormeck would be an easy nights work for him.

I would pick him to beat any of the curent heavyweight beltholders.
janitor is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-2007, 06:31 PM   #5
McGrain
Diamond Dog
East Side VIP
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 37,093
vCash: 1000
Default Re: Langford would beat every incumbant ring champ from 147 to 175

Quote:
Originally Posted by janitor
Why stop at 175 lbs?


Some people are just never happy.

Anyway...answer the question, what do you think about those guys? And if you think he takes them all, tell us how one of them goes, and who has the best chance.
McGrain is online now  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-2007, 07:09 PM   #6
janitor
P4P King
East Side VIP
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 21,089
vCash: 1000
Default Re: Langford would beat every incumbant ring champ from 147 to 175

Quote:
Originally Posted by McGrain


Some people are just never happy.

Anyway...answer the question, what do you think about those guys? And if you think he takes them all, tell us how one of them goes, and who has the best chance.
147 - Floyd Mayweather
When Langford was fighting at welterweight he was 18 years old and in the infancy of his profesional career. Amazingly he did beat all time greats like Joe Gans and Joe Walcott but this has to be chalked partly up to the fact that he was bellow their radar at this point and fighting them only days after their previous bout.

If Mayweather knows the level of the threat that he is facing and prepares acordingly then he should be able to win. The Hatton fight should answer a few questions on whether he could stand up to the embryonic Langford.

154 - Cory Spinks (No.1)
Bad news foe Spinks. By now Langford is in his mid 20s and already beating up heavyweights. Spinks is toast.

160 - Jermain Taylor
Same story as with Spinks.

168 - Joe Calzaghe (F*ck it)
Calzaghe might have a chance of edging Langford at this weight especialy if he is part of his hectic schedule. again we would be better able to judge the liklihood of this after the Kesler fight. Whatever the outcome it is probable that Langford would break him down with a sustained body attack.

The 185 lb Langford would make toast out of Calzaghe and anybody listed below.

175 - Bernard Hopkins.
Hopkins might have a chance against the 160lb Langford but at 175 Sam is virtualy unbeatable.

From this weight upward Langfors sweeps the pool today.
janitor is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-2007, 07:23 PM   #7
McGrain
Diamond Dog
East Side VIP
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 37,093
vCash: 1000
Default Re: Langford would beat every incumbant ring champ from 147 to 175

Quote:
Originally Posted by janitor
175 - Bernard Hopkins.
Hopkins might have a chance against the 160lb Langford but at 175 Sam is virtualy unbeatable.

From this weight upward Langfors sweeps the pool today.

What lhw would you put in with Langford with a view to beating him, all time?

Also, what is it about Langford's game that is enhanced at the heavier weights? In what ways does he grow as a fighter as he grows in weight?

My feeling was always that he was punching hard enough to break backs at 160-175...
McGrain is online now  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-2007, 08:11 PM   #8
Shake
Belt holder
ESB Addict
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 2,587
vCash: 75
Default Re: Langford would beat every incumbant ring champ from 147 to 175

I see plenty of ATG's winning against him LHW and up. Hagler, also.

None of the men you mentioned. I find Langford's defense to be his weakness, and his athletic ability frightening. Foyd might have been able to counter his way to a decision against a young version.
Shake is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-2007, 08:28 PM   #9
mr. magoo
Undisputed Champion
East Side VIP
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Chicago, Illinois USA
Posts: 13,458
vCash: 1000
Default Re: Langford would beat every incumbant ring champ from 147 to 175

Quote:
Originally Posted by tobkhan
What about Archie Moore?
I suppose it would have to depend on which stage of Moore's career we're talking about, given that he fought pretty much forever. I'm guessing that a prime Moore and a peak Langford would be a very good fight, but I don't know enough about either to choose a winner.
mr. magoo is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-2007, 08:29 PM   #10
China_hand_Joe
Nostradamus
ESB Addict
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 4,107
vCash: 563
Default Re: Langford would beat every incumbant ring champ from 147 to 175

We know next to nothing about Sam, so lets not pick him over Calzaghe -fullstop-
China_hand_Joe is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-2007, 08:35 PM   #11
McGrain
Diamond Dog
East Side VIP
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 37,093
vCash: 1000
Default Re: Langford would beat every incumbant ring champ from 147 to 175

Quote:
Originally Posted by China_hand_Joe
We know next to nothing about Sam, so lets not pick him over Calzaghe -fullstop-

We know some of the guys he was in with, we have some footage.
McGrain is online now  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-2007, 08:35 PM   #12
mr. magoo
Undisputed Champion
East Side VIP
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Chicago, Illinois USA
Posts: 13,458
vCash: 1000
Default Re: Langford would beat every incumbant ring champ from 147 to 175

Quote:
Originally Posted by China_hand_Joe
We know next to nothing about Sam, so lets not pick him over Calzaghe -fullstop-
Correction,

YOU may know nothing about Sam Langford, therefore YOU, should use discretion about how you determine the outcomes to various fantasy matchups. I don't know much about him myself, but then I'm also not telling others what they should think either.

Oh I almost forgot, -Fullstop-
mr. magoo is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-2007, 08:47 PM   #13
Shake
Belt holder
ESB Addict
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 2,587
vCash: 75
Default Re: Langford would beat every incumbant ring champ from 147 to 175

BORKED
Shake is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2007, 05:45 AM   #14
janitor
P4P King
East Side VIP
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 21,089
vCash: 1000
Default Re: Langford would beat every incumbant ring champ from 147 to 175

Quote:
Originally Posted by China_hand_Joe
We know next to nothing about Sam, so lets not pick him over Calzaghe -fullstop-
We know next to nothing about how Calzaghe would fare against another all time great so lets not pick him over Langford -fullstop-
janitor is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2007, 05:50 AM   #15
China_hand_Joe
Nostradamus
ESB Addict
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 4,107
vCash: 563
Default Re: Langford would beat every incumbant ring champ from 147 to 175

So how does Langford beat Calzaghe then -questionmark- Why should I ignore the considerable doubt about Langfords chances in this fight and pick him -fullstop-
China_hand_Joe is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Reply

Boxing News 24 Forum > Boxing > Classic Boxing Forum

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump





All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:17 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Boxing News 24 Forum 2013