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Old 08-04-2007, 02:53 PM   #1
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I am curious about Jimmy Young.I've seen his bout vs Foreman but what othr bouts of Young are worth checking out that show Young at his best?
I heard his bout vs Norton was good but Young fought differently in that bout then he usually did.What other bouts would you recommend of Jimmy Young?
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Old 08-04-2007, 03:06 PM   #2
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IMO Jimmy was jobbed againgst old china chin.Check out his fight againgst Ali on You Tube.My Father and I laughed when Jimmy stuck his body between the ropes to avoid being hit.Thanks.
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Old 08-04-2007, 04:08 PM   #3
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whos old china chin?
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Old 08-04-2007, 04:08 PM   #4
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whos old china chin?
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Old 08-04-2007, 04:13 PM   #5
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whos old china chin?
Why Ken Norton of course.Thanks.
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Old 08-04-2007, 04:15 PM   #6
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He boxed Ron Lyle's ears off twice. I don't know where footage of either match with Lyle would be available, but the first one vaulted Jimmy into his shot against Ali, and the second sent him into the Foreman win. Aside from the decision over George, those are really the signature performances of Young's career. (Jimmy Young wasn't exactly a spellbinding competitor, and he was prominent during an era when Lyle/Shavers didn't get broadcast, so don't be too surprised to have difficulty finding material dispaying his talents.)
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Old 08-04-2007, 04:21 PM   #7
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I have acces to his bouts with Page,Dokes and Tony Tubbs.I know he didn't win those but I heard he gave each prospect a hard time which tells you he had skills.
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Old 08-04-2007, 04:31 PM   #8
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Outside of the Foreman fight, I've only seen him box impressively when he fought Norton. Norton had a perfect style to deal with someone like Young, yet Young figured out Norton (especially in the early rounds) and should have gotten the decision.
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Old 08-04-2007, 08:17 PM   #9
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Foreman,Ali,Norton
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Old 08-04-2007, 08:19 PM   #10
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Why exactly did Young stick his body through the ropes against Ali?
That was very odd.
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Old 08-04-2007, 08:32 PM   #11
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Why exactly did Young stick his body through the ropes against Ali?
That was very odd.
To avoid being hit.Funniest thing I ever saw in a fight.Thanks.
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Old 08-04-2007, 11:27 PM   #12
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Young was a big Sweat Pee W., he could almost HIDE in the Ring, real good defence and sporatic combo's
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Old 08-05-2007, 10:01 AM   #13
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Why exactly did Young stick his body through the ropes against Ali?
That was very odd.

It was actually an ingenious tactical move made famous by wrestlers. Rules are if a man is outside the ropes the Ref has to break. It gave Young a chance to reset himself in ring center. Unfortunately it also made for a boring fight.

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Old 08-05-2007, 10:07 AM   #14
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Fought superbly to hold a rampant up and coming Super Greg Page to about 8 rounds to 4.
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Old 08-05-2007, 10:31 AM   #15
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Young was strangely sporadic for a fighter who beat the opponents he did. Against top contenders, he was ironically better in his prime ('74-'78 ) than against mediocre ones:



Wins

UD 10 Ron Lyle
UD 12 Ron Lyle
UD 12 George Foreman (!)

Draws

D 10 Earnie Shavers

Close Losses that could have gone either way

L UD 15 Muhammad Ali
L SD 15 Ken Norton
L SD 10 Ossie Ocasio (out of prime by this point, arguably)

Decisive Losses

Just one...L TKO 3 Earnie Shavers (Young was green...or young, if you prefer bad jokes)








I would rate him higher than Norton in the mid-70's, and indeed just a hair below the big three (Ali, Foreman, Frazier). Had the judges been a bit kinder to Young--as they were to his modern counterpart Chris Byrd--he would hold wins over Ali, Foreman, AND Norton.
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