I bet Ruddock, punch for punch, hit about as hard as Foreman. Ruddock was a huge guy who got full balance and leverage into his shots. Foreman...
I think prime Wlad, with the footwork and form he got under Manny, makes the easiest night of Foreman of any here.
Breazeale is the perfect argument for size not always equating to success. He is just so athletically limited (SLOW!) and bereft of skill...
Klompton goes into some details of Houck. He had some good wins against some of the better fighters he faced but more losses against the very best...
But Baer wasn't Jewish.
Breazeale is dogsh*t. He loses to all three at their and his best.
Braddock wins, likely by KO.
A bridge way too far for old Jack.
Whoa... Bump. More info, anyone?
Julio had great footwork. An underappreciated aspect of his game.
The best competition he faced was a part time boxer, recovering drug addict who himself hadn't fought a live body for years. And he deserved to...
Breazeale was a non entity and remains such.
Benny Leonard is up there.
Loma is on his way.
And as far as athletic footwork, for a guy his size, Waldo could scoot around the ring. Worth...
I'm still trying to remember who Breazeale beat to get a title shot.
Remember that this is the WIlder that a part time boxer, part time cokehead...
There is such thing as an athletic advantage.
What were Johnson's weights during his best wins.... over McVea, over Langford, over Jeanette, over Burns?
I'd bet on a 1981 Cooney to beat everyone on Marciano's CV. Not even debatable.
One primary difference was the level of athleticism. Vitali had a fluidity, responsiveness and reaction that Carnera lacked. Carnera looked like a...
I don't think he's forgotten among this board. A top 10 LHW fairly easily.
And to think... Greb beat him 3 (?) times.
Thanks. McGovern looks like a handful on film. An incendiary flame with a tragic crash to earth. There should be a definitive bio of him.
You are doubling down on stupid here.
He lost to a 26 fight vet. When he got a bit more experience, what happened?
So, you are pitting an 8 fight veteran version of Liston against Marciano here? Are you that intellectually dishonest?
How about an 8 fight...
Again, simps fall for the "power" argument and back it with out of prime results. Nobody was able to dent Jones' whiskers for FIFTEEN YEARS. I...
Jack was an amazing person and historical figure but he was fighting glorified barroom brawlers, old men of dubious science and green up and...
I push 4x the weight on the sled at my gym and am approaching 50 years old. I have my suspicions that AJ is more show pony than not.