Very hard to judge. Foreman, for me. Louis is right up there, though. He made modern sized heavyweights do pirouettes.
Early Carpenter was better. He's great in the Finnegan vs Foster fight, for instance. The Bruno love in got tiresome, I admit!
I agree. Harry Carpenter was the same. We can see what punches are landing, why tell us blow for blow! Dunphy was a less is more guy, and brilliant.
Quarry. Better chin, more to his game.
Badly for Calzaghe.
I agree with Seamus. Rocky isn't an easy fight by any means, but Louis was so accurate and hit so hard, I can't see Marciano beating him. He would...
I was the same. Hated someone holding the bag. Used to like a pretty heavy bag that had a bit of "give". It's a feel thing, I reckon?
I don't think Bruno is totally out of this, but I think he would have to get Ruiz early. Ruiz has more natural ability, but Bruno could hit. I...
I also wonder how different they would look physically, and whether extra muscle would suit them?
I think Louis could carry an extra 10lb, because...
I think he looks pretty good, to be honest.
I like how he draws a punch, steps back and counters with his right (Holyfield - Douglas?).
Ha ha, my pick as well!
The deciding factor might not be the jab, but who could land his right hand more often or with the most effect. I have a feeling that Ali would...
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Weaver was one of the fighters I could see troubling Joe, for the reason you stated. Of course, Louis might exploit Weaver's slow start?
Louis would beat them all. He might be wobbled or floored a couple of times, but peak, prime Louis had ridiculous power and hand speed, along with...
Neither do I.
I bet on Hopkins and we were both robbed when Joe got the verdict.
Was it Jowcol who said that you can't compare eras? I think he was on to something. The differences in nutrition and weight training, and other...
Exactly. If it was simply size and brute force, why could Cooper and Frazier floor Ali, but Foreman, Liston and Shavers couldn't?
More effective power, you mean?
Lewis for me. I don't think Joe would have been undefeated if he had fought Jones or Hopkins at their best. Very hard to beat, though, in fairness.
Baer by scary early kayo.