I don't know how widespread it was but Kid Chocolate from that era was already studying tape and Schmelling picked up on some Joe Louis tendencies...
There's decent arguments for Ray Leonard and Joe Louis winning their controversial decisions. Less so for Louis.
But I've yet to hear one for...
If I was you I'd just let it go. There are some posters that will NEVER give the kid any credit. Solid performance and some quality fights to make...
Monzon's steady pace that rose each round and never let up plus his ability to manage distance will have Benn at the wrong end of a bad beating....
Despite his own "squeaks" against Luis Rodriguez?
A kid surviving the hardships of the El Chorillo slums to go on and beat the best boxers across 5 decades isn't soulful to you?
If those guys won every fight they'd definitely be in the conversation. If Duran stayed unbeaten, adding SRL x2, Thomas Hearns, Hagler, Macho to...
Fair enough, I have it almost 50-50 and I've rooted for them in their fights leading up to this one but I'll be leaning Crawford in...
Will this be a great win for Spence then? Considering you're basically saying Crawford is out of his depth here?
I don't know. In the year leading up to SRR, Armstrong beat Zivic, Jenkins, Larkin, Angott and Joyce. After Robinson he went 11-0 before his next...
Still barely a man SRR spanked one of the GOATs 10-0 on the cards. Carried him some say.
Fighting at medium range?
Fighting on the outside?
Yes & Yes
There hasn't been a fighter at that level since him mostly due to how the game changed over the years.
The best bet is to keep finding...
1. Ali vs Liston
2. Ali vs Foreman
Ali was the underdog and people even feared for his life against Foreman. He made it look easy against the two...
I like Jose Napoles jab and offensive arsenal to beat Leonard's athletic qualities. I can see Napoles winning most of the initial rounds behind...
Pernell "Sweet Pea" Whittaker
Thomas "The Hitman" Hearns
My three favorite jabs
Henry Armstrong vs Roberto Duran
1. Marvin Hagler
2. James Toney
3. Jake La Motta
4. Sugar Ray Robinson
5. Chris Eubank Sr.
HM: Carlos Monzon, Gennady Golovkin, Saul Alvarez,...
Depends on one's starting point.
A) Canelo is a great fighter
B) Canelo is a protected fraud
C) Everything in between
I guess a lot of people...
I'd say he's more loved than he is hated and I think he always does well on favorite fighters or GOAT lists.
What I've found is that his...
I think that despite the official decision, the actual fight itself was really conclusive.
1. Sugar Ray Robinson
2. Henry Armstrong
3. Sugar Ray Leonard
4. Jose Napoles
5. Barney Ross
6. Kid Gavilan
7. Thomas Hearns
8. Luis Rodriguez
I personally have them both at 49-0
Surely can't count Conor McGregor, it almost takes away from the record and should have been considered an...
Was SRR really prime by 1941/42? I think those fights with Servo, Zivic, Angott really helped him develop but I doubt he was prime at 141lbs....
Anywhere from 7-15 is fair IMO.