12 round v 15 round fighters

Discussion in 'Classic Boxing Forum' started by Jel, Feb 11, 2020.

  1. Jel

    Jel Reserving the right to be inconsistent Full Member

    Oct 20, 2017
    Which fighters from the 12 round era are you confident would have been able to hang in the 15 round era?

    And which fighters from the 15 round era do you think would have found it toughest to adjust to 12 round title fights?
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  2. Eye of Timaeus

    Eye of Timaeus Well-Known Member Full Member

    Sep 1, 2019
  3. roughdiamond

    roughdiamond Bronsonville Full Member

    Jul 25, 2015
    Mayweather and Froch would fit right in with the 15 round fighters. Hopkins and Pacquaio too.

    People like Pedroza and Pintor may be on the losing end of some controversial decisions, where they are the better fighters, if they kept up their slow starts. I think they'd be too clever to let that happen though.
  4. scartissue

    scartissue Boxing Addict Full Member

    Mar 2, 2006
    Rough, I too thought of Pedroza and Pintor finding it harder to adjust to 12 as well as Alexis Arguello. These three were of the attrition type fighters who enjoyed the longer distance as they were working the body and slowly breaking down their opponents.
  5. roughdiamond

    roughdiamond Bronsonville Full Member

    Jul 25, 2015
    Yeah, it's like they came alive when the 13th bell rang. They always said 13 was an unlucky number. In this case, for the opponents!
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  6. Jel

    Jel Reserving the right to be inconsistent Full Member

    Oct 20, 2017
    Arguello was exactly one of the fighters I was thinking of.
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  7. Jel

    Jel Reserving the right to be inconsistent Full Member

    Oct 20, 2017
    Julio Cesar Chavez would have been a great 15 round fighter.
  8. The Morlocks

    The Morlocks Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Nov 21, 2009
    De La Hoya, basically an 8 rd fighter, gets KOd repeatedly over 15.
  9. Bukkake

    Bukkake Boxing Addict Full Member

    Apr 20, 2010
    I'm sure you can point to certain fighters (like De La Hoya) who would much prefer 12 rounds over 15. But, generally speaking, I see no reason why today's boxers couldn't fight in a 15 round era.
  10. Titan1

    Titan1 Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Oct 18, 2004
    I think Bernard Hopkins and Julio Caesar Chavez would make great 15 round fighters.

    I think Salvador Sanchez and Wilfred Benitez would make great 12 round fighters.
  11. Gazelle Punch

    Gazelle Punch Boxing Addict Full Member

    Aug 15, 2018
    I think Wlad would have faired well in the 15 rounders compared to the rest of the HW field today. He would prob have to be a few pounds lighter but would have been fine. Other people mentioned Paq and May and they’d be great in any era. Hopkins too. I think most shws would be in trouble agaiNt the first guy with a great work rate and chin they faced.

    Marciano would have struggled in 12 round fights as it kind of negates his best assets and that’s stamina. Heck he wouldn’t have been champion in a 12 round era against Walcott or beaten Charles the first time. So he would be my pick.
  12. Showstopper97

    Showstopper97 The Icon Full Member

    Oct 7, 2020
    Mayweather, Pacquiao, GGG, Ward, Hopkins, Klitscho(s) would all be good 15 round fighters
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  13. Devon

    Devon Well-Known Member Full Member

    Dec 31, 2018
    Mike Tyson would’ve done bad and well in 15 rounders, he would’ve done bad and well in 1000 rounders because he goes for the KO straight off the bat and either KO’s them early or if someone gets him out of the first round, it’s very possible that they stop him late on, I’m talking about at the world/elite level
    Tyson’s mentality was ‘I don’t care if it’s scheduled 1000 rounds, I’m KOing you in the first’ but when it did go long, he had blew himself out early on and they had solely intended on surviving the first few rounds and then they still had gas left late on, so he would’ve done well in some cases but when he got out of the first rounds, he betta hope to get a second wind and he betta hope to take advantage otherwise he’d be screwed
  14. Toney F*** U

    Toney F*** U Boxing junkie Full Member

    Oct 16, 2019
    Tyson Fury could probably hang in 15 rounders
  15. Fuzzykat

    Fuzzykat Member Full Member

    Jun 18, 2019
    Arguello was a great 15 round fighter. I think 12 rounds would have been a real adjustment for him.