A peak 1981 Alexis Arguello vs a peak1985 Livingstone Bramble, at 135 lbs, 15 rounds.

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  1. Richard M Murrieta

    Richard M Murrieta Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    A peak 1981 Alexis Arguello vs a peak 1985 Livingstone Bramble, at 135 lbs, 15 rounds. Can Bramble who defeated Ray Boom Boom Mancini take down the hard hitting Arguello? Or will Arguello thwart Bramble's chances of handing him a surprise defeat?
     
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  2. Stevie G

    Stevie G Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Arguello wins this by later rounds stoppage. The 'Explosive Thin Man' is the better all round boxer out of the two and a cleaner finisher. LIvingstone would definitely have a punchers chance though.
     
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  3. AwardedSteak863

    AwardedSteak863 Boxing Addict Full Member

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    I like double A in this one but Bramble was a handful in 85'. Too me this is a fight between a great fighter and a very good fighter. The great fighter wins.
     
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  4. Saad54

    Saad54 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Arguello win 15
     
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  5. Dynamicpuncher

    Dynamicpuncher Boxing Addict Full Member

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    I wonder if Bramble could take Arguello's punches, he was blown away by Rosario in just 2 rounds. I guess you could argue Rosario may hit harder than Arguello, although i'd say that's debatable but Arguello is a puncher for sure. Bramble looked good vs Mancini/Crawley but they're not hard hitters. I think Arguello wins by KO personally but there is one thing, Bramble being able to switch hit may give Arguello problems. Remember Arguello did have some issues vs Ganigan, Ramirez, who were Southpaws. But then again he beat Watt easily who was a Southpaw so who knows.
     
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  6. Richard M Murrieta

    Richard M Murrieta Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Also Bramble did have a very underrated defense with his long arms that was exposed by Edwin El Chapo Rosario on Sept 26 1986 in a title bout televised live on HBO. Rosario sure blew him away.
     
  7. PernellSweetPea

    PernellSweetPea Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    I always remember Roger Mayweather fighting Bramble later on in both careers and that right hand of Mayweather found a home, and if his right found a home so would Arguello's..
     
  8. FastHands(beeb)

    FastHands(beeb) Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Having watched a lot of both of these guys over the years, my view is that Bramble would get "discouraged" when he feels Arguello's power.

    The longer the fight would go, the more AA would time LB, leading ultimately to a stoppage, likely in about 8 to 10 rounds.
     
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  9. Titan1

    Titan1 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Alexis by UD. Don't think Bramble would be tremendously affected by his power, but he would know he is in with a great fighter from jump.
     
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  10. mr. magoo

    mr. magoo Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    I like Arguello to win a decision
     
  11. Fergy

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    I'll go with Arguello by a late stoppage.
    Be a good fight while it lasts.
     
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  12. Cobra33

    Cobra33 Boxing Addict Full Member

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    I think Bramble gets underrated at times but the fact of the matter is he got blown out by a puncher- Rosario in under what 2 rounds?
    Now your putting him in with someone who hits just as hard if not harder but has a longer reach and is taller.
     
  13. he grant

    he grant Historian/Film Maker Full Member

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    Guys , Bramble was a class below Arguello at 135 .. while Alexis was a tiny pit past his best and likely peaked at 130 he was still a terrific fighter .. Bramble was a well conditioned, very strong, crafty guy, slow starting with a solid punch but not big punch and decent put not great speed ... Alexis would take him apart as the fight progressed, murdering him to the body and eventually taking him out ..