Best inside fighter among the big heavyweights

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  1. dmt

    dmt Hardest hitting hw ever Full Member

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    Who would you consider the best inside fighter among the big heavyweights?

    By big, i mean guys who were 6'5 and over 230 lbs. The likes of Lewis, Vitali, Wladamir, Fury, Joshua, etc.

    I would pick Riddick Bowe personally. His in fighting was remarkable. Hooks, uppercuts, willingness to trade

     
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  2. William Walker

    William Walker Active Member Full Member

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    I thought of Bowe immediatley. Ernie Terrell was pretty amazingly deadly inside as well.
     
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    dmt Hardest hitting hw ever Full Member

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    We're like minded people
     
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  4. William Walker

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    I believe so. Really, it's not much of a contest. Few really large heavies are good heavies, so Bowe is really an easy pick.
     
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    AwardedSteak863 Well-Known Member Full Member

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    As far as large Heavyweights, Bowe was without question is the best I ever saw on the inside.
     
  6. dmt

    dmt Hardest hitting hw ever Full Member

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    Who would you guys rate as the second best?
     
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    Golota was pretty darn good at it. Doesn't come to mind immediately because he's underrated and remembered more for his poor showings.
     
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    Bowe and a step down in infighting by a margin is Golota at a distant second place.
     
  9. catchwtboxing

    catchwtboxing Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Why ask this question when every single poster is going to say Bowe? It was kind of like a mantra back in the day repeated by the boxing community ad nauseum.

    Some other questions I suggest we do away with due to ease of answering:

    Of all the 80s heavyweights, who had the best jab?
    Who was the best cruiserweight to move up and win a heavyweight title?
    Who was Panama's greatest fighter?
    Do you think Whitaker was robbed against Chavez?
    Name an Olympic gold medlist that went on to have success in the pros.
    Which heavyweight champ had the best looping right hand called "Suzie Q?"
     
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  10. dmt

    dmt Hardest hitting hw ever Full Member

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    Jesus

    I knew most people were going to say Bowe, i was just curious as to what people thought about the infighting ability of the other giants like Vitali or Lewis.
     
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    mcvey Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Bowe for me too.
    Lewis ,could be effective if he could get away with holding his opponents head and deliver uppercuts.
     
  13. 81ZAR

    81ZAR Dr. Steelhammer Full Member

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    Yeah. Both Bowe and Golota sprung to mind.
     
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    I know Jack Johnson doesn't fit the parameters but relative to the fighters he faced he was quite often the rangier man.
    He was an excellent defensive fighter.
     
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  15. William Walker

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    Ernie Terrell
     


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