Best Middleweight Archie Moore could beat?

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  1. roughdiamond

    roughdiamond Ridin' the rails Full Member

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    Archie Moore once stated that he moved from Middle to Light Heavy due to stagnating career. At his 'prime' 160 weight, who is the best Middleweight Archie could beat?

    On the film of him at 160, he looks very physical, strong and sharp but not as refined and smooth technically. How does it help / hinder him?
     
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  2. The Undefeated Lachbuster

    The Undefeated Lachbuster Podcast EVERY SOMETIMES youtube.com/lordlegender Full Member

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    Somewhere below the top 10 middleweights. I'd say he could beat the likes of Graziano, Papke and Minter.
     
  3. George Crowcroft

    George Crowcroft The Cobra Will Always Bite Back... Full Member

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    I don't know about beating them all but imo he's virtually even-stevens vs

    Tiger
    GGG
    Valdes
    MW Jones
    Briscoe
    Fulmer

    Some great fights there as well, I'd personally favour him over Graziano, Walker, Hamasho, McClellan, Benvenuti, Ryan and NP Dempsey.

    I think this may **** some people off.
     
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  4. robert ungurean

    robert ungurean Богдан Full Member

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  5. Fergy

    Fergy Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    He'd beat a good few of the top names and those he loses to he wouldn't embarrass himself with.
     
  6. Reinhardt

    Reinhardt Boxing Addict Full Member

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    So hard to judge , but with youth and vitality being on his side at middleweight he could beat some very good fighters
     


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