Better All-Around Fighter: Primo Carnera or Riddick Bowe?

Discussion in 'Classic Boxing Forum' started by mrkoolkevin, Apr 23, 2017.


Who was the better all-around fighter, Primo Carnera or Riddick Bowe?

  1. Primo Carnera

  2. Riddick Bowe

  3. They were equally good all-around fighters

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  1. mcvey

    mcvey Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    And I'm just trying to redirect the thread and add a little snippet of info which I think is germane to it. By the way that article refers to the champions between Tunney and Louis as the era of the "cheese champions". One champ getting a gift title win.One getting the title whilst sitting on the floor from a foul few saw,another grinned his way out of the title,and yet another may have had pressure from gangsters applied to the title holder for his benefit.
     
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  2. Man_Machine

    Man_Machine Boxing Addict Full Member

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    I just can't rate Sharkey too highly head-to-head, against many of the ATGs; especially, some of the modern-day SHW monsters.

    Sharkey had advanced skills, for sure. The inconsistency has to count against him heavily in my book, though, because it cost him in his biggest fights.
     
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  3. Gazelle Punch

    Gazelle Punch Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Besides the Louis win I feel Sharkey has the better resume...I really wasn’t high on either to be honest (like Baer of that era) but Sharkey has some good wins.
     
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  4. 70sFan865

    70sFan865 Ii6 Full Member

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    I disagree here, Schmeling did better against the same competition than Sharkey did.
     
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  5. Man_Machine

    Man_Machine Boxing Addict Full Member

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    I wouldn't outright dispute that, off the cuff. All I'd say, for now, is that I think Schmeling has a case here.
     
  6. 70sFan865

    70sFan865 Ii6 Full Member

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    So you don't see Sharkey beating huge and talented amateur Johnny_B? ;)
     
  7. Man_Machine

    Man_Machine Boxing Addict Full Member

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    :lol:

    I'm not even going to begin to get into that one - LOL
     
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  8. BitPlayerVesti

    BitPlayerVesti A Being of Inexplicable Inclinations Full Member

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    I mean Sharkey won plenty of his big fights. Even discounting Schmeling, there's still Tommy Loughran, Young Stribling, and Harry Wills,
     
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  9. Johnny_B

    Johnny_B Well-Known Member banned Full Member

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    Bowe by a ****in' country mile. What's with this joke thread ?!?
    Carnera's a complete bum compared to Bowe.
     
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  10. Man_Machine

    Man_Machine Boxing Addict Full Member

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    They weren't his biggest fights though.
     
  11. GOAT Primo Carnera

    GOAT Primo Carnera Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Aiming 150?

    @janitor : How´s The Carnera Book going ?
     
  12. InMemoryofJakeLamotta

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  13. InMemoryofJakeLamotta

    InMemoryofJakeLamotta Best friends with Seamus and McVey Full Member

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    This thread is deadly serious! This is serious business around here!