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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. SuzieQ49

    SuzieQ49 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    How in the world did people suddenly start believing carnera was a great fighter?
     
  2. reznick

    reznick Boxing Junkie booted Full Member

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    We put fairy tales aside and recognize that becoming a two time defending lineal HW champion is a major achievement in the sport of boxing.

    Then, we look at how he fights, and we see how clearly effective he is.
    We use the last 20 years of data and see that SHWs have similar stylistic trends and stigmas about their overall abilities.
     
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  3. choklab

    choklab cocoon of horror Full Member

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    Primo has to rank among the best Superheavyweights.

    All this time he has been ranked among heavyweights when he always was a Superheavyweight.

    Among SHWs, Primo has to be top five. He has to.
     
  4. JohnThomas1

    JohnThomas1 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Just when one thinks he's seen it all you come up with yet another hall of shame post.
     
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  5. reznick

    reznick Boxing Junkie booted Full Member

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    Did you think of this, or did you get it from Bert Sugar?
     
  6. JohnThomas1

    JohnThomas1 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Like i'd copy Bert freaking Sugar ;)
     
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  7. Unforgiven

    Unforgiven Boxing Junkie Full Member

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  8. he grant

    he grant Historian/Film Maker Full Member

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    Bowe
    Lewis
    Vitali
    Wlad
    Joshua
    Fury


    This is without scratching the surface ..
     
  9. choklab

    choklab cocoon of horror Full Member

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    Come on, your going to put Fury there already! Surly that is a mistake? It must be a blooper.

    His body of work includes punching himself in the face, suffering knockdowns against Cunningham and a Canadian guy. He was whipped by chisora and McDermott but got the decision, failed a drugs test...but he is a good singer, I’ll give him that much.

    Think of the body of work Carnera has by comparison.


    Joshua is still learning on the job. You gonna boost a kid this early? That’s a sure fire way to end up with egg on your face isn’t it?
     
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    choklab cocoon of horror Full Member

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  11. NoNeck

    NoNeck Pugilist Specialist Full Member

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    Bowe, Lewis, Vitali, Wlad, Joshua.

    To his credit though, Primo was a top five Italian Superheavyweight. Definitely better than Pianeta but worse head to head than Damiani.
     
  12. reznick

    reznick Boxing Junkie booted Full Member

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    Lol had to pick two current fighters. I’m dead :lol:
     
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  13. reznick

    reznick Boxing Junkie booted Full Member

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    #NeverForget
     
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  14. Unforgiven

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    Gotta love Bert Sugar.
     
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  15. he grant

    he grant Historian/Film Maker Full Member

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    There really haven't been that many super heavyweights if the standard is 6'5 and up .. perhaps you can name the one's he was better than .. BTW I forgot Wilder .. if we were going to set the bar at 6'3" and 215 or more than

    Ali
    Foreman
    Norton
    Holmes
    Witherspoon
    Bruno
    Tubbs
    McCall
    Thomas
    Page
    Golata
    Lyle
    Bugner
    Carl Williams
    Michael Grant
    Shannon Briggs


    Really the shorter list by far is who he could beat ..