Biggest slaughter that an inferior heavyweight would inflict on an ATG?

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  1. cross_trainer

    cross_trainer Bergeron Avatar Club Full Member

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    What is the most comprehensive, one-sided match you could construct where an *inferior* heavyweight destroys an ATG heavyweight?

    Note that this isn't an invitation for you to nominate a heavyweight ATG you consider overrated head to head. For example: "Tua destroys blown-up supermiddleweight Marciano, who sucks head to head as a heavyweight" is not a credited response. Nor is this thread about inferior fighters landing lucky punches. The goal is to find a not-so-great heavyweight who would be able to deliver a comprehensive destruction of the best heavyweight you can come up with.

    Post your best matchup, along with an explanation for why the generally inferior heavyweight dominates.
     
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  2. catchwtboxing

    catchwtboxing Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Donovan Ruddock might kill Floyd Patterson with the smash. And I do think Patterson was a legit great, somewhere in the lower end of top 15 heavies.
     
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  3. sasto

    sasto Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Tua destroys blown-up supermiddleweight Floyd Patterson, who sucks head to head as a heavyweight
     
  4. sasto

    sasto Boxing Addict Full Member

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    It's really hard not to pull out large, mediocre punchers who might beat Floyd Patterson as the answer for this thread.
     
  5. Balder

    Balder Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Tommy Morrison destroys Joe Louis.

    Slow starter and plodder and can be hit and does not have the best chin. Tommy could get a first round KO.

    Morrison shocks the world with a left hook that gets there first.
     
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  6. 88Chris05

    88Chris05 Active Member Full Member

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    In a similar vein to Patterson, you could probably see Ken Norton getting bombed out early by some supposedly inferior Heavyweights such as Tua, Wilder, Ruddock etc. Ken was always vulnerable against the really heavy artillery.
     
  7. Unforgiven

    Unforgiven Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    70sFan865 Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Another post to your collection of "ridiculous attempts to downgrade Joe Louis legacy" posts.

    Morrison wouldn't see a third round against such a deadly puncher.
     
  9. BitPlayerVesti

    BitPlayerVesti Boxing Hagiographer Full Member

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    Louis wasn't a slow starter in the slightest. The number of fighters he KOed in the first should clue you in there.
     
  10. cross_trainer

    cross_trainer Bergeron Avatar Club Full Member

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    Do you consider Joe Louis a formidable fighter head to head, though? If not, this would just be a variant of claiming that somebody is overrated and would therefore be destroyed.
     
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    Showstopper97 The Icon Full Member

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  12. Balder

    Balder Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Gerry Cooney really would hurt Archie Moore.
     
  13. ikrasevic

    ikrasevic The truth is out there Full Member

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    Corrie Sanders - Wladimir Klitschko
    It may not be a greatest, but it is one of greatest.
     
  14. PhillyPhan69

    PhillyPhan69 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    At least this one is plausible
     
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  15. White Bomber

    White Bomber Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Morrison KOs him with ease.
     
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