Do some fans feel Holyfield could have beaten a prime Foreman?

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  1. Jel

    Jel Well-Known Member Full Member

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    If Holyfield could survive the initial onslaught then I give him a good chance of winning. But it's a pretty big if.
     
  2. Tramell

    Tramell Active Member Full Member

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    Hhmm, I can't disagree, i guess Holy could be cagey if he could control the urge from just wanting to go toe to toe.
     
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  3. daverobin

    daverobin Well-Known Member Full Member

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    foreman tko in 6....horrible match up for holy
     
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  4. daverobin

    daverobin Well-Known Member Full Member

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    if holyfield couldnt stop a 42 yr old foreman hows he gonna ko a young one?
     
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  5. daverobin

    daverobin Well-Known Member Full Member

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    thats good
     
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  6. InMemoryofJakeLamotta

    InMemoryofJakeLamotta Boxing Addict Full Member

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    If he boxed the right fight, I think he could pull it off after some shaky and scary moments in the opening rounds. I think he'd stop a weary Foreman late.
     
  7. InMemoryofJakeLamotta

    InMemoryofJakeLamotta Boxing Addict Full Member

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    I can't see Foreman hitting hard enough to stop Holyfield in 5. The man survived the artillery of Lennox Lewis, Riddick Bowe, Mike Tyson, Ray Mercer, Michael Moorer etc. If he could've been stopped in 5, odds are, one of them would've turned the trick.
     
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  8. mark ant

    mark ant Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Moorer didn`t hit Holy wit the kind of power that Foreman hit with in his prime, Tyson missed most of his punches v Holy and there`s a vid of him explaining how Foreman`s straight punches were more dangerous than Tyson`s shots that came round in hook motion very often.
     
  9. BundiniBlack

    BundiniBlack Active Member Full Member

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    Holyfield couldn't resist a brawl and you cant brawl with a prime George. George gets him out in less than 4 rounds I think.
     
  10. KuRuPT

    KuRuPT Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Foreman KO 3 or Holyfield UD 12
     
  11. Mendoza

    Mendoza Hrgovic = Next Heavyweight champion of the world. Full Member

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    I would favor Holyfield in this fight. Faster, more skilled, and better conditioned. He also had the better chin.

    Foreman was a puncher's puncher, but he's really over rated thanks to the match ups he had.
     
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  12. mark ant

    mark ant Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Foreman`s chin was rock solid, the punches he took off Lyle were harder than the punches Bowe hit Holy with in all three fights and Holy`s reflexes were not quicker than George`s fists, Holy got tagged often, he also stated Foreman`s punches were more dangerous than Tyson`s because they were straighter and that`s in 1990 when he was slower. I think George at 40 was able to hit Holy more than Tyson was at 30-31 and a younger George had faster hands than a 40 year old George and he swent to the body very well also.
     
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  13. mark ant

    mark ant Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Foreman was able to land 10 shots on Holy in the first round of their 1990 match, his defense was awful in that bout, his body was on the center line too much.
     
  14. ETM

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    Holyfield had the heart and toughness to but he would have to find a way to weather that storm. It may be a series of fights.
     
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  15. Hayemakers

    Hayemakers New Member Full Member

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    Better chin? You need to watch some boxing matches before posting nonsense mate!
     
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