Do You Believe That Riddick Bowe Could Have Stopped Foreman, In 1993?

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  1. Fergy

    Fergy Walking Dead Full Member

    Jan 8, 2017
    It's not so much a question of if Bowe could have beaten Foreman, as Champ in 1993.
    More, do you think he could have being capable of actually stopping him.?
    Apart from Tyson or Lewis, I'd say he's got the best chance.

    But even then it's a slim one.
    Anyone see that happening?
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  2. Glass City Cobra

    Glass City Cobra Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Jan 6, 2017
    Nope. Nobody is stopping Foreman. That cross armed guard was like an iron fortress.
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  3. Richard M Murrieta

    Richard M Murrieta Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Jul 16, 2019
    George Foreman of 1993 was no longer the George Foreman of 1973. The older version of George learned how to pace himself but soaked up punishment as he demonstrated against Alex Stewart in 1990. The 1973 version of Foreman was an offensive minded fighter, looking to decapitate his opponents head off of their shoulders, smashing them to the canvas. In 1993 Foreman long forgot about his boyhood idol Sonny Liston and looked to make enough money to build churches. I think that Riddick Bowe takes Foreman to the distance in 1993 as Evander Holyfield did in 1991.
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  4. Man_Machine

    Man_Machine Boxing Addict Full Member

    Jun 9, 2010
    Bowe, when he was on song, could be an offensive juggernaut. But toppling Foreman would have been too big an ask.
  5. northpaw

    northpaw Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Jun 5, 2010
  6. White Bomber

    White Bomber Boxing Addict Full Member

    Mar 31, 2021
    Yes, I do, although it's not wise to go toe to toe with Foreman.
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  7. White Bomber

    White Bomber Boxing Addict Full Member

    Mar 31, 2021
    Tyson, Lewis, Liston, Wlad, Bowe, even Wilder - all can stop him. It's not guaranteed, but doable.
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  8. Fergy

    Fergy Walking Dead Full Member

    Jan 8, 2017
    No, it's true, it's definitely not wise.
  9. Fergy

    Fergy Walking Dead Full Member

    Jan 8, 2017
    Tyson could have imo. Remember Holyfield getting thru to him, in the 7 th I think, he threw a hell of a lot of shots at him.
    If that had been Tyson (prime) then I can see George stopped.
  10. ikrasevic

    ikrasevic covid-19 is not a disease, but ecumenism is Full Member

    Nov 3, 2021
    Let me say right away that I cannot give a specific answer.
    I wouldn't bet on it, but I don't think so.
    The question is whether Riddick Bowe would even want that. If he's winning the fight on points, why would he put so much pressure on himself (and Foreman) to go for the knockout?
    But the main question is whether Riddick Bowe is capable of doing such a thing.
    That then begs the question of whether Foreman is capable of going 12 rounds in the ring with Riddick Bowe without getting knocked out...
  11. mr. magoo

    mr. magoo Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Jan 3, 2007
    Considering the damage Alex Stewart inflicted on foreman in 1992 and Tommy Morrison decisioning him in 1993, it’s not impossible that Bowe could have stopped him. On the other hand Foreman DID survive a lot of punchers in the 90’s, Stewart, Morrison, Cooney, Holyfield, Savarese and Briggs
  12. HolDat

    HolDat Well-Known Member Full Member

    Sep 25, 2020
    He SHOULD with uppercuts and body work. Hard to guess with inconsistent fighters.
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  13. Dynamicpuncher

    Dynamicpuncher Boxing Addict Full Member

    Jan 14, 2022
    Bowe actually could of found himself in a bit of trouble if he tried that, Bowe never really fought any punchers in his career. And with Bowe's lack of defence and eagerness to fight on the inside, i think Foreman could pose a few interesting questions against Bowe.
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  14. Joeywill

    Joeywill Active Member Full Member

    Aug 2, 2021
    It would be surprising. Maybe a TKO.
  15. ETM

    ETM I thought I did enough to win. Full Member

    Mar 19, 2012
    Yes he was capable of it. Bowe had the tools. Problem is Foreman could find Riddick Bowe. He's right there, George's crafty counters, traps and experience would make this pretty competitive.
    Bowe might get hurt at some point. Wouldn't count Foreman out of this one though he should be the underdog. Riddick would need to be in top condition.