Does Jim Braddock have a chance vs Evander Holyfield

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  1. InMemoryofJakeLamotta

    InMemoryofJakeLamotta We Do Chicken Right!! Full Member

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    Instead of fighting George Foreman, Holyfield takes on the primest version of James J Braddock. I've been getting pretty high on Braddock, lately. I'd want to see him pull this one out of the bag.
     
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  2. George Crowcroft

    George Crowcroft 'Snarky Little Gobshite' - IntentionalButt Full Member

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    A chance of getting KTFO'd? Yeah, I'd give him good odds.
     
  3. BitPlayerVesti

    BitPlayerVesti Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Not a lot of people pulled that off. Joe Louis was the only one to KO him.

    Holyfield wouldn't be among the top I'd predict to KO him.
     
  4. Fergy

    Fergy Walking Dead Full Member

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    I can see Jim getting a beating but lasting the distance.
     
  5. 70sFan865

    70sFan865 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    I agree, Braddock would last the distance in clear, but exciting loss.
     
  6. Brockton Rock

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    Braddock with his solid right hand connects and finishes Holy late, say the 12th or 13th round
     
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  7. Mendoza

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

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    If the fight is clean, Braddock has little chance. His best shot is a ND if Holyfield tested positive.
     
  8. mrkoolkevin

    mrkoolkevin Never wrestle with pigs or argue with fools Full Member

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    I don't think Braddock would have any answers for Holyfield's pressure and combinations. I'd be very surprised if he made it to the late rounds.
     
  9. Unforgiven

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    A prime Holyfield stops him.
     
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  10. George Crowcroft

    George Crowcroft 'Snarky Little Gobshite' - IntentionalButt Full Member

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    Yeah I know, I love Braddock. Thing is, Braddock only fought two men who better Holyfield as a HW puncher, and one of them (whom I regard as the GOAT heavyweight puncher) failed to stop him, while the other didn't.

    The application of Holyfield's power would stop him, and if Baer had that kind of accuracy and speed, I'd pick him to KO Braddock too. Actually, I'd pick Baer from two fights earlier to KO him.
     
  11. Johnny_B

    Johnny_B Well-Known Member banned Full Member

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    Holyfield, with ease
     
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  12. InMemoryofJakeLamotta

    InMemoryofJakeLamotta We Do Chicken Right!! Full Member

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    I like this one!
     
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  13. InMemoryofJakeLamotta

    InMemoryofJakeLamotta We Do Chicken Right!! Full Member

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    When Holyfield watches film of Jim Braddock, I wonder what he thinks to himself?
     
  14. InMemoryofJakeLamotta

    InMemoryofJakeLamotta We Do Chicken Right!! Full Member

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    You always pick Holyfield over the old time guys.
     
  15. InMemoryofJakeLamotta

    InMemoryofJakeLamotta We Do Chicken Right!! Full Member

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    You think Max Baer is the all time great heavyweight puncher?