Does Jim Braddock have a chance vs Evander Holyfield

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  1. Bah Lance

    Bah Lance Active Member banned Full Member

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    Very interesting fight. Braddock was very awkward, had that flicking jab, and weird loopy but accurate punches, his right overhand was actually very dangerous. I think Evander gets rocked a few times for sure and maybe even gets frustrated, but his edge in hand speed and counter punching would see him win a decision. Braddock was past prime against Louis, but still highlights the trouble he would have here against quicker counters. Now Evander only fought a spoiler like this in Ruiz, whom he still fought evenly with while giving up youth and speed.

    I don't see a stoppage or knockout for either guy. It would be very ugly but again, interesting.
     
  2. Johnny_B

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    And I'm no fan of his at all and I believe he took steroids (thus he cheated), so that means that I believe old time guys suck in comparison to modern ones.
     
  3. BitPlayerVesti

    BitPlayerVesti Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    They suck because they can't compete with someone who has an unfair advantage?
     
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  4. El Gallo Negro

    El Gallo Negro Active Member banned Full Member

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    He would stand no chance. No chance at all
     
  5. Cecil

    Cecil Boxing Addict Full Member

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    So the old time guys suck because the modern guys took steroids?
     
  6. Johnny_B

    Johnny_B Well-Known Member banned Full Member

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    It's not just steroids, but also about superior nutrition, skill and training.
     
  7. janitor

    janitor Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    A fighter like Braddock always has a chance, but I fear not a very good one in this case.
     
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  8. Kamikaze

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    Oh Jake, if there was a poll I would mercifully vote for Braddock.
     
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  9. Brockton Rock

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    In terms of pure power, are there many better?
     
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  10. George Crowcroft

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    No, none.
     
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  11. Cecil

    Cecil Boxing Addict Full Member

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    I’ve got to say I just don’t go along with how highly Baer’s power is regarded.
    Fair enough he put a beating on Schmeling who took a lot of punishment although he couldn’t really put him away, had Carnera down a dozen times or so and he was also stopped on his feet.
    I can’t think of a major contender Baer knocked out.
    I’m open to being educated here but I just don’t buy it.
     
  12. Flash24

    Flash24 Boxing Addict Full Member

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    His chances would be very slim...... None.
     
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  13. Frankus

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    Braddock is a sitting duck for Holyfield. It ends within 5.
     
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  14. janitor

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    Highly unlikely.

    Whatever Braddock's failings, there was noting wrong with his chin.
     
  15. Tonto62

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    Holyfield does everything better than Braddock ,his heart would keep him in there,but hopefully a compassionate referee would rescue him in the late rounds.
     
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