Donovan Ruddock vs Frank Bruno

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  1. MarkusFlorez99

    MarkusFlorez99 Boxing Addict banned Full Member

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    Who wins and explain why
     
  2. Toney F*** U

    Toney F*** U Boxing junkie Full Member

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    Good fight, I’d lean towards Ruddock as he was quicker and had the better chin, but still a dangerous fight for him
     
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  3. Fergy

    Fergy Walking Dead Full Member

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    Ruddock stops Bruno in around five. Ruddock the sharper fighter.
     
  4. tommytheduke

    tommytheduke Active Member Full Member

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    Bruno. Ruddock went down against every puncher he faced, and Bruno was probably the biggest hitter out there.
     
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  5. Showstopper97

    Showstopper97 The Icon Full Member

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    Ruddock stops him in 6 after being behind on points & most likely gets dropped along the way.
     
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  6. Showstopper97

    Showstopper97 The Icon Full Member

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    Tbh, while Ruddock was quicker, I'm not sold on him having a better chin. He was starched out by Lewis (whereas Bruno was outboxing Lewis & took his shots better until he was stopped on his feet in the mid rounds) & stopped by a chinny, shot to bits Morrison. He was also stopped by David Jaco in 1 round early in his career. Do you think Bruno (even 95-96) Bruno would be stopped by Jaco? The only time Ruddock showed he had a good chin was against Tyson surprisingly.
     
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  7. Jamal Perkins

    Jamal Perkins Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Im assuming it the peak ruddock of 1988-1991 that guy stops bruno around 8 rounds...Its a close cagey affair .ruddock actually outjabs bruno towards the end than finishes similar to the dokes battle
     
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  8. Toney F*** U

    Toney F*** U Boxing junkie Full Member

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    They probably have similar chins, Ruddock did take smith’s and Tyson’s shots better than Bruno did. Ruddock was also past it when he was stopped by Morrison, but if Bruno ate that same hook, he probably would’ve been stopped himself. If I had to say who had the better chin, I’d lean towards Ruddock
     
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  9. Entaowed

    Entaowed Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Huh, "tommytheduke" is indicating that Bruno hit harder?!

    I think they, Bonecrusher, Tua, Ruddock +Ye Olde Foreman were all about at the same level.
     
  10. NoNeck

    NoNeck Pugilist Specialist Full Member

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    Ruddock would outlast Bruno in a brawl and take him out.
     
  11. Oddone

    Oddone Bermane Stiverne’s life coach. Full Member

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    Personally I believe Tyson hit harder than Bruno. They had nineteen rounds of back and forth and both left the ring with less than they walked into it with.


    I honestly think Ruddock had a great chin until he decided the best strategy was to trade shots with Tyson. After that I completely agree with you. Ruddock and Tyson both stated they felt like left pieces of themselves in the ring after their two bouts.

    Lewis could starch most people and if I recall Bruno was more cautious than Ruddock. Ruddock became a head hunter after Dokes, which is a shame.
     
  12. Gazelle Punch

    Gazelle Punch Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Take Bruno to KO him mid rounds
     
  13. Thread Stealer

    Thread Stealer Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    I lean towards Ruddock here.

    Bruno had a nice hard jab which would trouble Ruddock at times, and heavy hands. He would stun or maybe even drop Ruddock at some point. I think Ruddock shakes it off, and when he hurts Bruno in return, Frank wouldn’t be able to withstand it.

    Bruno had that thing where he it didn’t take a lot of shots to hurt him, but once he got hurt, it was difficult to drop him. He didn’t have the wherewithall to take a knee, and as a result, he would be out of it whilst still on his feet.

    Ruddock lands his Smash, Bruno stumbles back to the ropes, and Ruddock unleashes an onslaught to win it.

    Ruddock TKO 7
     
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  14. Nick_M

    Nick_M New Member Full Member

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    Bruno probably wins a decision over a prime Ruddock. But one mistake from Bruno and he'll be out.
     
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  15. mr. magoo

    mr. magoo Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    I’d lean towards Ruddock but not enough to place a bet. Excellent fight though. Fans would be excited