Dream Fight Tony Zale vs. Archer Moore One Wins Guess Who!

Discussion in 'Classic Boxing Forum' started by ron davis, Mar 4, 2021.

  1. ron davis

    ron davis Active Member Full Member

    Sep 2, 2013
    Two of the toughest fighters going 15 rds. for the Championship. How does it end. Your opinion is appreciated.

  2. mark ant

    mark ant Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    May 4, 2017
    I didn`t know Moore fought at middle and seeing how he floored a hard punching heavy like Marciano I doubt Zale would have lasted long unless this is a catchweight fight which would weaken Moore who knocked out more light heavies than any fighte in history and certainly more than Zle who never fought at 175.
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  3. The Fighting Yoda

    The Fighting Yoda Member Full Member

    Jan 5, 2021
    A fusion of Archie Moore and Joey Archer would be just invincible.
  4. William Walker

    William Walker Boxing Addict Full Member

    Apr 9, 2020
    This would be a barn-burner. Of course, I would favor Archie, but Zale could sap a man of his energy with a terrific assault to the body. Had they fought back in the mid 40s when Archie competed as a middleweight, I would have chosen Zale to take a decision. However, prime for prime I would definitely pick Moore by a close decision.
  5. El Gallo Negro

    El Gallo Negro Active Member banned Full Member

    Nov 8, 2020
    Zale would be wrapped in a cocoon of horror the likes of which he had never seen
  6. William Walker

    William Walker Boxing Addict Full Member

    Apr 9, 2020
    Great way of putting it.
  7. Richard M Murrieta

    Richard M Murrieta Boxing Addict Full Member

    Jul 16, 2019
    A very good thread, Archie Moore had that crossed arm defense, and gave Rocky Marciano all he could handle in 1955, before falling prey to Marciano in round 9. He even floored Rocky prior to the stoppage loss. The Man Of Steel, Tony Zale was a terror at 160 lbs in the 1940's, but moving up to 175 lbs would have hampered him, as far as taking punches given his style. Zale's body attack would have been ineffective against Archie. Moore would have sent him back with his right hand, and Tony would not be able to find an answer to the riddle that is Moore's defense. Ageless Arch takes out Zale in round 9.
  8. greynotsoold

    greynotsoold Boxing Addict Full Member

    Aug 17, 2011
    As a middleweight, Archie lost to Burley, Eddie Booker, Aaron Wade, and dropped 2 of 3 to Shorty Hogue. A middleweight Moore vs Zale would appear to be a pretty even match.
  9. Boxing GOAT

    Boxing GOAT New Member Full Member

    Apr 2, 2020
    If each man enters the ring at his respective best, this is Archie’s fight by late round stoppage or unanimous decision.
  10. JohnThomas1

    JohnThomas1 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Apr 27, 2005
    I was hoping someone would post something akin to this.
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