Dwight Muhammed Qawi V John Conteh?

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  1. Fergy

    Fergy Walking Dead Full Member

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    What do you guys think?
    15 rounds of Lightheavy boxing.
    I really think John could win this one.
     
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  2. thistle

    thistle Boxing Addict Full Member

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    the Buzzsaw is hard to beat, No?
     
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  3. Fergy

    Fergy Walking Dead Full Member

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    He's an handful and an hard fella to beat yes, but long as John doesn't get dragged in to his type of battle, then John can out score him.
    I think he can, he has to watch it though with Dwight.
     
  4. salsanchezfan

    salsanchezfan Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Stylistically I think a prime, motivated Conteh is a real nightmare for Qawi. Jab, move, jab, move. Plus, John didn't throw a lot of right hands, which Qawi loved to counter. That makes it especially hard for him.

    Conteh by close but deserved decision.
     
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  5. Makingweight

    Makingweight Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Big Conteh fan so will let my heart rule my head and go for him but a true 50/50.

    Qawi swarming high output would cause a real problem for Conteh especially as John had awful hand problems his right hand was a fencer towards the end of his career, his left jab was what he won a lot of fights off jab, move.
     
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  6. Dynamicpuncher

    Dynamicpuncher Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Conteh did deal with Ahumada's pressure quite well in a tough 15 rounder, and Spinks did control Qawi with the jab which was Conteh's speciality. But then again Conteh didn't hit as hard as Spinks.

    I feel like Conteh would have to get Qawi's respect, and not just rely on the jab. But if Conteh is at his absolute best with no hand problems, I think he could win a decision over Qawi.
     
  7. Stevie G

    Stevie G Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Nice one,Fergy. If John is fully fit with no hand injuries he decsions Qawi in a bout that would be an action packed classic. John's overall ability and skill makes the difference. As dangerous as the Buzzsaw is.
     
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  8. Fergy

    Fergy Walking Dead Full Member

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    I think so to pal.
    John at his best could definitely do this. Would be a lively fight I reckon.
     
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  9. Makingweight

    Makingweight Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Conteh as well at peak with his style movement could well of frustrated Qawi.

    The style of fight imo goes two ways a real classic but don't rule out cuts to both men.

    Qawi swarming in head down and Conteh never shy in making sure he didn't come off worse when heads got close!
     
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  10. HolDat

    HolDat Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Qawi's jab is just as effective as Conteh's. His aggressive counterpunching style won't be easy to overcome.
     
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  11. Jel

    Jel Obsessive list maker Full Member

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    Really intriguing clash of styles. Not convinced I could confidently pick a winner. Conteh would have to do a Michael Spinks and keep Qawi resetting. Not sure he could for 15 rounds.
     
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  12. Clinton

    Clinton Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    I love John. But he ain't beating prime Qawi
     
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  13. he grant

    he grant Historian/Film Maker Full Member

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    I like Conteh as a cool and charismatic guy but Qwai would chew him up ..
     
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  14. PhillyPhan69

    PhillyPhan69 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    SD MD type of close. Thinking I favor Qawi by a hair, but this would be a decent fight
     
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  15. mr. magoo

    mr. magoo Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    I think Qawi would just out tough Conteh
     
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