Discussion in 'Classic Boxing Forum' started by MarkusFlorez99, Feb 12, 2021.
Holyfield by dec
No doubt Holy is the clear favourite, but why should it necessarily be less competitive than his fights with Dokes, Stewart, Bert Cooper etc? Even in his prime Holy rarely outclassed his HW opponents. Most of the fights were fairly competitive, even though he was great at finding that bit extra. My guess is that we would see something similar here, with Holy putting in an extra gear for a 8-4 type of decision.
Holyfield...but I’m extremely biased
He narrowly beat Mercer, but was past his prime by then.
I am going to pick Holyfield.
But I seem to remember Evander really rating Andy Ruiz after sparring him. Of course Evander was old at the time..and Ruiz was not quite prime himself, but he was more complementary than say Ezzard Charles was after sparring Sonny Liston.
like it or not, Ruiz had a bit of talent.
What is this? Holyfield of course,
According to @Unforgiven , Andy Ruiz got the trimmed frame of an 168 to 175 lb fighter.
So this looks like a mismatch, no ?
Holyfield is an all time great warrior! Ruiz caught lightning in a bottle for one night only! 'Nuff said!!!
Against the Cooper version Ruiz finds chin too and wins by TKO.
One great win later reversed ,and Parker, his next best opponent beat him.
Doesn't mean he wouldn't mop the floor with Dempsey.
This would probably look a lot like the Mercer fight.
It doesn't, but I bet he wouldn't.
Maybe, but more of a CW at the lower end.
People think Joshua is an ATG? Isn't that a bit ... Premature?
And I don't see how Ruiz wins ... He would have to KO Holyfield because I don't see him getting a decision ...