Evander Holyfield vs Deontay Wilder

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Who wins and How

  1. Wilder KO

    11.9%
  2. Wilder TKO

    4.8%
  3. Wilder UD

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. Wilder SD

    0 vote(s)
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  5. Draw

    0 vote(s)
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  6. Holyfield KO

    23.8%
  7. Holyfield TKO

    35.7%
  8. Holyfield UD

    19.0%
  9. Holyfield SD

    4.8%
  1. InMemoryofJakeLamotta

    InMemoryofJakeLamotta Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Wilder gets no love around here.
     
  2. blackfella96

    blackfella96 Member Full Member

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    Holyfield by TKO. He was a good mover, very durable and would land at will on Wilder.
     
  3. OBCboxer

    OBCboxer Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Wilder is probably a bigger puncher than both of them. He has the ability to put anyone’s lights out no matter how deep the fight gets.
     
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  4. ChrisJS

    ChrisJS Active Member Full Member

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    Holyfield makes him cry. He’d destroy him.
     
  5. InMemoryofJakeLamotta

    InMemoryofJakeLamotta Boxing Addict Full Member

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    You sure about Wilder being a bigger puncher?
     
  6. Oddone

    Oddone Best Forehead Award Winner Full Member

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    Holyfield would always talk about how he would box and outbox his opponents, then he’d get hit and start a brawl. For examples of this see: ANY HOLYFIELD FIGHT. ESP vs Bowe though. If he stayed true to form Deontay has a 50/50 shot to lay him out.
     
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  7. Jamzy ⭐

    Jamzy ⭐ Active Member booted Full Member

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    Yes. That bald man would not stand a chance.
     
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  8. ETM

    ETM I thought I did enough to win. Full Member

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    Holyfield would mow him down.
     
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  9. THE BLADE 2

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    Another vote for Holyfield.

    A prime Evander would be able to pick Wilder apart at will. He's not some old geezer that's gonna die of a heart attack if he goes too hard, and he was fast, accurate and had a good chin. Technically he's miles ahead.
     
  11. Fergy

    Fergy Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Would be a good battle. Remember, Holyfield got rocked by Alex Stewart so there every chance he ends up getting shaky or even knocked down here. Holyfield, warrior heart, would fight his way back and have Wilder lookin desperate at times. Wilder starts to lose focus and try s to drill Holyfield but finds himself getting beaten to the punch. After 12 rough rounds Evander is awarded a majority decision.
     
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  12. CroBox29

    CroBox29 New Member Full Member

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    Holyfield by UD, Wilder would loose all rounds...
     
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  13. Reinhardt

    Reinhardt Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Evander would have to get inside on Wilder, that means he's going to get into exchanges with what very well may be the hardest puncher in history. The territory in front of Deontay is expensive, I think Wilder is a 70-30 favorite , Wilder ain't Bert Cooper
     
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  14. George Crowcroft

    George Crowcroft Foot Fetish Enthusiast. Nuff Said. Full Member

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    Holyfield ain't Luis Ortiz
     
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  15. Pat M

    Pat M Active Member Full Member

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    I wouldn't pay to watch many fights but if this could happen I'd want to see it. Holyfield, is the most technically sound heavyweight I've seen, his only "weakness" (it's what makes his fights so good) is that he fights when he gets hit instead of boxes. Wilder, IMO, is the freakiest athlete ever in the heavyweight division. His length, strength, power, speed, and stamina, sets him apart. I think it would be an action fight all the way. Wilder, IMO, is a better boxer than given credit for and does things that heavyweights don't do. He creates angles with his speed and length that heavyweights haven't seen.

    He can close distance faster, or be off to the left or right faster than any heavyweight I've seen, and hit his opponent with a big punch. In addition, he punches hard and he punches hard for 12 rounds, he doesn't lose his punch. Holyfield would have his chin down and behind his shoulder and wouldn't be an easy one punch knockout. I could see Holyfield fighting a near perfect fight and winning a decision or I could see Wilder hurting him round after round until it is stopped. This would be two well conditioned fighters with a lot of pride and different strengths meeting, a lot could happen but it probably wouldn't be boring.
     


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