Evander Holyfield vs Joe Louis

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  1. Toney F*** U

    Toney F*** U Boxing junkie Full Member

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    Best versions of both. I’d pick Holyfield to stop Joe late, he’s all round better than Louis in pretty much every aspect except power. Who takes it?
     
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  2. robert ungurean

    robert ungurean Богдан Full Member

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    I have to disagree. I think Louis is the better all around fighter. I'm picking Louis here just not sure how.
     
  3. Showstopper97

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  4. dmt

    dmt Hardest hitting hw ever Full Member

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    Louis has much faster hands, how is Evander better when it comes to handspeed?

    Louis has faster hands and hits harder. Could Holyfield hurt him with a good left hook? Sure. But Holyfields tendency to brawl will lead him to problems vs a quicker handed harder hitting guy like Louis.

    Louis by decision or possible late stoppage. Too much speed and power.
     
  5. It's Ovah

    It's Ovah I am very physically burn you Full Member

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    Evander would bust him up. Far tougher, beat and faced far better opposition in his time.
     
  6. Fergy

    Fergy Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    In a series of 3, Holyfield wins the first and Louis the other two.
     
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  7. Toney F*** U

    Toney F*** U Boxing junkie Full Member

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    If Holyfield slugged it out with power punching super heavyweights I think he’d be ok vs Louis
     
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  8. dmt

    dmt Hardest hitting hw ever Full Member

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    Its different. Louis may not have the same raw power as Lewis but he is more dangerous. He can put 5-6 punch power combinations in less than 2 seconds. He can throw a tripe left hook in a second. Lewis can't.

    A fast handed hard hitting combination puncher like Louis or pre prison Tyson is more dangerous than a bigger hard hitting super heavyweight like Lewis.
     
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  9. George Crowcroft

    George Crowcroft 'Snarky Little Gobshite' - IntentionalButt Full Member

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    Why is Holyfield being massively overrated all of a sudden?
     
  10. Toney F*** U

    Toney F*** U Boxing junkie Full Member

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    Overrated because he’s being picked to beat Louis? He fought in a tougher era and has wins over better opponents
     
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  11. BitPlayerVesti

    BitPlayerVesti Boxingoholican Full Member

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    Only Louis actually consistently won against top opponents.
     
  12. Toney F*** U

    Toney F*** U Boxing junkie Full Member

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    If your throwing combinations at Holyfield your getting some combos in return, Holyfield has the much better chin
     
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  13. BitPlayerVesti

    BitPlayerVesti Boxingoholican Full Member

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    I suspect Louis gets knocked down, but gets up and stops Holyfield.
     
  14. Mendoza

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    Holyfield could win this fight by boxing carefully as he did vs Bowe in the 2nd fight. He's got better defense and is longer than Louis, who I think was too easy to hit, and had slower feet.

    Holyfield had a good chin, far better just about anyone Louis beat, with the possible exception of Simon who took a beating, and was too easy to hit, so Louis chances of scoring a come from behind KO was lower

    If Holyfield goes to war, I like Louis.
     
  15. George Crowcroft

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    He beat two better opponents, and lost to one of them twice. That's not enough to make up for a 25 year title reign with one of the best résumés in heavyweight history.