Ezzard Charles vs 80s heavyweights.

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  1. JackSilver

    JackSilver Active Member Full Member

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    How does prime Charles fare against the following 80s heavyweights?

    Mike Weaver
    Mike Dokes
    Gerry Cooney
    Frank Bruno
    Greg Page
    Pinklon Thomas
    Tim Witherspoon
    Jose Ribalta
    Quick Tillis
     
  2. The Kentucky Cobra

    The Kentucky Cobra Boxing Addict booted Full Member

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    Charles beats them all, given hes allowed to pace himself as an 80s heavy and come in near top condition every night. If he fights monthly he might drop the odd fight.

    Of the 80s, peak Holmes and Tyson are the only fighters I would make clear favorites. And for that matter, Charles beat the Holmes who turned the title over to Spinks, and could upset the green Tyson who got a learning experience against Tillis.

    Charles legacy as an all time great wasnt just beating similiar sized men, it was how well he performed against all comers from 175 and up on such a demanding schedule.
     
  3. Titan1

    Titan1 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Ezzard probably beats all of them, though Dokes, Page, and Tillis have the potential to give him problems. Major problems.
     
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  4. Seamus

    Seamus Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    He loses to the best versions of Thomas, Page and maybe Cooney and Spoon. But then again, how many times did we see the best versions of those guys.
     
  5. Grapefruit

    Grapefruit Active Member Full Member

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    I'd favor a game Walcott over all those guys listed above
     
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  6. Combatesdeboxeo_

    Combatesdeboxeo_ Boxing Addict booted Full Member

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    Prime charles was a light heavyweight son
     
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  7. Fergy

    Fergy Boxing Addict Full Member

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    The very best of Charles should defeat
    Tillis
    Ribalta
    Cooney
    Bruno
    Weaver.

    He could maybe defeat but as easily lose to
    Spoon
    Thomas
    Dokes
    Page
     
  8. Reinhardt

    Reinhardt Well-Known Member Full Member

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    In a 15 round fight he beats them all. It's possible he drops one though
     
  9. choklab

    choklab cocoon of horror Full Member

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    I agree with Kentucky Cobra. With the right schedule he schools all of them.
     
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  10. JohnThomas1

    JohnThomas1 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    A few of them at their best might be too big for him. He'd beat most in their lazier efforts/form.
     
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  11. InMemoryofJakeLamotta

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    Thomas and Witherspoon trouble him the most.
     
  12. mrkoolkevin

    mrkoolkevin Not here for the fairy tales Full Member

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    Peak for peak? I’d set the over-under at around .500
     
  13. Rope-a-Dope

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    Dokes, Cooney, Page, Thomas, and Witherspoon all could beat Charles, assuming they hadn't been on a drugs or eating binge rather than training, but there's no guarantee of that. I'd pick Charles over all because you could at least be totally confident that'd he'd actually put some effort in.
     
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    Lol so many old casual fans in the classic part of this forum. How many 6'0 170 pound heavyweight champions are there now days? Wait there are 0. There is a reason there are weight classes. Each of these guys listed would destroy Ezzard Charles. I can't see him even making it out of one round with any of these guys unless he ran.
     

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