Folley V Walcott ?

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  1. red cobra

    red cobra Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    I know that Folley and Machen are 1-0-1...with Eddie not copping a win in their series, but I've always figured Machen to be the more "outside the box", ballsier, tougher of the two. I know the dangers of using this kind of deductive reasoning with fighters, but I reckon that Machen did better vs a rather prominent common opponent than Folley...namely Sonny Liston....and I've always though that if Eddie were to have gotten a shot at the pre-exile Muhammad Ali, that he would have improved on Zora as well. He would have found a way IMHO to survive and be more of a pest than the oh so buttoned down Folley was to Ali. Maybe I'm wrong, I dunno, but then again.....
     
  2. Mendoza

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    Walcott, he was faster and the better athlete in the ring. Likely hit harder too.
     
  3. Fergy

    Fergy Boxing Addict Full Member

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    No ,sounds plausible alright. Yep he'd have lost to Ali but maybe gives him more of a hard fight than Folley did .
     
  4. red cobra

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    Fergy, I've always had this "gut feeling" about Machen.
     
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  5. red cobra

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    Do you agree with me about Machen LH?
     
  6. jowcol

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    Could have been a chess match meaning Joe and Eddie.
     
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  7. InMemoryofJakeLamotta

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    Give me Jersey Joe
     

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