Frank Bruno vs Riddick Bowe

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  1. InMemoryofJakeLamotta

    InMemoryofJakeLamotta We Do Chicken Right!! banned Full Member

    Sep 21, 2017
    The best version of Bruno vs prime Bowe? How does this fight go?
  2. Eye of Timaeus

    Eye of Timaeus Well-Known Member Full Member

    Sep 1, 2019
  3. dmt

    dmt Hardest hitting hw ever Full Member

    Jul 2, 2006
    Bowe is on a different level. Bowe tko 7
  4. mr. magoo

    mr. magoo Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Jan 3, 2007
    Bowe wins by stoppage. But Frank had the heart, power, size and conditioning to contend with him. His strait jab would also find a home through Bowe’s porous defense as well. Ultimately Frank gets battered to submission over time but still a very good fight.
  5. Flash24

    Flash24 Boxing Addict Full Member

    Oct 22, 2015
    Good fight, Bruno had a lot of heart, but the overall skill of prime Bowe would eventually overwhelm Bruno. I've said this before Bowe at his peak had all the tools necessary to be an ATG. Bruno became the best he could be. (Which, in my opinion deserve more respect than what Bowe accomplished, because he had the ability to have been so much more. )
    After a few even rds early in the fight Bowe's better tools would began to take effect and he would began to get the upper hand.
    By the 8th-9th rds the fight would be all Bowe and he would stop Bruno within the distance.
  6. he grant

    he grant Historian/Film Maker Full Member

    Jul 15, 2008
    Intriguing match up .. Bowe might take him out early with his speed and power but Bowe did get hit and Bruno was huge and a monster puncher .. if Bowe was sloppy early he could get nailed and hurt for sure .. if Bowe fights smart he outclasses him and stops him in six or seven but who knows ?
    Last edited: Jun 8, 2020
  7. InMemoryofJakeLamotta

    InMemoryofJakeLamotta We Do Chicken Right!! banned Full Member

    Sep 21, 2017
    I agree.
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  8. William Walker

    William Walker Boxing Addict Full Member

    Apr 9, 2020
    Another routine Bowe stoppage in the middle rounds. Unlike most of Bowe's fights, Bruno might hurt Bowe early. But since Bruno has poor stamina, and doesn't know how to survive. Bowe would quickly and handily win the firefight rather quickly, before turning into a long and drawn-out beatdown.
  9. Twisted_Metal

    Twisted_Metal Active Member Full Member

    Mar 4, 2008
    Bruno would have early success with his jabs, but would eventually stopped between round 6-10.
  10. RulesMakeItInteresting

    RulesMakeItInteresting Boxing Addict Full Member

    Mar 23, 2019
    Poor Bruno. Bowe was just too big and mean and bludgeoning. The Bowe who beat Holy I would have knocked him silly, the ref stopping it in 5.
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  11. CharlesBurley

    CharlesBurley Well-Known Member banned Full Member

    Feb 23, 2020
    Bruno would outbox Bowe early before getting stopped late. Although I'd give Bruno a shot at doing a Golota
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  12. Charlietf

    Charlietf Well-Known Member banned Full Member

    Feb 25, 2020
    Too big? Bruno was as heavy if not heavier and he was pure muscle, bowe was flabby like hell.
    Bowe wins but not because he was too big .mate.
  13. Shahpoor Saiq

    Shahpoor Saiq Member Full Member

    Mar 2, 2020
    People act like Bowe is like 10 inches taller and weighs 30 lbs than Bruno.
  14. Twisted_Metal

    Twisted_Metal Active Member Full Member

    Mar 4, 2008
    Bruno was only 1 1/2 inch shorter and he's actually heavier than Bowe . He outboxed Lennox with his jabs before getting caught right on his chin. Bruno is the same size as Tubbs and Tubbs almost beat Bowe on decision. Although Tubbs has better movement than Bruno without a doubt.
  15. 88Chris05

    88Chris05 Active Member Full Member

    Aug 20, 2013
    Bowe too much of a natural fighter and too skilled inside for Bruno. All that holding, the rabbit punches, the pushing etc. won't work against Bowe. Bruno would probably give a good enough account of himself for a few rounds, as he generally did in his defeats, but I see Bowe taking over after about five rounds and stopping him around the eighth.