Gary Mason V Henry Cooper?

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  1. Fergy

    Fergy Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Could Mason have beaten the long term British and European heavyweight champ.? How'd you see this playing out over 15 rounds?
     
  2. mcvey

    mcvey Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Cooper might jab his head off for a few rounds,perhaps even wobble him with his "hammer",but chances are Mason begins to assert himself in the latter stages and possibly pulls away for a win or tko.Though, if his skin holds up, Cooper could take a dec.
     
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  3. Mike Cannon

    Mike Cannon New Member Full Member

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    Mmmm. me thinks Cooper would prob stop Mason late in fight. Mason was big , but also very slow and predictable, Cooper could always knock over big slow fighters , slim chance Mason would use his weight to bully Henry, but overall Cooper was altogether a more rounded fighter than the likes of the Masons of the fight game.
    Our Henry, and all that, what a sportsman etc, thing was Cooper was a crafty ( some have said dirty fighter ) boxer, could, and would, hit on the break, or just a second after the ref had called it, pulled guys onto punches, blindside of the ref again , yea not the fine gentlemen he was played out to be IMO.
     
  4. mark ant

    mark ant Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Whoever lands the big one first, Mason was easier to hit and slower but had the better chin, Cooper wouldn`t have lasted as long as Mason did v Lewis due to being so small and lacking reach, I think the reach factor would help Mason get to Cooper early.
     
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  5. mcvey

    mcvey Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    What do you think the reach differential was between them?
     
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  6. mark ant

    mark ant Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Gave away too much fruit and veg though, which led to him having to give up his stall, just saying.
     
  7. mark ant

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    I don`t know but Cooper`s reach was only 75 inches.
     
  8. Fergy

    Fergy Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Yes I can see Gary getting this mcvey, despite Cooper having the lot longer career and being more successful. A late rounds cut or possibly a ko imo. Mason had a tasty dig.
     
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