Gene Tunney vs Max Schmeling

Discussion in 'Classic Boxing Forum' started by 70sFan865, Mar 23, 2020.


Who would have won?

  1. Gene Tunney

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  2. Max Schmeling

    3 vote(s)
    13.0%
  1. Seamus

    Seamus Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Schmeling was the more accomplished heavyweight. Close but I take him to win by late KO.
     
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  2. CharlesBurley

    CharlesBurley Member Full Member

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    Schmelling is a better technician with better head movement. Tunney the quicker footwork and maybe faster hands, not that there's much in it. Both masters of their use of range. Lead towards Schmelling but not much in it.
     
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  3. RightLeftCombo

    RightLeftCombo Member Full Member

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    Close, but I'd take the quicker, smoother Gene to win a decision over Max.
     
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    unitas Boxing Addict Full Member

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  6. Rumsfeld

    Rumsfeld Moderator Staff Member

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    I'm apparently in the minority here, as I would favor Schmeling. A little surprised this one is so one-sided. Not because I think I'm "correct", but rather because I'd have imagined this one being close to even.
     
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  7. 70sFan865

    70sFan865 Well-Known Member Full Member

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    I am also on Schmeling side, but that's because he's one of my favorites :)

    But to be honest, I think that Tunney relyling a lot on his jab could be dangerous. Schmeling was extremely good against jabbers.
     
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  8. mcvey

    mcvey Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Tunney would be landing his straight right behind his jab ,his quick feet would be the difference here imo.
     
  9. Rumsfeld

    Rumsfeld Moderator Staff Member

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    My thought process was similar, in that Schmeling was very clever at finding ways to disguise that mean right.
     
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  10. 70sFan865

    70sFan865 Well-Known Member Full Member

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    That's possible, but Schmeling wasn't easy to land on. He was very good defensively.
     


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