George Foreman '73 vs. Evander Holyfield '92

Discussion in 'Classic Boxing Forum' started by Omega74, Sep 15, 2021.

Who wins?

  1. Foreman by KO

    34 vote(s)
    79.1%
  2. Holyfield by KO

    5 vote(s)
    11.6%
  3. Foreman by UD

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. Holyfield by UD

    4 vote(s)
    9.3%
  1. Gatekeeper

    Gatekeeper Well-Known Member Full Member

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    You're not the only one who thinks Foreman could get stopped here in fact I think it's a real possibility, young Foreman did not have the defence or caution that the old one did George was perhaps too confident in his younger days that all he needed was his power and against a certain level of opponent that was true but he discovered against Ali,, Young and almost Lyle you need more than just power and aggression.
    Holyfield no doubt gets hit here and hurt more than once but he weathers the storm and sticks to his boxing and counterpunching GF going down from punches or sheer exhaustion in the latter rounds would be my prediction.
     
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  2. MarkusFlorez99

    MarkusFlorez99 Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Foreman either KOs him or Holyfield survives multiple rocky rounds and stops Foreman late just like Ali did, and just like Jimmy Young almost did.

    I'll go with the latter. Holyfield could box, had decent head movement and was an excellent counter puncher.
     
  3. mr. magoo

    mr. magoo Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Agreed. Evanders, heart, durability, conditioning and precision punching ability could definitely expose George’s pour defense and late round fatigue
     
  4. robert ungurean

    robert ungurean Богдан Full Member

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    Your just not knowledgeable at all. You pick your favorites then just try an make a case for them over and over again like a broken record. Judging by your little cartoon I was right about your age
     
  5. White Bomber

    White Bomber Active Member Full Member

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    Actually, I'm close to 40. But I still enjoy a bit of banter, unlike you it seems
     
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  6. Cookiedough

    Cookiedough Member Full Member

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    As already said, and it seems to be the most realistic outcome. Holyfield gets caught up in a slugfest and big George lands flush a couple of times. I would fancy Evander late on but just can’t see him not wanting to exchange early on. Tremendous fighters and sad to see Evander still trying to battle at 58.
     
  7. NoNeck

    NoNeck Pugilist Specialist Full Member

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    Holyfield tko. All he’d have to do is survive and wait for Foreman to gas. I think he would.
     
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  8. RacingBeat

    RacingBeat Casual lives matter Full Member

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    Holyfield from the first bowe fight could take serious heat and come back with an answer. 90s conditioning sees him through for a clear decision at worst
     
  9. swagdelfadeel

    swagdelfadeel Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    If only you were in Norton and Frazier's corner for their bouts!
     
  10. NoNeck

    NoNeck Pugilist Specialist Full Member

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    You can’t seriously be comparing Norton’s durability to Holyfield’s.
     
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  11. robert ungurean

    robert ungurean Богдан Full Member

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    I don't mind banter. But you just come out of the gate making responses your way or the highway and you always seem to think the modern fighter is better adleast from the posts I've seen.
    Let's take the Holy Foreman thread here. You disregard where I said if this is what gramps Foreman could do. Now wasn't gramps Foreman slower than prime version? IMO he was. Now also IMO once Holy gets banged on the side of the head he gets angry and wants to brawl. To me that's suicide against a prime George. Now that's my opinion and I state it that way. Not you. You just come out and say we'll hes too slow so Holy takes him likes it's fact. You show no humbleness whatsoever and come across as a know it all constantly. That's not bantering my man that's being a hard headed know it all.
     
  12. 70sFan865

    70sFan865 Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Are you trying to sell the idea that Bowe had good defense? Because he definitely didn't, he just faced terrible competition across his career and had decent enough chin to sustain unnecessary beating.

    Holyfield was a great boxer, but far lesser boxers landed on Bowe. Foreman would also land of Bowe and I suspect he'd not see the ending of this fight.
     
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  13. swagdelfadeel

    swagdelfadeel Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    You can't seriously think all one needs to do is "survive and wait for Foreman to gas". If it was that simple multiple people would've done it.

    Regarding your durability comment, Chuvalo was probably the most durable fighter of all time. Ask him how far that got him against Foreman.
     
  14. cross_trainer

    cross_trainer Bergeron Avatar Club Full Member

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    Foreman wins. Either he beats Holyfield in the ring, or the perfect PED testing regimen in place for all fantasy fights catches the chemicals in Holyfield's body, and the Classic fantasy fight sanctioning body overturns any Holyfield victory.

    Foreman by KO or DQ.
     
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  15. Bumnard_Hopkins

    Bumnard_Hopkins Burger King banned Full Member

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    Better than Foreman's. Bowe was better on the offense.