George Foreman vs Gene Tunney

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  1. Saintpat

    Saintpat Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Foreman walks through Tunney.

    In two.
     
  2. Hank

    Hank Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Tunney. I notice height and weight are given right at start. Is that what you go by? George had troble with Peralta, a lightheavy of average ability at end of carreer. Tunney could box, would take George to round 5, then tear him up. Loook, George when young could not last past 5 rounds without huffing and puffing and falling forward.
     
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  3. bernie4366

    bernie4366 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    BWAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!

    I love classic!

    Bernard Hopkins toys with Tunney like he was a rank amateur, smacks him around for fun, puts him to sleep as soon as he gets bored with him.
     
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  4. bernie4366

    bernie4366 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Sturdity??
     
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  5. mcvey

    mcvey Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Dempsey won about one round in their two fights.Tunney was only floored once in 70 fights , he could keep his hands down because he had immaculate footwork.
    Even an older Dempsey had more handspeed than Foreman.
     
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  6. Mr Butt

    Mr Butt Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    i see what you're saying but an old dempsey did catch tunney and really was not given a fair shake by the ref was he or he may of finished tunney off . when a young foreman catches tunney and he would he would finish tunney i stand by my original post of foreman by the 5th .i am not saying tunney would not make foreman look slow and ponderous and perhaps silly at times he probably would but foreman would catch him and when he did it would be goodnight Mr tunney sleep tight:good
     
  7. mrkoolkevin

    mrkoolkevin Not here for the fairy tales Full Member

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    Tunney fared better than I had expected in this thread.
     
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  8. Jackomano

    Jackomano Boxing Addict Full Member

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    This. Very bad style matchup for Foreman.
     
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  9. Seamus

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    Tunney has about the most inconsequential CV in the division's history that actually garnered a championship.

    Foreman steamrolls him.
     
  10. 70sFan865

    70sFan865 Active Member Full Member

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    Tunney had all the tools to beat Foreman, but he didn't have experience at HW.

    I'd pick Foreman by KO but Gene has huge stylistic advantage and if he was as good as I think, he'd win this one.
     
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  11. Grapefruit

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    Tunney was no Ali, but he was more than a Jimmy young.

    If he can avoid trading shots with foreman he might get the decision, but he would have to do that all night. if I were to bet on it, foreman by knock out.
     
  12. Richmondpete

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    Prime George is one of the best heavyweights of all time Tunney did next to nothing at heavyweight
     
  13. Tonto62

    Tonto62 Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Dempsey no longer had the legs to catch up with Gene.
    George had a very good grasp of ring geometry, plus he had an excellent jab himself, at some point he would corner the Marine,and,tough though the was, I don't thinkTunney could weather too many ribbusters from Foreman.
    I see Tunney's straight right hand landing often on George's whiskers but it doesn't halt his stalking progress.
    Foreman scores a mid to late rounds ko,with Tunney in front when the stoppage occurs.
     
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  14. BlackCloud

    BlackCloud I detest the daily heavyweight threads Full Member

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    So now we have Tunney beating both Foreman & Frazier.

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    If we carried out a profile check on those that think Tunney beats both i am sure the results would be Caucasian male 60 -80 yrs.

    Make of that what you will.

    For the record, i am caucasian......i am also realistic.
     
  15. Seamus

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    ^^^^ This...
     
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