George Foreman vs Jerry Quarry

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  1. BoxingDialogue

    BoxingDialogue Well-Known Member Full Member

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    How would this have gone in their primes?
     
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  2. Kamikaze

    Kamikaze Bye for now! banned Full Member

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    Rumours are just that but Quarry apparently used to school and beat up on George.
     
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  3. BoxingDialogue

    BoxingDialogue Well-Known Member Full Member

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    With Quarry's speed that wouldn't surprise me if he really did
     
  4. Kamikaze

    Kamikaze Bye for now! banned Full Member

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    With 'Young" Foremans lack of basic boxing I have to believe it. Quarry also knocked Ken Norton out cold too apparently.
     
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  5. Richard M Murrieta

    Richard M Murrieta Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    I do know there was a rumor of a potential fight between Champion George Foreman and challenger Jerry Quarry, especially after Quarry's one round kayo of Earnie Shavers on Dec 14 1973, in Madison Square Garden. Instead Ken Norton got his opportunity at Foreman's title on March 26 1974, in Caracas, Venezuela. We all now how that fight turned out for Ken.
     
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  6. robert ungurean

    robert ungurean Богдан Full Member

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    Even if Quarry got over on George sparring if they actually ever did come fight night another KO for George. No knock on Jerry its just how it is.
     
  7. young griffo

    young griffo Boxing Addict Full Member

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    I don’t know. I remember Jerry commentating on a Foreman fight (maybe against Le Doux?) and he was basically in awe of George, saying he sparred against him and he was awesome and the strongest man he’d shared a ring with bar none. Nothing about schooling him anyway.

    I’d massively favour Foreman in an actual fight too. I love Jerry but Foreman was a real force at his peak and he’d roll over the always tough, brave and game (but much, much smaller and always hittable) Quarry.
     
  8. Stiches Yarn

    Stiches Yarn Active Member Full Member

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    In any event, Foreman beat him.
    If it was the late 1960's Quarry who had his own father in his corner, well he slug it out with George and he will pay for it.
    If it was the early 1970's Quarry who had gil Glancy in his corner, he use his great boxing skills, move and counter punch, but Foreman cut the ring off and force him to fight a war, which Foreman wins.
     
  9. Rakesh

    Rakesh Active Member Full Member

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    Quarry would make it competitive at first but slowly become a punching bag throughout the fight. Foreman TKO after Quarry takes a bad beating on the ropes.
     
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  10. ETM

    ETM I thought I did enough to win. Full Member

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    Foreman by stoppage in an ugly fight. Jerry Quarry might land 100% of his punches but still be run.over.
     
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  11. Tin_Ribs

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    Yeah, an Occams Razor thing with Quarry being a combo of too small and basically too easy to hit despite his skill and resilience.
     
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  12. Curtis Lowe

    Curtis Lowe Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Geez, a lot you guys need to go watch the Quarry - Lyle Fight.
     
  13. Gazelle Punch

    Gazelle Punch Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Think it would look a lot like a Holyfield fight with him would. In his prime anyway not the old foreman. They would trade Quarry would be the better till he gets caught.
     
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  14. choklab

    choklab cocoon of horror Full Member

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    Who knows what would happen?

    It is said that it is the one fight Foreman never wanted. He turned the fight down.

    it would be interesting to see what Gil Clancy thought about this matchup.
     
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  15. Richard M Murrieta

    Richard M Murrieta Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    At that point in time when George Foreman was in his first title reign, (1973-1974) he was handled by D.Sadler and Archie Moore. Gil Clancy entered the picture after Foreman was dethroned by Muhammad Ali on Oct 30 1974.