George Foreman vs Jerry Quarry

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  1. Stevie G

    Stevie G Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    No disrespect to Jerry who was a fine boxer and a warrior but I've never been one of those convinced that he would have been a serious threat to George Foreman.
     
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  2. BitPlayerVesti

    BitPlayerVesti Boxing Hagiographer Full Member

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    In fairness Foreman said this too


     
  3. ronnyrains

    ronnyrains Active Member Full Member

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    Never ceases's to amaze me how people seem to think Jerry was some weaky punching bag,that everyone and their brother can walk on! George Foreman was one of the greatest natural Puncher's of alltime but who muscled Jerry around?? NO ONE! whoever really out brawled him ( Frazier twice) How many big intimadating sluggers did Jerry beat ? Spencer the number #1 contender (32-5), Buster Mathis (29-1) and ranked sixth! Mac Foster ranked number #1 and then record (24-0, 24 knockouts) UNDEFEATED THIRD RANKED RON LYLE (19-0 W/ 17 KO). AND KO KING SHAVERS (46-2 45 KNOCKOUTS AND 34 IN A ROW) Quarry barely lost a round in these fites!
     
  4. HolDat

    HolDat Active Member Full Member

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    Foreman wins as long as he uses his ATG jab.
     
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  5. cross_trainer

    cross_trainer Bergeron Avatar Club Full Member

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    This.

    Quarry may well lose, and I wouldn't favor him. But how much more would the guy have to do to show that he's good against huge punchers?
     
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  6. JWSoats

    JWSoats Active Member Full Member

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    On paper Quarry stands a good chance, and his performances against Lyle, Mac Foster, and Shavers would suggest that he has the tools and skills to pull an upset. But in an actual fight, I see George catching him early and George getting a stoppage after a short but furious brawl. Foreman weathers Quarry's punches better than the reverse. Still, it is a fight that could have happened and should have happened. Ironically, as impressive as Quarry's resume is, he never fought for the undisputed title, only two shots at fragmented versions.
     
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  7. RulesMakeItInteresting

    RulesMakeItInteresting Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Quarry would get in some fine shots. But Foreman would have bullied the hell out of him, putting him in range for the big shots. A very game but doomed Quarry is getting knocked all over the ring and stopped in 4.
     
  8. Richard M Murrieta

    Richard M Murrieta Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    So true, against Jimmy Ellis on April 27 1968 in Oakland, California and against Smoking Joe Frazier on June 23 1969 in Madison Square Garden.
     
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