Ggreb or Tunney?

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  1. PH|LLA

    PH|LLA Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    who was better?
     
  2. klompton

    klompton Boxing Addict booted

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  3. SuzieQ49

    SuzieQ49 Officer Full Member

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    Well before Tunney grew into a heavyweight, the series was tied 2-2 both men fighting under 175lb. Greb gave up at least 10lb to tunney each time but beat him twice out of 5 oppertunities
     
  4. Minotauro

    Minotauro Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Greb was the greater fighter.
     
  5. Seamus

    Seamus Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    I thought Greb only won one fight. I know some of the news accounts varied, though. Wasn't the Philly fight really close? I don't have my references next to me.
     
  6. My2Sense

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    Two of Tunney's wins were very close, but Tunney is considered to have won the series 3-1-1 (including newspaper decisions). In their final fight, Tunney whupped him very decisively.
     
  7. janitor

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    It comes down to this:

    First fight is a decisive win for Greb.

    Second fight the media is split but most papers favour Greb.

    Third fight is a decisive win for Tunney.

    Fourth fight the media is split prety much 50/50 give or take.

    Fifth fight is a decisive win for Tunney.

    So depending on whether you acept the weight of media opinion regarding the second fight the final score is either:

    One for Greb, two for Tunney with two uncertain.

    or

    Two for Greb two for Tunney with one uncertain.
     
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  8. PH|LLA

    PH|LLA Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    I read in an excerpt of his book that Tunney was in absolute terrible shape for the first fight. If he describes it accurately then by today's standards its unthinkable that he would even get in the ring
     
  9. janitor

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    That is nothing compared to the shape he was in after the fight.
     
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  10. GPater11093

    GPater11093 Barry Full Member

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    that was quick janitor taht made me laugh
     
  11. PH|LLA

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    well maybe one has to do with the other.
     
  12. My2Sense

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    Don't understand how/why he would show up in bad shape for a fight he wasn't even expected to win in good shape... :huh
     
  13. Russell

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    Greb. Don't have to put too much thought into it either.
     
  14. COULDHAVEBEEN

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    Head-to-head history tends to suggest that Tunney shaded Greb, though the decisive hiding Greb dished out in the first match is significant to the argument.

    Pound for pound it's certainly Greb before Tunney.
     
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