Gunboat Smith vs Evander Holyfield

Discussion in 'Classic Boxing Forum' started by InMemoryofJakeLamotta, Oct 11, 2019 at 7:00 PM.


  1. InMemoryofJakeLamotta

    InMemoryofJakeLamotta Boxing Addict Full Member

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  2. George Crowcroft

    George Crowcroft Youngest Ezzard Charles Fan Ever Full Member

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    Why? What is the point?
     
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  3. Mendoza

    Mendoza Hrgovic = Next Heavyweight champion of the world. Full Member

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    There is no film of Smith in the ring for a real fight, only in sparring and his stance/style for his time was a little odd. In his time he was tall, had a solid punch, and good durability. Smith was probably one of the top 2-3 in the world for a brief window of time and better than most of Johnson title opponents.

    However, Holyfield had far more skills and was also very durable. This one would not be close.
     
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  4. Tonto62

    Tonto62 Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Smith was kod by Harry Greb hardly a middleweight Ernie Shavers!Floored by super middle Carpentier,kod by Jim Coffey and ko'd in total 12 times.I think you are overestimating his durability!
     
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  5. Mendoza

    Mendoza Hrgovic = Next Heavyweight champion of the world. Full Member

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    Are you trying to copy my style :) He also went the distance beating some good punchers like Langford, Willard and Moran. From 1909-1915 he was stopped what, 5 times in 86 fights? You looking at his past his prime, I'm talking about him in his best years. Smith was not a defensive fighter.
     
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  6. InMemoryofJakeLamotta

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    To see how Holyfield can fare.
     


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