Henry Akinwade vs Michael Grant?

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  1. mr. magoo

    mr. magoo Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Ive watched that clip a bunch of times over the years and that shot hardly looked like it had any mustard on it at all. And yes McCline appeared to have injured his leg with the way he went down. I also remember hearing something about the betting odds changing at the last minute before the fight... Something wasn’t right.. either way I don’t think that match is a valid tool to size up Grant’s chances in other fantasy fights.
     
  2. MarkusFlorez99

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    I think akinwande can win a incredibly boring UD because Grant seemed to lack a bit of coordination. but its close. Grant could knock him out, as grant was able to take out Gonzalez a lot quicker than Bowe did. And he was getting bested and beat up by Golota for the whole fight but he weathered the storm and landed a powerful right hand and rocked Golota to the point where he didn't want to fight anymore :lol:
     
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  3. Saintpat

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    All I know is:

    1) I don’t want to see this fight

    2) I don’t want to think about this fight

    3) I really don’t want to be haunted by the mention of Akinwande or Grant ever again

    This is a matchup nobody wins. We all lose.
     
  4. NoNeck

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    Grant was an action fighter. Your memory is poor.
     
  5. Saintpat

    Saintpat Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Grant was a paper tiger. If someone with any ability fought back or took it to him, he folded.

    As for my memory: I forgot something once, but it was so long ago I don’t even remember what it was.
     
  6. NoNeck

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    Golota fight
     
  7. GoldenHulk

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    Pre Lennox Lewis I'd go with Grant, post I'd favor Akinwande, Grant seemed to lose a lot of confidence after losing to Lewis.
     
  8. Dubblechin

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    I will always believe Henry Akinwande was the missing Klitschko brother. (LOL)

    I think the Klitschkos' dad was a spy when he joined the military during the Cold War and had a rendevous in London with some dark skinned lady, and, nine months later, out popped Henry, the brother from another mother.

    Henry could grab and clutch like Wlad and jab like Vitali. Was the same size as both. He had a great chin, too. (Better than Wlad's.) He was about as exciting, too. And two of his four losses came after he turned 40. Before that, he was virtually unbeatable. Seriously. (LOL)

    He even beat a Fury! (Tyson Fury's dad - which must've been why Tyson wanted revenge on Wlad so much.)

    Just didn't have the killer instinct of his brothers. (That must've come from Wlad and Vitali's mom.)

    That's probably why Wlad and Vitali never fought Henry. (The whole brother thing, again.)

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    Back to the topic, I don't see Grant winning a round, honestly. Just depends on how long Grant's chin holds up.
     
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  9. Dubblechin

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    Honestly, Grant seemed to lose a lot of confidence during the Golota fight. In fact, if Golota wasn't such a mental case, he would've won.

    And, while he usually wasn't exciting, Henry Akinwande was a dominant fighter. He didn't lose his third pro fight until he was 41. And his second loss came to McCall with less than a minute to go in the last round in a fight where he was miles ahead on the cards.

    Akinwande really had one bad night in 55 pro fights. And that came against Lewis. Grant wasn't on that level, really.
     
  10. ironchamp

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    Depends on when they fought, but I'd favor Grant.
     
  11. NoNeck

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    Grant was better than year 2000 McCall.

    It’s not like Akinwande was beating really good fighters.
     
  12. Dubblechin

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    Grant didn't ever have a better chin than year 2000 McCall, or more power, for that matter. (LOL)

    Akinwande was stopped one time, by McCall, with seconds left in the fight. I believe that was the only time he was even down.

    Michael Grant isn't knocking out Akinwande. And he certainly wasn't going to outpoint him. Nobody did, until Akinwande was in his 40s.
     
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  13. NoNeck

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    Golota was better than Akinwande. Izon was about the same level but dissimilar. Grant beat them.

    Nobody who Akinwande beat was on Grant’s level.

    Grant didn’t drop decisions until he was old anyway. Same argument you’re making w Akinwande.

    Grant could tko or decision him, if not knockout.
     
  14. Dubblechin

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    Grant's Level? What LEVEL would that be? (LOL) The level where you get stopped by Jameel McCline and Dominick Guinn in your prime? Seriously?

    Also, Golota got dropped by everyone and quit too many times to count. Akinwande, I believe, got dropped by McCall and that's it. In 55 fights. Hell, the only guy who got knocked down by a punch in the Akinwande-Lewis fight was Lennox.

    David Izon? (LOL) David Izon couldn't beat Maurice Harris.

    Akinwande beat Tony Tucker, Orlin Norris, Axel Shulz, Alexander Zolkin, Scott Welch, Johnny Nelson, Jimmy Thunder, Jeremy Williams, Maurice Harris ... and Oliver McCall for nine rounds and two minutes and 15 seconds.

    Quite a few of them were on "Grant's Level." (LOL)
     
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  15. ideafix12

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    No way Izon is in the same level than Akinwande
     
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