Holyfield: I’d beat all of them

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  1. Toney F*** U

    Toney F*** U Boxing junkie Full Member

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    I looked back on Holyfield’s ama and he claimed that he would beat all of the top heavies and cruisers today. I’m a Holyfield fanboy but I strongly disagree. So how does Holyfield fare up against:

    AJ
    Wlad
    Vitali
    Fury
    Wilder
    Povetkin
    Usyk
    Okolie
    Gassiev
     
  2. Toney F*** U

    Toney F*** U Boxing junkie Full Member

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    AJ: Pick em fight, I lean towards Evander
    Wlad: Loses a decision
    Vitali: Loses a decision
    Fury: Loses a decision
    Wilder: Wins by TKO in 6
    Povetkin: Wins a wide decision
    Usyk: Wins a close decision
    Okolie: TKO win
    Gassiev: Wins by UD
     
  3. GoldenHulk

    GoldenHulk Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Loses to Vitali, Fury and Wilder, beats the rest.
     
  4. Toney F*** U

    Toney F*** U Boxing junkie Full Member

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    Wilder???
     
  5. GoldenHulk

    GoldenHulk Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Gut feeling.
     
  6. Indefatigable

    Indefatigable Active Member banned Full Member

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    He beats all of them. By knockout.
     
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  7. young griffo

    young griffo Boxing Addict Full Member

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    He’s beats nearly all of them and is even money against the brothers.
     
  8. Kamikaze

    Kamikaze Bye for now! Full Member

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    In a career against these fighters this would almost be impossible, In single fantasy bouts I think he beats all of them.
     
  9. chico g

    chico g Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Yeah the Holyfield that beat Douglas Tyson and Bowe does beat them all.
     
  10. young griffo

    young griffo Boxing Addict Full Member

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    That’s actually a very good point.

    Fighting all of them the attrition would eventually get to Holyfield and he’d pick up some L’s. Pretty much what actually happened in his stellar career too.
     
  11. Gazelle Punch

    Gazelle Punch Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Like most of the HW champs he was an alpha male. Most champs think they could of beat everyone which is fine imo. That’s how they became champs to begin with
     
  12. Kamikaze

    Kamikaze Bye for now! Full Member

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    A good question is who could beat all those names in a single career?
     
  13. McGrain

    McGrain Diamond Dog Staff Member

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    Naybody
     
  14. young griffo

    young griffo Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Maybe Ali. Although all of these men have differing styles I don’t really see a stylistic nightmare amongst them for Ali over an extended career. Ali had a unique ability to cope with many types (with Kenny Norton and Smoking Joe being the notable exceptions and he had his moments against them too)

    In consecutive fights then absolutely no one. That’s a pretty formidable list of fighters and I doubt anyone could back up against that many big men and varied skill sets.
     
  15. BCS8

    BCS8 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    LOL Holyfield
     
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