How do you rate Joe Bugner?

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  1. dmt

    dmt Hardest hitting hw ever Full Member

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    How do you rate him as a contender? Do you think he had the potential to have a better career than he did?
     
  2. ecto55

    ecto55 Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Aussie Joe Bugner? Good jab, well schooled, another great Australian heavyweight along with Bob Fitzsimmons and Peter Jackson.
     
  3. dmt

    dmt Hardest hitting hw ever Full Member

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    lol

    I am pretty sure he was a product of the British boxing system.
     
  4. mark ant

    mark ant Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Born in
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  5. mark ant

    mark ant Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Like Lennox Lewis?
     
  6. dmt

    dmt Hardest hitting hw ever Full Member

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    Lewis was a product of the Canadian system.
     
  7. ecto55

    ecto55 Well-Known Member Full Member

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    ...and Bugner's best years were spent living on Australia's Gold Coast in the swanky 80's, hence the nickname 'Aussie Joe'.

    Any chance of editing the threat title to include his 'Aussie' moniker?
     
  8. Mike Cannon

    Mike Cannon Member Full Member

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    Sort of had all the tools, stamina, endurance, very good chin, could withstand punishment, light on his feet good jab, BUT dont think he really liked the fight game ! Possibly the demise of a fighter he fought when starting out may have had more effect on him than we give credit for, shame because if was aggresive, and could punch his weight, who knows.....
     
  9. dinovelvet

    dinovelvet Antifanboi Full Member

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    Good boxer. The Klitschko of his era. Obviously Klitschkos had more drive and fought in a weaker era which is why they went further. But on a base skill level Bugner was on par with W.Klitschko and slightly above V.Klitschko.
     
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  10. Fergy

    Fergy Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Actually that's a good comparison Dino, never thought of it like that. But yes, certain traits of Bugner you can see in the K bros. Tho I can't see Wlad going the distance with Joe Frazier!
     
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  11. Wizbit1013

    Wizbit1013 The Original 101.3 Full Member

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    One tough SOB and could box when it was required
    Was a more than solid addition to the division
     
  12. red cobra

    red cobra Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    I rate him as "just happy to be there"...to paraphrase him.
     
  13. dmt

    dmt Hardest hitting hw ever Full Member

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    i would have liked to see Bugner-Foreman, i wonder if Bugner could last the distance.
     
  14. Cecil

    Cecil Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Or getting beat off Jack Bodell!
     
  15. Johnny_B

    Johnny_B Active Member Full Member

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    Get real. If he was the Klitschko of his era, he would have been a dominant world champion. He wasn't.
    Bugner was nowhere near the level of the Klitschkos.
     
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