How good was Foreman`s performance v Cooney?

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  1. mark ant

    mark ant Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    jab landed by Foreman
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    hook to the body by Cooney
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    jab lands by Foreman
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    jab lands from Foreman, Cooney imediately lands counter
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    Foreman lands soft right
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    two body shots by Foreman
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    Gerry got a little left hook in and he wobbled him
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    hook landed by Cooney
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    two hooks to the body by Cooney
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    two jabs land from Cooney
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    soft right lands from Foreman
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    ooh right lands from Foreman
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    jab lands from Foreman
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    Foreman lands hook
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    George lands another hook
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    Cooney lands to body
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    right-left uppercut combo lands from George
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    crunching uppercut lands from George
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    1-2 lands from George
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    right hook by George
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    right
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    jab drops Cooney
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    Devastating left uppercut
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    right finishes it.
    Rate that performance out of 10.
     
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  2. Kamikaze

    Kamikaze No Fairy Tales• Full Member

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    Foreman is as overrated as they come.
     
  3. JackSilver

    JackSilver Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Foreman did what he had to do but Cooney that night looked like he just got out of a rehab centre to pick up his pay check
     
  4. Gazelle Punch

    Gazelle Punch Boxing Addict Full Member

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    ....what? Lol elaborate for me please...please
     
  5. Kamikaze

    Kamikaze No Fairy Tales• Full Member

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    70s Foreman when he was at his best who did he knock out?
    Joe who made a name like so many others for giving Ali issues still 2-1, Norton was fragile- two fighters who were his own size and knew how to fight made him look like an oaf.

    A little Argentine guy (Forgot his name) exposed a lot of flaws in George and took him the distance.
     
  6. Gazelle Punch

    Gazelle Punch Boxing Addict Full Member

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    When you stop men like Frazier, Chuvalo, Norton, Lyle, Cooney, Qawi,Moorer etc it speaks to itself. When men like Holyfield say he was the hardest punched he ever faced it speaks volumes. When you go 76/5 w 68 KOs over two life times it speaks for itself.
    Can you please name me these perfect fighters you speak of? Ones without flaws?
    If you think Joe Frazier only made a name for himself by beating Ali you have a lot to learn about boxing. At this point not sure if you’re trolling.
     
  7. JohnThomas1

    JohnThomas1 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Jesus Christ.
     
  8. Kamikaze

    Kamikaze No Fairy Tales• Full Member

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    Fraizer was made for Foreman so was Chuvalo who was beaten by much lesser then Foreman, Norton had no chin so did Cooney who was in his last fight and never good to speak of, Qawi and Moorer? those are good wins? for a big guy like Foreman two fighters who were former LHWs? one of whichs best wins were there. Moorer was a good win no doubt though but only for his age. then there is Lyle? who accomplished what? he took George to the brink.
    Fraizer was a tough guy, yes but he beat a limited roster and made his name off of Ali.
    He hit hard yes, what of it?

    Look what Ali did to him, Look what Young did and tell me he is a force people his size who could fight made him look oafish.

    I love boxing, the picture I am painting is HW is as shallow as a puddle.
     
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  9. Kamikaze

    Kamikaze No Fairy Tales• Full Member

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    70s George was a very well managed fighter.
     
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  10. Gazelle Punch

    Gazelle Punch Boxing Addict Full Member

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    What did Lyle accomplish? He beat Middleton, Shavers, Bonavena, Garcia, Ellis. Not a bad lineup at all. One of the best contender resumes ever. That’s what he accomplished.
    Who gives a damn if Moorer or anyone else was a LHW. If they were able to fight and compete at Hw that’s what matters. Qawi was old and limited at Hw I’ll give u thag but Foreman was also old.
    I’m waiting for your definition of a perfect HW? Not one exists now or ever. Why hold Foreman to impossible standards? He was a top ten Hw all time and that can’t be argued imo
     
  11. reznick

    reznick In the 7.2% Full Member

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    Pray for him :(
     
  12. Kamikaze

    Kamikaze No Fairy Tales• Full Member

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    P4P all fighters need to be accounted to accordingly, Foreman was managed very well not held to an impossible standard I think he is overrated and laid out my argument do with that what you will. H2H very overrated legacy wise less so. top 10 HW, Yes P4P ATG? no.
     
  13. Kamikaze

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    Larry Holmes>Rocky Marciano
     
  14. reznick

    reznick In the 7.2% Full Member

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    Marciano KO Lewis 8 and there’s nothing you can do about it
     
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    Kamikaze No Fairy Tales• Full Member

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    Wlad KO3 Louis now what?