How would a prime Tommy Morisson and Ray Mercer stand up against Fury, Wilder, or Joshua?

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  1. AwardedSteak863

    AwardedSteak863 Well-Known Member Full Member

    Aug 16, 2018
    Sergeant Ray Mercer at his best beats Joshua and Wilder. I think Wilder is easy work for him but AJ is able to wins some rounds but ultimately gets caught by Ray. I just don't see him being able to avoid an exchange with Mercer where he doesn't get hurt. I would favor Fury's size and boxing ability over Mercer.

    I like Tommy over Wilder but I don't see him beating Joshua or Fury. I never was that big on Morrison.

    Now Mercer on the other hand was great. At his best he gave the two best heavyweights of his era all kinds of hell and as an amateur, from most reports he beat Felix Savon. Mercer was bo friggin joke.
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  2. pistal47

    pistal47 Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Jul 14, 2007
    Tommy would not stand up against any of them.
  3. Mendoza

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

    Jun 29, 2007
    I think 10-15 years from now, people won't view Wilder, Fury, or Joshua as fondly as they are now.

    Collectively they have beaten what 4 top ten ranked opponents under the age of 35? You tell me, not counting right now.

    While Joshua has conducted himself well, Wilder and Fury have cherry picked way too often.

    Boxing badly needs Fury vs. Joshua, and I think Fury is the problem this fight is not happening.

    Morrison sure could have beaten them. Or lose to them, but if he lost he's probably be their 2nd best win, or arguably best win.
  4. miniq

    miniq Big Stiff Idiot Full Member

    Oct 23, 2011

    Fury beats any man born from their mother

    I don't think people still quite comprehend how BIG Fury is next to these heavyweights. Fury looks big next to the modern superheavies. Nevermind old school "big" men.
  5. On The Money

    On The Money Dangerous Journeyman Full Member

    Apr 4, 2012
    Mercer would be a live dog. Punchers chance for the Duke.
  6. Olu G. Rotimi

    Olu G. Rotimi Boxing Junkie Full Member

    May 29, 2007
    Tommy the Duke Morrison will knock them all out because of his genes. Sharing a bloodline with the great John Wayne will spell disaster for these guys. As for Mercer he had an iron chin and was called Merciless for a reason.
  7. Stiff Jab

    Stiff Jab Active Member Full Member

    Jan 7, 2019
    Mercer arguably beat a prime Lewis and was at the very least neck-and-neck competitive with him. That alone means that he'd be a tough out for all three. In the case of Wilder, who struggled with Luis Ortiz, I don't see him beating Mercer. Same with AJ, who would have to fight Mercer the way he did in Ruiz II to have a chance, and that's just not his nature (he slipped a couple of times into brawling mode and Ruiz lit him up enough that he went back to jab-jab-jab). Fury, with his reach, agility, and ability to box from the outside on the backfoot, would give Mercer fits, but there's always the possibility of Mercer catching him with those lethal weapons he called fists.

    Tommy Morrison loses to all three. He doesn't have the skill to hang with Fury, nor the chin to take Wilder's or AJ's shots.
  8. miniq

    miniq Big Stiff Idiot Full Member

    Oct 23, 2011
    People who got to watch these fighters

    What was their mentalities like?

    Were they rock solid?

    Anytime I see videos of Morrison I think he looks on edge a lot of the time.
  9. TheMotorCityCobra

    TheMotorCityCobra Active Member Full Member

    Jun 2, 2018
    Mercer gives anyone a tough night. Underrated HW, with a great beard and power. Wilder and AJ are 50/50 fights. I think Fury is just too big, too long and a bad style matchup for Mercer.

    Tommy's chin gets obliterated by Wilder's right hand, he has no chance vs Fury and probably gets iced by AJ too.
  10. TheMotorCityCobra

    TheMotorCityCobra Active Member Full Member

    Jun 2, 2018
    Tommy was mentally a fragile mess. Roided out of his mind and a bat-**** crazy lifestyle. He didn't handle pressure and fame well at all.
  11. miniq

    miniq Big Stiff Idiot Full Member

    Oct 23, 2011
    Seems like someone Fury would get to pre-fight just with his physical size alone.
  12. Somali Sanil

    Somali Sanil Wild Buffalo Man Full Member

    Sep 1, 2019
    Ray mercer probably comes out on top with most of the 70’s golden era lot. He’s stopping big George all day long
  13. Rico Spadafora

    Rico Spadafora Best Chin On ESB Full Member

    Feb 20, 2008
    Morrison would win more rounds against Fury than Wilder has. Not sure Morrison beats any of them but he would be competitive and come to fight. Morrison’s biggest problem wasn’t his Glass Jaw it was his lifestyle and lackadaisical training. Morrison could fight.
  14. Big Ukrainian

    Big Ukrainian Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Jan 10, 2007
    Mercer vs Wilder - Mercer by TKO
    Mercer vs AJ - AJ by close UD
    Mercer vs Fury - Fury by wide UD

    Morrison vs Wilder - Wilder by KO
    Morrison vs AJ - AJ by KO
    Morrison vs Fury - Fury by TKO
  15. Bigcheese

    Bigcheese Member Full Member

    Jun 7, 2015
    I'm not so sure, people rate Tommy Morrison higher now than they did 20 years ago. He never beat anyone decent under the age of 35