How would Anthony Joshua, Usyk and Tyson Fury have fared in the 70s?

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  1. mark ant

    mark ant Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    How would Anthony Joshua, Usyk and Tyson Fury do in the 70s against the top heavyweights during that decade prime for prime?
     
  2. MarkusFlorez99

    MarkusFlorez99 Well-Known Member Full Member

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    The "rose tinted nostalgic dweebs" and the "ignorant size is everything imbecils" are about to go to war

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  3. kim_jong_un

    kim_jong_un Member Full Member

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    Take modern cruisers (in some instances even light heavies) and give them just a little bit of extra oomph. Will they dominate? No. Why do you think they created bridgerweight?
     
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  4. Reinhardt

    Reinhardt Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Lose , to some badly. Who's Usyk going to beat? Ali, Frazier, Foreman or Norton? Nope ,there's zero evidence he can perform at that level . Neither does Joshua, who would last the longest against Ali but lose, the rest knock him out. Fury would have the best chance but I'd put him an underdog in all 4 fights.
     
  5. MarkusFlorez99

    MarkusFlorez99 Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Usyk is at that level. Heavyweights then are barely bigger than modern day cruiserweights. Him becoming undisputed at cruiserweight and highlights of his skills shows he'd be a force in the 70s. I'd slightly favor him over Foreman in all honesty. If Young could beat him I'd at least give Usyk a good chance, but he'd definitely be an underdog against Frazier, Norton and especially Ali
     
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  6. BCS8

    BCS8 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    So, another Ali thread? :D
     
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  7. TipNom

    TipNom Active Member Full Member

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    I think Fury would probably beat everyone, but Frazier and Norton would have a chance of outworking him

    AJ beats everyone everyone except Foreman imo

    I think Usyk beats everyone except Foreman and Frazier, and Norton has a great chance as does Ali.
     
  8. TMLT87

    TMLT87 New Member Full Member

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    I think they would all do well. The average skill level was better then but s&c stuff and *cough* PEDs are on a completely different level today. Foreman probably beats all 3 though. Norton probably gives AJ and Usyk fits too.
     
  9. Goran_

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    Ali, Norton, Frazier etc.. umhh.. Well if small CWs like Henry Cooper & Jose Luis Garcia could hang with them then I'm sure this lot could LOL.. Let alone bums like Bugner & Jimmy Young who lost to a host of scrubs no one has ever heard of.. HW Boxing in the 70s was basically like the baseball World Series where only Americans play.. well, barring the odd Euro scrub etc that is LOL.. I mean **** me y'all talk like the calibre was so high yet Half of them were handicapped, Frazier was blind in one eye and big cat Williams had a limp :lol:
     
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  10. mark ant

    mark ant Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Usyk is more skilled than Norton and Foreman were.
     
  11. MarkusFlorez99

    MarkusFlorez99 Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Holmes was also more skilled than Norton but a past it Norton had the style to give him issues. You never know
     
  12. HellSpawn86

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    AJ and Tyson Fury would make it to the top of the rankings. Not sure about Usyk yet, I still want to see him against other heavy's.
     
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    Usyk, i don't know. He might get a title shot or two, but he wouldn't cut it. Joshua and Fury would definitely be competitive.
     
  14. Reinhardt

    Reinhardt Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Remind me again who Usyk has beaten to think he'd handle George Foreman.
     
  15. Themessiah

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    They would get their ass kicked