Ingemar Johansson vs Tony Tucker

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  1. Eye of Timaeus

    Eye of Timaeus Well-Known Member Full Member

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    I can't see Ingo winning this. I see Tucker being able to withstand his ingo bingo and knocking him out mid rounds. Thoughts?
     
  2. Jackomano

    Jackomano Boxing Addict Full Member

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    If both are in tip top shape it can go either way. Tony in top form might be able to keep Ingo from landing his right hand, since despite how durable Tony is I don’t think it would be a good idea to take Ingo’s right hand flush. Tony was a versatile boxer when he was drug free and put his mind to it.

    Also, the most dangerous thing about Ingo’s shot wasn’t the power, but that Ingo would sneak the shot in and his timing was impeccable, which is why even a durable guy like Machen never recovered from it. Ingo wouldn’t throw it unless he seen an opening to land it clean.

    However, when Ingo was out of shape his timing and judgement suffered, which is why his right hand wasn’t as effective.
     
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  3. mr. magoo

    mr. magoo Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Largely depends on who wants it more. Tony Tucker wasn’t always assertive enough in the ring while Ingo was stopped twice by Patterson. Neither man had much depth to their resume. Johansson had a win over Patterson and another over Machen while Tucker beat Douglas, McCall, Broad and a controversial decision over Norris. Ingo might have had more power in his right hand but I think Tucker was a better two handed boxer. Tony was also pretty durable as he remained unstopped in his first 57 or so fights and survived the artillery of Tyson and Lewis.. I can’t see Ingo scoring a knockout here. Best he can do is a decision and it would be a tall order given Tony’s advantages in height, weight, reach, and two handed attack. I’m not a gambling man but if I had to put money down I’d lean towards tony Tucker by a decision or late stoppage
     
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  4. William Walker

    William Walker Boxing Addict Full Member

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    PLEASE! Give up the Ingo matchups!
     
  5. Fergy

    Fergy Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Tucker should get the win on points. Chins good, more mobile, better all round fighter. Maybe a late ko if he turns up the aggression.
     
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  6. Titan1

    Titan1 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Tony by decision. He had good boxing ability, decent chin, and enough of everything to win a UD.
     
  7. AwardedSteak863

    AwardedSteak863 Well-Known Member Full Member

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    I think a lot of folks would be tempted to pick the 6'5 Tucker to beat the 6'0 tall Ingo but I bet most of them didn't watch the 5'10 Orlin Norris give Tucker all kinds of problems in a fight that Norris deserved to win. Tucker had a lot of advantages and at his best could win but I like Ingo in this one to win Tuckers respect early which usually put Tucker in survival mode.

    Lots of Ingo threads lately and a lot of folks wrongly saying he was a bad fighter. I just got done posting in a thread about Eddie Machen who was a legit badass that fought just about everyone from the mid fifties to the mid sixties. He went the distance with Liston, Patterson, Folley, Harold Johnson, Joey Maxim and gave Quarry and Doug Jones the first losses of their careers. Guess who was the only fighter to ever blow him out in the first round was? Make no mistake, Ingo could fight.
     
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