Iran Barkley (Hearns 2 fight) vs Montell Griffin

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  1. Devon

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  2. mark ant

    mark ant Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Griffin was faster and a better defensive fighter so Barkley would miss a lot of shots but would Griffin be brave enough to counter he didn`t like getting bullied around by Jones in their rematch? I`d lean towards Griffin after what Toney did to Barkley, Griffin got hit far less by Toney than Barkley did, Griffin was just a counter puncher though which could held Barkley here he might out-work him.
     
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  3. Fergy

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    Griffin on points. As long as he doesn't do any thing silly, which you can't do against The Blade, he should get the win.
     
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  4. THE BLADE 2

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    Man, Barkely was relentness against Hearn 2. Montell would not be able to just sit back and outbox him. I favour Barkley to win by KO. I figure at some point Barkely would land a crushing left hook while behind on points.
     
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  5. mark ant

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    Griffin moved well Hearns just stayed on the ropes and simply coudn`t counter like Toney.
     
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  6. Unforgiven

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    Barkley by close decision.
     
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  7. AwardedSteak863

    AwardedSteak863 Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Montell wins via a clear UD. I watched Montell fight in a few amauter tournaments in the midwest and the guy was just a phenomenal fighter that was not only well schooled but incredibly gifted with natural speed and reflexes.

    I love Barkley's heart/will but for all of his positive traits like toughness and strength, he was slow footed and Taylor made for Montell.
     
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  8. Fuzzykat

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    Griffin would be a bad matchup for Barkley in my opinion. Griffin by decision.
     
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  9. THE BLADE 2

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    Dariusz was getting to him although that stoppage was a premature. You could see signs that Dariusz pressure was causing concerns.I see the same thing happening to Griffin. Barkley is very aggressive and can wreck
     
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  10. mark ant

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    Dariuz was more skilled than Barkley.
     
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  11. Reinhardt

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    On paper I like the style matchup for Griffin,,,,but if Barkley can get a fight to break out........he ko's him. His only chance at victory would be by KO and I think he'd go into the fight knowing that. Interesting fight.
     
  12. AwardedSteak863

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    That's the thing about Montell, he was excellent at controlling distance even though he was a very small lightheavyweight. He was a very smart guy that was great at using his footwork and keeping his head offline. Barkley didn't have the speed or skill to deal with a guy as technically sound as Montell and Montell isn't likely going to get caught by a shot from him.

    Barkley was at his best when guys brought the fight to him. Montell certainly would not do that.
     
  13. mr. magoo

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    Both of these guys were too inconsistent to make either one a solid favorite but I’ll give the edge to the natural light heavy who beat James Toney.
     
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  14. Reinhardt

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    ....That analysis is spot on
     
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  15. Richmondpete

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    Griffin "should" have been able to outbox Barkley and most likely would have however I believe he gets worn down and stopped by the much bigger Barkley
     
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