Is Tommy Burns overlooked H2H?

Discussion in 'Classic Boxing Forum' started by 70sFan865, Aug 19, 2019.

  1. 70sFan865

    70sFan865 Active Member Full Member

    May 30, 2019
    Of course, I'm not talking about him against modern HWs but he was very good, tough fighter and he looks good on the tape.

    What are your thoughts about Burns?

    He was short but had decent reach. He was excellent inside fighter and had good sense of distance. Quite heavy handed, as can be seen in fights against Squires and Moir.

    He had some decent wins against:

    Philadelphia Jack O'Brien
    Marvin Hart
    Bill Lang
    Jim Flynn

    He was KOed only once in his career - by the great Jack Johnson. His resume isn't great, but he was good fighter of his times.
  2. janitor

    janitor Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Feb 15, 2006
    In some ways he was a victim of his own success.

    He gets remembered as the most diminutive heavyweight champion, while he should be remembered as a pound for pound great!

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