It’s always Sonny in Classic.

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  1. Johnny_B

    Johnny_B Active Member Full Member

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    Only Liston looks good, Dempsey doesn't. Dempsey gets beat by almost all ATG's after 1950.

    Yes he is.
     
  2. Johnny_B

    Johnny_B Active Member Full Member

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    He beats the crap out of Holyfield.
    It's 50:50 against Bowe, Lewis
    He's slight favorite but it would be a close match against Mercer and Ike.
    Tyson also stands a chance, although the 90's version is more likely to lose against Liston than he is to win.
     
  3. 70sFan865

    70sFan865 Ii6 Full Member

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    I know, you'd kill him in one round ;)
     
  4. Gudetama

    Gudetama Active Member Full Member

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    I'm a big fan. Call me a fan boy.
    Hardest jab of all time. Great fighter.
    Destroys Lewis by KO.
    50:50 with Foreman or Holmes.
    Beast.
    (Ummm... apart from Ali... probably always loses to Ali)
     
  5. dinovelvet

    dinovelvet Antifanboi Full Member

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    What about the post Lewis era guys?
     
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  6. Ted Spoon

    Ted Spoon Well-Known Member Full Member

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    I'm 50/50 on whether Liston predates boxing itself.
     
  7. Johnny_B

    Johnny_B Active Member Full Member

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    Less than a round. :p
     
  8. Richard M Murrieta

    Richard M Murrieta Boxing Addict Full Member

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    When I had my open heart surgery on Jan 21 2020 to replace my aortic valve and double bypass, two arteries, I woke up to the Tech who bore a very real resemblance of Charles Sonny Liston. I said to myself, I hope that this is pure coincidence, or I am in a place that I do not want to be, because I will not be able to participate in the Classic Boxing Forum no more. I woke up but never saw that Tech again, it must have been the meds. But I do think that Sonny was one of the best champions that ever lived but too bad that we did not get to see more of him, except against Ali, then the televised fight against Leotis Martin in Dec 1969.
     
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  9. William Walker

    William Walker Well-Known Member Full Member

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    I will never agree that Liston could beat Holyfield. Liston was easily outboxed as everyone knows, and Holyfield COULD BOX. Lewis has a fair chance against Liston, but I think Liston would tag him and probably knock him out. We all know Lewis was succeptable to carefully-timed single blows. Now that I rethink it, I do give Tyson a good chance to outbox Liston and flurry to win a decision. But if Tyson goes toe-to-toe with Liston, Liston takes it.
     
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  10. CharlesBurley

    CharlesBurley Active Member blocked Full Member

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    I'll just put it out there. He was super slow and a quiter.
     
  11. William Walker

    William Walker Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Ya, I hate it when people say Liston was fast and a good boxer. Ridiculous.
     
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  12. WAR01

    WAR01 In the 7.2% Full Member

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    Oh, my bad I’m clearly not the historian you are I’ll keep an eye out for your posts.
     
  13. WAR01

    WAR01 In the 7.2% Full Member

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    Some may say in more mystic circles that he predates life itself and is the incarnation of death and despair.
     
  14. WAR01

    WAR01 In the 7.2% Full Member

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    It’s quite possible that was Sonny “The Eternal” Liston...
     
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  15. Flash24

    Flash24 Boxing Addict Full Member

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    I never heard this one. Wered u get this info from. Very interested in knowing. But I did see him sparring J.Johnson in 1906..... Gave him a good whopping too. Lol