Jack Sharkey v. Chris Byrd

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  1. mrkoolkevin

    mrkoolkevin Never wrestle with pigs or argue with fools Full Member

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    Somehow, this one doesn't seem to have been done before. How does it go? (12- or 15-round fight)
     
  2. BUDW

    BUDW Boxing Addict Full Member

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    sharkey edges him with more power shots in close fight
     
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  3. Indefatigable

    Indefatigable Active Member Full Member

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    Nothing to fear Sharkey in 7
     
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  4. Kamikaze

    Kamikaze Being happy means having less. Full Member

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    Byrd and it really would not be close.
     
  5. 70sFan865

    70sFan865 Ii6 Full Member

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    Byrd was tricky, he could beat Sharkey especially if Jack had an off-night.

    50-50 fight to me. Sharkey would probably pressure him, as he wouldn't have to fear about Byrd's power.
     
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  6. janitor

    janitor Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Could see it going either way really.

    Both are spoilers with lots of good wins.

    I would favor Sharkey slightly.
     
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  7. Colonel Sanders

    Colonel Sanders Classic discussion : small vs big, old vs modern Full Member

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    Wouldnt that be Byrd's smallest opponent at heavy by far? Byrd may not have the punch to rock the behemoths he was used to fighting, but his punch might be damaging for Jack.
     
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  8. Pat M

    Pat M Active Member Full Member

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    did Sharkey EVER fight a southpaw? Byrd probably has every physical advantage, then it's probable that he would be the only southpaw Sharkey had ever been in the ring with, it would likely be a mismatch.
     
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  9. 70sFan865

    70sFan865 Ii6 Full Member

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    No, Byrd faced guys like:

    Arthur Williams (6'2, 203 lbs) - didn't stop him
    Uriah Grant (6'1.5, 200 lbs) - didn't stop him
    David Washington (6'1, 205 lbs) - TKO in 10th round

    to name a few.
     
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  10. 70sFan865

    70sFan865 Ii6 Full Member

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    That's interesting question, I'd like to see the answer for that.
    I didn't know that shorter reach is physical advantage.
     
  11. Seamus

    Seamus Devotee of the Little Red Book Full Member

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    Byrd stops him in 8. Leagues more talented and skilled. A one sided embarrassment.
     
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  12. 70sFan865

    70sFan865 Ii6 Full Member

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    Aren't you tired of constant trolling?
     
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  13. Seamus

    Seamus Devotee of the Little Red Book Full Member

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    I'm tired of denying what my eyes, eyes that have watched 4 decades of boxing, participated in a handful of years, tell me.

    This is what I see. Byrd clowning and abusing Sharkey. Too fast, too skilled, too slick, fought far more effective opponents in a head to head sense. Sharkey doesn't bring a thing that Byrd didn't see in the ring. The contrary can not be said.

    I can troll with the best, but this isn't a troll.
     
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  14. janitor

    janitor Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Are you for real?

    Sharkey fought some of the most dangerous punchers in history.

    Chris Byrd is not going to look like a formidable puncher to him!
     
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  15. 70sFan865

    70sFan865 Ii6 Full Member

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    So you truly believe that Byrd would stop Sharkey? Not clown, or school - but stop?