James J Braddock Vs Earnie Shavers??

Discussion in 'Classic Boxing Forum' started by Fergy, Oct 13, 2021 at 12:12 PM.

  1. Fergy

    Fergy Walking Dead Full Member

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    The JJB that beat Max Baer
    Up against the Shavers that smashed Norton?

    Is Braddock, who was quite durable, good enough to beat Shavers, over 15?
    Or is this another Ko win for Earnie?
     
  2. 70sFan865

    70sFan865 Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Braddock by late stoppage sounds like the safest bet.
     
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  3. Glass City Cobra

    Glass City Cobra Boxing Addict Full Member

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    I would actually pick Braddock. He has a huge amount of experience and is a cagey boxer with a tough chin who could crack decently hard when he let his hands go--all ingredients shavers disliked. Shavers could be just as sloppy and wild as Baer, if not worse at times and with even worse stamina. This combined with the fact only a prime Joe Louis managed to ever KO Braddock in a very long career suggests it's very unlikely for Shavers to pull off a knockout outside of a hail Mary blast or catching Braddock with something he didn't see coming.

    I'd favor Braddock to win 6/10. Most likely a clear but competitive decision or a late round stoppage. Braddock may not get taken out by shavers, but he wasn't particularly difficult to outbox or land on and lost to men inferior to shavers so this would be a very entertaining match if both men are healthy and motivated.
     
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