Jersey Joe Walcott v Pinklon Thomas

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  1. Eye of Timaeus

    Eye of Timaeus Well-Known Member Full Member

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    I'm going with Walcott on points. Thoughts?
     
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  2. Fergy

    Fergy Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Interesting pair up. Walcott, calm when under fire and could change a fight with a punch from the blue. Thomas with his great Jab and combinations. I see a fight of mixed fortune s with Thomas controlled the fight for stretches and Walcott suddenly hurting him and taking the lead. But at the fight end, no one person could predict who s won. But I'll say Walcott just edges over the finishing line to get a split decision win.
     
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  3. mcvey

    mcvey Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    They might split a trilogy.
     
  4. Fergy

    Fergy Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Would be interesting that, we know how hot and cold Walcott blew, anything could happen!
     
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  5. Reinhardt

    Reinhardt Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Walcott at his best takes it, both guys could turn in uneven performances
     
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  6. Dance84

    Dance84 Unicorn and seastar land Full Member

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    Walcott hands down
     
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  7. mr. magoo

    mr. magoo Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    **** sits patiently waiting for the 1980s superiority argument****
     
  8. RulesMakeItInteresting

    RulesMakeItInteresting Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Walcott on points. Thomas to me was yet another disappointing "champion" from the 80s (ranked there with Witherspoon, Dokes, and Page) who lost fights he shouldn't have. I actually expected more out of him than the other three, due to what could have been a devastatingly effective jab.

    Thomas might give a give show of himself, but he just wasn't a good enough fighter to beat Jersey Joe imo.
     
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  9. mcvey

    mcvey Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Was he as good as Rex Layne?
     
  10. Pat M

    Pat M Active Member Full Member

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    We scored Thomas - Weaver (until the knockout) for a Fight of the Week. Thomas, was as tough as anybody, he took punches from Weaver and didn't flinch and Thomas had one of the best jabs I've seen. Weaver, IMO is a huge puncher. That fight, along with Ibeabuchi - Tua and Byrd, were the best heavyweight fights we scored in the FOTW series. We also scored Marciano - Walcott 1 until the knockout. I'd take Thomas of the Weaver fight over Walcott.
     
  11. InMemoryofJakeLamotta

    InMemoryofJakeLamotta Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Walcott did outbox Joe Louis, twice and Thomas didn't have the punching power to rescue him like Louis did.
     
  12. RulesMakeItInteresting

    RulesMakeItInteresting Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Good point.
     
  13. Titan1

    Titan1 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Thomas by split decision.
     
  14. Bummy Davis

    Bummy Davis Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Pinklon Thomas had a very good Jab but a prime focused cuffs off Walcott easily outpoints him and may drop him while outboxing him - The fights that Walcott showed his goods were 2 Louis fights- Marciano and Charles- and he showed his skills and power - on a good night for both men my choice is Walcott
     
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  15. Seamus

    Seamus Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Pinky was the more talented and hit a brief prime where he was exceptional. He was more consistent in following a game plan, more focussed in-ring, much better jab of course, and just a bit too much man for Walcott. You have to rough up Pinky to take him off his game and Joe wouldn't do that.

    Pinky by unanimous and convincing decision.
     


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