Jersey Joe Walcott vs Archie Moore

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  1. Jackomano

    Jackomano Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Morrow actually was a good fighter and packed a mean and fast punch with either hand. However, he was also very inexperienced so seasoned vets like Moore and Bivins made the mistake of underestimating him.

    I’ve never had the pleasure of seeing the fight even though I know there is footage of it, since both Mike and Gene Lebell were big fans of Archie Moore and have a lot of footage of him from the 40’s and mentioned having footage of the fight . Also, Mike Lebell was at the fight and talked about Morrow catching Moore slipping and not letting him recover.

    In the rematch Moore pretty much ruined Morrow as a fighter.
     
  2. William Walker

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    It is an ultimate battle between two good punchers with the craftiest minds ever. The main intrigue for me is wondering who would be the aggressor. Both men were highly proficient in defense. I tend to think Moore would be the aggressor, who was more 50/ 50, whereas Walcott seemed primarily defensive to me.
     
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  3. Richmondpete

    Richmondpete Boxing Addict Full Member

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    What an awesome matchup. I am leaning towards Moore SD but I can be swung either way easily on this topic
     
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  4. William Walker

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    Moore didn't have a great chin, he had the best of all time imo. 7 knockout losses over 27 years through almost 220 pro fights is not bad at all. Especially since the ones to Bivins, Booker, and Marciano were prolonged, courageous beatings he took, at times giving as good as he got before succumbing after 4 or 5 knockdowns a piece.
     
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  5. InMemoryofJakeLamotta

    InMemoryofJakeLamotta Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    When you put it like that, maybe Moore's chin was better than advertised.
     
  6. William Walker

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    Thnx. Afterall, in the last four decades fighters fight about 35-60 times and walk away with the same amount of knockout losses. Look at Julian Jackson, Roy Jones Jr.. I also think Moore's durability is obvious in the films against Durelle, Johnson, Maxim, and Marciano. Moore wouldn't even quit against a young Cassius Clay.
     


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