Discussion in 'Classic Boxing Forum' started by InMemoryofJakeLamotta, Oct 1, 2019.
Bruno a very talented fighter, was stopped by both Terrible Tim Witherspoon, and Iron Mike Tyson, twice. How can he beat a phone booth type fighter jn Smoking Joe Frazier. True, he has a very hard jab, and he does hit hard. But Frank is no 1973 Big George Foreman, who lifted Joe off his feet in their first battle, in Kingston, Jamaica, Tim hit Bruno with many overhand right hands, and Mike obliterated Bruno with brutal right hands. I believe Frazier would keep too much pressure on him and ducking his powerful punches, But who knows, this is a hypothetical fight, anything could happen. Joe did have a good corner, Yank Durham and Eddie Futch. We are taking about prime 1970 Joe Frazier?
Yes, prime Frazier.
Why wouldn't he be eating say....Frosted Flakes or Lucky Charms????
Bruno would probably score a knock down but any comparisons to him and foreman are hype. Bruno would actually be a pretty game fight and would be a much more powerful opponent than bonavena and alot of fraziers opponents save for Ali and foreman.
What bruno would be bringing to the table would be, he's too strong for Frazier to clinch him, he hits hard but I wouldn't say foreman's level, and he's got a good strong jab that is pivotal for keeping a pressure fighter at distance.
What Frazier would bring to the table would be the best left hook in boxing history, killer body blows, better reflexes and timing, a higher work rate, he hit harder than bruno, better stamina, and superior defence by a country mile.
My prediction would be the best version of Frazier would win by stoppage within 5 rounds.
Who said that?
Frazier too quick too busy, tko 8/9rds.
I doubt Frazier hit as hard as Bruno, but he hit a lot more frequently.He would wear down Frank.
I forget his name but he fought or sparred with Foreman and Shavers and Bruno. But I can't remember who he is off top of my head right now.
Frazier is of course the favourite. The question mark is about his tendency for slow starts. Frank might floor him early, but Joe should get back up and soon find his timing. Tko 8 or 9.
I do think Bruno gets underrated, though. Good technique and skills and top notch power. He lacked in terms of speed, stamina and chin, but wasn't an easy night for anyone not named Mike Tyson. The enduring memory of him seems to be his last fight, but that is seldom fair.
Next to Foreman Bruno would be easily the hardest hitter, hardest jabber and physically strongest Frazier has ever encountered.
The only genuine hitter IMO Frazier ever faced was Foreman and he was pin balled like a kid.
Punch for punch Bruno is on the same level as Foreman or not far behind.......the punch Bruno hit Tyson coming in would be most likely lights out for the chinny Frazier or at least he would hit the deck hard and possible be stopped in the aftermath.
As a reminder, Frazier did not fight big hitters except Foreman and we all know what George did to him..........everything is based on FOTC were he got by a rusty Ali...............and never ever won a meaningful fight after, he is 1-4 in his signature fights, getting stopped 3 times out of five , two times in a non competitive affair.
I am going against the grain and pick Bruno by KO.
Like Jumbo Cummings.
Five rounds seems early but my money is definitely on Frazier.
Are you serious?