Joe Louis: The Greatest HW Boxer of all time?

Discussion in 'Classic Boxing Forum' started by Omega74, Nov 30, 2021.

Who is the Greatest HW Boxer?

  1. Ali is the Greatest HW Boxer.

    18 vote(s)
    78.3%
  2. Louis is the Greatest HW Boxer.

    5 vote(s)
    21.7%
  1. Rakesh

    Rakesh Active Member Full Member

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    Ah, I would agree with you there.
     
  2. ETM

    ETM I thought I did enough to win. Full Member

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    1a Ali
    1b Louis


    Everyone else
     
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  3. Claw4075

    Claw4075 Ezzard Charles GOAT Full Member

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    Ali no question. Ali had simply the best heavyweight resume & stockpile of achievements in history. Incredibly tough opposition, had to overcome severe adversity in the ring, more than Louis ever overcame in his whole boxing career.
     
  4. 70sFan865

    70sFan865 Boxing Addict Full Member

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    It might be true, but Conn fought a lot inside and used leading hooks that surprised Louis. I don't think Ali had as good hooks as Conn and he didn't fight on the inside as often.
     
  5. Tonto62

    Tonto62 Boxing Addict Full Member

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    I have Ali no 1, Louis no 4,but I'm factoring in H2H ,I don't think Louis beats either Johnson or Dempsey. However nobody can crib about anyone picking Louis as the paramount heavy imo. His consistency and longevity is unparalled.
     
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  6. Kell Macabe

    Kell Macabe Member Full Member

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    There’s arguments for both but personally I have Ali at #1
     
  7. Rakesh

    Rakesh Active Member Full Member

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    I think Ali was much more versatile in his movement, and put a total outclass on Joe on a late stoppage or UD. Then again this is all fantasy matchup, for all I know Louis could be a stylistic nightmare for Ali and KO him in the first.
     
  8. Mike Cannon

    Mike Cannon Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Good point, when assaying who is the GOAT , most ( if not all ) of the pundits cite and recall the Ali of the 70s, with the wins over, Frazier, Foreman, Norton, Quarry, etc, I think they should pit Cassius Clay against Louis, Dempsey, Marciano, because if they did, they would realise that fighter was nigh on unbeatable IMHO, keep well.
     
  9. MarkusFlorez99

    MarkusFlorez99 Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Ali schools Louis im sorry it just had to be said
     
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  10. moneytheman12

    moneytheman12 Well-Known Member banned Full Member

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    if we are going off of record for hw louis is number 1 but then he really wouldnt be a hw in future years and I dont believe ether is number 1 sense im not brainwashed so ill not pick