Jose Ribalta vs Joe Louis

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  1. InMemoryofJakeLamotta

    InMemoryofJakeLamotta Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Prime Ribalta fights the Louis who fought Carnera. Could Ribalta make it to the end or do the unthinkable and beat a young Joe Louis? Remember, Louis from this fight was only 196 pounds.
     
  2. Fergy

    Fergy Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Obviously Louis is much the better fighter but MAYBE Jose could make it to the end of fight and lose wildly on points. Maybe he gets stopped late in the fight as he did against Tyson? Jose seemed tough and durable in that fight.
     
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    SHADAPBLAD Lost all my bets Full Member

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  4. InMemoryofJakeLamotta

    InMemoryofJakeLamotta Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    He did take some hard Tyson blows in that fight.
     
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  6. Titan1

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    Louis takes Ribalta by 8th round TKO, possibly KO.
     
  7. William Walker

    William Walker Well-Known Member Full Member

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    It's hard to say how long Ribalta could last. He did give some of the big names of the 80s and 90s a tough time, Smith, Tyson, Witherspoon, Dokes, and Holmes. And Louis struggled with some of the Burn of the Month Club fighters, some of which were probably in modern day on Ribalta's level. The Burns lasted everywhere from round 1 to round 15. I think you have the most logical conjecture though. I don't think Ribalta would last any further than the eighth.
     
  8. Titan1

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    It is hard to gage, but I feel that Joe would probably take his time in figuring Jose out, and get him in that time frame. Ribalta was a tough nut in that late 80's, early 90's time period.
     
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  9. InMemoryofJakeLamotta

    InMemoryofJakeLamotta Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    He did stand up to a 10 round pummeling from young Mike Tyson
     
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    Thor Odinson Cry me a river fanboy Full Member

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  11. RockyJim

    RockyJim Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Prime Louis by murder...we're talking Joe Louis here folks!!!
     
  12. InMemoryofJakeLamotta

    InMemoryofJakeLamotta Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Ribalta was 6'6
     
  13. mr. magoo

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    This would be brutal for Nino. I think Louis stops him inside of 6 rounds
     
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    ecto55 Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Ribalta's rib cage would look very enticing to Louis.
     
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  15. InMemoryofJakeLamotta

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    He hung 10 rounds with young Mike Tyson
     


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