Kirk Johnson vs. Anthony Thompson

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  1. Ra's Al-Ghul

    Ra's Al-Ghul The one and only! Full Member

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    "Buba" was more talented, had the faster hands and likely more power, but the "Tiger" had possible the superior basicss (although very straight, more limited/ one-dimensional) and was clearly taller.
    How would this match-up go?
     
  2. ideafix12

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    Close one
    Bubba Johnson split decision
     
  3. Charles White

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    If Kirk shows up in shape and motivated to win, I don't see how he loses this one. Unfortunately, this was not always the case with Johnson's career..
     
  4. Ra's Al-Ghul

    Ra's Al-Ghul The one and only! Full Member

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    Well he could by low blows/ disqualification, like against Ruiz and the first Cole figth (although was winning both). But sure he was more variable.
    I favour both against Grant.
     
  5. C.J.

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    I knew Kirk well while he was in Dallas with Curtis Cokes
    That fight against Ruiz was a blatant con job. Ruiz should have been given an oscar for his acting performance & Joe Cortez was blatantly biased throughout. Kirk should have won that fight & the WBA title by KO. That really destroyed him he lost all interest. He took that fight with Vitali purely for the paycheck his heart wasnt in it anymore
    I'm dont really know much about Thompson so I cannot really comment
     
  6. zadfrak

    zadfrak Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    I like a Thompson decision here.

    I sure do not think for a nanosecond that Johnson does any better than half assed shape for a guy like this he'd consider no threat. He'd watch a few tapes and figure and plan on an easy night's work. Kind of like a poor man's Chris byrd & Johnson--not a guy lacking in self belief---comes in horribly out of shape. Blowing air by the 4th round and drops a decision to a guy he should outbox. But he won't.
     
  7. BCS8

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    I'll take Thompson on points. He was consistent and better than he looked.
     
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    Thompson was a guy who found ways to win and Johnson was a guy who found ways to lose.

    I pick Thompson.
     
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  9. Ra's Al-Ghul

    Ra's Al-Ghul The one and only! Full Member

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    Well he was natural gifted and the harder puncher of them.
    He was supposed as challenger (for the IBO title only) of Lewis and scheduled for this, until he injured. Against Klitschko went he all out and did a big effort in the first round, which would have been possible more successful against the little brother and many others. I think he was at the level of Byrd; he best wins are likely: Larry Donald, Oleg Maskajew, Lou Savarese (this was even around 2003) and maybe Dannell Nicholson (who defeated Ruiz).
    Thompson is very orthodox, slower, boxes from the outside mainly, has a great jab/ straights, for his size decent footwork. His best wins are Krasniqi (who had a off-night/ black out), Solis Fuente, Price, Witherspoon and maybe Timur Ibraghimov. He troubled the younger Klitschko over some rounds and he just lost the final of the second Thunderbox tournament around 2001 against Maurice Harris.
     
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