Light heavys Who'd Have Being Great Cruisers ?

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  1. Fergy

    Fergy Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    If the Cruiser weight division had being around since at least the early 1900 s , which Light heavy s would possibly have been great s in that division ?
    Fighter s like Moore , Foster ,Conn etc more than likely , what about other LH s thru history ?
     
  2. Cecil

    Cecil Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Maybe Conteh, his first 20 fights or so were at heavyweight.
     
  3. mark ant

    mark ant Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Moorer would have been better at cruiser than he was at heavyweight and his power would have had more effect lie it did at 175, but Ezzard Charles would have destroyed him at cruiser and might have been the greatest cruiser of all-time.
     
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  4. Wass1985

    Wass1985 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Michael Spinks is the obvious answer.
     
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  5. mark ant

    mark ant Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    No, Conteh was knocked out at light heavy and was dreadful at heavy, one night he was fighting on a card in Britain at heavy and after a dissappointing performance he spoke to Ali in his dressing room and Muhammed said he was too small for heavy and should move down to 175, he would have been better at cruiser than heavy though, but any cruiser that could punch harder than Saad would stop conteh, he didn`t have a chin like Holy who would have destroyed him.
     
  6. mark ant

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    Spinks v Moorer would have been a good fight at cruiser.
     
  7. Cecil

    Cecil Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Conteh, wasn't "dreadful" at heavy, he stopped 15 of his 18 opponents at heavyweight, albeit not the greatest of opposition. The old myth that Ali persuaded him to move down I think it can be assumed Mark that they'd already came to that conclusion.
    Conteh was stopped by Saad way past his prime and still in the first fight gave him all the trouble he could handle.
    He was indulging in women and cocaine by then.
    So the old logic that if Saad knocked him out then anyone that punches harder would...struth.
     
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  10. Tin_Ribs

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    Conteh (whatever mark says), Moore, Spinks, Charles are all good calls. I'd say Harold Johnson and Patterson, maybe Doug Jones to a lesser degree. John Henry Lewis?
     
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  11. Fergy

    Fergy Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Patterson I'd say for sure , I reckon the Cruisers would be ideal for him .
     
  12. George Crowcroft

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    Well Ezzard Charles is the more obvious answer
     
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  13. George Crowcroft

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    This.

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  14. Wass1985

    Wass1985 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Well Spinks is for me.
     
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  15. George Crowcroft

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    Ezzard definitely has the better résumé above 175

    He's also a stylistic nightmare for Spinks