Lineal Heavyweight Champions that Andrew Golota could beat

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  1. steve1990

    steve1990 Active Member Full Member

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    Leon Spinks
    Michael Moorer
    1978 Muhammad Ali
    45 year old George Foreman
    Shannon Briggs
     
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  2. Johnny_B

    Johnny_B Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Jack Johnson
    Tunney
    Schmelling
     
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  3. steve1990

    steve1990 Active Member Full Member

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    decent list
     
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  4. janitor

    janitor Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    None.

    He would have got DQd against all of them!
     
  5. Johnny_B

    Johnny_B Well-Known Member Full Member

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    :p
    Let's give the man the benefit of the doubt.
     
  6. NoNeck

    NoNeck Pugilist Specialist Full Member

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    Kind of think Briggs would smoke him in about a minute.
     
  7. AwardedSteak863

    AwardedSteak863 Well-Known Member Full Member

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    I wouldn't favor him over any of these guys except maybe Spinks due to his size advantage.
     
  8. Big Ukrainian

    Big Ukrainian Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Rahman. Hasim could punch, but he was slow, wasn't explosive at all and in addition he always was a slow starter - all Golota needed. Rahman wouldn't take him out early like Lewis/Brewster/Tyson did, he would start the fight boxing with Golota and Golota was better boxer of the two. Of course, Golota still might find a way to lose, but I'd favor him to beat Rahman and probably by stoppage. Hasim's chin was far from good
     
  9. 70sFan865

    70sFan865 Ii6 Full Member

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    Most of them would beat him. I wouldn't make him a favorite against anyone except 3-5 worst champions.
     
  10. NoNeck

    NoNeck Pugilist Specialist Full Member

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    Rahman would do Golota like Meehan. FOH.
     
  11. Seamus

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    Jim, Bob, James, Marvin, Jack, Jess...
     
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  12. steve1990

    steve1990 Active Member Full Member

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    If he has his head on right then he would.
     
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    I think he wears Briggs out and stops him in the 8th.
     
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  14. Rumsfeld

    Rumsfeld Moderator Staff Member

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    I wouldn't favor him against many, but I think he winds up being a tougher night's work for most than many might otherwise suspect.
     
  15. ecto55

    ecto55 Comrade Ecto, reporting for duty Full Member

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    Agreed. Briggs would probably hyperventilate or have an asthma attack...Golota quick handed body shots really would aggravate Briggs' cardio issues.

    Agreed. Solid boxing skills and jab, good power, fit, mobility when motivated, upper-body evasiveness, liked bodypunching (rare for modern Hby's) and a good chin - and compared to earlier eras he packed a big frame....I think he's push the lesser champions more than thought of at first glance.
     
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