Liston/Dempsey /Tyson And Marciano..

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  1. Fergy

    Fergy Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Who'd you rate the higher of the big names?
    Mine goes
    1 Dempsey
    2 Tyson
    3 Marciano
    4 liston
    Yours?
     
  2. Dance84

    Dance84 Unicorn and seastar land Full Member

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    Tyson
    Demp
    Marciano

    Liston
     
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  3. swagdelfadeel

    swagdelfadeel Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Liston
    Marciano
    Dempsey
    Tyson

    H2H
    Liston
    Dempsey
    Tyson
    Marciano
     
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  4. George Crowcroft

    George Crowcroft The Cobra Will Always Bite Back... Full Member

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    Marciano
    Liston
    Tyson
    Dempsey
     
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  6. Gazelle Punch

    Gazelle Punch Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Marciano
    Liston
    Tyson
    Dempsey
    If you flip Marciano and Liston it would be the same to me both have pretty equal accomplishments to me.
     
  7. RulesMakeItInteresting

    RulesMakeItInteresting Well-Known Member Full Member

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    1 Marciano
    2 Tyson

    3 Dempsey
    4 liston

    But they were all terrific fighters imo.
     
  8. janitor

    janitor Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    You could just about defend any order, but this list rings true!
     
  9. Glass City Cobra

    Glass City Cobra Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Resume

    Tyson
    Marciano
    Dempsey
    Liston

    H2h

    Tyson
    Liston
    Marciano
    Dempsey
     
  10. louis54

    louis54 Active Member Full Member

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    The answer is dempsey then maybe liston.....where is the morlocks ?
     
  11. RulesMakeItInteresting

    RulesMakeItInteresting Well-Known Member Full Member

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    I like your list..not sure about Tyson beating Liston, though. I strangely never thought about that matchup before now.
     
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  12. Glass City Cobra

    Glass City Cobra Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Let me clarify my h2h section is where i rate the 4 of them on an overall h2h list of most dangerous heavyweights in hypothetical matchups. It doesnt necessarily mean the person closest to the top of the list always beats the person(s) below. I just think Tyson is more of a threat overall against the average heavyweight than Liston.

    As far as Liston vs Tyson that is a very very tough one to think about. Either way there'd be fireworks and both men would be badly hurt.
     
  13. RulesMakeItInteresting

    RulesMakeItInteresting Well-Known Member Full Member

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    I agree, though I would imagine Mike would get hurt one heck of a lot more by Liston than someone like, say, Ruddock. Liston might have been a threat the order of a Frazier (without as much heart but with perhaps a better chin and right hand). But prime Mike might have avoided his best shots...

    that's a tough call for me.
     
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  14. InMemoryofJakeLamotta

    InMemoryofJakeLamotta Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Marciano (because he went undefeated in his own era)
    Tyson (because he was the youngest heavyweight champion and fought some pretty good fighters)
    Dempsey and Liston are tied for me. Dempsey was champion for a longer time but Liston had better opposition but wasn't champion but for a flicker. Although, I'd favor Dempsey over all of Liston's wins while I'd also favor Liston over all of Dempsey's wins, however Tunney could be a problem for Liston.
     
  15. InMemoryofJakeLamotta

    InMemoryofJakeLamotta Boxing Addict Full Member

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    I can't really say that Liston was a harder puncher than Ruddock. Now, Liston was an overall better fighter, but anyone Liston plastered, I think Ruddock could do likewise if he lands flush.
     


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