Discussion in 'Classic Boxing Forum' started by Scott Cork, Apr 13, 2021.
One for the Comedy Gold collection.
Yes but he did pitch a shutout...
The worst thing about this post is that it is 100% serious.
I am happy for Michael Bentt that he got his moment of glory, but we have to be fair to both sides here.
To favor him over Max Baer, you would have to think that no accomplishment in Baers era, could ever be worth anything in Bent's era.
Or perhaps Joe Louis is the only man from that era, who could have beaten this titan, if he could somehow avoid getting clipped?
Time to back this up with some sort of evidence!
Would you prefer me to make up things about Baer's abilities so that I toe the line on absurd narratives that have nothing to do with actual boxing? Baer was a swing for the fences brawler in love with his power, precisely the sort that a Bentt defuses.
Because of his injuries, we don't have a deep resume to go on regarding Bentt. But we have film on both. And I know how Manny felt about Michael. I am content with my assessment.
You're so focused on a single variable that you lose sight of the equation. You think Bentt can 'defuse' Baer for 15 rounds ? Ok.
Skill is a multifaceted variable.
Any professional > 1970s 6'3" 220lb with a solid record would put Max Baer into the trash can.
Unbelievable what nonsense going circles here A fellow who´d tango Tony Galento.
On the other hand, what are you gonna expect from a community believing for years Rocky would rule the Klitschkos ? Weight Classes and training method progression were made for the General Discussion, laughing their ass off these monochromatic fappers?
Baer was the result of what a rough better chin of his days lead to fighting 190-Cruiserweights. A result that wasn´t even that well. Watching his fights is all you need to know.
Let him fight Witherspoon, Cooney, Bugner, Lyle, Bruno, Thomas, Norton, McCall, Biggs, Donald whatever. Each of them would would have a high chance to put a clinic on him unless he landed the Wilder Lottery Windmill.
Who tf looks at Baer with the film we have of all the fighters in history and says "wot a fookin" force, he Is Wilder with a better chin fighting CWs and LHWs...
Thee most overrated fighter ever some how some ****ing how.
This here thread is about Bentt though isn't it.
I thought Steward dumped him after the Jerry Jones debacle.
Some real ignorance on this forum from a few who might think winning world-level professional boxing matches is just a matter of having adequate physical dimensions and learning the correct 'mechanics'.
But the men at the very top are actually very often, in fact usually, freaks of nature to some extent.
To some extent the cliché of the boy who walks in the gym and displays uncommon ability to punch and take a punch and just plain fight, maybe a nice kid but he has that killer instinct. The kid the trainer had been hoping would walk in one day. This occurs to different degrees, but raw material is important. And freaks of nature are the best raw material.
And a fighter like Max Baer was a complete freak of nature.That's probably the reason he neglected to develop a refined style and correct skills.
Of course, most of us know this, and the ones arguing the contrary are probably just trolling.
Baer would LOSE to a lot of fighters, no doubt.
But not a guy like Bentt who was a medicore lethargic moderate achiever in the pro ranks, at best.
Fine, but we're talking about Bentt here who doesn't match this criteria.