Max Baer vs Michael Bentt

Discussion in 'Classic Boxing Forum' started by Scott Cork, Apr 13, 2021.

  1. Pat M

    Pat M Active Member Full Member

    Jun 20, 2017
    I've never seen that, most of the best boxers I have seen are coachable athletes who stick with it. Evander Holyfield said that when he started there were lots of kids his age who were as good or better than him. He said they would get a girlfriend or some other "distraction", stay away from the gym for awhile and when they came back, he would be better than them. Mike Tyson said that he would wake up in the middle of the night and shadow box to improve. Ali worked hard as a teen and young boxer. That's my experience, the ones who work hard, learn correct technique, or "mechanics" (that you apparently don't value), are the ones who prosper in boxing.

    The ones who come into the gym with a reputation as a tough guy or a physical freak seldom work out. They usually don't like it when they get hit back and they stop coming around. We all have different experiences in life, but my experience has shown me that guys who fight like Max Baer are not effective in the boxing ring. The only place I've seen guys that fight like Baer have success is in the fantasy land of the movies.

    And don't compare slow, stiff, mechanical Baer to Deontay Wilder. That is like comparing a plow horse to Secretariat.
  2. 70sFan865

    70sFan865 Ii6 Full Member

    May 30, 2019
    Yeah, Baer was never hit back and he was just a bully. Once he got hit in the face, he stopped fighting.

    Are you delusional...?
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  3. ironchamp

    ironchamp Boxing Addict Full Member

    Sep 5, 2004
    Bentt's win over Morrison is an anomaly; like a Lewis vs Rahman type of win. While he was a decent amateur I'd be hard pressed to pick him over Baer.

    I would expect a Baer KO mid-rounds.