Discussion in 'Classic Boxing Forum' started by dpw417, Mar 27, 2009.
15 rounds. Heavyweight.
Schemling knocks him out. He was kryptonite to smaller guys, great or not.
Stribling and even Walker both learned that.
Conn was not small. Conn was 6'2. thats a big difference compared to a 5'7 midget mickey walker. Schmeling at his absolute best in the very early 1930s when he had his swift movement like dempsey was pure hell on fighters...but at the same time Schmeling never developed a solid left jab, and conn had a very good one. I see max's eye closing by round 3. Max will need to move this fight, if he tries to fight methodically and setup the big right hand, he will be in for a huge dissapointment because conn will box circles around him.
I do however think Schmelings intelligent mind and perfectly timed right hand will be play a factor in this fight. it was joes right hand which setup the finish on conn, and conn will need to be careful. Conn will really have to be sharp with his stick and move in and out flurries, and he has to keep a cool head....
This is a 50/50 fight and a dream fight. Both are the best boxer eachother have ever faced. my prediction is it goes to the cards.
I don't have a definite opinion on this fight-- actually, this is the first time I've thought about it-- but this seems like a good guess to me. I will have to research more on Conn.
Schemling was a master at beating small men that came too him since he was a quality counter puncher. Conn would probably try to box making Schemling the aggressor which would make it interesting. Could go either way I'd slightly favour Schemling being the naturally bigger man.
Schmeling for me.
Schmeling KO two minutes and forty six seconds into the 15th round.
Max is the way to bet,,,although Conn does possess certain ingredients that would make trouble for Schmeling