Michael Moorer vs James Toney

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  1. Twisted_Metal

    Twisted_Metal Active Member Full Member

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    This is how I see it too but Toney has a better defensive ability imo and will scrap a narrow win. If they meet twice, I'd say 1 victory for each.

    I forgot to add poll but it seems about 70:30 for Moorer so far.
     
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  2. Nay_Sayer

    Nay_Sayer On Rick James Status banned Full Member

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    That fight didn't go more than 9 IIRC. And unless I'm mistaken, Toney's move to HW was predicated on the fact that he didn't like to do road work. At their best, I'd pick James in a heartbeat.
     
  3. dawnofthedead

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    Holyfield was shot when he fought Toney and was close to his peak with Moorer, having narrowly defeated Bowe in a previous fight.
    I would say Moorer was strong & awkward enough to keep Toney at bay with his right jab and would possibly win a close decision, i won't rule Toney out but the Moorer who beat Holyfield in their initial contest was a very competent fighter & difficult to beat.
     
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  4. NoNeck

    NoNeck Pugilist Specialist Full Member

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    Toney via perfect counter right hand. Lights out.
     
  5. NoNeck

    NoNeck Pugilist Specialist Full Member

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    He wasn’t shot. He fought hard until it was clear that Toney didn’t mind.
     
  6. dawnofthedead

    dawnofthedead Member Full Member

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    Holyfield was pushing 41 & was a shadow of his former self & anyone who knows boxing will agree, in fact Toney stated himself prior to their fight that Holyfield was an old man & he was going to give him a beating.
     
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  7. THE BLADE 2

    THE BLADE 2 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Did you say that also before the fight? It is easy to say now. Actually Holyfield was the betting favourite to win the fight.

    I think too Moorer wins against Toney but I do not downplay great fighters record
     
  8. NoNeck

    NoNeck Pugilist Specialist Full Member

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    Nobody is saying Holyfield was in his prime. What’s forgotten is that Holyfield was favored and fought hard and on even terms until the gulf in defense and counterpunching separated Toney.
     
  9. Cobra33

    Cobra33 Boxing Addict Full Member

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    It either goes one of two ways.
    Moorer out points Toney with the use of that jab or Toney counters and hurts and finishes Michael.
    I actually think Toney could pull it off.
     
  10. ETM

    ETM I thought I did enough to win. Full Member

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    Toney was a boxer,.he didn't have a seek and destroy mentality. Especially after he moved up. James would be content to stay on the outside, slip shots and look for counters that Moorer wouldn't give him..
    Michael Moorer had a nice right hand. Not only the right jab but his right hook would be a threat to Toney.
     
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  11. MarkusFlorez99

    MarkusFlorez99 Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Moorer and easier than most think
     
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  12. ETM

    ETM I thought I did enough to win. Full Member

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    Agreed. The dead moments in a round would be dominated by Moorer. When Toney content to pose and not work.
     
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  13. Unforgiven

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    Moorer would win a clear and comfortable decision.
     
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  14. THE BLADE 2

    THE BLADE 2 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Actually Toney was the busier fighter based on punch stats. No, Moorer woudl win based on his shotgun jab.
     
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  15. THE BLADE 2

    THE BLADE 2 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    This is almost disrespectful. Bur coming from you, I am not surprised at all