Michael Nunn vs Winky Wright @ 160

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  1. Flo_Raiden

    Flo_Raiden Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Between the 2 tricky southpaws how do you see this match up play out? You have the taller, rangier, and slicker Michael Nunn against the highly defensive Winky Wright who has a great jab. Nunn would be the one on the move while Wright presses forward, either in a fascinating chess match or a boring snoozefest. A much smaller former WW Marlon Starling (who was similar to Wright style wise) made Nunn look terrible, so I wonder if Wright would also pose a more complicated fight for Nunn.

    Might have to lean towards Nunn. His peak was much higher than Wright but was less consistent IMO.
     
  2. Fergy

    Fergy Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Good match up actually. It could turn out a little like Nunn V starling to be honest but I belive more competitive. Nunn went through a stage where he seemed content to just do enough to win. Barkley fight, the scoring was closer than I expected and I thought Nunn may have stopped Marlon. So it could be much closer than it ought to be, if you get my meaning. I don't see an upset but I think Wright comes out with high praise and Nunn gets criticism.
    Maybe a split decision?
     
  3. THE BLADE 2

    THE BLADE 2 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Nunn close decision
     
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  4. Xplosive

    Xplosive Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Nunn by clear decision.

    He was both better and bigger than Winky.
     
  5. Seamus

    Seamus Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    I'm going with Nunn by close but clear decision. I don't think Winky can pull a Toney-like upset but he would certainly cause enough trouble, and negative fight enough, to make this competitive. I just think Nunn's offense is too superior and catch the judges' eyes.
     
  6. Smokin Bert

    Smokin Bert Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Prime Nunn would DOMINATE a 160 pound Winky Wright. He may or may not stop Winky, but, this fight would not be close.
     
  7. PernellSweetPea

    PernellSweetPea Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    I lean toward Nunn also. I think he is bigger and I could see how his leg movement was better than Winky's so I think that gives him more options.
     
  8. NoNeck

    NoNeck Pugilist Specialist Full Member

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    Nunn would win. Winky was better at 54.
     


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