Nigel Benn Vs Stanley Ketchel?

Discussion in 'Classic Boxing Forum' started by Fergy, Jan 14, 2021 at 5:15 AM.

Winner?

  1. Nigel Benn

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  2. Stanley Ketchel

    18.2%
  1. Fergy

    Fergy Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Both had a relentless aggressive style, so head to head who wins?
    Early 1900 s rules and gloves.
    3 kd rule applies.
     
  2. mark ant

    mark ant Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Benn had a better punching technique and looked more muscular he was also more proven against bigger fighters, G-man would have knocked Ketchel out at 160 or 168.
     
  3. Cecil

    Cecil Boxing Addict Full Member

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    That wasn’t the question Mark.
     
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    Devon Well-Known Member Full Member

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  5. robert ungurean

    robert ungurean Богдан Full Member

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    He always answers a question with his own question. I also dont know what "more muscular" has to do with it. It's not a bodybuilding comp but that seems to be another fascination in many of Mark's posts. He still seems to think that makes a difference
     
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  6. BitPlayerVesti

    BitPlayerVesti Boxingoholican Full Member

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    There'd be a big weight disadvantage for Ketchel. I doubt Benn could make 158Ib on the day, let alone 154Ib as Ketchel did.

    1900's rules would put Ketchel at a big advantage though.

    I think a lot would depend on the terms they agreed on.
     
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  7. mark ant

    mark ant Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Well I pick Benn because he was more proven.
     
  8. mark ant

    mark ant Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    I don`t think Ketchel was big or strong enough to go toe to toe with Benn who took G-man`s best shots.
     
    Last edited: Jan 14, 2021 at 12:21 PM
  9. Cecil

    Cecil Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Well if Ketchel could take Benn’s shots and this goes long then you would have to favour Ketchel.
     
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  10. Dubblechin

    Dubblechin Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Any time I can legit vote for Nigel Benn, I do. (LOL)
     
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    Bulldog24 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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  12. Bulldog24

    Bulldog24 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Benn would have no problem making 158 on the day. He came in at 159 on the day many times
     
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  13. Dubblechin

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    In this clip, Ketchel is the boxer who decided to put on his trunks before entering the ring and not just fight wearing his cup. (LOL)

     
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  14. Seamus

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    Doug DeWitt beats the guy on the film above.
     
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