Peak: Holyfield vs. Usyk

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Who is more likely to win more often?

  1. Holyfield very comfortably.

    19 vote(s)
    24.1%
  2. Usyk easily.

    12 vote(s)
    15.2%
  3. About even.

    17 vote(s)
    21.5%
  4. EH a little more often.

    13 vote(s)
    16.5%
  5. A.U. a bit more frequently

    18 vote(s)
    22.8%
  1. Entaowed

    Entaowed Boxing Addict banned Full Member

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    You can have them fight at CW & may choose to use the @208 lb. Evander, since the limit expanded later.
    Then whatever you think is the best HW version of each.

    Both undersized for their time, Holy more so on the legs with more upper body mass.
    Quite marginal height & weight advantage for Usyk.
    As they were, so allow PEDs for him.

    They both are high volume punchers, but EH less so above @ 190 lbs.
    Holyfield likely more power, both great chins & boxing skills, & EH getting into brawls likely would not hurt him here.
     
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  2. Brighton bomber

    Brighton bomber Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    I can't pick a winner, all I know is it would be one hell of a fight.
     
  3. turbotime

    turbotime Hall Of Famer Full Member

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    Pretty even up, no idea.
     
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  4. Entaowed

    Entaowed Boxing Addict banned Full Member

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    OK then please vote for even thanks!
     
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  5. Entaowed

    Entaowed Boxing Addict banned Full Member

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    Very fair; so just vote accordingly!
     
  6. turbotime

    turbotime Hall Of Famer Full Member

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    I did. Depends on Holyfield imo, he loves to mix it up and sometimes to a fault, whereas Usyk is a bit more calm and just will sit and box.
     
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  7. Joy_Rones

    Joy_Rones Member Full Member

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    Is Evan Fields at the actual peak of his cycle? Tough call...
     
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  8. bandeedo

    bandeedo VIP Member Full Member

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    evander. based on higher quality and quantity of opposition.
     
  9. drenlou

    drenlou Tres Delinquentes Full Member

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    Id favor Holyfield slightly, but it would be a fight for the ages!
     
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  10. It's Ovah

    It's Ovah I'm your huckleberry, that's just mah game Full Member

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    Usyk would beat Evander more often than not.

    Now Usyk vs Frazier is stylistically a much more intriguing fight.
     
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  11. Noel857

    Noel857 I Am Duran Full Member

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    Evander every day of the week
     
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  12. BCS8

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    Usyk has the edge here. Holyfield doesn't really like slick movers that much and in Usyk he has a guy the same size that moves like a guy a class down. Holy has the p[ower edge I think but he's going to find it hard to use it on a guy that never stands still. Usyk on the other hand is much more flexible and has tremendous stamina. The early fight might be even or in Holy's favour but the second half of the fight will be all Usyk.
     
  13. Furey

    Furey EST & REG 2009 Full Member

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    I'd favour Holyfield in a close decision but it's one hell of a match up.
     
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  14. KiwiMan

    KiwiMan Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    I think stylistically Usyk has the edge and that's what makes the difference.
    There are a number of fighters Holyfield would do better against, but I suspect Usyk outpoints him h2h more often than not.
     
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  15. Mr Stagger Lee

    Mr Stagger Lee Active Member Full Member

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    Good fight. I'd probably edge towards Evander with the extra aggressive style and power. Not ruling out the Ukrainian pugilist though, the angles and combinations can be devastating in any division.
     
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