Peak Jack Sharkey outboxes Ali

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  1. cross_trainer

    cross_trainer Bergeron Avatar Club Full Member

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    You all know it in your hearts to be true. Now you just have to argue for it.

    Your mission, if you accept, is to produce a well-reasoned argument that Jack Sharkey at his best would beat prime Ali.
     
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  2. Devon

    Devon Well-Known Member Full Member

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    lol
    That is my arguement
     
  3. GOAT Primo Carnera

    GOAT Primo Carnera Member of the PC Fan Club Full Member

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    But what about smokin' Joe Rademacher ??

    What if we merge Pete with Jack :scared1

    :couch:
     
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  4. Journeyman92

    Journeyman92 "Jack sure can whack” banned Full Member

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    Can we force Ali into Sharkeys era?
     
  5. The Professor

    The Professor Socialist Ring Leader Staff Member

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    Sorry, don't think I can do this one. Honestly, I think Ali beats him ten times out of ten.
     
  6. Pugguy

    Pugguy Active Member Full Member

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    I prefer “mission” to “challenge” because this one really has that “impossible” vibe to it.

    Of course Ali himself would’ve told the person who “dreamed” this up to wake up and apologise.

    Modify it to “Out Fly Fishes” or “Out Dives” and we then have something to really work with.
     
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  7. cross_trainer

    cross_trainer Bergeron Avatar Club Full Member

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    In the narrow sense that you can get a 20s/30s ref, but no fight fixing or color line type stuff.
     
  8. cross_trainer

    cross_trainer Bergeron Avatar Club Full Member

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    Your wish is my command.

    As to the rest of your post, it remains a boxing match.
     
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  9. janitor

    janitor Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Shack Sharkey was legitimately one of the better technicians of all the heavyweight champions.

    He was basically good at everything on paper.

    His only serious weaknesses, were his fragile temperament, and the fact that he didn't deal well with inside pressure.

    A guy like that can throw anybody a curve ball on the day.
     
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  10. BitPlayerVesti

    BitPlayerVesti Boxing Hagiographer Full Member

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    He could bob and weave well, and showed some exceptional head movement. He was on top trading with Dempsey (who was a bigger puncher than Ali), until he was fouled. That fight should really have gone done as a Sharkey win with Dempsey fouling out. The left hook was one of his better punches, sometimes thrown in a style similar to Henry Cooper. The left hook was Ali's main weakness, and Sharkey had a very good one, however he also showed he could vary his attacks a lot

    He also stars in one of Hanzagod's best videos
     
  11. Rollin

    Rollin New Member Full Member

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    Sharkey Coopers Ali with a left hook and this time there is no bell to save him.
     
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  12. 70sFan865

    70sFan865 Boxing Addict Full Member

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    You can say a lot about Sharkey, but his highlights look so good. Very few HW champions had as impressive highlight videos as him.

    Such a shame that he was so inconsistent!
     
  13. MadProf

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  14. Fergy

    Fergy Walking Dead Full Member

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    Fantastic!!
     
  15. Mark Dunham

    Mark Dunham Active Member Full Member

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    Sharkey was a good quality fighter but like most fighters of that era, a little stiff. I like Billy Conn better. He was great!