Prime 160lbs Archie Moore vs the best MW Sugar Ray Robinson?

Discussion in 'Classic Boxing Forum' started by Journeyman92, Aug 15, 2022.

Who wins this?

  1. Archie Moore

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  2. Sugar Ray Robinson

    60.0%
  3. McGrain: “Draw”

    30.0%
  1. Journeyman92

    Journeyman92 Resident Gadfly Full Member

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    Go on then. 15 rounds.
     
  2. Fergy

    Fergy Walking Dead Full Member

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    A little too much for SRR, I'm afraid.
    He'd win a few round s but Moore is deadly and nails him down.
    I see Archie stopping him in around 12.
     
  3. McGrain

    McGrain Diamond Dog Staff Member

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    Burley and Booker kicked Moore out of the MW division in 44.

    Peak Sugar coasts this.
     
  4. escudo

    escudo Boxing Addict Full Member

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    I thought the stomach ulcer put him out at 160 or is my timeline messed up?
     
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  5. McGrain

    McGrain Diamond Dog Staff Member

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    If Archie Moore could not defeat Charley Burley and Eddie Booker at the end of his middleweight career, I feel it is unlikely he could defeat Sugar Ray Robinson.
     
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  6. Saintpat

    Saintpat Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Archie became the Mongoose we all know and (most of us) revere at light heavyweight. He had a good campaign at 160 but not on par with Ray Robinson.

    Sugar by decision over 15 but it would have been a clinic to watch it. Two masters playing 4D chess.
     
  7. escudo

    escudo Boxing Addict Full Member

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    I wasn't trying to make a point for either side, just trying to refresh my memory on what point in his career Archie almost died.

    For the record I think Ray's feet likely win him the fight on the outside. And if Archie Moore could ever be called "Green" it was certainly at 160.
     
  8. Journeyman92

    Journeyman92 Resident Gadfly Full Member

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    Maybe I should’ve used the version of Charles who beat Burley.