Discussion in 'Classic Boxing Forum' started by Journeyman92, Aug 15, 2022.
Go on then. 15 rounds.
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.
Burley and Booker kicked Moore out of the MW division in 44.
Peak Sugar coasts this.
I thought the stomach ulcer put him out at 160 or is my timeline messed up?
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.
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.
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.
Maybe I should’ve used the version of Charles who beat Burley.