Discussion in 'Classic Boxing Forum' started by mark ant, Nov 24, 2021.
What percentage, if any of the former cruiser world champs could a prime Carnera have beaten?
Most of them I suspect.
I'm thinking The Real Deal beats him.
Primo had the size, strength, stamina, jab and heart to defeat many of those guys ..
This thread should have been made years ago. But better late than never.
The best cruiser, has rarely been the best fighter, who could make that particular limit.
Cruiserweight eras where Carnera would have serious problems, would be the exception rather than the norm.
Holyfield and Usyk I would heavily bet on. I think Stribling beats him in a straight fight.
Holyfield would beat him. Usyk probably would, too. I think Primo beats the rest of the actual Cruiserweights, since the Division began.
I believe Primo got off the mat what? eleven times against Baer? That's heart
Would lose to Evander, Usyk
Competitive fights where he could lose: JC Gomez, Mormeck, Toney, Jirov, Haye
Outside shot of losing: Al Cole, Orlin Norris
Edit: I'll add Dominguez as a maybe. Past his best and overweight he showed he could handle a giant heavyweight with his skillset (Valuev)
He went down 11 times because he was so easy to hit flush.
When did Carnera not show tremendous heart ? Going fifteen against Sharkey , a top pro when he ws far from ready but never flinching ? Getting off the floor eleven times against Baer ? Getting up and continuing against a murderous Louis ?
Stamina : Fifteen against Loughran and still fresh, The same against Uz .. still pretty fresh at the end of the first Sharkey fifteen round bout as well ..