Prime Carnera v any former cruiser world champ, how would he have fared?

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  1. mark ant

    mark ant Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    What percentage, if any of the former cruiser world champs could a prime Carnera have beaten?
     
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  2. janitor

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    Most of them I suspect.
     
  3. Fergy

    Fergy Walking Dead Full Member

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    I'm thinking The Real Deal beats him.
     
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  4. he grant

    he grant Historian/Film Maker Full Member

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    Primo had the size, strength, stamina, jab and heart to defeat many of those guys ..
     
  5. mark ant

    mark ant Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Heart, stamina?
     
  6. cross_trainer

    cross_trainer Bergeron Avatar Club Full Member

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    This thread should have been made years ago. But better late than never.
     
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  7. janitor

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    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.
     
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  8. he grant

    he grant Historian/Film Maker Full Member

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    Ah, yes.
     
  9. mark ant

    mark ant Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Against who?
     
  10. Tonto62

    Tonto62 Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Holyfield and Usyk I would heavily bet on. I think Stribling beats him in a straight fight.
     
  11. djanders

    djanders Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Holyfield would beat him. Usyk probably would, too. I think Primo beats the rest of the actual Cruiserweights, since the Division began.
     
  12. Reinhardt

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    I believe Primo got off the mat what? eleven times against Baer? That's heart
     
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  13. Pepsi Dioxide

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    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)
     
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  14. mark ant

    mark ant Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    He went down 11 times because he was so easy to hit flush.
     
  15. he grant

    he grant Historian/Film Maker Full Member

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    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 ..
     
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