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

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  1. choklab

    choklab cocoon of horror Full Member

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    Primo was the daddy of all super heavyweights. A pioneer. A glimpse of a magnificent future.
     
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  2. he grant

    he grant Historian/Film Maker Full Member

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    That's a pivot by you .. were talking heart and you're the first person I've ever read on any thread questioning Carnera's ...
     
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  3. mark ant

    mark ant Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Seriously? I don`t rate Carnera at all.
     
  4. he grant

    he grant Historian/Film Maker Full Member

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    Right, this wasn't you ?
     
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  5. choklab

    choklab cocoon of horror Full Member

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    Nobody understood the magnitude of Carnera. His relevance to a future era. It started with him.
     
  6. mark ant

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    It didn`t, he couldn`t box like modern super heavies, the only thing seperating him from the likes of Willard and Buddy Baer was his physique.
     
  7. choklab

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    I think he could. It only looked awkward because he wasn’t fighting men his own size.
     
  8. choklab

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    He went down 10 of 11 times because he had a broken ankle.
     
  9. swagdelfadeel

    swagdelfadeel Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Carnera had a lot of flaws and I mean A LOT of Flaws, but heart was not one of them.
     
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  10. mark ant

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    He was all over the place, any super heavy today would have destroyed him.
     
  11. mark ant

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    My friend Carnera could not box, I don`t get this bias.
     
  12. Tonto62

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    Ankle was not broken,he went down because he had a shaky chin,and no defence for Baer's right hand.
     
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  13. choklab

    choklab cocoon of horror Full Member

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    Size advantage only works against Carnera. Nobody else.
     
  14. choklab

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    “After undergoing thorough exam and X-rays, at the Columbus hospital, it was indeed revealed that Carnera had broken his ankle. In addition to the break -a clean chip off the anklebone- it was discovered Carnera had torn ligaments in the ankle. Primo said he injured the leg in the first round when being felled by one of Baers shots. After the exam his leg was put in a cast and Dr Panoni told the press he was doubtful primo would be able to meet Baer in a proposed September rematch” - Page 145 Primo Carnera: the life and career of the heavyweight boxing champion by Joseph S. page.
     
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  15. mark ant

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    I was talking about Anthony Joshua and Joe Joyce:
    (Carnera was likely unaware of these arrangements.) Weighing an average of 260 pounds (118 kg), he was the heaviest world champion at the time and, at a height of 6 feet 5.75 inches (197 cm), one of the tallest.22 Oct 2021