prime Max Baer vs prime David Tua

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  1. BrutalForeman

    BrutalForeman Active Member Full Member

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    I'm referring to the version of Max who killed with his punching power. Can that version of Baer KO Tua?
     
  2. janitor

    janitor Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    No but he would probably force him into his shell, and win via the silent contract.
     
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  3. Seamus

    Seamus Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Tua bombs him out. Baer would need a jab.
     
  4. he grant

    he grant Historian/Film Maker Full Member

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    I honestly feel very few cold slug with Tua .. Baer was slow and easy to hit .. he was pretty hard punching for sure but not really tested against anything close to today's heavyweights .. it took him a dozen shots to stop a 190 pound, very off Schmeling ,, I'm not blown away but his stopping a Pat Cominsky .. my point is I see a Tua storming out and hurting him ...
     
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  5. mrkoolkevin

    mrkoolkevin Not here for the fairy tales Full Member

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    Great style match up for Tua.
     
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  6. mcvey

    mcvey Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Baer had undeniable power but was inconsistent.Tua's kryptonite was good movers with decent jabs.
    Both had excellent chins.I'll go for Maxie but not with any confidence.
     
  7. BoxingPurest

    BoxingPurest Member Full Member

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    Picking Baer on this one, Tua great punch, great chin never a world champion for a reason! Too inactive always waiting for that big shot and i'll tell you something Baer had a great chin as well and could bang. But i'd pay to watch it anyday!
     
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  8. Seamus

    Seamus Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    I was watching Tua vids last night. He actually was very defensively sound. As much as he had a great chin he also didn't get hit as much as you would expect given his style. Baer, on the otherhand, seemed too confident in his reflexes and got nailed more often than necessary. Baer's has to the tools to win this, he just didn't demonstrate the ability.
     
  9. janitor

    janitor Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Totally the opposite.

    Swarmer vs slugger, or at best short armed lugger vs tall slugger!
     
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  10. janitor

    janitor Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Joe Frazier clearly had better defense than George Foreman.

    That is the dynamic here!

    The poor mans Frazier vs the poor mans Foreman!
     
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  11. It's Ovah

    It's Ovah Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Baer couldn't hurt Tua if he wailed on him all night. Hugely overrated puncher.

    Tua would smash him.
     
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  12. BrutalForeman

    BrutalForeman Active Member Full Member

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    This is nonsense. Baer was a wrecking machine
     
  13. Seamus

    Seamus Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Tua was a defensive, patient, two handed slugger with top end power and great endurance.

    Baer was a sloppy wind-up rock em sock em robot with little science.

    That is this dynamic here.
     
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  14. reznick

    reznick Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Baer

    Better puncher, more mobile, craftier, more dynamic.
     
  15. It's Ovah

    It's Ovah Boxing Addict Full Member

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    So was Tua.

    X10
     

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