Riddick Bowe’s Chin?

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  1. Showstopper97

    Showstopper97 The Icon Full Member

    Oct 7, 2020
    Bruno had a better chin than Morrison
  2. BCS8

    BCS8 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Aug 21, 2012
    Above average but not great. I didn't like what I saw against Golota especially.
  3. Rico Spadafora

    Rico Spadafora Best Chin On ESB Full Member

    Feb 20, 2008
    He had an ok Chin he didn’t fight the best fighters of his era.
  4. djanders

    djanders Boxing Addict Full Member

    Feb 21, 2009
    IMO, of course, he seemed to me to have a very good chin. As an example, Holyfield hit him with a real good one, and he got up. Evander may have been sick, but he got everything into that. (In fact, I think Evander beat himself with that do or die punch.) I'm not sure many would have gotten up from that shot. Bowe did. I can't say it was a great chin as he never fought the hardest hitters in his own era. It may have been great. We just will never know for sure.
  5. Mark Dunham

    Mark Dunham Member Full Member

    Mar 19, 2021
    Tommy had next to no chin. He was always getting knocked out

    Bowe was never knocked out
  6. Saintpat

    Saintpat Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Jun 26, 2009
    Getting dropped by Holyfield isn’t an indictment of a guy’s chin unless you want to say Ray Mercer didn’t have a good chin.

    Evander dropped Ray with a single shot. That’s an impressive feat for any puncher in any era.
  7. Oddone

    Oddone Bermane Stiverne’s life coach. Full Member

    Aug 18, 2019
    At the start of his career it was great. As his career continued and he trusted his chin enough to only have an average defense in place, his punch resistance lessened from accumulating punishment over his career.

    He was never Golovkin or Hagler but it was a solid nine on a one to ten scale, that fell to a seven by the time of the Golota fights.
  8. steve1990

    steve1990 Active Member Full Member

    Jul 7, 2012
    His lack of defense seemed to take a huge toll on his chin by 95. He's was lucky that he faced a ill Holyfield that night.
    Last edited: Mar 21, 2021
  9. salty trunks

    salty trunks Well-Known Member Full Member

    Dec 22, 2009
    I dont think he had an elite chin. He could be hurt. He was hurt by Holyfield, Hide and Golota. But he would keep fighting and had a tremendous fighting heart. Id say it was good not great. Mcall had a great chin.