Discussion in 'Classic Boxing Forum' started by Unforgiven, Apr 24, 2021.
Anyone giving Bellew a chance here ?
Bellew was 213 and 210 in the Haye fights, same as prime Liston.
Bellew was 6'3, Liston 6'1.
Liston had the longer reach, 84" might be an exaggeration but it was certainly more than Bellew's reported 74".
He's got a chance, albeit a minor one. Bellew was a good fighter who gave it 100℅. Well-schooled, experienced. The loss to Usyk (or rather, the way he lost) is a bit worrying, but he didn't have any noteworthy weaknesses.
But Liston is going to be a rough ride.
Really? Sonny in a couple of rounds as much as I like Tony.
Haye lasted longer with one achilles against Bellew than he would in his prime against Liston.
Liston breaks him down. Bellew s best shots bounce off sonny's chin. SL stops him in 7.
Legit opponent. Sonny knocks him out
No disrespect buddy, this post/match up has gone to be down there with the likes of " who wins Willie Pastrano or Rocky Marciano " maybe its me...... keep well.
Bellew was a soft pudding at that weight. Liston would have a significant strength and power advantage.
Liston would struggle with Bellew. He'd have so many ways of KO'ing Bellew that he'd be bewildered for at least 30 seconds. Then he would Pattersonize him.
Words fail me on this one.
It was at a lower weight but still, after seeing Bellew getting pimp-slapped by superpimp Stevenson, it hard to imagine Bellow even been in the same ring as Liston.
Are you joking? Sonny Liston one of the strongest, hardest hitting and talented heavyweights of all time vs a chinny former light heavyweight? Bellew runs around the ring petrified and is knocked out cold the second he plants his feet
One of the fighters was significantly better, significantly bigger, significantly more powerful, and named Liston.