Sonny Liston v Tony Bellew

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  1. Unforgiven

    Unforgiven Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    12 rounds.

    Anyone giving Bellew a chance here ?
     
  2. Unforgiven

    Unforgiven Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    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".
     
  3. fists of fury

    fists of fury Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    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.
     
  4. Pete grigg

    Pete grigg New Member Full Member

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    Really? Sonny in a couple of rounds as much as I like Tony.
     
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  5. SheenLantern

    SheenLantern Active Member Full Member

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    Haye lasted longer with one achilles against Bellew than he would in his prime against Liston.
     
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  6. Fergy

    Fergy Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Liston breaks him down. Bellew s best shots bounce off sonny's chin. SL stops him in 7.
     
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  7. reznick

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    Legit opponent. Sonny knocks him out
     
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  8. Mike Cannon

    Mike Cannon Active Member Full Member

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    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.
     
  9. ForemanJab

    ForemanJab Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Bellew was a soft pudding at that weight. Liston would have a significant strength and power advantage.
     
  10. FrankinDallas

    FrankinDallas Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    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.
     
  11. Cecil

    Cecil Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Words fail me on this one.
     
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  12. JackSilver

    JackSilver Boxing Addict Full Member

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    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.
     
  13. Guru88

    Guru88 Member Full Member

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    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
     
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  14. swagdelfadeel

    swagdelfadeel Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    :lol:
     
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  15. BitPlayerVesti

    BitPlayerVesti Boxing Hagiographer Full Member

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    One of the fighters was significantly better, significantly bigger, significantly more powerful, and named Liston.