Sonny Liston vs Max Baer.

Discussion in 'Classic Boxing Forum' started by JohnThomas1, Apr 20, 2019.


Who wins?

  1. Liston stoppage.

    41 vote(s)
    77.4%
  2. Liston decision.

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    9.4%
  3. Draw.

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  4. Baer stoppage.

    5 vote(s)
    9.4%
  5. Baer decision.

    2 vote(s)
    3.8%
  1. JohnThomas1

    JohnThomas1 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Lots of debate going on so lets put it to the vote.
     
  2. Reinhardt

    Reinhardt Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Sonny by stoppage around 10-12, Max can't avoid his power
     
  3. Fergy

    Fergy Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Not totally one sided in favour of Liston but he s in command for much of the fight.
    Liston by ko 9.
     
  4. janitor

    janitor Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Liston is all wrong for Baer.

    Probably ends up looking a bit like the Nova fights.
     
  5. The Undefeated Lachbuster

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    Liston by clear decision. I wouldn't necessarily be surprised by a late stoppage, but I don't think it'll be one-sided by any means. Baer wins a solid 3-4 rounds
     
  6. Greb & Papke 707

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    I don’t believe Listons power could dent maxes chin, however i also don’t believe Baers skills could touch listons...Liston by ud
     
  7. Big Ukrainian

    Big Ukrainian Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Considering how easily Liston destroyed iron-chinned Wayne Bethea (his only KO loss in 50 fights)...
    I think it's very tough fight for Baer.

    Liston by stoppage.
     
  8. louis54

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    The odds favor liston but in any slugfest baer can't be counted out so to speak....liston by decision but I wouldn't doubt a baer ko..
     
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  9. Sting like a bean

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    "Bethea's never been off his-"
    Boom!
    Bethea slumps over face-down as if he's been shot by a sniper
     
  10. he grant

    he grant Historian/Film Maker Full Member

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    Liston stops him in under 5. Hurts him. Much , much better fighter.
     
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  11. Gudetama

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    Liston by KO, in about 9.
     
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  12. KasimirKid

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    I think psychology would have been important. Baer was really intimidated by Louis. If Liston had as good a reputation when he fought Baer as he had when he fought Patterson, I think Max would have caved like he did against Joe. Baer was somewhat of a "pretty boy." He valued his good looks. I say the Liston up to the Patterson fights by kayo over the Livermore Larruper. The hungry Baer up to the Schmeling fight would have offered more resistance, but I still think Liston would have won. Max was more lover than fighter.

    Louis couldn't miss Baer's chin with his piston-like jab. Liston's jab was as good as Louis' and it was four inches longer. Liston wouldn't have missed Max's chin either.
     
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  13. JohnThomas1

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    This is it.
     
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  14. ETM

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    Dempsey would have to chase Baer into the ring again. The people who bet Max would tear there tickets up once they saw that.
     
  15. JC40

    JC40 Boxing fan since 1972 Full Member

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    Sonny would have terrified big Max before the fight. He looked petrified against Louis at times, especially once he tasted Joe's power . He was probably the weakest heavyweight champion in history as far as mental fortitude, discipline and ring intelligence go. Liston KO 2.

    Cheers All.
     


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