Sonny Liston vs the following Louis foes

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  1. InMemoryofJakeLamotta

    InMemoryofJakeLamotta I have defeated the great Seamus Full Member

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    Liston vs

    Max Baer
    Max Schmeling
    Jack Sharkey
    Tony Galento
    Buddy Baer
    Abe Simon
    Al McCoy
    Nathan Mann

    Does Liston make it through this murders row undefeated?
     
  2. Melankomas

    Melankomas Prime Jeffries would demolish a grizzly in 2 Full Member

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    Cleans house, but Sharkey and Schmeling make it somewhat interesting
     
  3. ipswich express

    ipswich express Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Blasts the lot of them for mine.
     
  4. swagdelfadeel

    swagdelfadeel Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Yes. He also wouldn't take four (or even one) trip to the canvas.
     
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  5. PRW94

    PRW94 Active Member Full Member

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    Lord, yes ...
     
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  6. Fogger

    Fogger Father, grandfather and big sports fan. Full Member

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    LOL at Murderer's Row. Facetious or sincere, that was funny. Liston beats them all easily with the exception of Schmeling who makes Sonny have to work hard for it.
     
  7. mcvey

    mcvey VIP Member Full Member

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    Yes
     
  8. InMemoryofJakeLamotta

    InMemoryofJakeLamotta I have defeated the great Seamus Full Member

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    Even against Al McCoy?? No way!!
     
  9. InMemoryofJakeLamotta

    InMemoryofJakeLamotta I have defeated the great Seamus Full Member

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    Galento had a hell of a left hook, Max Baer had devastating power in both hands and a good chin and Schmeling would be one of the most scientific boxers Liston faced, with a nuke of a right hand to boot. And Sharkey was as skilled as Machen.
     
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  10. The Undefeated Lachbuster

    The Undefeated Lachbuster I check this every now and then Full Member

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    Beats all. If the Baer that fought Louis (both hands ****ed up) fights Liston, it's a butchering. But if a prime Baer shows up, things could get interesting real quick. Like both guys hitting the deck type. Might be a prototype Foreman vs Lyle
     
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  11. InMemoryofJakeLamotta

    InMemoryofJakeLamotta I have defeated the great Seamus Full Member

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    So are you saying that the only reason Louis beat Max was because Max's hands were injured?
     
  12. swagdelfadeel

    swagdelfadeel Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Liston would not hit the deck in a million years against a guy as crude as Baer who lacked any semblance of a jab.
     
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  13. HomicideHank

    HomicideHank I believe in the transmigration of souls Full Member

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    On their best nights...
    Baer - 50/50 he might get caught
    Schmeling - Loss by decision
    Sharkey - Liston wins but Sharkey is competitive - might be a SD in a 10-round fight. Sharkey has a great chance if it's a 15-rounder and he doesn't get caught.
    Liston beats the rest - Simon and B. Baer's size might present him with some problems.
     
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  14. swagdelfadeel

    swagdelfadeel Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    :lol: :lol: :lol:

    At least he scrapes by Sharkey (as long as it's not a 15-rounder), and manages to beat Mccoy, Simon, Buddy, Man, and Galento.
     
  15. InMemoryofJakeLamotta

    InMemoryofJakeLamotta I have defeated the great Seamus Full Member

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    TBH, Sharkey in many ways is the equivalent of Machen. Sharkey at his best could hypothetically survive against Liston to the last bell. I do think Max Baer at his best would be more formidable against Liston than Williams. Because of Baers chin and power.

    Galento also had an iron chin and a very hard left hook. Like Tua in lots of ways.