Sonny Liston vs these 80s and 90s bruisers

Discussion in 'Classic Boxing Forum' started by InMemoryofJakeLamotta, Jun 8, 2024.



  1. Ney

    Ney Well-Known Member Full Member

    2,561
    3,272
    Feb 13, 2024
    I’d be interested to see Liston & old Foreman. I have no doubt Liston wins it, but Foreman would present some unique problems. I can’t for the life of me see blokes like Rahman or Bruno having any meaningful chance.
     
    swagdelfadeel likes this.
  2. Pepsi Dioxide

    Pepsi Dioxide Boxing Addict Full Member

    5,764
    7,263
    Oct 22, 2020
    Why thank you very much.
     
    JohnThomas1 likes this.
  3. BCS8

    BCS8 VIP Member Full Member

    53,148
    67,035
    Aug 21, 2012
    I reckon he could beat Old Foreman and Mike Weaver
     
  4. InMemoryofJakeLamotta

    InMemoryofJakeLamotta I have defeated the great Seamus Full Member

    13,115
    8,971
    Sep 21, 2017
    Why just those 2?
     
  5. BCS8

    BCS8 VIP Member Full Member

    53,148
    67,035
    Aug 21, 2012
    Well, then again, they might beat him too. Weaver could punch a bit and Foreman could go for days.
     
  6. swagdelfadeel

    swagdelfadeel Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    16,310
    15,894
    Jul 30, 2014
    Can't believe it took me long this long to get to the obvious answer.
     
  7. swagdelfadeel

    swagdelfadeel Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    16,310
    15,894
    Jul 30, 2014
    That would explain the abundance of losses on Liston's resume.
     
    RulesMakeItInteresting and Ney like this.
  8. northpaw

    northpaw Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    15,842
    8,794
    Jun 5, 2010
    Mike Weaver: Liston by ko
    Frank Bruno: Liston by ko
    Oliver McCall: Liston by UD
    Hasim Rahman: Liston by ko
    David Tua: Liston by UD
    Razor Ruddock: Liston by UD
    Tommy Morrison: Liston by ko
    Old George Foreman: Liston by UD
    Alex Stewart: Liston by ko
     
  9. Ney

    Ney Well-Known Member Full Member

    2,561
    3,272
    Feb 13, 2024
    Some are even backing Rahman to beat him, a guy who couldn’t even get past 40-year-old Holyfield!
     
  10. BCS8

    BCS8 VIP Member Full Member

    53,148
    67,035
    Aug 21, 2012
    I mean, Liston was good, but no "tyre-iron" Jones.
     
  11. Markus.C.65

    Markus.C.65 New Member Full Member

    60
    73
    Jun 8, 2024
    Liston is a class above most of these , only the generational size difference makes it a head scratcher , as with most ' time travel ' match ups.
     
    swagdelfadeel likes this.
  12. InMemoryofJakeLamotta

    InMemoryofJakeLamotta I have defeated the great Seamus Full Member

    13,115
    8,971
    Sep 21, 2017
    He got past a 30 something Lewis
     
  13. InMemoryofJakeLamotta

    InMemoryofJakeLamotta I have defeated the great Seamus Full Member

    13,115
    8,971
    Sep 21, 2017
    Who was??
     
    BCS8 likes this.