Steve Collins vs Dean Francis

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  1. Scott Cork

    Scott Cork Active Member Full Member

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    After Francis stopped Carr in 1997 he wanted to fight Collins. How would the fight have played out?
     
  2. ryanm8655

    ryanm8655 Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Francis was talented but sadly injuries got in the way. That said he would’ve been drained vs Collins, reckon he’d have gassed and been stopped.
     
  3. Bulldog24

    Bulldog24 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    I like Francis over almost anyone, but this is Collins. He didn’t just take punches, he actually walked through them... and his right hand was so sneaky.
     
  4. Sonny1

    Sonny1 Active Member Full Member

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    This was a great era, I loved it. Collins was overrated, he beat an absolute shell of Benn when he faced him. I agree he would beaten Francis, but I think he would have been given problems. Francis looked good in the beatdown he gave Seillier.
     
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  5. Scott Cork

    Scott Cork Active Member Full Member

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    Collins was underated if anything especially by the british. He gave Kalambay and McCallum great fights. He would have always beaten Benn. His style suited Collins well.
     
  6. koartist2012

    koartist2012 Member Full Member

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    francis at 168 before he had the shoulder problems could of koed pretty much anyone , but feel an iron chin and willed collins survives and stops francis late , actually went to watch his last fight before his passing stopped an unbeaten prospect at light heavy in his 40s , very much a case of what might of been RIP
     
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  7. destruction

    destruction Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Collins was a level above Francis. Collins would have beaten him handily
     
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  8. Boxing Gloves

    Boxing Gloves Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Real unfortunate career Francis had. Immensely talented and was a cert for a world title however a serious shoulder injury turned him in to a 1 armed fighter.

    Collins was as tough as they come, technically Francis had the beating of him but I think Collins gets to him eventually and stops him late.
     
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  9. Somali Sanil

    Somali Sanil Wild Buffalo Man Full Member

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    The thing is, Collins was an underrated technician as well as an iron chinned an willed fighter. Very sad what happened to Francis but he’s never beating collins
     
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  10. Bulldog24

    Bulldog24 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Eubank sparred Francis for the Collins fights and says Francis was two classes above Collins.
     
  11. Scott Cork

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    Clearly not since he lost twice.
     
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  12. Bulldog24

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    There were reasons.
     
  13. channy

    channy How Much!!! Full Member

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    He was tremendously underrated.
    A good strong fighting man was Collins.
     
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  14. Somali Sanil

    Somali Sanil Wild Buffalo Man Full Member

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    I don’t think Snr can be relied on in this one
     
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  15. KaneCobra

    KaneCobra New Member banned Full Member

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    Surely this is a troll thread

    Dean Francis was domestic level.

    Collins was world class and beat up Eubank and Benn. Collins is levels above Francis!
     
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