Discussion in 'Classic Boxing Forum' started by McGrain, Sep 14, 2021 at 2:28 AM.
Who you got?
Gonna pick McCallum by KO. Marshall's power is of little consequence here, and I like McCallum's more textbook approach to offset Marshall's aggressive power game. Per usual, McCallum counters Lloyd's attacks with well placed shots to the body, slowly chipping away at Marshall's stamina and power. By the 8th or 9th, Lloyd is ready to go and crumbles under a barrage to the body. He can't beat the count.
Marshall was a better fighter IMO. He looks great on the film vs Charles and Mills, and I tend to think he'd be able to better McCallum in the experience department. He had one tough schedule. He'd have to stay deft and alert, but I think he's got a win in him. He's beaten better.
I couldn't have said it better myself. McCallum fought into his forties over multiple weight classes against some of the deadliest punchers ever and was never stopped. On the other hand Marshall who was an excellent fighter was stopped at least ten times and would be going against one of the better counterpunchers ever. I think he gets stopped here. As much as I respect Marshall for all that he accomplished, he was just too inconsistent for me to pick him over the consistently great McCallum.
No way are people letting McCallum win after his win over Kalambay in the semis!
The final always looked like it would be one of the post-Hagler middleweights from the late 80s and early 90s against one of the Murderer's Row.
The forum fave theory is about to get tested. (Some) People said Conteh won because he was the forum fave.
McCallum was a fantastic fighter who was technically excellent, had a great chin and a good boxing IQ, but he was a relatively slight middleweight who lacked a real punch at the weight and he could outslicked as Kalambay showed.
I wonder if Marshall's size, his unorthodoxy and his power would prove to be McCallum's kryptonite. I can see McCallum hanging tough but never solving Marshall and being on the wrong end of a clear decision.
Maybe, but that one loss at Middleweight to a prime Kalambay was a damn close fight. McCallum was pretty consistent all of his career and regularly fought the toughest of opponents in their own back yard. No one was ever really close to stopping him but Marshal was stopped 11 times. Both guys deserve respect for fighting the best of their era's but too me McCallum was far more consistent. I don't see Marshall stopping him and he really wasn't much of a mover like Kalambay.
I think Marshall's unorthodox technique and attack befuddle McCallum and offset his rhythm enough for Marshall to pick up a decision. McCallum was a great fighter, but if Marshall could get past Burley, Williams and Charles, I really don't see what McCallum could present that Lloyd wouldn't be able to cope with.
Tough fight to call never thought about this match up before. Initially thought Marshall but then thought McCallum via razor thin decision.
Whoever picked Marshall to win by KO, I’d really like to hear your reasoning.
Agreed! McCallum never was really close to being slept in the ring. 36 rounds with Toney, Prime Roy Jones, Julian Jackson, Curry, Collins, Watson etc. He was fantastic defensively and had an iron chin to boot. Too bad he didn't get to fight the legends that Marshall did. I have no doubt that McCallum would do well in any era. He truly was a complete fighter.
Absolutely. He was extremely durable and had outstanding defensive skills too. I don’t even think Marshall was much of a puncher