Discussion in 'Classic Boxing Forum' started by KletkoNetwork, May 9, 2021.
What’s forgotten? His story is well documented. The good charitable things he did as well as his career.
Sure, on a boxing forum in the subsection, Classic boxing, you could make the claim that this great fighter is well known by all.
No what I’m saying is if you really follow the sports history he’s well known. I know a guy at work who only knows recent fighters. Didn’t know anything about the fighters of the past. I love to learn new things about this sports history and the fighters that make it that sport. Just wondering if there’s anything new come out about Baer?
I see what you are saying man, there is nothing really new in the video, just a consolidation of all things hardcore fans known and formatted in a way for casuals or non boxing fans to enjoy. My ultimate aim with the channel is to highlight the human stories of these incredible athletes. Thanks for taking the time to view.
He had a lethal right hand and an Iron Chin. Before he accidentally killed Frankie Campbell, he was a nightmare in the ring. There are some clips on youtube of him taking flush shots and laughing, he was one of the first guys to clown his opponents in the ring. And if he took Boxing seriously he would have been much better than he was. He was able to score 51 KO's in an era where you literally had to KTFO someone for the referee to stop it. Just like Mike Tyson who made the heavyweight division great again in the late 1980’s, He brought the game back to the old days of the very exciting Demspey era, when big men fought to knock each other out. Thanks to him, Boxing (the sport that seemed to fall into a sort of lull during the beginning of the Great Depression.) had quickly climbed back to the pinnacle of the glamourized prize fighting.
a popular, exciting and ferocious beast with a monster 81 inch reach
No problem mate. This is what this forum is all about.
Baer was a monstrous natural athlete. Laughing while taking shots. Imagine if he really had been schooled in the finer points of boxing?
Lol um Max Baer wasn't that good. Also various "lighter" punching guys have killed guys in the ring. That doesn't mean they were hard punchers all of the sudden.
Max looked cute compared to the crude untalented usually smaller guys doing that era. Compared to even the most unskilled modern heavyweight Max Baer looks like a amateur.
I want what you're smoking man
He shagged some right muff as well which I didn't know much about til recently, anyone got any other good stories?
Apart from not being forgotten and him not being boxing’s hardest puncher, that’s a headline all right.
He'll be smoking a ban shortly.
Do you want us to believe Max punched harder than Liston, Foreman, Shavers, Tyson, or even Dempsey? I don't even know if he punched harder than Bob Foster. There was nothing sensational about Baer. He lacked discipline in his training and was a crude boxer-puncher.