Tokyo Douglas vs Mercer of the Lewis fight

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  1. Scott Cork

    Scott Cork Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Going with Mercer in this one. He was outstanding that night and should have gotten the nod.
     
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  2. Fergy

    Fergy Walking Dead Full Member

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    I'm saying Buster by split decision.
     
  3. Showstopper97

    Showstopper97 The Icon Full Member

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    Douglas via competitive, but clear UD. Mercer's had a lot of success against Lewis because Lewis is heavy-footed & not too quick on his feet, so he was able to draw him into a dog-fight. Douglas wouldn't take the bait. He had the good lateral movement & quick feet to neutralise Mercer (along with his long jab that was better than Lewis's IMO). He wouldn't be drawn into a dog fight & would be rallying up points early, so that by the time he slows down, Mercer won't be able to capitalize on getting the win in the later rounds. Mercer's gas tank also wasn't great, as he would have slowed considerably from exhausting himself in the early rounds where Douglas is boxing.
     
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  4. Unforgiven

    Unforgiven Obsessed with Boxing banned Full Member

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    Douglas wins a lopsided decision
     
  5. Sangria

    Sangria You bleed like Mylee Full Member

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    Douglas was dialed in and wouldn't be brawl happy like Lewis seemed to be, so Mercer isn't hitting Douglas at will.

    Plus, when was the last time Mercer did anything well against 80's heavyweights?
     
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  6. NoNeck

    NoNeck Pugilist Specialist Full Member

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    No “Tokyo” necessary. Buster had the the tools to beat Mercer in the late 80s through Tokyo.
     
  7. mr. magoo

    mr. magoo Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Probably Douglas by decision. He’d have some rough moments though
     
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