Tommy Farr v Joe Bugner

Discussion in 'Classic Boxing Forum' started by Stevie G, May 15, 2014.

  1. Stevie G

    Stevie G Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    22,771
    3,629
    Jul 17, 2009
    Both men rate in the top 5 all time British heavyweights in my opinion.

    Who takes it ?
     
  2. mr. magoo

    mr. magoo Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    45,732
    13,282
    Jan 3, 2007
    Farr was too quick and crafty in my opinion. And Bugner didn't have the aggression or work rate that it would have taken to chase him down.

    Farr on points.
     
  3. Vinegar Hill

    Vinegar Hill Guest

    If Jack Bodell can beat Bugner then Tommy Farr certainly would.
     
  4. Stevie G

    Stevie G Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    22,771
    3,629
    Jul 17, 2009

    I see what you mean but Joe was having one of his 'snoozy' nights in that one. In this hypothetical,I'm referring to each man on his best night.
     
    Fergy likes this.
  5. Vinegar Hill

    Vinegar Hill Guest

    I know what you mean.
    The Bugner that fought Frazier would have demolished Jack!
    That was Bugner though, a frustrating fighter.
     
  6. Stevie G

    Stevie G Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    22,771
    3,629
    Jul 17, 2009

    He sure was frustrating,Vinegar ! Bar the big 4 of Ali,Foreman,Frazier and Norton,Joe had the ability to have beaten anyone circa 1973-74.

    No,I have n't forgotten about Larry Holmes and Jimmy Young but these two were still learning their trade in the timeframe I mentioned above.
     
    Fergy likes this.
  7. AREA 53

    AREA 53 Boxing Addict Full Member

    3,466
    71
    Apr 10, 2006
    I would fancy a motivated Joe to win a close decision by dint of his Jab and Mobility, Tommy was tough as hell and if Bugner came at him like he did Richard Dunn, it would probably in fact Assist Tommy ! But Tommy being tough does not preclude him from being outpointed, certainly Fiddle-Faddled and Frustrated, Joe Louis and Max Bear did not fight off the back foot, Tommy knew where they were, and they brought a Level of Consistency of approach to help him, But Joe, say of the Frazier or Ali fights may be points snatching behind the Jab before launching Quick sometimes " Flappy " combinations which may if nothing else break up Tommy's Rhythm, Tommy was not a great One-Shot Hitter and Joe had a good chin and Stamina, so a full fight seems a certainty, I just do not think Tommy has that Outstanding attribute to win, Compete and Compete well yes, but if he is not stopping Bugner...I do not think that he is outpointing him,
     
  8. Fergy

    Fergy Walking Dead Full Member

    20,892
    21,341
    Jan 8, 2017
    Joe could possibly take a decision. Farr would come for a fight tho, so Bugner can't take him light.
     
  9. LoadedGlove

    LoadedGlove Boxing Addict Full Member

    3,404
    4,076
    Dec 6, 2019
    Could be areal stinker. Tommy was awkward, crouching and crab like which would make it hard for Joe to land meaningful shots. In the same breath Bugner would be able to slide out of range of Farr's counter attacks.
    I'll take Bugner due to his size and speed but don't expect thrills.