Tommy Hearns v Marlon Starling

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  1. Eye of Timaeus

    Eye of Timaeus Member Full Member

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    Does Hearns power make the difference or can magic man pull it off
     
  2. Flash24

    Flash24 Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Yes and no. Starling was a very good fighter, well schooled solid fundamentals. But theirs a very big leap from " very good" to "great" and that next level "ATG". Hearns was a ATG. If Hearns did not stop Starling ( which is possible, Starling was defensively very good, with a very good chin) He would pitch a shut out, behind his jab, and threat of landing that perfect right hand. Starling would be focused on survival. Not winning, Hearns by lopsided dec, or late stoppage.
     
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  3. Richard M Murrieta

    Richard M Murrieta Active Member Full Member

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    A very good fight, but Hearns would have too much power for a back peddling Marlon. The Magic Man would make it a good fight for 5 rounds, but Tommy with that slick jab, sets up that crushing right hand that lands on the jaw of Starling, and out the lights go for Marlon. Magic Man does not have the punch to make Tommy fear him.
     
  4. PernellSweetPea

    PernellSweetPea Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Marlon was a tough guy to knockout. I think Tommy would win a UD but it would not be a great fight. Sort of Tommy moving and jabbing and Marlon trying to land his punches, with Tommy beating him to the punch.
     
  5. Tonto62

    Tonto62 Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Hearns wins this reasonably comfortably imo.
     
  6. Titan1

    Titan1 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    With that sucess he had against Tommy in that sparring session, Marlon would fight the fight of his life, but it would not be enough. Tommy by close UD.
     
  7. Xplosive

    Xplosive Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Starling is a bit overrated. I give him virtually no chance against Tommy.

    Hearns would not only beat him, he might actually stop him.
     
  8. The Morlocks

    The Morlocks Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Hearns broke his jaw sparring in the run up to Leonard 1. Hearns ices him.
     
  9. Eddie Ezzard

    Eddie Ezzard Well-Known Member Full Member

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    I was just about to point that out. Marlon's chances don't improve when you halve the weight of the glove.
     
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