Tommy Morrison vs. Joe Louis

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Tommy Morrison vs. Joe Louis

  1. Tommy by KO

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  2. Tommy by Dec.

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  3. Joe by KO

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  4. Joe by Dec.

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  1. White Bomber

    White Bomber Well-Known Member Full Member

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    The 90s top dogs are GODS compared to the bums from Louis's era.
    Even a joke like Galento was a contender back then.
     
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  2. janitor

    janitor Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Morrison was not even one of the 90s top dogs.

    The 90s was an era populated by big punchers, while Louis's era was populated by small technical boxers.

    There is no doubt which era boasted more defensive specialists.
     
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  3. mr. magoo

    mr. magoo Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    By HIS logic, even a journeyman from the 90s would have reigned the 30s-40s. He once posted a video of Michael Bentt mopping the floor with Morrison and used that footage to bolster the claim that Morrison “ moved better “ than joe Louis.
     
  4. 70sFan865

    70sFan865 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Ezzard Charles

    You can argue that these fighters were more skilled than Walcott as well:

    Max Schmeling
    Jack Sharkey
    Bob Pastor
    John Henry Lewis
    Billy Conn
    Jimmy Bivins

    All of them were much, much more skilled than Morrison.
     
  5. 70sFan865

    70sFan865 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Not better than your trolling
     
  6. White Bomber

    White Bomber Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Morrison beats all of them
     
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  7. janitor

    janitor Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Would you argue that Morrison was better than them from a technical standpoint?

    For example if you shrank him down to the size of Billy Conn, would he give Conn a competitive fight?
     
  8. Cojimar 1946

    Cojimar 1946 Active Member Full Member

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    Aside from size, what advantages would Morrison have? What is their on film to makes him a favorite over the top guys of Louis's era?
     
  9. 70sFan865

    70sFan865 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    You said this before. Repeating something countless of times doesn't turn it into reality.
     
  10. George Crowcroft

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    Ezzard Charles would punch holes in Tommy Morrison.

    It'd be embarrassing.

    Morrison wouldn't even beat Chris Byrd, let alone Ezzard Charles.
     
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  11. George Crowcroft

    George Crowcroft 'Snarky Little Gobshite' - IntentionalButt Full Member

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    Morrison would get KTFOd multiple times if he had to face the schedule Louis did.

    Both Baer's stop him.

    Schmeling stops him, twice.

    Walcott stops him, twice.

    Charles stops him.

    Marciano annihilates him.

    Conn, Pastor, Farr and Nova are all favourites over.

    MICHAEL BENT beat this guy in less than a round. JOE HIPP broke his jaw and smashed his face to pieces. A shot to pieces Rudduck almost KTFOd him. He couldn't even beat Ross Purity. He gassed in literally three rounds against Mercer who wasn't throwing anything back.

    Morrison is never anything special in any era. Whether you have him fight in Ancient Greece or on Mars in 2996.
     
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  12. janitor

    janitor Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    You left out the most important point.

    Morrison's work at world level, such as it was, all fell inside a five year window.

    What would have happened to him over ten years, or fifteen?
     
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  13. cross_trainer

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    If there's one thing Louis's footwork is supposed to do well, it's creeping forward against another puncher to force an initial mistake and allow Louis to open up.
     
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  14. Glass City Cobra

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    Power is the only thing that could bail him out when he's up against a crafty technician with good stamina. The fact he neglects his jab to set up combinations and often neglected his right hand means that his so called punchers chance would be even smaller.

    He could be a nasty finisher and a decent body puncher, but not much else to write home about. Very limited at the elite level outside of his power and size.
     
  15. White Bomber

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    He doesn't have to be more technical than them, he just bombs them out of there.
     
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