Tony Bellews vs Carlos Deleon

Discussion in 'Classic Boxing Forum' started by mr. magoo, Mar 9, 2023.

  1. mr. magoo

    mr. magoo Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Jan 3, 2007
    Prime for prime for the cruiser title.
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  2. Stevie G

    Stevie G Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Jul 17, 2009
    Bellew has got a very good shot but I can't help feeling that De Leon may outsmart him.
    Last edited: Mar 10, 2023
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  3. haNZAgod

    haNZAgod New Member Full Member

    Oct 5, 2016
    De Leon UD. Bellew has his moments but for me I'd take De Leon in a competitive but clear decision.
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  4. dinovelvet

    dinovelvet Antifanboi Full Member

    Jul 21, 2012
    Tony Bellew takes it with superior ring IQ. Mayweather's him.
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  5. Dynamicpuncher

    Dynamicpuncher Boxing Addict Full Member

    Jan 14, 2022
    I don't really know much about Carlos De Leon, I've seen his fight vs Holyfield, and his borfest vs Johnny Nelson. Probably not the best fights that show him a good light. I know he had quite a few title defences, but again he came along when the division had only just been created, and there wasn't alot of high profile names there I don't believe.

    If anyone has a recommendation on any of his fights I'm all ears.
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    CANNONBALL Well-Known Member Full Member

    Mar 18, 2007
    DeLeon, from 1980-85, should be too smart for Bellew. Whilst DeLeon could be lazy and had some disappointing results - KO 2 loss to S.T. Gordon in ' 82 - the 1st Gordon fight would be his only loss from '77 - 85 and he posted decent wins over the likes of Marvin Camel x 2, Gordon in the rematch, Leon Spinks, Yaqui Lopez (DeLeon was on fire in this one), Antony Davis and Bash Ali.
    Both at their best I pick Carlos to take a UD
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  7. Cookiedough

    Cookiedough Member Full Member

    Feb 18, 2020
    Bellew for me. Game as they come and a punch like dynamite. Always enjoyed watching Tony fight. He got better with every fight imo. Win or lose. The peak Bellew takes the win.
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  8. Blofeld

    Blofeld Active Member Full Member

    Sep 27, 2022
    Say what you like about Carlos but the guy won 12 title fights at CW. He was a very boring fighter but whatever his competition he still had the discipline to keep winning and more importantly to come back and win the title 4 times. Just this level of dedication and hunger for me gives him the edge.
  9. roeknott

    roeknott Active Member Full Member

    Jan 4, 2023
    Lets just say that Deleon wins and gets back to his corner safely after each round.
  10. Greg Price99

    Greg Price99 Well-Known Member Full Member

    Dec 17, 2018
    And gets home safely to his kids after the fight.