Unbeaten Mike McCallum Vs Unbeaten Michael Nunn?

Discussion in 'Classic Boxing Forum' started by Fergy, May 11, 2022.

Who wins??

  1. Nunn

    71.9%
  2. McCallum

    28.1%
  1. CleneloAnavarez

    CleneloAnavarez Active Member Full Member

    1,455
    1,085
    Nov 18, 2021
    Not at all. ToT always exaggerated heights, the minimum is probably the correct one. Against Liles he looked shorter.
     
  2. ChrisJS

    ChrisJS Well-Known Member Full Member

    2,633
    5,434
    Sep 11, 2018
    He’s my friend and I see just about every week. Believe me. He’s more than 6 1. I’m 6 3. And he’s very close to my height.
     
    Jel and Themessiah like this.
  3. Young Terror

    Young Terror ★ Griselda ★ Full Member

    5,124
    2,715
    May 9, 2012
    Cockyness would cost Nunn this fight. He would go on to an early lead looking like a million dollars but Mike wouldnt panic its nothing he hasnt seen before , by the mid rounds Nunn would start to think to himself that its easy work and would start taking more risks and getting more careless and with his speed advantage he would get away with it a couple of times but like the great Manny Steward once said you cant make the same mistake twice against McCallum and get away with it.

    I see Nunn throwing a flashy combination up close then retreat in a straight line with his hands down and his chin up in the air and getting timed by McCallum and getting knocked out.

    Going with Mike by KO in 10.
     
    rinsj and Fogger like this.
  4. escudo

    escudo Boxing Addict Full Member

    4,152
    4,364
    May 13, 2014
    "Shot from the blue like James hadn't landed a ton of body punches to slow him down first. James was down on the cards but every round was close.
     
  5. Flo_Raiden

    Flo_Raiden Boxing Junkie Full Member

    7,916
    8,865
    Oct 12, 2010
    If we're talking about the Nunn that was already slipping and getting coked up after the Kalambay win then I can see McCallum grind out a win through workrate and due to Nunn's laziness. Nunn didn't look nearly as good as he was after Kalambay where he looked uninspiring and eventually got stopped by Toney.
    However McCallum has shown that he struggles with quicker, slicker fighters as seen in his fights against Kalambay, Graham, and Toney. Stylistically Nunn would be highly problematic for McCallum, especially the one that beat up Tate.
     
    Last edited: May 12, 2022
  6. ChrisJS

    ChrisJS Well-Known Member Full Member

    2,633
    5,434
    Sep 11, 2018
    That seems unlikely given the respect Nunn always had for McCallum and his friendship with him. Nunn would be completely on his game against McCallum.
     
    Seamus likes this.
  7. Flash24

    Flash24 Boxing Addict Full Member

    4,637
    5,521
    Oct 22, 2015
    Even his ko of Curry demonstrates McCallum having issues with a fighter gifted with Supreme speed.
    Curry routinely beat McCallum to the punch until he was K'oed.
    It's the main reason I don't believe McCallum beats Hearns , Benitez, Leonard, and especially Robinson.
     
  8. Seamus

    Seamus Proud Kulak Full Member

    47,088
    21,285
    Feb 11, 2005
    This is a great match-up, has had me thinking for a couple days. As a big McCallum fan, I was leaning towards him at first but must say that Nunn had all the tools. Mike handled a motivated, slippery southpaw in Graham, albeit with some difficulty. He was getting home his right and was able to crank up the body work after a couple rounds. I don't see Nunn being quite as busy or awkward.

    A close one but I am taking Mike by MD.
     
  9. mark ant

    mark ant Duran's speed moving in would make Ali hit air Full Member

    33,205
    14,714
    May 4, 2017
    He was having trouble making 160 which is why he gassed v Toney.
     
  10. mark ant

    mark ant Duran's speed moving in would make Ali hit air Full Member

    33,205
    14,714
    May 4, 2017
    No, McCallum out scored Curry on the inside but Curry out-scored Mike on the outside, the KO was inevitable.
     
    Dynamicpuncher likes this.
  11. George Crowcroft

    George Crowcroft 'Snarky Little Gobshite' - IntentionalButt Full Member

    25,217
    39,102
    Mar 3, 2019
    And he literally told his trainer in the corner before that saying he'll get him with the left hand this round.
     
    escudo likes this.
  12. PernellSweetPea

    PernellSweetPea Boxing Junkie Full Member

    11,679
    5,150
    Feb 26, 2009
    I never saw that as a huge problem for Mike. He was getting to Donald early. He was struggling but getting to him. Donald landed a right, but after that Donald couldn't have come up with anything hard enough to keep off Mike. Donald did not have a Tommy Hearns right, but he had good power.. But not that kind of power.
     
  13. Fogger

    Fogger Well-Known Member Full Member

    1,806
    2,510
    Aug 9, 2021
    While I don't agree with your result, this is a very well thought out, educated opinion. Nice job.
     
    Young Terror likes this.
  14. catchwtboxing

    catchwtboxing Boxing Junkie Full Member

    14,077
    13,887
    Jul 4, 2014
    I'll go against the grain and say McCallum. He just had more character.
     
    Jel likes this.
  15. Cobra33

    Cobra33 Boxing Addict Full Member

    6,937
    4,834
    Feb 2, 2006
    Every round was not close and you fail to mention Nunn stunned Toney as well a couple of times.
    And lets remember this wasn't Nunn at his absolute best so stop with the BS body punches slowed Nunn down. He landed body shots but not nearly enough.
    Nunn beat HIMSELF in that fight.
     
    Flash24 likes this.