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. ChrisJS

    ChrisJS Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Yes, I did. I’m actually gonna be with him today the fights tonight.
     
  2. Cobra33

    Cobra33 Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Sure and the Canelo vs Bivol fight was close too right?
     
  3. Cobra33

    Cobra33 Boxing Addict Full Member

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    The networks complained he was too boring to get big fights or sell.
    So in an effort to appease and land big fights he started sitting down alot more and trading punches.
    That and he got lazy when he became champion.
     
  4. PernellSweetPea

    PernellSweetPea Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    That could be, but when he started getting tagged by guys like Roldan or Barkley it is time to use his skills. The way he bet Tate was impressive. he was in and out and landed punches on the move. Then Roldan tagged him and he won, but I remember him getting tagged more than he should of, but I just attributed that to the same Roldan who hit Hearns also and that style of kamikaze. So Nunn got the knockout of Kalambay which no one expected after the struggle with Roldan and had Barkley, which was another 12 round struggle and he never seemed to be the same. That was that.. I don't get it. he was not hit so hard he would diminish..
     
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  5. HolDat

    HolDat Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Staying around his hometown wasn't very helpful. This hypothetical matchup isn't easy to predict like some might think. Like you pointed out, you never know which Nunn would show up. McCallum was always consistent.
     
  6. mark ant

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

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    OMG! Barkley landed far more shots than Canelo what are you talking about? Canelo landed hardly any shots.
     
  7. mark ant

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

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    Nobody scored Bivol v Canelo a draw, lol love to see your scorecard for Nunn v Barkley, nobody gave Nunn praise for his performance the way they praised Bivol v Canelo.
     
  8. Cobra33

    Cobra33 Boxing Addict Full Member

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    116 to 112.
     
  9. jabber74

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    As much as I liked McCallum and had great respect for him as a fighter, I think Nunn wins a decision. I think he would be a frustrating fight for Mike. I think Nunn gets forgotten amongst the middleweight champions and would have given a lot of them from the past a very tough time. I thought at the time, (and still think), that had James Toney fought a rematch with Nunn back in '91, it would have been a very risky fight.