Under 190lbs Who Stands Up With Rocky?

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  1. mark ant

    mark ant Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Ali wasn`t ready for Rocky by that stage, his movement wasn`t that good yet, he was easier to hit when he first turned pro, he got better as he went along.
     
  2. Clinton

    Clinton Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    If we are including contemporaries, Evander Holyfield
     
  3. Reinhardt

    Reinhardt Boxing Addict Full Member

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    I could see Tunney taking a decision.
     
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  4. andrewe

    andrewe Ezekiel 33 banned Full Member

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    I'd argue that the Clay that beat Moore would beat prime Rocky easily
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    And, the question was "stands up with" Rocky. Clay was only a few fights away from his prime at that point, and he always had the heart of a champ so I can't see Rocky KO'ing him.
     
  5. Reinhardt

    Reinhardt Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Hmm?,, that could be a tad early for Clay in a 15 round fight
     
  6. andrewe

    andrewe Ezekiel 33 banned Full Member

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    I don't think so.
     
  7. Reinhardt

    Reinhardt Boxing Addict Full Member

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    I understand that , but going from 10 to 15 rounds that young against a guy who doesn't wilt would be tough. The Ali of later years cuts Rocky to pieces.
     
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