Usyk vs. James Toney

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  1. SergioJ91

    SergioJ91 Member Full Member

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    In their primes, who wins this fight @ cruiserweight?
     
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  2. realsoulja

    realsoulja Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Usyk hits Toney from too many angles and is naturally the bigger guy. Usyk UD.
     
  3. fencik45

    fencik45 Active Member Full Member

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    Hope this was posed at cw and not hw.
     
  4. Slyk

    Slyk Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Usyk is gonna toy with anyone who is as slow footed as a CW James Toney. Toney will dismantle the brawlers, the punchers, and the come forward guys. He's barely going to land a glove on Usyk.
     
  5. ikrasevic

    ikrasevic Икрашевић Full Member

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    Usyk is not an ordinary cruiserweight, but there are 1 or 2 such boxers in the history of the cruiserweight category.
    Usyk wins.
     
  6. Fogger

    Fogger Well-Known Member Full Member

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    The thread asks about prime Toney and fighting Usyk at cruiserweight. The problem is Toney's prime was at 168 or 175. Actually, it is hard to pin down his prime weight class wise but it definitely wasn't at cruiser.
     
  7. Jacques81

    Jacques81 Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Only CW that stands a chance with Usyk all time is Evander and MAYBE Marciano for punchers chance...
     
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  8. drenlou

    drenlou Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Great fight at CW, USYK is alot better than Jirov so Toney would have to really work to win this fight. I give him a really good shot at beating Usyk, close to 50/50 imo.
     
  9. drenlou

    drenlou Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Agreed but the Toney who fought Jirov was still firing on all cylinders. Great fight.
     
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  10. Jacques81

    Jacques81 Well-Known Member Full Member

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    But that's if Marciano can make it up to 190 lbs
     
  11. Fogger

    Fogger Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Very true.
     
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  12. northpaw

    northpaw Boxing Junkie banned Full Member

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    1st, Toney despite his success was extremely post prime at CW. Usyk is not a better boxer than James Toney, what he is is a phenomenal, active boxer puncher. I just think he's way too big for Toney to beat. Toney can beat big guys that aren't as skillful, he can't beat guys his (Usyk's) size that are skillful, that tandem may be too much, Usyk is too responsible in the ring.

    I say this with no malice towards Toney, he's one of my 5 favorite fighters of all time.
     
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  13. lepinthehood

    lepinthehood When I'm drinking you leave me well alone Full Member

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    Uysk shutout. Toney wasn't mobile enough at the higher weights.
     
  14. Olu G. Rotimi

    Olu G. Rotimi Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    When I think of this match up I think of skills of both guys.
     
  15. AdamT

    AdamT Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Usyk being the naturally bigger guy and his movement makes me favour him

    However, we are talking about Toney here. If he brings his best??

    60/40 usyk