Virgil Hill vs Bob Foster

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  1. Eye of Timaeus

    Eye of Timaeus Well-Known Member Full Member

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    I think Hill does well early on and is winning the fight until he gets with a bomb and gets knocked out. Thoughts?
     
  2. Xplosive

    Xplosive Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Foster walks Hill down behind his own jab, and eventually puts him to sleep.
     
  3. Fergy

    Fergy Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Close fight for a while but Foster always lookin dangerous. Eventually Hill leaves himself open and Bob hits the ko button.
     
  4. red cobra

    red cobra Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Back in 1970 (I think)...one Ray Anderson was successful in being the first man to go 15 rounds with Bob Foster. He did so not by virtue of his fighting ability nor by his chin...and not even on account of any special defensive abilities either. He managed to go the distance with Foster because he turned the fight into a track meet....unabashedly running and avoiding any contact with BF. In doing so he was pretty much out of range throughout the fight and did no engaging with the champ in any meaningful way. I think that's the only way that Virgil Hill would be able to avoid the face of being rendered unconscious. Otherwise it's Foster putting his lights out as soon as he landed a meaningful punch on Virgil.
     
  5. mcvey

    mcvey Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    I agree.
     
  6. THE BLADE 2

    THE BLADE 2 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Hill has a granit chin and is very good boxer.Foster on points
     
  7. PernellSweetPea

    PernellSweetPea Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Listen, Hill had a nice counter left which he had to land when the other guy was not expecting it. So , if Foster made a mistake who knows. Hearns had to stay away and use his jab but he won easily. I pick Foster but I don't think Hill is the push over people seem to think he is.
     
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  8. Reinhardt

    Reinhardt Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Maybe, but Bob has power Virgil hasn't seen .
     
  9. red cobra

    red cobra Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Yes, and Virgil would be doing his best Mark Tessman impersonation by round 9 or 10.
     
  10. mr. magoo

    mr. magoo Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    I think Foster wins. But stopping Hill isn’t as easy as people think. Virgil wasn’t stopped until well past prime and that was against a peaking Roy Jones. Of course nobody Hill had faced prior to that point was the type of destroyer that Foster was but some of them could bang
     
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  11. THE BLADE 2

    THE BLADE 2 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Yep and that was due to a perfect a perfect body shot. Hill's granit chin showed in the Hearns and Michalchewski fight.
     
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  12. Clinton

    Clinton Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Hearns outboxed close to prime Hill. Tommy had nowhere near the power Foster had. How would Hill react to the 6'3" sweet jabbing, powerpunching Bob? Foster is arguably the greatest 175 pounder ever( I personally don't think so). Overrated Hill never fought anyone close to Bob whose height advantage would be quite telling. Bob blasts Hill out in 7 or 8.
     
  13. Clinton

    Clinton Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    I respect your opinion but do not believe that either Darius or Tommy hit anywhere near as hard as Bob Foster did.
     
  14. Clinton

    Clinton Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    This. And how many 6'3" powerpunching lightheavies did Hill fight?
     
  15. red cobra

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    A really great, succinct post Clinton!
     


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