Was Haye the most dangerous cruiser of all time?

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  1. Toney F*** U

    Toney F*** U Boxing junkie Full Member

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    I can’t think of any cruiserweight in history that’s even close to being as lethal as he was, I’m not saying he’s the best fighter at that weight, but He was fast, very heavy handed, and just overall had a very devastating offensive arsenal, imo he’s definitely the most dangerous in that division.

    Edit: I’m not saying he was the most skilled or best ever at that weight but the most dangerous offensively
     
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  2. piprules

    piprules Member Full Member

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    Nope, Holyfield would have mauled him to bits.
     
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  3. BCS8

    BCS8 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Going by in-ring weights, Marciano and Dempsey.
     
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    Toney F*** U Boxing junkie Full Member

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    I’m not talking about skill I’m saying he was the most dangerous offensive fighter at cruiserweight
     
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  5. Toney F*** U

    Toney F*** U Boxing junkie Full Member

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    Dempsey and Marciano weren’t as offensively skilled or as quick as haye
     
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  6. OvidsExile

    OvidsExile God Bless America Full Member

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    **** no! Evander Holyfield was king of the cruisers before he moved up to be king of the heavyweights. Right now, Usyk ****s all over Haye. As for guys who would be cruisers from the old days, Marciano, Joe Louis, and Jack Dempsey are straight monsters.
     
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    jaytxxl Active Member Full Member

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    I think you might be living in a universe where Holyfield and Usyk didn’t exist..
     
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  8. Toney F*** U

    Toney F*** U Boxing junkie Full Member

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    I just edited my post because I don’t think I explained it correctly
     
  9. Somali Sanil

    Somali Sanil Wild Buffalo Man Full Member

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    Missing the point bro, he's probably more dangerous just not as good. There's more chance I getting knocked out by Haye than the other 2
     
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    jaytxxl Active Member Full Member

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    I responded before noticing you edited.. Bit on that note you have a point.. Guys like Dorticos and Holyfield are people whom I think could match Hayes offensive arsenal but I can see Haye top 1-3..
     
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  11. theanatolian

    theanatolian Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    If you're exclusively talking about the explosiveness and power in both hans, you might have a case. Though I'd still take Holyfield's power, counterpunching, in fighting craft, workrate and variety over him.
     
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  12. Boxing2019

    Boxing2019 If you can dream it, you can do it Full Member

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    Probably the best of his generation...not absolute. The best ever is Holy The Warrior.
     
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  13. Somali Sanil

    Somali Sanil Wild Buffalo Man Full Member

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    Usyk
     
  14. Boxing2019

    Boxing2019 If you can dream it, you can do it Full Member

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    In fact I said probably
     
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  15. Robney

    Robney ᴻᴼ ᴸᴼᴻᴳᴲᴿ ᴲ۷ᴵᴸ Full Member

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    Shock and awe KD's and stoppages he's probably up there. But I actually really believe that if he had to fight in this era, he would just be one of the boys.
    I favor a couple of the current guys against him, because they can take a lot and dish out as well, while others had a very good chance.
     
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