What If Tommy Morrison Had Gotten The Shot Against Moorer??

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  1. Fergy

    Fergy Walking Dead Full Member

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    Something Shay mentioned in one of her threads, that got me thinking.
    It Was Tommy Morrison that beat Old George, but Foreman got the title shot verse Moorer.

    What if tho, Morrison took on Moorer in November 1994?

    I actually see this as an opportunity for Tommy to win the lineal title. In a battle of chins there's not a lot between em and power wise, I'm going with The Duke.
    Thoughts on this fight?
     
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  2. Gazelle Punch

    Gazelle Punch Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Would have been a good fight I think. Think Moorer was the better though. Moorer by late KO or decision
     
  3. ronnyrains

    ronnyrains Active Member Full Member

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    Morrison would have to fite a lot better than he did vs Lennox lewis, always a puncher's chance.
     
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  4. Fergy

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    That certainly wouldn't have been a massive upset, if MM had beaten Tommy, Moorer would probably still have being favourite.

    Think Tommy's best chance would be to get out fast and jump on Moorer.
    Holyfield dropped him early, maybe Morrison could and go further.

    The later it goes, the more chance Moorer gets it. For me anyway.
     
  5. Fergy

    Fergy Walking Dead Full Member

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    To be fair to Morrison, I think he did fight to the best of his ability against Lewis but,,, well it's Lennox so what can you do?.
     
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  6. Stiches Yarn

    Stiches Yarn Active Member Full Member

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    Morrison takes him out early, but Moorer probably outpoints him if he doesn't die in the first 4 or 5 rounds.
     
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  7. Pat M

    Pat M Active Member Full Member

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    Morrison struggled against two other southpaws, Vaulin and Hipp, Moorer was quicker and probably a better puncher than either of them.
     
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  8. Fergy

    Fergy Walking Dead Full Member

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    So he did.
    Yes there is that to consider.
    It's a long time back but seem to remember Hipp doing really well against Tommy, havin him in trouble and didn't he break Morrison s jaw?.
     
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  9. Pat M

    Pat M Active Member Full Member

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    I checked BoxRec and apparently Morrison got a broken jaw and hand, Hipp got a broken bone in his face in their fight. I watched the Vaulin fight. I might have been wrong about Moorer being quicker than Vaulin. Vaulin arguably won the first 4 rounds before being stopped by liver punches from Morrison.

     
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  10. AwardedSteak863

    AwardedSteak863 Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Moorer was the more complete guy. He also had a grit to him as he climbed off the deck multiple times in his career to win fights. Only Foreman and Tua knocked him out and there is no shame in that. Morrison was the harder puncher with the left hook but as was pointed out, he struggled with southpaws and Moorer was one of the better southpaws in heavyweight history.
     
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  11. Fergy

    Fergy Walking Dead Full Member

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    Yep, I can remember the report s saying Hipp gave Morrison a real hard fight and he really had to fight for it.
    Good find.
     
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  12. BCS8

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    Two glass chins going at it. The front rows better bring goggles.
     
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  13. BCS8

    BCS8 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    I've seen that fight. Hipp put up a brave performance, and really left it on the line.
     
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  14. steve1990

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    Moorer has the ability to outbox Morrison if he wanted to. But he probably go to war which would favor Tommy.
     
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  15. AwardedSteak863

    AwardedSteak863 Boxing Addict Full Member

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    I watched it live. I remember Dan Derdorpf was one of the commentators. Hipp definitely roughed him up.
     
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