What would Corbett and Burns be ranked today at HW?

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  1. Kamikaze

    Kamikaze Heck Full Member

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    Straight forward thread, have at it.
     
  2. Kamikaze

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  3. BlackCloud

    BlackCloud I detest the daily heavyweight threads Full Member

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    Spit bucket carriers.
     
  4. 70sFan865

    70sFan865 Boxing Addict Full Member

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    They would fight at lower weights.
     
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  5. BCS8

    BCS8 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Nonsense. They could even be the guy that carries the vaseline or the guy that waves the towel. Corbett could display which round it is wearing his custom thongs. Stop trying to disempower people!
     
  6. McGrain

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    Cobrett would be basically unkockoutable at 168lbs.

    Burns would be tearing up 154 and 160.
     
  7. BlackCloud

    BlackCloud I detest the daily heavyweight threads Full Member

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    We are forgetting the problem they would both cause Tua !
     
  8. BCS8

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    Agreed they would be nowhere near heavyweight.
     
  9. Kamikaze

    Kamikaze Heck Full Member

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    Corbett UD of course.
     
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  10. janitor

    janitor Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    I doubt that Burns would ever fight at heavyweight today, even theoretically.

    He is smaller than even the smallest men who have made the transition in recent years.

    It is possible to imagine Corbett having a career at heavyweight, though he would obviously have other options.

    Men of similar physique have made the transition, to hold top five rankings, and even lift the occasional strap.
     
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  12. djanders

    djanders Well-Known Member Full Member

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    That about sums it up. If Burns did manage to get himself over 200 pounds in recent years, using modern "nutritional" help, he certainly wouldn't be able to defeat the likes of Wladimir Klitschko or Tyson Fury. Corbett does not look good on the old films, but I've seen too many slick looking guys lose to someone who looked horrible in previous fights to write off Corbett that easily, and James J. could definitely step on a scale above 200 pounds and fit with the "help" available in modern times. ;)
     
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  13. WAR01

    WAR01 In the 7.2% Full Member

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    CORBETT GETS NOTHING, THE THONG WEARING COWARD.
     
  14. mr. magoo

    mr. magoo Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Not heavyweights.
     
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  15. Seamus

    Seamus Devotee of the Little Red Book Full Member

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    Not professional boxers.
     
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