Which light heavy has the best bet of beating a Liston or Foreman

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  1. Tonto62

    Tonto62 Well-Known Member Full Member

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    I wouldn't pick any to beat either of them when they were prime ,but Harold has about as good a chance as any imo.
     
  2. Gazelle Punch

    Gazelle Punch Well-Known Member Full Member

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  3. Gazelle Punch

    Gazelle Punch Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Shoot forgot about Tunney...I suppose if anyone could have mapped out a way of beating them he would have done it.
     
  4. Tonto62

    Tonto62 Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Byrd has a total of 3 fights at or near light heavy ,his first 2 pro fights, and one when he was 37, in his 2nd to last fight in which he was stopped by a journeyman.
    Maybe that's why nobody has mentioned him but you?
     
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  5. he grant

    he grant Historian/Film Maker Full Member

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    Foreman and Liston were not the same .. I see more than a few having a shot against Foreman but very few w Liston ..Spinks, Conn, Tunney .. that's about it ..
     
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  6. swagdelfadeel

    swagdelfadeel Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Actually you may be right. I was watching a video on YouTube on his fight with Machen. Somebody commented (I believe they worked close with him) that even there he was a little past it!
     
  7. louis54

    louis54 Active Member Full Member

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    Maybe johnson, galindez, rosenbloom, tunney
     
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  8. steve21

    steve21 Member Full Member

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    Throwing this in there for the sake of whatever - Evander started as a LHW; can we choose the experience level, or the overall skill/character of the fighter? LHW Evander, with the skill of the HW, would be a formidable opponent if he fought intelligently.
     
  9. KuRuPT

    KuRuPT Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    The one who brings a gun into the ring.
     
  10. Gazelle Punch

    Gazelle Punch Well-Known Member Full Member

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    The post doesn’t state how many fights sir but he was a light HW.
     
  11. Mendoza

    Mendoza Hrgovic = Next Heavyweight champion of the world. Full Member

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    Perhaps Tunney. Foreman could be outboxed and tended to gas, so a very good light heavyweight with swift feet and a good chin could realistically upset him.

    Liston would be a tougher matchup. His skills were better, he didn't tire like Foreman did and his reach and jab were just too much.
     
  12. AwardedSteak863

    AwardedSteak863 Active Member Full Member

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    I know he is not popular on this forum but Michael Moorer did beat Evander Holyfield, Axel Schultz, Frans Botha, Vassily Jirov, Bert Cooper and was beating old George Foreman right before he got caught. I like prime Liston to beat Moorer but it would not surprise me if Moorer won.
     
  13. InMemoryofJakeLamotta

    InMemoryofJakeLamotta Boxing Addict Full Member

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    I forgot about Tunney, too. Don't know how I did that.
     
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  14. InMemoryofJakeLamotta

    InMemoryofJakeLamotta Boxing Addict Full Member

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    I don't count Holyfield as a real light heavyweight. At least as a pro. Also I don't think a 2 fight EH beats prime Foreman or Liston.
     
  15. InMemoryofJakeLamotta

    InMemoryofJakeLamotta Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Moorer would stand too still and try to outpunch Liston. Though Moorer could use movement, I don't think it'd be enough and see a replica of Liston/Williams. If he fought a 25 year old Foreman, that's a replica of Foreman/Norton.
     


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