Which other former heavyweight champs could have stopped Berbick in 2 while he was champ?

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  1. Fergy

    Fergy Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    I don't know, Ive a gut feeling that Marciano would break Berbick down rather than a quick sudden ko. Maybe similar to his fight with Louis,getting the win around the 8 th. Tbh the only ones I see takin out Berbick fast are Foreman, maybe Dempsey and possibly Lewis.
    But Lennox could blow hot and cold and his fast kos seemed to come when he faced a possible dangerous opponent like Ruddock or Grant. Could be totally wrong regarding Rocky tho, he had the punching power so who knows?
     
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  2. mark ant

    mark ant Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Lewis was born in Britian and raised in East London until he moved to Canada when he was 12.
     
  3. Bulldog24

    Bulldog24 Boxing Addict Full Member

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    What a bizarre question
     
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  4. impacted

    impacted Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Great question, and one that reminds me just how awesome Tyson was between 86-89. The usual suspects like Louis and Foreman could well have banged out a guy like Berbick, but I wonder if they'd wipe out a slick, fast-handed boxer like Tubbs in 2. Off to YouTube to reminisce about just what a force of nature Tyson was!
     
  5. janitor

    janitor Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Could and would are two different things.

    Somebody like Joe Louis might have been able to do it, but he might also have preferred to soften Berbick up for a few rounds first.

    Either way the answer is probably not many, especially given Tyson's age at the time.
     
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  6. mark ant

    mark ant Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Why? Do you feel a lot of former champs could have stopped Berbick in 2 rounds?
     
  7. GoldenHulk

    GoldenHulk Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Heavyweight contender Bernardo Mercado knocked him out in 1 round.
     
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  8. JohnThomas1

    JohnThomas1 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    I almost forgot - i'd give Wilder a damn good chance actually. Berbick would go after him all wide open as such and i don't think he hits hard enough or has the skills to get away with it. I can definitely see Wilder landing right hands in the first two rounds and that would be all, she wrote.
     
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  9. mark ant

    mark ant Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Tyson would have knocked Mercado out in a round.
     
  10. Bummy Davis

    Bummy Davis Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Dempsey-Louis-Marciano- Lewis-Frazier-Klitschko-Klitschko-etc......
     
  11. choklab

    choklab cocoon of horror booted Full Member

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    I think Berbick came to fight as well. Berbick was always a rough handful.

    Tyson really racked up a truly exceptional result beating Berbick the way he did.

    I can criticise the activity, reluctance and unfavourable matchmaking forced on many of Tyson’s title opponents-but not Berbick. It really was a statement win on par with the best results scored in the division.
     
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  12. GOAT Primo Carnera

    GOAT Primo Carnera Active Member Full Member

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    Stop spreading viral fairytales. Give RBV/BHS no chance. Thanks.
     
  13. Titan1

    Titan1 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Michael Dokes.
     
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  14. GoldenHulk

    GoldenHulk Well-Known Member Full Member

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    That wasn't the question in this thread.
     
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  15. red cobra

    red cobra Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Lennox Lewis could have terminated Berbick in 2 if he was switched on like he was vs Razor Ruddock.
     


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