Who was the physically stronger man in the ring between:

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  1. KuRuPT

    KuRuPT Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Jack Johnson
    Rocky Marciano
    Joe Louis
    Joe Frazier
    Holyfield (Douglas)

    When push comes to shove, who would be the boss in the ring?
     
  2. Bronze Tiger

    Bronze Tiger Active Member Full Member

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    Holyfield...he bullied Mike Tyson around the ring and held his own in the clinches with Lennox Lewis ... neither of which is an easy feat
     
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  3. janitor

    janitor Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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  4. Tonto62

    Tonto62 Well-Known Member Full Member

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    It's probably between those two.imo
     
  5. 70sFan865

    70sFan865 Active Member Full Member

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    Yeah, Johnson and Holyfield. Joe Louis is quite underrated in that aspect too. If I had to choose, probably Johnson but Holyfield was really strong for a relatively smaller man.
     
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  6. Flash24

    Flash24 Well-Known Member Full Member

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    And the undeafeated prime R.Bowe.
     
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  7. Momus

    Momus Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Johnson appeared stronger in the ring than Holyfield (Douglas). I would give Holyfield (Evan Fields) the nod over everyone on that list though.
     
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  8. HOUDINI

    HOUDINI Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Johnson. The way he manhandled Jeffries was astonishing. Jack spent his youth baling cotton which built his grapefruit shoulders. His ability to muffle the inside game of the punchers he faced required excellent physical strength.
     
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  9. The Undefeated Lachbuster

    The Undefeated Lachbuster Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Holyfield > Johnson = Marciano > Frazier > Louis
     
  10. roughdiamond

    roughdiamond Ridin' the rails Full Member

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    Johnson. It was part of his style to be in dominant positions.
     
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    The Morlocks Boxing Addict booted Full Member

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    The Rock. 1 punch! KYAAAA!!!!!
     
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  12. ETM

    ETM I thought I did enough to win. Full Member

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    Jack Johnson