Who wins this 14-Man Giant Heavyweight Tournament?

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  1. William Walker

    William Walker Boxing Addict Full Member

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    According to how I would rank them from lowest to highest, who would win this tournament?

    Jorge Luis Gonzalez vs. Nino Valdes
    Gerry Cooney vs. John Tate
    Nikolai Valuev vs. Primo Carnera
    Cleveland Williams vs. Carl Williams
    Ron Lyle vs. Michael Grant
    Lennox Lewis vs. Ernie Terrell
    George Foreman vs. Riddick Bowe

    I have Valdes knocking out Gonzalez, Cooney stopping Tate, Carnera decisioning Valuev, Cleve knocking out the Truth, and fast, Lyle stopping Grant late, Lewis outjabbing Terrell for an MD or UD, and Foreman beating Bowe by an SD.

    Valdes vs. Cooney
    Carnera vs. Williams
    Lyle vs. Lewis
    Foreman

    oops, now Foreman has no match! Well, I'll just throw in Henry Akinwande.

    Cooney decisions Valdes, Williams stops Carnera, Lewis SD's Lyle, and Foreman KO's Akinwande, leaving Cooney, Williams, Lewis, and Foreman. Williams would stop Cooney and I think Foreman would stop Lewis. I really didn't think this would boil down to Williams against Foreman, but I have Foreman winning that fight.

    I just thought I'd give one of these weird posts u guys do a try.
     
  2. Johnny_B

    Johnny_B Active Member Full Member

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    This does not make sense.
    Does everybody fight everybody ?!
    Or do the winners of each match face each other ? And if so, how do they do that since there are 7 matches ?!
    Does the winner of match 1 face the winner of match 2 ? Or do you draw again after the first round to see who faces who ?!?
     
  3. George Crowcroft

    George Crowcroft 'Snarky Little Gobshite' - IntentionalButt Full Member

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    Bowe and Lewis meet in the final, I have literally zero doubt about that.

    It's almost a 50/50 IMO, but I normally pick Lewis due to his better jab and Bowe being very hittable. Being hittable and going straight at Lewis is not a good idea.
     
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  4. HDmexiqtioner

    HDmexiqtioner New Member Full Member

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    That's now how a tournament works my dude.
    If you can get 16 Boxers and do single elimination from there based on the rankings.
    You kinda ruin your own idea with the lack of participants and structure.
     
  5. William Walker

    William Walker Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Now you're starting to confuse me Johnny B. I guess we could split it into 2 groups. You match up fighters in two groups, and the number would need to be 16, since 14 ends in an odd number of participants. Then after all of the set matches within both groups have faced off, they face off with each other, and again until it'd down to the best man from each group.
     
  6. Johnny_B

    Johnny_B Active Member Full Member

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    That's how I see it too, a Bowe-Lewis final
     
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