Who would have a better chance against a prime Vernon Forest? Crawford, Porter, Spence, or Thurman?

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  1. BoxingIQ

    BoxingIQ Member Full Member

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    Vernon was a special talent I'm. He had power, range, great jab, and stellar footwork. But I always felt that he could've been a lot better(better than Tommy Hearns and Paul Williams) How does a prime Vernon stack up against the four Kings in today's WW division?
     
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  2. rorschach51

    rorschach51 I'm So Sexy Full Member

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    I would have to say Spence or Porter. Forrest was hard for any traditional boxers who work from range to beat in his prime. Spence & Porter work from the inside, as long as they can get by the jab they have the best shot of beating him.
     
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  3. NoNeck

    NoNeck Pugilist Specialist Full Member

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    Spence and Crawford would probably have beaten him.
     
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  4. bandeedo

    bandeedo quaecumque vera Full Member

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    spence. youre going to fight on the inside against spence whether you want to or not, nobody can avoid it, and hes better than you there.
    porter would get tied up when he got inside and he straight up outboxes thurman. i havent seen enough of crawford at 147 yet, but his skills are definitely enough to get him a win. danny gets beat the hell up.
     
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  5. dan4579

    dan4579 Boxing Addict Full Member

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    I don’t know, but that’s a very interesting question. Good post.
     
  6. BoxingIQ

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    I was thinking the same thing. Who would you favour in those match ups?
     
  7. BoxingIQ

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    Why do you say?
     
  8. rorschach51

    rorschach51 I'm So Sexy Full Member

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    Well Forrest was very good at the jab-right cross+hold/clinch game. Unless Spence & Porter mange to stay out of Vernon's clinch for the break tactic I don't know. Porter with his rough house style might pose the biggest threat, but if Spence could manage to keep his arms free to work I could see him breaking down and stopping Forrest. Forrest beats Crawford & Thurman comfortably imo.
     
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  9. NoNeck

    NoNeck Pugilist Specialist Full Member

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    They’re better than Forrest was. I was around for Forrest and was a fan, but to me it isn’t a stylistic issue as much then just being better.
     
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    Spence wins. Porter has good chance. Pressure guys do better vs him.

    Crawford is close, Forest beats Thurman.
     
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    Based on all of their performances up to now only Thurman has a chance. Thurman has the power and speed to give Fortest problems, but could still lose.

    Spence makes too many mistakes and is too green to have a chance against Forest. Besides Brook, who was damaged goods his resume is extremely weak. Also, Spence has very suspect stamina and durability.

    Porter gets schooled. Porter would be eating clean counters all night. Forrest was twice the fighter Brook is.

    Crawford I'm still not sold on. His durability is very suspect and the only elite boxer he fought was an inactive and out of shape Gamboa, who he struggled with until Gamboa gassed due to his year one year of inactivity. Postol was an okay win, but other than that he's feasted on very weak competition. Even in the Horn fight he didn't look that impressive. The Horn fight also exposed that Crawford has no punching power at 147.
     
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  12. dinovelvet

    dinovelvet Antifanboi Full Member

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    Forest tees off on Porter's head like he did with Shane Mosley. Mosely had a torrid time getting inside on Forrest and almost got knocked spark out trying. Porter wouldn't have a hope against Forrest.

    The movement of Crawford would probably cause Forest the most problems.
     
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  13. BoxingIQ

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    Porter is better than Mayorga that's for sure.
     
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    The Ogdoad Well-Known Member Full Member

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    The focused Forrest from the first Mosely fight, beats Thurman, Porter, Crawford, and Spence.
     
  15. NoNeck

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    I didn’t see much evidence that Brook was damaged goods.
     


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