Who would have the best chance of flooring George Chuvalo

Discussion in 'Classic Boxing Forum' started by Showstopper97, Jan 13, 2021.

Who most likely drops George Chuvalo?

  1. Jack Dempsey

    1 vote(s)
  2. Max Baer

    1 vote(s)
  3. Joe Louis

    11 vote(s)
  4. Sonny Liston

    5 vote(s)
  5. Earnie Shavers

    6 vote(s)
  6. Mike Tyson

    25 vote(s)
  7. Wladimir Klitschko

    5 vote(s)
  8. None of the above

    7 vote(s)
  1. Showstopper97

    Showstopper97 The Icon Full Member

    Oct 7, 2020
    Which of these punchers has the best chance of dropping the titanium, steel-chinned Chuvalo?
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  2. Glass City Cobra

    Glass City Cobra Boxing Addict Full Member

    Jan 6, 2017
    I would say Liston. They were actually supposed to fight before the whole phantom punch fiasco. Would have been interesting. I think Liston's jab would be the deciding factor as Chuvalo liked to bully you with pressure and body shots and Liston is one of the few guys on the list who could stop him in his tracks with the jab AND bludgeon him with powerful combinations once he had him hurt. Liston would also be going to the body which few people did against Chuvalo. It would take quite a while, but if Liston is in shape and serious I see him dropping Chuvalo at least once over 15 or perhaps hurting him so bad he takes a knee. Tough as he was, Chuvalo could be hurt and does have human reactions--the way he turned to the ref after Frazier bludgeoned his eye always stands out to me.
  3. William Walker

    William Walker Boxing Addict Full Member

    Apr 9, 2020
    would have been an excellent fight
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  4. WAR01

    WAR01 In the 7.2% Full Member

    Aug 19, 2019
    Chuvalo is overrated, he was decimated by Frazier and cowered in the corner against Foreman and acts like he was pulling a rope a dope to this day and that he would’ve beaten Foreman.

    Sore loser, utterly in love with his status as “boxing’s most durable man” yes the grand punching bag he was indeed.
  5. NickChristo

    NickChristo Member Full Member

    Sep 18, 2020
    Oscar Bonavena but on that list I'd go with Louis or Tyson, put together their combos alot better than the other choices which is what's needed here, if it's just single shots he's going to likely recover quick. I just don't think Jack Dempsey is good enough really, fight me.
  6. Fergy

    Fergy Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Jan 8, 2017
    Tyson, Dempsey or Lewis fast. Louis or Liston smash him up and stop him later.
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  7. apollack

    apollack Boxing Addict Full Member

    Sep 13, 2006
    As good as Chuvalo's chin was, and it was solid, if the referee had not stopped the Foreman fight, he was on his way to hitting the canvas and being out cold if allowed to continue taking those thudding blows. He had to retire in pain against Frazier relatively early from those snapping left hooks to the eye. So do I think the all-time great punchers mentioned above get him - probably, yes. I think Chuvalo would go out faster to guys who were more explosive, like Dempsey, Tyson, and Louis. He'd have a much better chance to hang in there and beat a guy like Shavers, who was chinny and had condition issues - I'd pick Chuvalo over Shavers, as well as Klitschko version 1 - who would get tired pounding at him and then possibly taken out by George, though version 2 of VK probably controls him with his height and reach and clinching a la Povetkin and wins a decision. Liston gets him too, but I think Chuvalo would put up an entertaining fight against Sonny before getting stopped around 7 or 8. I think Chuvalo and Baer could be a 50--50 fight, depending on which version of Baer shows up. That actually would be really entertaining, and I would not be surprised to see Chuvalo win it. In Valhalla.
  8. Devon

    Devon Well-Known Member Full Member

    Dec 31, 2018
    Tyson only because explosiveness is what drops iron chinned guys, you gotta hit em with a fast explosive punch they don't see coming even if it is a flash knockdown
  9. PhillyPhan69

    PhillyPhan69 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Dec 20, 2006
    I think a few of them might, but if I had to pick just 1....I have the most confidence that Tyson would get him out of there.
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  10. HolDat

    HolDat Active Member Full Member

    Sep 25, 2020
    He even bragged about Ali going to the hospital after they fought. Yes George, you danced the night away with your wife but you still lost the fight.

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  11. Richmondpete

    Richmondpete Real fighters do road work banned Full Member

    Oct 22, 2015
    I would pick them all to KO chuvalo except Baer and dempsey
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  12. WAR01

    WAR01 In the 7.2% Full Member

    Aug 19, 2019
    I despise him, just a punching bag full of excuses.
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  13. mr. magoo

    mr. magoo Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Jan 3, 2007
    I went with Louis out of those selected. Although a few others in that list might have had a chance
  14. KasimirKid

    KasimirKid Active Member Full Member

    Jun 1, 2018
    Klitschko and Foreman. Foreman would have floored him except that Chuvalo's wife was screaming to the referee at ringside to stop it, so he did. I am not saying that was a bad thing. I think there's a lot of fighters throughout boxing history who could have used a screaming wife to come to their aid like she did.
  15. swagdelfadeel

    swagdelfadeel Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Jul 30, 2014
    Louis, Liston, and Tyson. Shavers despite being the hardest hitting of the bunch, has the least chance, and most likely loses himself.