Who would you rather get in the ring with: Sonny Liston, George Foreman, or Mike Tyson?

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  1. ETM

    ETM I thought I did enough to win. Full Member

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    You wouldn't want the fight in Africa. The road back to the hospital treacherous and long. Ferdie Pacheco had timed in case Ali needed to go. No joke
     
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  2. ETM

    ETM I thought I did enough to win. Full Member

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    I would give all of them the my 'Seldon' All Hail the Atlantic City Express
     
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  3. young griffo

    young griffo Boxing Addict Full Member

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    I’d get in the ring with Mike Tyson and wrap him in a cocoon of horror........








    horror that he killed me and made my children orphans (assuming my wife dies from grief).
     
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  4. BCS8

    BCS8 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Can't I pick Eric Crumble instead?

    I don't like any of the three options listed.
     
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  5. Sting like a bean

    Sting like a bean Well-Known Member Full Member

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    In all seriousness, you literally couldn't pay me enough. But since we're talking about a magical scenario, toss in a spell that will magically repair any brain and/or kidney damage I sustain and I'll do it for free, just to see how long I can last. In that case I'll pick George, since Mike will be in my face too fast and Liston's jab will keep me away too much. I won't do any better against George but he'll probably let me get close and I'll at least get clobbered in a more interesting way and might have time to learn something.

    Best case scenario: Right now I weigh about 215 but am built like Thrilla in Manilla Joe Frazier (but still better than heavyweight James Toney). Give me six months to get to a solid 190-195, and my natural hand speed plus a good dose of luck might allow me to land a combination that makes the announcer say, for about two-and-a-half, seconds, "The Bean stings with a surprisingly quick one-two! He might actually make this somewhat int-"
    Boom! Never mind.
     
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  6. El Hans

    El Hans Right handed left hook Full Member

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    All three.
    Tyson in the ring for the fastest knockout in history, Liston as the referee for a picturesque hand raising and Foreman as the promoter with a choice camera angle we would have all three of boxings baddest in one photo on the scene of a brutal murder.
     
  7. Flash24

    Flash24 Well-Known Member Full Member

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    I'd ask which version of Foreman 1st. The merciful older man who would realize I would pose absolutely no threat to him in a boxing ring and probably would use a jab to ko my ass, yet wouldn't try and kill me for being dumb enough to get in a boxing ring with him. That's who I'd pick. But young merciless Foreman, or a true sadist like Tyson, or a true thug like Liston. Count me out of it, I like living, and wouldn't get in a boxing ring with none of them without a Glock and some distance lol.
     
  8. nikrj

    nikrj Active Member Full Member

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    I choose Foreman because I think I can Rope a Dope him just like Ali did....:D
    P.S. : I am 5,74 ft and weight 187 lbs.....
     
  9. Rumsfeld

    Rumsfeld Moderator Staff Member

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    Which would you prefer to get smashed in the face with? A baseball bat, a sledgehammer, or a hefty wrench?
     
  10. George Crowcroft

    George Crowcroft Youngest Ezzard Charles Fan Ever Full Member

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    Personally I'd pick the baseball bat, but I'd rather be hit by all 3 if it meant I wasn't fighting Sonny Liston
     
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  11. Wass1985

    Wass1985 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    None, wouldn't want to kill any of them.....
     
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  12. thanosone

    thanosone I Am Eternal Full Member

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    Not trying to be a keyboard warrior or badass, but I think I can definitely survive Liston's beating for 7 seconds. So I'd choose him.
     
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