You can choose 3 boxers, current and past, to help you in a bar fight, who do you take?

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  1. VeryMoistWalrus

    VeryMoistWalrus New Member Full Member

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    My Choices: Roberto Duran, Jack Dempsey, and Sonny Liston
     
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  3. jont

    jont Active Member Full Member

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    Tyson, Golota and Carlos Monzon
     
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  4. cross_trainer

    cross_trainer Bergeron Avatar Club Full Member

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    Someone with a demonstrated willingness to hurt people illegally would be a good bet. Sullivan, Tyson, Liston.

    Overkill for pretty much any barfight, unless I've stumbled upon a rowdy get-together of some football team or other.
     
  5. BCS8

    BCS8 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Valuev, Tyson Fury and Ustinov.

    There won't be much space for anybody else to fit into the bar.
     
  6. cross_trainer

    cross_trainer Bergeron Avatar Club Full Member

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    Actually, on second thought, I pick Riddick Bowe instead of Sullivan. Bowe comes with a violent entourage.
     
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  7. greynotsoold

    greynotsoold Boxing Addict Full Member

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    I have a friend that is 17-15 as a pro. His uncle got into some trouble in a bar one night and he went to get him and knocked out 4 guys. And he weighs 140 pounds.
     
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    Fergy Walking Dead Full Member

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    John L Sullivan
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  9. louis54

    louis54 Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Dempsey, sullivan, Jeffries, tex cobb, chuck wiggins
     
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  10. White Bomber

    White Bomber Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Duran is top 10 all time p4p, but he's small. For this scenario, you need 3 HWs.
     
  11. White Bomber

    White Bomber Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Since a bar fight ain't about winning on points, you need brawler type boxers, who can slug it out, take and receive. So, Ali type boxers are useless in such a scenario.
    Good picks would be guys like:
    - Sonny Liston, since he was used to such fights and excelled in them.
    - Mike Tyson 0 due to his incredible defense, speed and combos;
    - Riddick Bowe, cause he was great on the inside;
    - 90s Foreman, due to his incredible chin and punching power.
    - a roided Evander Holyfield, who could receive and counter back.
    Hell, even Wilder and Fury would do very well.
     
  12. White Bomber

    White Bomber Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Good picks Tyson and Liston. Sullivan not so much. He's too ancient and his skillset way too poor for modern times.
     
  13. louis54

    louis54 Well-Known Member Full Member

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    The b horror the
    The horror, the horror ...general kurtz
     
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  14. greynotsoold

    greynotsoold Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Ali would beat up a saloon full of tough guys. Every time he hit somebody- with any punch, even a jab- he would put them out of commission.
    Even a "feather fist" like Malignaggi would really hurt the average individual with a jab.
     
  15. 70sFan865

    70sFan865 Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Sullivan's skillset is too poor for modern bars and he's too ancient. I bet average male hits harder now than Sullivan, cause they are more modern!