Discussion in 'Classic Boxing Forum' started by mrkoolkevin, Mar 8, 2019.
Thread should be self-explanatory.
Ricardo Lopez is maybe a shade overrated by hardcore fans, and gets too much of a pass for not moving up in weight for better fights against bigger names earlier than he did.
James J. Corbett is overrated.
The first Bradley-Pacquiao fight wasn't anywhere near as one-sided or as horrendous decision as many others claim. In fact, Manny's gift against Marquez the previous year was a worse verdict.
Michael Spinks wasn't legitimately knocked out against Tyson and decided to stay down for a count which he could have beaten.
Freddie Steele beats SRR.
I feel Roy Jones was overated and his opposition, I don`t feel Hopkins was that good when he fought Jones but would have defeated Roy had the both met at their peaks but Hopkins cut the distance between he and Roy better than Toney who just followed Roy listlessly without cutting of his escape routes and that brings me to my overrall unpopular view of the 90`s which is fighters back then mostly relied on athleticism instead of pre-fight planning or guile, Calzaghe was one of the rare exceptions to this rule during the latter years of this overrated decade. I also feel during that same decade that the top British fighhters like Eubank were overated too as was Benn`s win over McClellan, the G-man had no defense at all. I don`t feel American fighters are more extroverted than Brit fighters, all that crap Wilder does in interviews just makes him look introverted and trying to put on an act like Broner who behaves like 15 yeart old.
Spinks was out cold and the body shot that led up to the KO was awesome.
Did Steele have a good jab, LaMotta outjabbed Robi until wilting because of the right hooks that crippled his body eventually, Robi is rumored to have been protected from fighters that were known for their jabs.
Rocky Marciano is a top 20 p4p staple
Benny Leonard is overrated in terms of greatness
Max Baer is a top 20 H2H heavyweight
A fighter is limited when they arent born with genetic chin, power and instincts. Boxing form and technique can always be developed.
Marciano would beat Ali in a 25 round no TKOs boxing match 10/10 times
Sullivan would destroy Wilder in a bareknuckle fight
The current division is better than it was 10 years ago but it still sucks
Some footage to get you started.
The fact Floyd Mayweather jr was scared ****less of Antonio Margarito
Dempsey is massively overrated
Jack Johnson was a d*ck (and incredibly talented, but still a d*ck)
Care to explain this one?
The names on his resume dont stand out. Dundee is the best win and even then he was wish washy with consistency and dominance
Well he was certainly hurt by the body shot and badly overpowered. But I've never really been convinced by that last right hand which ended the fight. Personally I think Spinks went in there hoping he could win and fully intending to give his best, but he realised very quickly that he was pis*ing in the wind. Once he got hurt I think he perhaps made a decision that he'd be happy to take the ten count. It happens sometimes, even with the greats. Like I said, just not convinced by where that final right hand landed and how it poleaxed Spinks so badly.
But hey, I knew it was gonna be unpopular!
Most of them are to be honest!