Your unpopular boxing opinions

Discussion in 'Classic Boxing Forum' started by mrkoolkevin, Mar 8, 2019.

  1. HolDat

    HolDat Active Member Full Member

    Sep 25, 2020
    Foreman was excellent at cutting the ring. I highly doubt Joshua traps Ali.
  2. HolDat

    HolDat Active Member Full Member

    Sep 25, 2020
    Regarding Toney, punches add up quick despite boxers blocking their opponents (not letting them score). Boxers don't realize that their bodies don't know the difference when it comes to pain and punishment.
  3. escudo

    escudo Boxing Addict Full Member

    May 13, 2014
    This is why blocking is the lowest form of defense. Anybody thinking James Toney isn't a defensive genius has an agenda to push. If he chose to be more economical and win boring fights he'd get hit much much less. The fact his defense fed his offense so well is more than obvious to anyone who saw him on his best nights.
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  4. HolDat

    HolDat Active Member Full Member

    Sep 25, 2020
    His fight with Iran is a great example.
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  5. johnmaff36

    johnmaff36 Boxing Addict Full Member

    Nov 5, 2009
    Hamed, whilst good, wasnt this God with superhuman power , in the panteon of featherweight champs. Ditto for cleveland williams and frank bruno
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  6. MarvelousMarvinGolovkin

    MarvelousMarvinGolovkin Member Full Member

    Nov 13, 2020
    Rocky Marciano would have beaten any man born from his mother at Cruiser or Light heavy.
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  7. Thread Stealer

    Thread Stealer Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Jun 30, 2005
    Toney also sparred a ton and fought on way too long. It’s not like boxers are born being great at defense. They have to work at it in the gym, and in doing so, take a lot of hits in the process.

    Benitez was a better defensive fighter than Toney and he’s horribly brain damaged and needs 24 hour care. He fought on way too long and who knows how much punishment he took in the gym, and also maybe on the street when his dad would make him fight random kids and then he would gamble on it.

    It’s also just plain unpredictable on how fighters will be in the long run after their boxing careers. Larry Holmes, George Foreman, and George Chuvalo all had long pro careers and got hit a lot and they are still sharp. Others aren’t so lucky. Jermaine Taylor appears to be a ticking time bomb.
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  8. escudo

    escudo Boxing Addict Full Member

    May 13, 2014
    Probably not a coincidence those 3 never had to make weight.
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  9. Showstopper97

    Showstopper97 The Icon Full Member

    Oct 7, 2020
    Canelo Alvarez would be a top 5 MW in any era & is a tough fight h2h for anyone between 154-168.
  10. William Walker

    William Walker Boxing Addict Full Member

    Apr 9, 2020
    Howard Cosell, though sometimes down on certain fighter for being washed up, was generally pretty objective and accurate in his commentary, contrary to common belief.
  11. ETM

    ETM I thought I did enough to win. Full Member

    Mar 19, 2012
    They should bring back 15 round fights at least for unification bouts. With champions that are evenly matched.
  12. dinovelvet

    dinovelvet Antifanboi Full Member

    Jul 21, 2012
    Marciano had above average balance and coordination.
  13. RulesMakeItInteresting

    RulesMakeItInteresting Boxing Addict Full Member

    Mar 23, 2019
    Completely agree.
  14. Finkel

    Finkel Member Full Member

    Feb 10, 2020
    From yesterday's thread:

    '88 Mike Tyson would be too small to rule the heavyweight division since the appearance of Bowe and Lewis in the 90s onward:

    Green = W
    Purple = NC
    Red = L
    Yellow are hypothetical match-ups
  15. Salty Dog

    Salty Dog Boxing Addict Full Member

    Sep 5, 2008
    That Wladimir Klitshcko is overrated on an epic scale. That Vitali was the better fighter and that Wlad's reign was the gift of a brother's love.
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