Your upset picks in fantasy matchups

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  1. Devon

    Devon Well-Known Member Full Member

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    What are some of your unpopular picks in fantasy matchups?
    For example some of mine
    Lennox Lewis 12rd UD Muhammad Ali
    Chris Byrd 12rd UD Larry Holmes
    Amir Khan 12rd UD Pernell Whittaker
    Dwight Muhammad Qawi late stoppage over Bob Foster
    Ike Ibeabuchi late stoppage over Mike Tyson
    Also if you disagree with some of these feel free to ask me why I come to that conclusion
    Mainly what are some of your fantasy matchup upset/unpopular picks
     
  2. 70sFan865

    70sFan865 Ii6 Full Member

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    Max Schmeling over Evander Holyfield at CW.

    Max Schmeling possibly over Larry Holmes.
     
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  3. Gazelle Punch

    Gazelle Punch Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Archie Moore v Evander Holyfield Archie by decision. Any weight they want

    Liston v Holmes (Liston KO)

    Marciano KO Wlad
     
  4. Blaxx

    Blaxx Member Full Member

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    How do you see Amir Khan pulling this off?
     
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  5. Devon

    Devon Well-Known Member Full Member

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    I actually see amir khan winning wide for a few reasons, Amir Khan is quite a bit taller than Whittaker, and the way to beat prime Khan is to time him with a home run shot and Whittaker didn’t have that, I don’t see Whittaker’s head movement serving him well because of Khan’s speed, he would just be too fast for that to work, and if Whittaker boxes at range and tries to pick his punches, I see Khan beating him to the punch with his straight punches from range and when Whittaker tries his head movement he just gets hit all the more, because he wouldn’t have time to see the punches coming and avoid them and Whittaker doesn’t come forward, I just don’t see any way he wins, also if he boxes from range and sticks and moves, I just see Khan’s speed being too much, I don’t see Whittaker outboxing him because of the speed, bad style matchup for him, Whittaker is the far greater fighter though
     
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  6. Toney F*** U

    Toney F*** U Boxing junkie Full Member

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    Holyfield ud Ali

    Wladimir ko Mike Tyson

    Norris sd prime Leonard

    GGG tko Hearns

    Joshua tko Foreman
     
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  7. PhillyPhan69

    PhillyPhan69 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Tunney UD 1919 Dempsey

    1952 Marciano KO 1938 Louis

    1973 Foreman KO 1999 Lewis

    1962 Liston KO 1988 Tyson
     
  9. Sangria

    Sangria You bleed like Mylee Full Member

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    Nice avatar. Go red or go home.
     
  10. InMemoryofJakeLamotta

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    Tony Zale UD Marvin Hagler. Zale doesn't haggle with Hagler.
     
  11. InMemoryofJakeLamotta

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    Prime Holyfield SD Prime Holmes

    Roy Jones Jr UD 1951 Sugar Ray Robinson @ middle weight (I don't think this is an upset but most folks in boxingforum24 land would)

    Ricky Hatton UD Tommy Hearns @ welter (this would be an upset)
     
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  12. Blaxx

    Blaxx Member Full Member

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    You make some good points.
    I see Whittaker being comfortable fighting and outclassing Khan on the inside if his jab isn't working (can't remember it failing in his prime tbh).
     
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    Holmes SD Ali

    Tua KO Louis

    Mccallum UD Robinson

    Hopkins UD Hagler

    Hopkins UD Robinson

    Hopkins UD Monzon

    Leonard UD Monzon

    Holyfield TKO Foreman

    Spence SD Duran
     
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  14. The Morlocks

    The Morlocks Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Fantasy Fight
    1979-1981MIKE Weaver KO 10 Mike Tyson. If the durable Weaver shows up, and he put on a concentrated body attack like against Coetzee after surviving Mikes initial burst, then he wins by 7 or 8 round KO. A body punch knockout.
     
  15. InMemoryofJakeLamotta

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    That would be an upset. Another upset would be 1995 Ray Mercer KO 5 1966 Muhammad Ali.
     
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