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Re: Max Schmelling dies

Postby Pego » Tue Feb 08, 2005 5:43 am

<norton was a severely under-rated fighter>

I agree. IMO Norton was a better boxer than the likes of Holmes, Bowe or Lewis.
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Re: Max Schmelling dies

Postby paulthefan » Tue Feb 08, 2005 5:55 am

You should study boxing a little more, Jeffries (champ from 1899 to 1905) had a far more formidable physique (in 1900 he was 6'2" and 218lbs) than Johnson. .. and please dont bring up the Jeffries Johnson fight of 1915 when Jeffries came out of a 5 year retirement at 300lbs and at age 36 to face the young Johnson in Reno....

Nevertheless I too rate Johnson as one of the top Heavyweight and probably forced to pick Id say the best. He had great offensive skill, was a master of defensive much like Holmes only with much better feet than Holmes.

He actually lived quite large and had an iron constitution much like all heavyweight champs do.



>By "modern body" I meant the guy had a muscle development unlike any of the
>great ones of that era. He looked like somebody who had spent time the weight
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Re: Max Schmelling dies

Postby paulthefan » Tue Feb 08, 2005 6:08 am

Jesse would be make it to the final for sure...



>Does anybody think that Jessie Owens could beat any top sprinter of recent
>times(or fairly recent)? Same argument for Dempsey or Louis beating a Lewis or
>Vitali. Moderning training methods combined with drugs has created a far
>superior athlete.
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Re: Max Schmelling dies

Postby paulthefan » Tue Feb 08, 2005 6:33 am

>marco has explained this very well
>bruno was a joke

Im sure among the teenage know-it-all beer swillers, bar hopper and self styled tough-guys he was quite the joke.


>As for Frazier I dont think his chest size
>would
>measure much bigger than Marcianos, nor his arm size.. though he had
>a
>slightly larger reach. In the legs their strongest asset, they were
>very
>similar..<

ehh?

same this, same that...

then how come frazier
>weighed 200 & marciano 185 ???

Fighters train to fight the fighters they fight. Marciano was a 215lb individual.. you make yourself what is necessary to win the fight. He was fighting guys 6 to 6'2" who were 200 -210lbs.. He determined he would be most effective at 188.

Frasier trained to fight guys a little bigger. .. George Foreman was under 220 to fight Ali, when he came back to fight bigger guys he chose to weigh near 240.


>I dont know that Marciano today would not be
>a 210lb heavyweight
>today..<

if he felt a sluggish when coming in at a few
>pounds over 185, what kinda condition would he have felt at 210 ?

Today he might choose to be 210... with todays training and methods that is my guess..

Im not here trying to defend Marciano or claim he was the greatest heavyweight.. I do see him has a cruiserweight, that 188 is not the size to be at as a heavyweight.. but lightheavys and cruisers can step up to take the heavyweight title and he did just that.


don't
>forget, marciano was the hardest training heavyweight we've probably ever seen
>( if he had wanted to bulk up in the '50's, he would have had no problem doing
>so ) - if 185 was what he felt was his best fighting weight, then i don't see
>why he would have come in at 210 - he would probably have been virtually
>immobile


I have no reason to beleive that he was the hardest training heavyweight.. I have never heard that from any boxing historian, Nat Fleicher does not mention that to the best of my knowledge, dont know where you got that from... But I have total respect for a guy who at 185lbs can knock out the best heavyweights over 200lbs .. that certainly moves Mariano up in my estimation of his ability and rank. I would rate him as a poundforpound great. I would not put him as one of the top 6 heavyweights.

If you have made up your mind that bigger is better and that being born in the last 30 yearsmakes you better .. then there is nothing I can say to change your mind...

i'm talking about the
>modern,HARD-PUNCHING giants
foreman,bowe,lewis,klitschko are, ali
>wasn't
first heavy puncher frazier fought he got slaughtered - it would have
>been no different against the others in that list
>Ali had trouble with the
>Norton and
>Frazier styles. It had little to do with an inadequacy of
>size.<


Oh.. I forgot that these modern big guys hit MUCH HARDER than the older hard hitting big guy... thanks for clarifying that.

lets face it you start with the axiom that newer is better and bigger is better. No effort need be made to calibrate across decades. Most of the modern guys have much better training and technology and information ... how hard would Jess willard have hit if he were in a modern training camp today?.. he would kill people .. oh .. wait...I forgot ...he did actually kill a man.

Mike Tyson was under 5'11" and took out the biggest and most well trained modern big men.... and did it with a 71" reach.


>norton was a severely under-rated fighter -

no not at all .. most people that know something
about boxing recognize Norton as a great.


as for frazier, it's
>obvious ali never had the punching power to fend frazier off - unlike a
>"real" puncher like foreman

which is just saying that foreman matched up well agains frazier and Ali did not... thanks for agreeing..


Also keep in mind that smaller fighters like Frazier have a much shorter time window to be at their best. In that time window a great small fighter is one dangerous package. outside of that window he is in peril. He fought Foreman just outside of that window. He fought Ali the first time just inside that window.
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Re: Max Schmelling dies

Postby einnod23 » Tue Feb 08, 2005 8:08 am

>Great point about Primo, He was not only big at 6'5" 250lbs .. he was an
>Adonis of muscle packed on top of muscle and strong as strong can be. He was
>not completely untrained as a boxer either.

The 6'2" 198 lb Max Baer took
>him out.....

Which raises trivia question number 2:
Who was the referee
>in that fight?



>"giant" heavyweights tumbled years ago, they'd tumble
>now. See Primo Carnera.

Primo = The Michael Grant of his era, but w/a bit more heart?
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Re: Max Schmelling dies

Postby einnod23 » Tue Feb 08, 2005 8:10 am

For those who think Joe Louis was slow, I would love to get all of you in a time machine to 1935, get in ring w/Joe and see how slow he was!!!!!!!!

And for all of you who think Chris Byrd would beat Joe Louis.............no comment!!!!!!
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Re: Max Schmelling dies

Postby paulthefan » Tue Feb 08, 2005 9:17 am

You are so correct, people that disparage Joe Louis only expose themselves as totally uninformed... He actually fought in a very competitive era of boxing.. the country was filled with men at the bottom, and the economy was in a depression. There were many talented fighters.

Joe Louis rose to the top of the heap. He was recognized at a young age as having incredible promise after clearing through the Detroit regions talented heavyweight ranks.

Stronly recommend Nat Fliechers books for a perspective across the decades.




>For those who think Joe Louis was slow, I would love to get all of you in a
>time machine to 1935, get in ring w/Joe and see how slow he was!!!!!!!!

And
>for all of you who think Chris Byrd would beat Joe Louis.............no
>comment!!!!!!
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Re: Max Schmelling dies

Postby einnod23 » Tue Feb 08, 2005 10:27 am

May I ask a question?

Has slow hand speed ever cracked someone's C7 vertebrae?
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Re: Max Schmelling dies

Postby eldrick » Tue Feb 08, 2005 11:31 am

>For those who think Joe Louis was slow, I would love to get all of you in a
>time machine to 1935, get in ring w/Joe and see how slow he was!!!!!!!!

And
>for all of you who think Chris Byrd would beat Joe Louis.............no
>comment!!!!!!<

if you read the posts properly, you will see no one questioned his hand speed ( or punching power ), just that his footwork was slow

in the modern era of some quick,slick boxers, he would have had immense difficulty in pinning down these guys to land his exceptionally hard punches

all i'm saying is that if he fought in the modern era, he would have been on the wrong end of a lot of decisions where he was the aggressor, but lost to a slickster who stuck & moved for the full distance
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Re: Max Schmelling dies

Postby eldrick » Tue Feb 08, 2005 12:07 pm

>>marco has explained this very well
>bruno was a joke

Im sure among the
>teenage know-it-all beer swillers, bar hopper and self styled tough-guys he was
>quite the joke<

well you better find some guyz who fit that description & ask them

i saw many of bruno's fights ( early career on) & i've got his fights against boncrusher,witherspoon,both tyson ones & mcall on tape & watched them all a good few times over the years -


>As for Frazier I dont think his chest
>size
>would
>measure much bigger than Marcianos, nor his arm size.. though he
>had
>a
>slightly larger reach. In the legs their strongest asset, they
>were
>very
>similar..

ehh?

same this, same that...

then how come
>frazier
>weighed 200 & marciano 185 ???

Fighters train to fight the
>fighters they fight. Marciano was a 215lb individual..<

ehh?

sat on his recliner for 6 months & slobbing on cheeseburgers,tortilla chips,ben & jerry's & coupla 6 packs/day & he may have had a "natural" walking around weight of 215

you make yourself what
>is necessary to win the fight. He was fighting guys 6 to 6'2" who were 200
>-210lbs..

well he defended against charles - blown up light-heavy (albeit ex-heavy champ), archie - actually a light-heavy, cockell - a fat light-heavy

the only one who may have been an actual conditioned 200 - 210 may have been lastarza, but you'll have to look him up

>Frasier trained
>to fight guys a little bigger. .. George Foreman was under 220 to fight Ali,
>when he came back to fight bigger guys he chose to weigh near 240<

"chose"

that's a good way of putting it

how about another way - he came back after over 10y,as a middle-aged slob who's only possible way of seeing 220 again was if they cut one of his legs off


>I dont
>know that Marciano today would not be
>a 210lb heavyweight
>today..<

if he
>felt a sluggish when coming in at a few
>pounds over 185, what kinda condition
>would he have felt at 210 ?

>I have no reason to beleive that
>he was the hardest training heavyweight.. I have never heard that from any
>boxing historian, Nat Fleicher does not mention that to the best of my
>knowledge, dont know where you got that from...<

yeah, well nat fleischer weren't his trainer & didn't spend each & every day in the gym with him

i'll take the word of charley goldman & goody & pat petronelli - those brothers KNOW how to train a super-fit fighter

i suggest you get some more books than just nat fleischer's one - he died in about '72 & is thus of limited use in discussing fighters after that date

>Oh.. I forgot
>that these modern big guys hit MUCH HARDER than the older hard hitting big
>guy... thanks for clarifying that.<

glad to help

can't have you living under the delusion that 185 or 200 pound guy from 50 - 100y ago punched harder than a top-conditioned 235+ one from today

>how hard would Jess willard have hit if he were
>in a modern training camp today?.. he would kill people .. oh .. wait...I
>forgot ...he did actually kill a man.<

well it certainly wasn't a blown-up light-heavy in dempsey, who any of the modern legends probably would have killed

>Mike Tyson was under 5'11" and took
>out the biggest and most well trained modern big men.... and did it with a 71"
>reach<

err...

can you read ?

i told you he weighed 221 for the berbick fight & berbick a 6'2 guy weighed 218 for that

in terms of muscle when they turned up to fight, tyson had more & used it better

the only competitive guy who weighed more than 10 pounds heavier than tyson in his pre-douglas career was boncrusher

it doesn't matter if you're 5'11 - if you've got 220 of solid muscle, you're a big danger to a 6'3 & 220 guy


>norton was a severely under-rated fighter -

no not at all ..
>most people that know something
about boxing recognize Norton as a
>great.<

go watch the holmes fight - the man considered the premier heavyweight of late '70's/early '80's - norton got robbed & holmes ran a mile when they tried to make the rematch - preffered beating up on bums like leon spinks

which is just
>saying that foreman matched up well agains frazier and Ali did not... thanks
>for agreeing..<

yes, i'll happy agree that a short ass only 200 pound guy would get slaughtered by a 6'4/220 talented big punching guy

>Also keep in mind that smaller fighters like Frazier have a
>much shorter time window to be at their best. In that time window a great small
>fighter is one dangerous package. outside of that window he is in peril. He
>fought Foreman just outside of that window. He fought Ali the first time just
>inside that window<

well, most reckoned frazier was heir apparent when & top heavy around when ali got stripped in '67 & lost to foreman in '73

7y as best heavyweight in the worls a short career ?

tyson won title in '86 & whupped seldon & bruno in '96 for WBA & WBC titles

10y a short career at the top for a short guy ?
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Re: Max Schmelling dies

Postby einnod23 » Tue Feb 08, 2005 12:22 pm

>all i'm saying is that if he fought in the modern
>era, he would have been on the wrong end of a >lot of decisions where he was the
>aggressor, but lost to a slickster who stuck & >moved for the full distance

Chris "The Slickster" Byrd. OK!
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Re: Max Schmelling dies

Postby paulthefan » Tue Feb 08, 2005 2:09 pm

i saw many of bruno's fights ( early career on) &
>i've got his fights against boncrusher,witherspoon,both tyson ones & mcall on
>tape & watched them all a good few times over the years -

yes you saw those fights and you think he is a bum and a joke..

I saw those fights and I think he was a good heavyweight... I guess I agree with the promoters and managers and you agree with the beer swilling brit teenagers..




sat on his recliner for 6 months & slobbing on
>cheeseburgers,tortilla chips,ben & jerry's & coupla 6 packs/day & he may have
>had a "natural" walking around weight of 215


OK we can agree then that he was what we call today a cruiserweight. That he fought the best heavyweights of his day and beat them all. I dont know what more you can ask of him. That is all he set out to do. I give fighters of the past more credit than you do. I try to calibrate across the decades.

By your reckoning some of the choice heavys from the past that could fight today would be Primo Carnera, Jess Willard, Abe Forton, and those that you could not include:

Frazier (5'10" 210), Marciano (5' 11" 188), Dempsey (6'1.5" 192), Louis (6'1.5" 202), Johnson (6' 1.5" 208) could not.

or where actually do you draw the line?



well he defended against charles - blown up light-heavy
>(albeit ex-heavy champ), archie - actually a light-heavy, cockell - a fat
>light-heavy


Two great fighters.. Of course Jersey Joe Walcott was a great fighter too.


"chose"

that's a good way of putting it

how about another way -
>he came back after over 10y,as a middle-aged slob who's only possible way of
>seeing 220 again was if they cut one of his legs off


He could have easily gotten down to 220.. Jim Jeffries did so from 300lbs inside of 6 months and did so in 1910.... no he didnt because he saw and learned that that was not how to be the most effective.



i'll take the word of charley goldman & goody & pat petronelli - those
>brothers KNOW how to train a super-fit fighter


Well the petronelli gym in Brockton isnt the only place heavyweights train... Nat had a better global perspective.



i suggest you get some more
>books than just nat fleischer's one - he died in about '72 & is thus of
>limited use in discussing fighters after that date


I can rely on my own observations after 72. I need someone that sat at ringside since 1910 to compare and contrast fighters across decades.. Fleicher is one of a few that give me that.



can't have you living under the
>delusion that 185 or 200 pound guy from 50 - 100y ago punched harder than a
>top-conditioned 235+ one from today


Cant have you pondering the thought that a 235+lber of today, if he had been born in 1900 eating turnips and radishes and an egg every now and then would weight closer to 200lbs.



well it certainly wasn't a
>blown-up light-heavy in dempsey, who any of the modern legends probably would have killed


we are back to your axiom that greatness scales with time... you clearly have no interest in trying to transfer a fighters from the past and give them all the advantages of modern life to determine how they would do.




>Mike Tyson was under 5'11" and took
>out the biggest and most
>well trained modern big men.... and did it with a
>71"
>reach<

err...

can you read ?

reading is easy accepting circular logic resting on your axioms is tough.



i told you he weighed 221 for the
>berbick fight & berbick a 6'2 guy weighed 218 for that

in terms of muscle
>when they turned up to fight, tyson had more & used it better

the only
>competitive guy who weighed more than 10 pounds heavier than tyson in his
>pre-douglas career was boncrusher

it doesn't matter if you're 5'11 - if
>you've got 220 of solid muscle, you're a big danger to a 6'3 & 220
>guy





and if he were born in 1900 would he have weight 221?.. would he have been as quick and agile.. if you say yes your problem isnt in understanding boxing it is in understanding history.




yes, i'll happy agree that a
>short ass only 200 pound guy would get slaughtered by a 6'4/220 talented big
>punching guy


so Tyson at 200lbs is never champ .. but Tyson at 220 punches contenders out of the ring in 1 round.... .. hmm .. interesting..


7y as best heavyweight in the worls a short career ?

Frazier had lost alot by 73 that is how I see it.
.. whereas and Ali could be competitive from 62 through 77.... even when he faded he could survive.. the small man runs into trouble.


tyson won
>title in '86 & whupped seldon & bruno in '96 for WBA & WBC titles

Tyson in 96 was not tyson at his prime..
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Re: Max Schmelling dies

Postby eldrick » Tue Feb 08, 2005 3:06 pm

>I saw those fights and I think he was a
>good
heavyweight... I guess I agree with the promoters
and managers and you
>agree with the beer swilling
brit teenagers..<

well you better go see your optometrist

if even this home fans thought he was a bum, you don't have much of a leg to stand on

agree with promoter/manager ?

give me a break




sat on his recliner for
>6 months & slobbing on
>cheeseburgers,tortilla chips,ben & jerry's & coupla 6
>packs/day & he may have
>had a "natural" walking around weight of 215


>I give
>fighters
of the past more credit than you do. I try
to calibrate across the
>decades.

why ?

never heard of progress/evolution ?

By your reckoning some of the choice heavys
from the past that
>could fight today would
be Primo Carnera, Jess Willard, Abe Forton,
and
>those that could not include:

Frazier (5'10" 210), Marciano (5' 11"
>188)
Dempsey (6'1.5" 192), Louis (6'1.5" 202),
Johnson (6' 1.5" 208)
>could not<

i see you picked a lotta of "statues"

how about substituting Harry Wills & Nino Valdes
against those guyz ?
or where actually do you draw the line?

>well he defended
>against charles - blown up light-heavy
>(albeit ex-heavy champ), archie -
>actually a light-heavy, cockell - a fat
>light-heavy

<Two great fighters..<

yeah,

blown up light-heavy fighting 2 blown-up light-heavys

it's getting classier by the minute !

>"chose"

that's
>a good way of putting it

how about another way -
>he came back after over
>10y,as a middle-aged slob who's only possible way of
>seeing 220 again was if
>they cut one of his legs off


>He could have easily gotten down to 220..<

you his nutrionist ?

looked slob

was slob

250+ slob was the best weight he could thought he should come in, against morrison & holyfield ?


yeah, well nat
>fleischer weren't his trainer & didn't spend
>each & every day in the gym with
>him

i'll take the word of charley goldman
>& goody & pat petronelli - those
>brothers KNOW how to train a super-fit
>fighter


>Well the petronelli gym in Brockton isnt the only place
>heavyweights train... <

idiot

i mentioned the petronelli brothers because they were in the gym when charley goldmann trained marciano & they learnt these techniques & applied them to their own protege - a guy called hagler

the petronellis were involved in the training of arguably the greatest heavyweight & middleweight champs of all time



i suggest
>you get some more
>books than just nat fleischer's one - he died in about '72
>& is thus of
>limited use in discussing fighters after that date


>I can
>rely on my own observations after 72. I need
someone that sat at ringside
>since 1910 to compare and contrast fighters across decades.. Fleicher gives me
>that.<

i've got my own observations after '72

so, we differ


>Thanks for ignoring the Willard history<

if you want to talk "statues" - go find Michelangelo



>Cant have you
>pondering the thought that
a 235+ lber if he were born in 1900
eating
>turnips and radishes and an
egg every now and then would weight closer to
>200lbs.<

well, you better invent a time machine or find a cosmic wormhole to see what happens, cos i see what's in front of me - magnificent 6'5 / 235+ pounders just as tall as willard in late '10's & carnera in early '30-s - only my guyz show immense skill,mobility & punching power


>we are back to your axiom that greatness
scales with time... you
>clearly have no
interest in trying to transfer a fighters
from the past and
>give them all the advantages
of modern life to determine how they would
>do.<

unfortunately for you, i'm an ole guy who believes in the present & future

it's getting bigger, stronger, faster !





>Mike Tyson was under 5'11" and took
>out the biggest and
>most
>well trained modern big men.... and did it with
>a
>71"
>reach<

err...

can you read ?


i told you he weighed 221
>for the
>berbick fight & berbick a 6'2 guy weighed 218 for that

in terms of
>muscle
>when they turned up to fight, tyson had more & used it better

the
>only
>competitive guy who weighed more than 10 pounds heavier than tyson in
>his
>pre-douglas career was boncrusher

it doesn't matter if you're 5'11 -
>if
>you've got 220 of solid muscle, you're a big danger to a 6'3 &
>220
>guy

>and if he were born in 1900 would he have
weight 221?..<

yes

he didn't do weights to acieve his phenomenal physique - d'amato didn't believe in them

tyson is a genetic freak

>would he have been as quick
and agile.. if you say yes your problem
isnt in
>understanding boxing it is in understanding history<

i suggest you get a shelf of Gibbons if you're interested in history...

yes, i'll happy
>agree that a
>short ass only 200 pound guy would get slaughtered by a 6'4/220
>talented big
>punching guy


so Tyson at 200lbs is never champ ..
but
>Tyson at 220 punches contenders
out of the ring in 1 round.... .. hmm
..
>interesting..<

can't you add ?

that's 20 pounds of pure punching ability added on


7y as best heavyweight in the worls a short career
>?

Frazier had lost alot by 73 that is how I see it.
.. whereas and Ali
>could be competitive from 62
through 77.... even when he faded he could
>survive.. the small man runs into trouble

7y as top heavy a short career ?


tyson won
>title in '86 &
>whupped seldon & bruno in '96 for WBA & WBC titles

Tyson in 96 was not tyson
>at his prime..<

this is laughable !

won the WBA & WBC titles within a few months !!!
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Re: Max Schmelling dies

Postby paulthefan » Tue Feb 08, 2005 3:25 pm

>give me a break

you dont need one you are quite content.

>why ?
>never heard of progress/evolution ?

yes.. progress as in nutrition and training
advantages, they get bit better with time...
.. now you are coming around...

evolution.. I dont think 50 years marks
an epoch in evolutionary adaptation.. but
let me guess you are also a evolutionary
biologist and paleontologist.



how about
>substituting Harry Wills & Nino Valdes
against those guyz ?
or where actually
>do you draw the line?


Harry Wills was knocked out by Jack Sharkey and the spaniard (I forget his name) .. but why bring that up.. you already know that Jack sharkey was a neanderthal that could never succeed in the middleweight ranks today..




>250+ slob was the best weight he could thought
>he should come in, against morrison & holyfield ?

he fought well at 250... kinda shows that
extra weight doesnt make too much of a difference.
Or are you now saying that lighter is better?..
lets see Foreman could fight at 250 or 218..either
way he was a great... but you dont see that as
relevant to judging the value of size.. no
bigger is always better..
Frazier could fight at 208 but that is because
he was something different to you .. an anomoly..
.. perhaps it is just that Frazier was from the 70s.. if he were from the 40s you would say that
he was a bum and unworthy to step in the ring with
Klitchko or Lewis...



>idiot
coming from you Ill take that as a compliment.


i mentioned the petronelli brothers
>because they were in the gym when charley goldmann trained marciano & they
>learnt these techniques & applied them to their own protege - a guy called
>hagler


well we can agree that hagler was a top notch
middle weight.



well, you better invent a time machine or find a cosmic
>wormhole to see what happens, cos i see what's in front of me - magnificent 6'5
>/ 235+ pounders just as tall as willard in late '10's & carnera in early '30-s
>- only my guyz show immense skill,mobility & punching power


More punching power than Willard, very very hard to believe..... gosh you are an amazing judge of talent. or rather discounter of talent. Magnificent.. more so than Carnera. ..

Truth be told Willard didnt much like boxing.. and trained infrequently. Nevertheless he could punch a hole through a wall.

If you are asking me to take the Dempsey of 1919 out of history exactly as he was and place him in the ring with Lewis then there is no arguement Dempsey is in trouble.. .. but is that a fair comparison, how about Dempsey born today and raised in boxing in 1990 then I would say that would be one scary 6'2" 220 lb fighter who has a chance with anyone.




>we are back
>to your axiom that greatness
scales with time... you
>clearly have
>no

interest in trying to transfer a fighters
from the past and
>give them
>all the advantages
of modern life to determine how they
>would
>do.<

>unfortunately for you, i'm an ole guy who >believes in the present & future

nothing unfortunate about that...

>it's getting bigger, stronger, faster !

..much more than that you seem to also believe that we are evolving at a rapid rate and genetically we are far removed from our primitive ancestors of 50 years ago..
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Re: Max Schmelling dies

Postby paulthefan » Tue Feb 08, 2005 4:36 pm

One of the amazing things interesting things about Schmeling was that he rose to the top of German boxing during the 20s when athletics in general and boxing in particular was enjoying a great renewal due to the desperate economic conditions in Germany after WWI.
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Re: Max Schmelling dies

Postby Track fan » Tue Feb 08, 2005 9:28 pm

If you took Owens' times in 36' and applied it to 2004, even with a faster track he would have had a problem getting into the semi-finals of the 100. 10.15 didn't make this Olympic semi, thats mind boggling.
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Re: Max Schmelling dies

Postby paulthefan » Wed Feb 09, 2005 6:46 am

Isnt that amazing.. that a man born in 1910s
training with all the wisdom of the 20s,
reaping all the nutritional and supplement (please accept the euphemism) advantages of
the 1930 could run what we call a 10.15.

If that doesnt suggest immense talent then
I dont know what does.

Id take Owens over the whole crop of sprinters
today... bar none.


>If you took Owens' times in 36' and applied it to 2004, even with a faster
>track he would have had a problem getting into the semi-finals of the 100.
>10.15 didn't make this Olympic semi, thats mind boggling.
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Re: Max Schmelling dies

Postby Track fan » Wed Feb 09, 2005 6:55 am

The point was that you can't compare eras. Not that if you applied modern training techniques Owens would be this or that. We can only speculate. Who knows if he would be blowing out his hamstrings or quads because he couldn't handle the modern training routine? My point is Dempsey, Louis, Marciano can't be compared to Lewis and Klitschko, for the same reason..
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Re: Max Schmelling dies

Postby SQUACKEE » Wed Feb 09, 2005 7:08 am

bannister sucks, hell the best high school kids could toy with em!
doesnt this sound stupid

being the best of your time is all we can ask of greatness.
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Re: Max Schmelling dies

Postby eldrick » Wed Feb 09, 2005 11:25 pm

>Id take Owens
>over the whole crop of sprinters
today... bar none.<

in the words of johhny mac, "you can not be serious !":

gatlin wins OG in 9.85, safa has 9.80 potential, zebra cruises to a 19.79 win ( off a sh!t start )

these guyz are superb athletes & to use tinted glasses to believe a guy from 70y ago would take them all ( no matter if he was transposed to modern era ) is laughable

test for owens - MJ is a modern guy ( only retired 4y ago )

do you believe owens in the modern era with modern everything could run 19.32 ???
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Re: Max Schmelling dies

Postby Pego » Thu Feb 10, 2005 5:28 am

<do you believe owens in the modern era with modern everything could run 19.32 ???>

I don't know about 19.32, but I do believe that Owens had the tools for under 10 and 20 (transplanted to today's conditons.
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Re: Max Schmelling dies

Postby paulthefan » Thu Feb 10, 2005 5:40 am

in the summer of 1996 would you ever believe
that MJ could go 19.32?

Owens was a phenome. ... and by the way so
was Joe Louis Barrow!
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Re: Max Schmelling dies

Postby einnod23 » Thu Feb 10, 2005 6:30 am

>The point was that you can't compare eras. Not that if you applied modern
>training techniques Owens would be this or that. We can only speculate. Who
>knows if he would be blowing out his hamstrings or quads because he couldn't
>handle the modern training routine? My point is Dempsey, Louis, Marciano can't
>be compared to Lewis and Klitschko, for the same reason..

The Klitschko Brothers v. Joe Louis.............
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Re: Max Schmelling dies

Postby eldrick » Thu Feb 10, 2005 11:13 am

>in the summer of 1996 would you ever believe
that MJ could go 19.32?

Owens
>was a phenome. ... and by the way so
was Joe Louis Barrow!<

that still doesn't answer the question - MJs 19.32 is there for all to see

"Id take Owens over the whole crop of sprinters
today... bar none"

well, does owen go 19.31 ?
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Re: Max Schmelling dies

Postby gh » Thu Feb 10, 2005 11:16 am

<<well, does owen go 19.31 ?>>


Yes, finishing 0.2 behind Tommie Smith.
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Re: Max Schmelling dies

Postby MJD » Sun Oct 02, 2005 3:50 am

Supposed to be the definitive book on the Louis-Schmeling rivalry. Oates' review of Beyond Glory in the NYT below:


"BOXING is the most pitiless of sports, as it can be the most dazzling, theatrical and emblematic. Where race and nationalism are involved, as in the famous Joe Louis-Max Schmeling heavyweight fights of 1936 and 1938, two of the most widely publicized boxing matches in history, the emblematic aspect of the sport can assume epic proportions. When the second fight, of June 1938, pitting the 24-year-old American Negro titleholder, Louis, against the 32-year-old Schmeling, the Nazis' star athlete, was fought at Yankee Stadium, the contest was as much between the United States and Nazi Germany as between two superbly skilled athletes. There were almost 70,000 spectators and an estimated 100 million radio listeners throughout the world: "the largest audience in history for anything.""

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/10/02/books ... 8bu&emc=bu
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