View Full Version : How would of Mike Mccallum matched up against


Joey Giardello
04-28-2009, 04:45 PM
Wilfredo Benitez at 154 Benitez takes this on split decison

Carlos Monzon 160 Monzon takes this on uni decison

Kirklind lang 154 Mccallum maybe late stoppage

Bobby czyz 175 not sure

Ricardo Mayorga 154 Mccallum 4th round stoppage

Who do you see these fights going?

cotto16
04-28-2009, 04:46 PM
my guy bobby would **** mccallum up, he would walk through the body snatcher

JAB5239
04-28-2009, 08:09 PM
my guy bobby would **** mccallum up, he would walk through the body snatcher

If Virgil Hill was able to take Czyz to school, so could McCallum.

Joey Giardello
04-28-2009, 08:25 PM
If Virgil Hill was able to take Czyz to school, so could McCallum.

to be honest hill is great fighter who is very underrated, he has one of the best jabs i have ever seen, he was also a better lightheavy than mccallum was. So dont get carried away because hill outboxed bobby, czyz against mccallum at lightheavy is a pick'em fight

TheGreatA
04-28-2009, 09:05 PM
If Virgil Hill was able to take Czyz to school, so could McCallum.

Not to mention Prince Charles Williams and... Dennis Andries. He also lost to Mustafa Hamsho at middleweight.

Czyz was tough but he never beat anybody in McCallum's class.

McCallum however was old by the time he fought as a light heavyweight and 20 lbs past his best weightclass which was 154 but he did look great for his age against Yonker, Harding and C. Jones.

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JAB5239
04-28-2009, 09:11 PM
to be honest hill is great fighter who is very underrated, he has one of the best jabs i have ever seen, he was also a better lightheavy than mccallum was. So dont get carried away because hill outboxed bobby, czyz against mccallum at lightheavy is a pick'em fight

Who's getting carried away? I agree Hill was very underrated. But McCallum also had an excellent jab and was at his best with fighters who came to him, something Czyz would no doubt do. This may be a pick em fight I agree, but its not hard to envision McCallum outboxing Bobby based on how both performed through out their respectiove careers. do you disagree?

JAB5239
04-28-2009, 09:16 PM
[QUOTE=TheManchine;5166307]Not to mention Prince Charles Williams and... Dennis Andries. He also lost to Mustafa Hamsho at middleweight.

Czyz was tough but he never beat anybody in McCallum's class.

McCallum however was old by the time he fought as a light heavyweight and 20 lbs past his best weightclass which was 154 but he did look great for his age against Yonker, Harding and C. Jones.

Its funny, the Harding fight is the first one to pop in my head when contemplating this match up.

At 175 this could be competitive. At 160 I think Mike stops him in 7. Jmo.

wmute
04-29-2009, 03:18 AM
I think Mayorga would last a lot longer, he actually had a chin before thinking giving free shots to Tito was a good idea.

TheGreatA
04-29-2009, 06:35 AM
I think Mayorga would last a lot longer, he actually had a chin before thinking giving free shots to Tito was a good idea.

When he fought at 154 though he had already been ruined by Trinidad.

It was the body shots that really hurt him against Trinidad too.

Silencers
04-29-2009, 06:49 AM
A Benitez-McCallum fight would be very competitive if Benitez actually trained for the fight, if he didn't train for it, McCallum would have knocked him out. A trained and focused Benitez would have made it a very competitive and close fight, I think it would have been a close decision that could have gone either way, McCallum's size advantage could be the deciding factor though. Could have been a dull fight because of their styles.

A Monzon fight is very interesting, Monzon was a master at setting up the right hand behind the jab, McCallum was most vulnerable to right hands, but McCallum was the better inside fighter of the two. If Monzon can keep the fight at a distance and get his jab working and let the right hand go behind it, he wins. But if McCallum can use his slickness to neutralize the jab and right hand to get on the inside and work away at Monzon, he would have a chance at winning too.

McCallum would have caught Laing eventually, Laing's speed and reflexes could have given McCallum some problems early on but I think McCallum would have caught Laing and knocked him out.

He's beat Czyz and Mayorga pretty comfortably, especially Mayorga. Czyz would have been the tougher fight of the two but McCallum would have counterpunched and boxed his way to a victory.

mickey malone
04-29-2009, 07:18 AM
With the exception of Monzon, McCallum would have won all of these fights..

Benitez wouldn't have the fire power
Laing's defence would be far too open
Czyz would be close, but lose narrowly on points
Mayorga, too wild for the composed power of McCallum

joseph5620
04-29-2009, 06:12 PM
to be honest hill is great fighter who is very underrated, he has one of the best jabs i have ever seen, he was also a better lightheavy than mccallum was. So dont get carried away because hill outboxed bobby, czyz against mccallum at lightheavy is a pick'em fight



Considering that Czyz never beat anybody of McCallum's calibre I don't see it as a pick em fight. Even if it was at 175, McCallums skills would have been too much for Czyz.