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Mike Tyson77
02-12-2012, 02:58 AM
12 years as undisputed heavyweight champion

25 title defenses

Damn he was good, what else could you say?



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JAB5239
02-12-2012, 04:11 AM
12 years as undisputed heavyweight champion

25 title defenses

Damn he was good, what else could you say?



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Great fighter and a great man.

SBleeder
02-12-2012, 09:20 AM
Head to head, Ali is the only one I'd give a chance to beat him.

Barn
02-12-2012, 10:50 AM
Head to head, Ali is the only one I'd give a chance to beat him.
I'd give Liston a fair shot.

The Surgeon
02-12-2012, 10:56 AM
GREAT fighter. My second favourite of all time too

His combinations were beyond beautiful

bojangles1987
02-12-2012, 11:11 AM
I'm a latecomer to the Joe Louis appreciation club, but he is the best offensive machine I've ever seen.

IronDanHamza
02-12-2012, 11:48 AM
"Damn he was good, what else could you say?"

Nothing else to say.

He was just that damn good.

Barn
02-12-2012, 11:53 AM
Chris Byrd beats him.

Ziggy Stardust
02-12-2012, 02:39 PM
Chris Byrd beats him.

Smartass :forgetaboutit9:

Forza
02-12-2012, 05:03 PM
A lot of his competition was soft but I do consider him #2 or maybe even tied with Ali as the GOAT

This HL is better IMO

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Starof David
02-12-2012, 05:05 PM
Louis and Ali sit together among the greatest heavyweights of all time.

tyger
02-12-2012, 05:42 PM
What he done could never be duplicated.

Ray Corso
02-12-2012, 06:33 PM
Records are made and kept to be broken! Joe had good instincts and a great cornerman who had alot of experience and paid attention to Joe and their opponent. He could cut the ring off using laterial movement and double and triple jab with good reaching steps and hands. He had very good upper body movement and good head movement and punched off of those moves. He wasn't a fluid mover like Ali but he had the talent to intercept Ali and make Ali move right which Ali had no problem doing but moving right against Louis was not a good idea. Joe was more than capable of hooking off his jab and he punched in combination, with hard punches.
I'm an Ali fan and a Louis fan and I used to stuggle breaking down a dream bout with them. When in doubt I will always lean toward the power and although Ali was alot stronger than alot of people thought he was he was no match to Louis as far as power. Joe hit HARDDDDDD!!!!!!! Much harder than anyone in the latter years and that includes Shavers and Tyson and Liston. I held pads for Shavers and Tyson so I know exactly what they're all about. Liston didn't throw the technical shots that Joe did, he had his elbow tight and had the hip into his hook and his right cross (a forgotten punch today) was the best all time. Even better than Sugarmans!! I like Joe most of the time against Ali but I know Ali can out point anyone at almost anytime. How great would it be to see those guys fight twice a year for .........10 years?
Ray.