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Old 08-27-2007, 01:00 PM
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Yeah, in the NCAA sense, it would be 1 vs. 10., 2 vs. 9., etc., but I was angling for interesting matchups.

You are right about the awkward number of pairings, and someone would end up with a buy or fighting more than anyone else.

Frazier vs. Dempsey would be interesting. If Joe survived those early rounds, it would be extremely difficult later on. I think the same could have been said for his matchup with Foreman. If Joe would have used more movement to take a little zip off of Foreman's punches, and made it to round 4 or 5 (in their first meeting when Joe was closer to his prime), then I think he would have had a shot at bringing the big guy down. He's just as tough as they come in mid-to-late rounds. That's also why he's good in a tournament type setting, I think.

Which fighters get included if we go down to 16?

1. Joe Louis
2. Muhammad Ali
3. Rocky Marciano
4. Larry Holmes
5. George Foreman
6. Joe Frazier
7. Mike Tyson
8. Sonny Liston
9. Jack Dempsey
10. Lennox Lewis
11. Jack Johnson?
12. Evander Holyfield?
13. Joe Walcott?
14. Ezzard Charles?
15. Gene Tunney?
16. Floyd Patterson?


It really becomes a big mess once you go below ten. Anywho, I'll stop rambling.
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